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Starting a degree in a new country is exciting. At ECU, it's also the start of a new way of thinking. Here, you'll learn to challenge things. To see problems as opportunities and to think creatively to solve them. A great experience awaits!

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Creative thinkers made here.
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Applications open for Semester 2

Ready to study at ECU in Semester 2 starting in late July 2024? Find out how today.

How to apply

Why study at ECU?

  • QILT - Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

    Australia's best international student experience

    Rated top public uni in Australia for overall experience and for undergraduate teaching quality. QILT is an independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide - teaching quality

    The highest quality teaching

    ECU is one of the best unis in Australia for teaching. We've had 17 straight years of 5-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide to prove it!

  • THE World University Rankings Top 100 Young

    One of the world's young guns

    We're ranked one of the world's best universities under 50 years old, and we've already established a global reputation for such a young institution.

Why Perth?

When you come to Perth, we know you'll enjoy your time here. Here are some reasons why.

Multicultural city

32% of citizens were born overseas, the most in Australia.Source 1

Safe & welcoming

One of the world's top cities for liveability.Source 2

Hello sunshine!

The world's sunniest capital city.Source 3

You're never far from nature

Perth's Kings Park is the largest inner city park in the world.Source 4

1 Source: Office of Multicultural Interests, Western Australia
2 Source: The Economist's annual liveability survey.
3 Source: Flight Centre
4 Source: Urban List

Courses you can study here

If you're not sure what you want to study yet, start by exploring our eight study areas. Study areas include disciplines that will help you match a course to your career aspirations.

All of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are listed under the study areas below.

Course fees and scholarships

Course fees

Our course pages display an 'estimated first year indicative fee' to give you a guide to expected fees. This estimate is based on a typical enrolment for the first year of the course. The total cost of your course may vary, depending on what individual units you choose.


ECU offers a range of scholarships to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students. Some of our scholarships can reduce your tuition fees by up to 20%.

View scholarships

Visas and other requirements

Student visas

Before you can apply for your new Student Visa, you must have a valid Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). ECU will provide you with a CoE once your first semester fees are paid and your OSHC is confirmed, as outlined on your letter of offer.

The Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs will require your CoE when you submit your Student Visa application.

More about student visas

Overseas Student Health Cover

As an international student, you'll need to get health cover before arriving in Australia. This cover is paid at the same time as you pay course fees.

More about health cover

How to apply

Before you apply for a course you've chosen, make sure you check the entry requirements, including English competency and your secondary school results. Applications for Semester 2 close as early as 10 May 2024, depending upon where you reside. Please consult our important dates page to see applications deadlines and orientation and semester start dates that apply to you.


Find an authorised agent

Authorised ECU Agents are in many countries. They are ready to assist you with your application to ECU and with your student visa requirements.

English requirements

You will need to demonstrate your English competency to enter an ECU course. Requirements can vary between courses and for undergraduate versus postgraduate study.

Secondary school results

You will also need to meet minimum requirements for secondary school results to enter an ECU course. These can vary, depending on whether you are applying for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some commonly asked questions about the application process. If you have questions relating to international travel to Western Australia, please visit our COVID-19 advice page.

  • Yes. If you've applied direct to ECU for a course, you can easily track progress through our application status check.

    If you applied through an Authorised Agent you'll need to contact them about progress.

  • We welcome you as an official ECU student. You should then review our pre-departure information, attend orientation and enrol in your study units.

  • Once you've successfully accepted your offer to study at ECU, and we've confirmed receipt of the required fees, we'll issue a Confirmation of Enrolment. If required, this document allows you to apply for a student visa to study in Australia.

  • We send you an Offer Letter for a place at ECU. This will be an Offer or a Conditional Offer (you must meet the conditions of your offer), or an alternative pathway offer. The letter also includes course details, fees to pay and more.

    You then need to complete the online acceptance and pay the 'Fees payable now'. This includes your first semester course fees and Overseas Student Health Cover.

  • Application deadlines can vary, depending on your course and whether you applied direct to ECU. Check the application submission dates for your chosen course, based on your circumstances.

ECU Experience

Our campuses offer much more than excellent lecture theatres, libraries and cool study spaces. You'll also find a whole range of services to support you through uni, including student accommodation, a medical centre, cafes, gyms and more.

Find out more

Download a guide

Download our comprehensive guide to everything ECU, or simply tailor a guide to suit your interests.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

Other study options

If you don't wish to study in Australia long-term, there are other study options like a Study Abroad program to give you a taste of the Perth lifestyle. Alternatively, you might want to consider our Sri Lanka Campus.

Study Abroad

A Study Abroad program is the perfect way to expand your global citizenship: you get to live, work and study in Perth for up to a year, immersing yourself in the Australian culture and the ECU experience.

ECU Sri Lanka

One of the only universities in Sri Lanka where you can obtain an international degree. Whether you choose to study your qualification in Sri Lanka or transition from first-year studies to your second year in Australia, ECU offers a seamless pathway to completing your degree and enjoying a truly global experience.

Creative thinkers start here

Experience International at ECU.

Explore your options

  • Reasons to choose ECU includes enjoying great weather all year 'round, fashion study opportunities, or helping elite athletes to reach their potential.

  • Reasons to choose ECU includes discovering the beauty of our state, a renowned performing arts academy and solving real-world engineering challenges.

Student stories

  • Female student standing in front of building 1.

    Meihan Xia (Shirley)

    ECU Master of International Hospitality Management

    I love to recommend Perth and my school to the whole world!

    I chose ECU because it was the first school in Western Australia (WA) to offer hospitality management courses, and the teaching level and quality is high.

    My biggest achievement so far is being a Student Ambassador of Perth 2020-2021. I love to recommend Perth and my school to the whole world!

    I think the most distinctive feature of Perth is its excellent natural environment. It has the most beautiful sunset in the world and its market culture is the best.

    Living in WA, you can meet different people and cultures from all over the world. This kind of cultural collision can make people more tolerant.

  • Elena Lucassen

    Elena Lucassen

    ECU Law/Commerce

    It is a childhood dream for me to be studying Law

    I came here from Kazan, Russia with a teaching degree in Technology and Enterprise. It is a childhood dream for me to be studying Law. ECU's flexible study options, approachable lecturers, and support services play a big part in making this dream come true, as I have children, work, and elderly parents to care for. It was also an honour to represent ECU in the AAT National Mooting Competition.

  • Arshil Jah

    ECU Master of Engineering student

    ECU has supported me all the way

    I wanted to choose a university whose foundation is strong. At that point, ECU was one of the few universities in Australia whose Master of Engineering was professionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

    The journey overall has not been easy, but I learned that you always get help if you ask. ECU has supported me all the way, through continued support of lecturers and through the help of student services.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you're eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.


Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

ECU Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.