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 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:
English language minimal entry requirements
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:
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.
|Mode of Program||Full time; part-time and online|
|Campus accommodation capacity||800+|
|International student satisfaction rate||90%|
|Cost of living||500 AUD per week|
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)|
|Utilities such as gas, water and electricity||35|
|Clothing, toiletries and entertainment||120|
International students must fulfil additional requirements before submitting an application to Murdoch University.
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|
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)||169|
|Occupational English Test (OET)||C (250-290)|
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: