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Preparing

In this stage we'll take you through a variety of topics, highlighting where and who you can go to for support when you need it. We're rated one of the best unis in Australia for this, so don't be shy about asking!

Essential information to help you get started

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Life meets study

Help with balancing or adjusting your usual life to your new one as a uni student.

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Learning about learning

All about our study support, including peer and Aboriginal mentor programs, Learning Advisers, help for online students and more.

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Ways to manage your budget

It helps to have a budget when you're studying at uni. Look for savings through student loans, student discounts on products and services, and scholarships.

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Support when you need it

A whole range of support for you as a new student, including career advice, counselling service, equity, diversity and disability services, health services and more.

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Preparing to travel to Perth

If you're moving to Perth from overseas or interstate we recommend you arrive 3 weeks before uni starts to attend Orientation.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

As an international student, you'll need to get health cover before arriving in Australia. Here's everything you need to know to get started.

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Other information that's worth a look

Living and studying in Perth

Practical tips for International students moving to Perth, including how to find an interpreter, arranging schooling for children, and connecting with ethnic communities.

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Getting to a campus

How to get to your campus by car, public transport or bike! Also find maps of the Joondalup, Mount Lawley and South West campuses.

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Finding a place to live

Student accommodation on-campus at Joondalup, South West and Mount Lawley, living off campus, rental advice and more.

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Getting social

ECU clubs and societies, volunteering opportunities and terrific sports facilities to help you connect with other students.

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Medical advice and help

ECU campuses have Student Health services providing physical and mental health support and doctors are available at Joondalup or Mount Lawley campus clinics.

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Textbooks and other resources

Get info on which textbooks you need, where to buy or borrow them online or on-campus, and how to buy or sell second-hand textbooks.

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Finances and working in Australia

Some basics for international students about money, opening a bank account, working permits and working hours allowed on your visa in Australia.

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