Authorised ECU Agents are in many countries. They are ready to assist you with your application to ECU and with your student visa requirements.
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Courses for international students
At ECU, we like to help you find a course to match your career aspirations. If you don’t know what you want to do yet, we’ve grouped broad areas of work into eight study areas to get you started. Each study area has disciplines you can explore to find a course.
If you know what you want to study, select a course from below.
Course fees and scholarships
Our course pages display an 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' to give you a guide to expected fees. This estimate is based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of that course. However, because you pay for each unit you enrol in, the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose.
ECU offers a range of scholarships to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate international students. This includes our World Ready scholarships that can reduce your tuition fees by up to 20%.
Visas & other requirements
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.
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.
Stay longer after you graduate
In November 2019, Perth received regional status from the Australian Federal Government. For international students, this means you may be eligible to stay in Western Australia for four to six years after completing undergraduate or postgraduate study.
A Post-Study Work Visa gives you the opportunity to gain more work experience in Australia and you could be eligible for skills assessments required for a Skilled Visa application.
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. Also check our important dates page to see applications deadlines and orientation and semester start dates.
Most international students can apply directly for entry to an ECU course, but there are special arrangements for students from India, Pakistan or a Sub-Saharan Africa country (excluding South Africa) who must apply through an ECU authorised agent.
You will need to demonstrate your English competency to enter an ECU course. Requirements can vary between courses and for undergraduate versus postgraduate study.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 welcome you as an official ECU student. You should then review our pre-departure information, attend orientation and enrol in your study units.
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.
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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.
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 ECU.
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.