Edith Cowan University (ECU)

About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is an Australian public university located in Perth, Western Australia.

ECU is situated in Western Australia, with more than 30,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, approximately 6,000 of whom are international students originating from over 100 countries outside Australia.

The university offers more than 300 courses across two metropolitan campuses, in Mount Lawley and Joondalup, and a regional campus in the South West, Bunbury, 200 km south of Perth;[5] many courses are also offered for study online. Additionally, the university has partnerships with several education institutions to conduct courses and programs offshore.

ECU has three campuses, consisting of two metropolitan campuses at Joondalup and Mount Lawley, and one at Bunbury, in Western Australia's South West Region. Programs are also offered at regional centres throughout Western Australia.

Edith Cowan University is ranked:

  • 651+ by QS World University Ranking 2020
  • 651-700 by QS Australian University Ranking 2020
  • 501-600 by THE (Times Higher Education) World Ranking 2019
  • 801-900 by Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2018
  • 689 by US News World Ranking 2018

Edith Cowan University Financial Aid

ECU offers different types of scholarships to the students like excellence scholarship, equity scholarship and UG & PG scholarship. ECU excellence scholarship provides financial aid of 20,000 AUD to the students in need.

Some of the international scholarships to study in Australia include:

  • WA Women's Society of Fine Arts and Crafts Equity Scholarship offers scholarships of up to 30,000 AUD to students of School of Arts & Humanities.
  • ECU Vice-Chancellor's Aboriginal and/or Scholarship provides a grant of 17,400 AUD to the Torres Strait Islanders.
  • ECU South West Campus Scholarship provides grants of up to 20,000 AUD to all the students with a good academic record.
  • ECU Higher Degree by Research Scholarship (PG) provides a stipend of 28,420 AUD to postgraduate students for up to three years.

Furthermore, international students may look for other scholarships available to study in Canada through different courses.

Edith Cowan University Highlights

Type Public
Campus setting Urban
Establishment Year 1991
Annual Endowment 485.2 Million AUD
Academic staff 814
Total students (on-campus) 23,514
International students (on-campus) 5,714

Edith Cowan University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

The students planning to enroll at the university are encouraged to prepare an overall budget for international students looking to study in Australia. Amount of tuition fees of every course in ECU varies and can be checked with the help of the Fee Calculator.

Expenses Amount
Tuition 14,450 – 20,025 AUD per semester
Housing fee 205 AUD per week
Transportation 33 AUD per week
Meals 203 AUD per week
Personal expenses 132 AUD per week

Edith Cowan University English Language Requirements for International Students

International students who want to apply to Edith Cowan University are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English by fulfilling either one of the criteria as mentioned below:

Test Minimum Score Required for Undergraduate Minimum Score Required for Graduate
IELTS 6.0 (All individual bands minimum 6.0) 6.5 (All individual bands minimum 6.0)
TOEFL Paper based: 550 (Written English: 5)
Internet based: 70 (Individual scores minimum 17)
Paper based: 573 (Test of written English - 5)
Internet based: 84 (Individual scores minimum 17)
PTE 52 58
University of Cambridge 169 (No individual band less than 169) 176 (No individual band less than 169)

Edith Cowan University Application Process

Application portal: Online

Application fee: No fees

Admission deadline: July 10, 2020 (for both UG and PG courses)

Supporting documents:

  • English language proficiency (ATAR English and Literature, Minimum Grade C in English)
  • Senior High school report
  • Academic transcript
  • Work experience
  • Resume
  • English language proficiency
  • Interview
  • Reference

English language proficiency (TOEFL PBT – 550, TOEFL iBT - 70, IELTS – 6.0, PTE – 52, WAUFP – 50% + pass)

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 14,450


$ 2,025

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 19,450

Campus accommodation

$ 6,346

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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