Murdoch University

About Murdoch University

Ranked among the world’s top 100 young universities (THE ranking 2017), Murdoch is an internationally recognised university. It has been at the forefront of research in Australia for over 40 years. Over 70,000 of its alumni, more than 23,000 students and numerous expert academics have led the way to some of the university’s most revolutionary research discoveries in the world.

Students at Murdoch benefit from small class sizes which provide personalised and unique learning experiences. Guided by industry experts and leading academics, students make a genuine difference by applying theoretical knowledge in real-world experiences and exploring different ways of thinking.

At Murdoch, work-related experience is a crucial segment of learning and the university prides itself in grooming its students for a successful career. Murdoch is ranked the highest in Australia for overall employment among undergraduates (2018). The university’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program offers students essential exposure to several industries, where they pick up the attributes and skills required of successful professionals.

Life at Murdoch is all-encompassing, and students can access several academic opportunities and extracurricular activities. Besides academic assistance- English-language workshops, housing support, course advice, medical amenities and career assistance are other services that are free of charge to Murdoch students. The university also offers dedicated scholarships to assist international students with their education in Australia.

The Perth campus offers a huge 227 hectares of native Australian bushland. With a range of native flora and fauna around the campus, students get an ultimate Australian experience. With two additional campuses in Western Australia’s Rockingham and Mandurah regions, as well as institutions in both Singapore and Dubai, studying at Murdoch means that students will get only the best in education from a university with an international reputation.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary depending on what course a student wants to study. Students should check the course pages to find out what the unique entry requirements are for their desired course and what qualifications they would need from their home country to be eligible to apply.

The process students must follow to apply to Murdoch University will vary depending on their current circumstances and what course they want to study:

  • If a student is applying for an undergraduate degree and is from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ghana, Iran, Vietnam, Kenya, Bhutan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, or Zimbabwe, they must apply via an agent. Alternatively, if they are from Sri Lanka or China, they must also complete as well as attach a Genuine Student Evaluation Form to their application.
  • If a student wishes to complete an honour’s or postgraduate program, they can apply directly to Murdoch through the university’s online application system. All applicants for honours degrees (apart from those students who study psychology or engineering honours) will need to additionally complete as well as attach an Honours Application form to their application.
  • If a student wants to apply for a research course, they must first have chosen their topic, found a supervisor and written their proposal before they can apply, at any time during the year, through Murdoch’s Graduate Research Office.

English language minimal entry requirements

  • IELTS - overall score of 6.0 with no band lower than 6.0
  • CAE - overall score of 169 with no band less than 169
  • PTE - 50 with no band lower than 50
  • TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band lower than 18
  • TOEFL - paper-based - 534 (Test of Written English not lower than 4.5)

The above English language requirements exclude admission into the bachelor’s programs in fields such as law, veterinary, nursing, and education. Students must check individual program pages for minimum English language requirements.

Scholarships & funding

Murdoch provides a range of scholarships on offer for commencing and existing International students. Eligible students could receive a scholarship up to the value of AUD 11,000.

Fees & scholarships

The cost of studying at Murdoch will depend on the course structure students adopt, the accommodation type they choose and various other study and living expenses. Murdoch’s international student fees are competitive and the university helps to make study more affordable by offering a range of scholarships:

International Welcome Scholarship

An International Welcome Scholarship can provide up to AUD 11,000 towards a student’s tuition fees if the student is eligible.

Murdoch offers AUD 11,000 scholarships for the following programs:

  • Business & Governance
  • Bachelor of Nursing

The university offers AUD 8,000 scholarships for all other eligible programs.

Recipients of these scholarships will have the award amount paid into their student tuition account in four instalments over two years.

These scholarships are available for the 2019 intake period, for eligible students starting their studies at one of Murdoch’s Western Australian campuses.

Murdoch University Academic Excellence Awards

Murdoch University Academic Excellence Awards offer students AUD 5,000 towards their degree if they have a record of high academic achievement in their previous studies.

Murdoch also provides course specific and research scholarships, with a range of other scholarships and financial aid available in conjunction with the Australian government.

Murdoch University Highlights

Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1973
Mode of Program Full time; part-time and online
Campus accommodation capacity 800+
Application portal Online/Agent
Academic calendar Semester-based
International student satisfaction rate 90%
Alumni 70,000+
Cost of living 500 AUD per week
Students Enrolled 23,000
Financial aid Scholarships

Murdoch University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

The tuition fee varies with course and degree. The cost of the complete program for some courses is tabulated below:

Programs Cost of the Program (AUD) Undergraduate Cost of the Program (AUD) Postgraduate
Business and Law 88, 557 - 1,46,830 15,777 - 88, 557
Creative Arts 80,370 - 1,47,983 15,777 - 66,262
Engineering 88,557 - 1,33, 180 17,013- 68,734
Health 93,764 - 156,684 15,850 - 1,13,332

Cost of Living depends upon the lifestyle and preferences of the person. Approximately living expenses in Perth can be estimated to 500 AUD per week. Let us have a look at various expenses estimated per week:

Item Cost per week (AUD)
Rent 180
Utilities such as gas, water and electricity 35
Food 120
Public transport 20
Clothing, toiletries and entertainment 120
Health insurance 9

Murdoch University International Admissions

International students must fulfil additional requirements before submitting an application to Murdoch University.

International Students Admission Requirement

  1. Official Transcripts of secondary school or university/ marks card and certificates of completion.
  2. Financial support documentation or sponsor’s affidavit of financial support.
  3. Visa certification
  4. Copy of official passport.

International Students English Language Requirements

Students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at Murdoch University, Australia.

Test Name Minimum Score Required
PTE Academic 50
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 169
Occupational English Test (OET) C (250-290)

Visa Requirements for International Students

Students who are accepted into their course are required to apply to the Department of Home Affairs for a student visa. Applicants are required to provide the following documents to receive the student visa as a part of the visa process:

  1. Copy of your offer of enrollment paper.
  2. Copy of your confirmation of enrolment (CoE) paper.
  3. Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) payment.
  4. Passport and passport photographs.
  5. Medical clearance.
  6. Evidence of English Language proficiency.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 31,100


$ 32,026

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 26,350

Campus accommodation

$ 9,730

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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