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Edith Cowan University gives students:

  • A world class internationally recognised hands on education valued by industry and professionals alike
  • Educational experience in state of the art teaching and learning facilities with award winning academic personnel
  • Up to date and relevant courses with input from industry and professionals in their design and content
  • Great career opportunities and job prospects upon graduation
  • The chance to live and study in a cosmopolitan, multicultural environment with the opportunity to meet other students from Australia and around the world and form lasting friendships

Edith Cowan University offers courses in the following fields of endeavour:

  • Business, Tourism and Leisure
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Engineering, Technology and Aviation
  • Law and Justice
  • Media and Communications
  • Nursing, Health and Psychology
  • Science, Environment and Security
  • Society and Culture
  • Teaching

For detailed information about specific courses contact an AA Education Network counsellor who will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.English CoursesThe University offers the following International English Centre language courses on-campus:

General English, Academic English, Cambridge University English Language Programs and specialist or custom made short courses, as well as the University English Bridging Course for undergraduate admission and the Direct Entry Programme for postgraduate admission.

Our Education Agents will be able to provide further information to enquirers.

Edith Cowan University Information

Edith Cowan University Perth

About ECU
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, Western Australia and prepares its students to become leaders in service related professions. ECU had its humble origins as a teaching college and since then it has grown to become Australia's second largest university with around 23,000 students. The university has three metropolitan campuses - Churchlands, Mount Lawley and Joondalup with a regional campus in Bunbury.

All campuses offer a total of more than 330 courses within the Faculties of Business & Law, Computing, Health & Sciences and Education & Arts.
The university is very popular with international students with enrolments from more than 80 countries exceeding 3,000. Mission Statement

ECU aims to :

  • provide high quality teaching
  • expand upon existing research and build new knowledge
  • make higher education more accessible
  • produce graduates who do good to society and the wider international community

The university is a progressive institution dedicated to being the leader in the
provision of professional education. ECU has its origins back in the twentieth century
and is an interesting blend of the old and new and each campus has its own traditions and encourage learning for the professions.
ECU is one of the larger Australian universities and each year an average of 4,000
students graduate to pursue careers in Australia and abroad.


Edith Cowan University Campuses

ECU Campuses

This campus is in close proximity to rail transport and Perth's major highway. The campus boasts state of the art facilities and offers on-campus rental accommodation to international students.

Mount Lawley
Less than a minute from the Perth CBD, this campus offers international students access to state of the art sporting and recreation facilities as well as on-campus accommodation.

Located a few minutes from the Perth CBD, this campus is close to public transport. International students should note that courses offered at this campus are steadily decreasing as they move to Joondalup and Mount Lawley. Rental accommodation is available in neighbouring suburbs.

This campus is a two hour drive from Perth; Bunbury is the largest campus outside of the metropolitan area. The campus has modern facilities as it is part of an educational precinct and also has a housing complex.

Accommodation & Living Costs
A comprehensive service is offered to all students from arrival to departure.

Flexible Entry Pathways
International students who do not meet the direct entry requirements can alternatively study at:

  • PIBT
  • International English Centre
  • Alexander Technology Institute
  • AUSI College - Kenya
  • Australian College of Business & Technology - Sri Lanka



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ECU International Perspective
Edith Cowan University aims to a leading provider of higher education to international
students with an emphasis on flexibility and service.

Since Perth is a strategic location with access to the Indian Ocean, the university has
capitalised on this fact to offer offshore courses and internationalise the curriculum at
the same time. Over 1,800 students from over 30 countries choose to study at ECU and the university is also a member of several international university networks.

Edith Cowan University Application Guidelines for International Students


ECU Application Procedure for International Students
Applicants may apply directly or through an agent such as the AA Education Network. There
is no application fee for doing so.

Step 1 - Lodge an application

The following documents are required for the application to be considered:

  • The completed application form
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Certified copies of academic results to date

International students are advised to apply early as the 30th November deadline is for commencement in February while 31st March is the cut-off date for the July intake. Late applications may still be considered at the discretion of the university.

Step 2 - Accept the offer of a place

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer stating:

  • The course details, tuition fees, OSHC fees, course commencement date, orientation information, course duration and campus location
  • Any conditions that need to be met for a conditional offer
  • The fees and refund policy
  • Information about ECU International Student Services
  • A provisional letter of offer may be issued when certain pre-requisite subjects need to be met.
  • A final letter of offer will be issued after the university is satisfied that the applicant has met all the English language or academic entry requirements.

Step 3 - Acceptance of offer and sealing of contract

To accept the offer, the applicant must pay the first semester?s tuition fees with the
OSHC fees.

Step 4 - Confirmation of Enrolment

Upon fulfilling step 3, the
university will issue the student a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and once this is provided to the Australian embassy or a diplomatic mission, a student visa will be issued.
Step 5 - Apply for a student visa

The student must provide evidence of funds to support himself/herself and their
dependents while in Australia. The student must also comply with all health regulations.

The AA Education Network provides free assistance throughout the visa application

Step 6 - Prepare for departure

International students at this stage must make their final arrangements for departure and inform the University of their Travel Plans. The student must also notify ECU International of his/her intention to bring school-age children to Australia.

Student Visas - Important information

International students require a student visa to study in Australia and this means that they can only choose to study on a full-time basis. ECU is under obligation to report any international student not attending classes or making satisfactory progress in his/her studies to the Department of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs (DIMA).

Study in Australia - English Requirement

Students should have sufficient English language ability for the courses in which they enrol. Otherwise, English language courses are offered to international students who may have difficulty meeting this requirement.

Education System

Western Australia Curriculum - The curriculum in Western Australia is divided as follows:

  • Arts
  • English
  • Health & PE
  • Languages other than English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • SOSE
  • Technology & Enterprise Education

Western Australia Certification

The Curriculum Council of Western Australia issues the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) to graduating secondary students.

Overseas Student Health Cover

International students are required to take OSHC for the duration of their stay in Australia. This health fund is funded by Medibank Private, a privately run health insurance fund.


Government run schools do not have boarding facilities but the schools can arrange for a home stay program for their students.

Study in Perth - Edith Cowan University

Welcome to Perth

Perth is a vibrant and affluent city with a decent standard of living. Perth is also a cosmopolitan hub with connections throughout Australia and the wider world. This makes Perth the ideal place to study and live.

In Perth you can :

  • Have coffee with friends
  • Swim and surf
  • Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean
  • Go cycling
  • Taste wine
  • Play soccer
  • Go sailing
  • Go bush walking
  • Watch the whales
  • Go out for a picnic
  • Watch a movie under the stars

Edith Cowan University International Student Service

Edith Cowan University - International Student Support

The International Student Support team is responsible for all support to international, study abroad and exchange students. The team consists of international student advisors who provide advice/advocacy services for international students.

The team also coordinates activities and programmes such as:

  • Orientation & Welcome Week
  • Airport Reception
  • Going Home & Celebration Day
  • International student clubs and social activities
  • Edith Cowan University is totally committed to the individual welfare of each student.
  • Offshore & External study options

Some of these programmes are offered in partnership with institutions in Singapore,
Malaysia, Thailand & Norway.
ECU External & Offline

The university has a long history of offering external study to international students
and the university takes great pride in this fact.

Student Visa Australia

Student Visas Australia

It is important for international students to comply with the conditions of their student visa as this may be later revoked if the student is found not to be attending classes or making satisfactory progress in his/her studies.


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