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International Students

Why Perth?

Edith Cowan University, based in Perth Western Australia is Australia's top public university for teaching quality and one of the best for student experience.

We're also one of the world's best young universities 1, with almost 6,000 international students who've chosen to study in Perth.

Perth is a vibrant, sophisticated and safe city that's regularly rated in the top 10 in the world for liveability 2.

More recently, Perth has been rated the world's #2 city for friendliness 3.

Perth's weather is arguably the best in Australia too. We enjoy the most days of sunshine of all of our major cities.

The mild Mediterranean climate, endless blue skies and brilliant beaches are hard to beat!

1. Source: Times Higher Education 2019 Young University rankings.
2. Source: The Economist's annual liveability survey.
3. Source: Conde Nast Friendliest Cities in the World 2017.

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Why ECU?

We're closer than you think

Perth has the same or similar time zone as many Asian cities. We’re also the closest Australian capital to cities in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Perth -3 hours

  • Azerbaijan
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan

Perth -2.5 hours

  • India
  • Sri Lanka

Perth -2 hours

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan

Perth -1 hours

  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Mongolia
  • Vietnam

Same time zone

  • Brunei
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore

Perth +1 hours

  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • South Korea

What can you study here?

To help our students with a career direction, we group similar fields of work into study areas.

Within each study area below you can choose an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. And within most degree courses, you can choose your speciality, or major subject.

World Ready Experience

We equip you with the confidence and practical skills to deal with whatever challenges may come your way, no matter where you are in the world.

International scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for scholarships to study our undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Scholarships can help reduce your fees, text books and living expenses.

International scholarships

Stories from our international students

Perth is Australia’s most multicultural city, with around 35% of its citizens being born in another country.

Our changing world needs a university to change with it. A university where courses composed with industry deliver the most relevant knowledge and skills. So be the graduate the changing world needs.

Student
stories

  • "The internship I completed in my final semester has been the perfect stepping stone to advance my career"
    Wenxin Zhang
    Wenxin Zhang
International Hotel and Resort Management graduate

    I chose to study International Hotel and Resort Management at ECU because I had heard of the practical nature of the course. My lecturers were very experienced in the hospitality and tourism industry and provided real life examples and case studies to link theory with current industry practice.

    I was lucky enough to take part in the Borneo study tour, and no words can describe how amazing that experience was. In my final semester at ECU, I was able to secure an internship placement. That experience was great, as it allowed me to put what I had learnt into practice, at the same time as learning plenty of new skills from my supervisors and colleagues. Since graduating, I have been lucky enough to be accepted in to the graduate program at Accor hotels, where I will be relocating to Broome. This is truly my greatest achievement so far, and I am excited for the new challenges ahead of me.

  • "Perth is one of the most relaxed and beautiful cities I've been so far."
    Jenny Romblom
    Jenny Roxanne P. RomblonInternational Hospitality Management student
, Philippines

    I chose to take up my postgraduate studies at ECU because of its diversified and friendly approach among international students. Being one of the youngest university the world, ECU was recognised as one of the universities that offers quality education.

    ECU facilities were top of the line and student friendly providing convenience and accessibility to all students. The campus has a pleasant atmosphere, where students feel relaxed and safe. For the past two semesters I've made friends with students of different nationalities.

    Perth is one of the most relaxed and beautiful cities I've been so far. People are so friendly and welcoming. I love exploring Perth's beautiful beaches.

    My study tip: Be emotionally and mentally prepared as you'll enter a challenging and life-changing journey. However, don't forget to enjoy and make the most out of your learning journey because with ECU it will be possible.

  • "ECU has the best engineering laboratory facilities in Western Australia"
    Wasif Ali
    Wasif AliBachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) Honours student, 
Pakistan

    I chose ECU for its high-quality teaching standards and world-class laboratory facilities. I was interested in mathematics and physics in high school. However, the main inspiration behind choosing electrical engineering was my passion for renewable energy.

    ECU provides a very friendly environment for studies, the classes are smaller which allows lecturers and student to engage in an effective manner. I also joined a couple of academic and social clubs at university and made so many good friends and industry connections.

    I took an internship program in my last semester and I’m still working with that company. It is an amazing experience to realise that the concepts and theories which I learn at the university have numerous applications in real life.

    The best features of Perth are its weather and very friendly people. I like to hang out with friends and colleagues, do rock climbing, go to the beach and play badminton.

    ECU has the best engineering laboratory facilities in Western Australia. I would strongly encourage local and international students to choose ECU and pursue their career in STEM.

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