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Study abroad

Our Study Abroad Program invites international students to apply to study here for one or two semesters. Successful completion of units can count towards your home institution degree.

If your home university doesn't have an exchange agreement with ECU, or is unable to offer you an exchange place here, you can apply as a study abroad student.

Note If you’re thinking about undertaking a 3 or 4-year degree, please visit our International study web page.

Why study overseas?

Overseas study allows you to travel while gaining degree credits, and provides opportunities for personal growth.

It also looks great on a résumé and may give you a competitive edge in the job market.

There are many good reasons for studying in Perth too!

"WA is the perfect place to get lost in nature while studying at a top university."

Mario Conradt, a Mechanical Engineering student from Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern in Germany, spent Semester 2 at ECU in 2018. Mario also found time to create this video, highlighting some of the many beautiful places he visited around Perth and in the South West of Western Australia.

What can you study with us?

ECU has hundreds of units to choose from as part of your Study Abroad semester with us. But don’t worry, we can help you choose units that give you a great price and workload. The information below will help you get started.

Study in 2021

Download the 2021 Study Abroad Brochure

Check out pages 10-15 to review some of our best Study Abroad units!

Before you commence

Here's a practical checklist before you commence the program.

Download the checklist

Tuition Fees

The cost of Study Abroad depends on the number of credit points you study and the units you select. The fees for 2021 are outlined below. Note that we have created two special fee groups.


Group A includes 100s of units from disciplines in Arts, Business, Computing, Design, Education, Law, Mathematics, Nursing, Science and Social Science:

Group B includes a special selection of units in the disciplines of Engineering, Paramedicine and Science:

You can nominate units outside these fee groups, but be sure you check the cost of your unit selection for 2020 or 2021. You can do this through our Fees Calculator.

Study areas

We recommend you seek advice from your university’s International Office about how study at ECU will be credited to your home institution degree.

Study Areas

Course entry and applying

Students must meet ECU’s course entry requirements, including English competency. Some courses have special entry requirements.

Overseas Student Health Cover is also a compulsory requirement for you to receive a Student Visa.

If you’ve met all of these requirements you can proceed to an online application.

Find out more about Course Entry.

Explore Course Entry