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Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University


ECU has eight teaching and research schools, offering a wide range of courses in arts and humanities, business and law, education, engineering, medical and health sciences, nursing and midwifery, science, and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Our degrees are developed in collaboration with industry experts, ensuring that our programs remain relevant and responsive to the needs of the professional world. With our dedicated teaching staff boasting extensive industry experience, you can anticipate receiving top-notch education at ECU.

Our Study Abroad Program provides you with the perfect opportunity to study in Australia for one or two semesters as part of your institutions home degree making for the ultimate study experience.

Degrees that take you places

ECU degrees are internationally-recognised and many of our courses are professionally-accredited by national and international professional bodies and organisations. What that means is your ECU qualification will help you find work around the world, including in your home country.

The best overall experience

At ECU we know that university life is more than studying and attending lectures. Here we encourage you to enrich your life with student clubs, sports teams, volunteering opportunities and more. In fact, we were ranked best of all Australian universities for the overall experience of undergraduate international students in the 2020 QILT survey.

Highest quality teaching

We’re one of Australia’s best universities for teaching. For an amazing 17 straight years, our graduates have rated the quality of our teaching 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide. Only three other universities in the country can match this.

Great industry connections

ECU has many partnerships and links with industry groups and organisations across Western Australia, Australia and around the globe. These connections help us provide you with opportunities to gain hands-on experience, internships or practicums while you’re studying. It can also help you find employment after you graduate! Who knows your next internship could earn you a top career just like International Design Graduate Aryana. Find out how an internship at IBM put her ahead of the competition!

Legendary student support

Studying in another country can be challenging for many people. But at ECU, we help you overcome any academic or personal challenges through our many support services. We’re one of the best universities in Australia for student support – we even have a Student Success team!

Campus Features

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. All of our campuses can be accessed conveniently via public transport.

Joondalup Campus

Our Joondalup Campus is the University's headquarters. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including the Health and Wellness Building, a multi-million dollar sport and fitness centre, an award-winning library and student hub, a microbrewery, an outdoor cinema for the summer months and on-campus accommodation.

Mount Lawley Campus

Our Mount Lawley Campus is only minutes from Perth CBD and the Beaufort Street cafe strip. It is equipped with extensive teaching resources, first-rate IT and performing arts facilities, a sports and fitness centre and on-campus accommodation. The campus is also home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

South West Campus

Located two hours' drive south of Perth, our South West Campus (Bunbury) is within easy reach of the world-famous Margaret River region. The Campus is the largest university campus outside the metropolitan area and features modern facilities, small class sizes, a comprehensive range of courses and on-campus accommodation.

Student Accomodation

Accommodation is available at student villages on our Joondalup, Mount Lawley and South West (Bunbury) campuses. Shops and sport and recreation facilities are within walking distance of the villages, or easily accessible by public transport.

For more information, visit the ECU Village website.


    Applying to ECU is easy!

    Most international students can apply directly for entry to an ECU course, but there are special arrangements for students from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Uzbekistan, BangladeshLebanon or a Sub-Saharan Africa country (excluding South Africa) who must apply through an ECU authorised education agents

    Check our English requirements and secondary school results and important dates.

    Visa Requirements

    Student Visas

    Before you can apply for your new student visa, you must have a valid Confirmation of Enrolment. This is a document provided by us that includes the length of time you'll need to stay in Australia to complete your ECU course 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 Confirmation of Enrolment when you submit your 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

    Scholarships and Funding

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

    All our international academic scholarships are assessed automatically at the time of application, making it easier for you to apply direct into your course and to be assessed for a scholarship at the same time.

    Student Testimonials


    • Joondalup

      Edith Cowan University 270 Joondalup Drive, 6027, Joondalup

    • Mount Lawley

      Edith Cowan University 2 Bradford Street, 6050, Mount Lawley

      • Bunbury

        Edith Cowan University 585 Robertson Drive, , Bunbury