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
Perth -2.5 hours
- Sri Lanka
Perth -2 hours
Perth -1 hours
Same time zone
- Hong Kong
Perth +1 hours
- 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.
Stay longer on your student visa
From November 2019, international students may be eligible to stay in Western Australia for three years after completing their undergraduate or postgraduate study.
A post-study work visa may give you the opportunity to gain more work experience and you could be eligible for skills assessments required for a skilled visa application.
There may also be an opportunity for you to apply for a limited number of scholarships, providing up to $15,000 per year to support study and living expenses. For ECU, the scholarship would require you to study at our South West Campus in Bunbury.
Note: These announcements are a positive development for international students interested in studying in Perth, but are subject to change as they are formally implemented by the relevant state and federal government departments.
More about post-study work visas
Stories from our international students
Perth is Australia’s most multicultural city, with around 35% of its citizens being born in another country.
Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.
ECU students from Malaysia share their experiences of studying at ECU.
ECU students from the Philippines share their experiences of studying at ECU.
"I chose ECU because I liked the units offered and the structure of the course, and the location was amazing, especially coming from a landlocked country!"
Studying at ECU was full of learning experiences. Adapting to the learning and teaching systems of a different country was a challenge, but the lecturers, tutors and many different academic support networks were extremely helpful and assisted me in achieving academic success.
The course has helped me greatly with developing time management skills. Coping with living in a new environment and having to work under stress were big challenges at the start of my degree, but dealing with this pressure is now my greatest strength.
Whilst studying at ECU I had the opportunity to complete an internship at Landgate. This opportunities helped link theory to practice in the contemporary project environment. The skills I have learnt, and the network I have been able to build though out this experience will undoubtedly help me to excel in my professional career.
"The longer I've been here, the more I'm falling in love with Perth"
One of the main reasons why I decided to study in ECU is because I wanted a new and modern university atmosphere. I also heard the teaching quality is good here and that's important for my development and learning in university. I also chose to study psychology at ECU because this uni focuses on research as well as theory and I have an interest in becoming a researcher in the future.
I would like say to someone who is thinking about studying at ECU is grab this opportunity you will not regret it. Perth is beautiful, there's so much to do and so much to see and ECU has amazing opportunities, helpful lecturers, and beautiful campuses. If you ever feel like you're homesick, join a club or association it will make you feel like you have a sense of belonging. The longer I've been here, the more I’m falling in love with Perth.
"It's something to go for…"
Master of International Hospitality Management student, Tendai Muchemwa talks about the value of his Work Integrated Learning placement.