General Information: NOT IN 2021

“We’re a university where you can learn the combination of theory and practical skills needed to take advantage of every opportunity. Skills that will allow you to understand and meet new challenges, and to thrive in an evolving world.”

Always wanted to study in Australia? Then applying for an exchange at the Edith Cowan University might be the chance of a life time!

Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university with excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research. Moreover, when doing your exchange at ECU you can pick and choose units from the many study areas offered across the university. There are more than 27,000 students in total; around 18,000 undergraduates and 6,000 postgraduates; and more than 4,000 international students from over 100 countries

The university is situated in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Averaging 3000 hours of sunshine per year, Perth is the only Australian capital where you can appreciate the beach lifestyle, savour world-class local products, enjoy a beautiful ocean sunset and unwind in the bushland, all within a 30-minute drive from the city centre.

ECU has two metropolitan campuses in Joondalup and Mount Lawley and one regional campus in Bunbury. All campuses can be accessed conveniently via public transport.

  • The Joondalup Campus is set within beautiful surroundings and its spacious grounds provide a great place for students to study and relax.
  • ECU Mount Lawley is located in the trendy suburb of
    Mount Lawley and close to Perth Central Business District (CBD)
  • ECU South West Campus is located less than 200km south of Perth and it is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia.

Language and additional requirements (such as the TOEFL test):

An English TOEFL IBT 92- 93 or IELTS 6.5 (minimum score of 6.0 for each section) is needed. All students can apply for this exchange, but students from Clinical Linguistics have priority.


As an international student studying in Australia on a student visa, or other visa types, there are a number of conditions attached to the granting of your visa. Visit to obtain more information.​


At ECU, there is on-campus accommodation on all three campuses. Campus Living Villages (CLV) manages the accommodation on the Joondalup, Mount  Lawley and Bunbury campuses.
In 2015, brand new accommodation opened at the Joondalup Campus, which offers modern apartments over seven floors of accommodation and a range of enjoyable facilities, including a recreation room, barbeques, and a swimming pool. The recently constructed student accommodation at our Mount Lawley Campus features state-of-the-art facilities such as a pool, café, student lounges with Wi-Fi, e-library and more.

Apartments are fully furnished with private bedrooms, large kitchens and spacious lounge areas.

  • Single room: from: $229 / week
  • Multi bed apartment (six bedrooms) from: $185 / week

You can also choose to live in a private home with an Australian family. There is a $240 administration fee for placement in a Homestay home. Homestay prices / meal requirements may vary depending on individual arrangements. You can request a homestay placement before leaving your home country and you will be notified of your family details so that you can go straight to your homestay family from the airport.

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Some students choose to rent an apartment, townhouse or house on their own or with fellow students. Houses are usually more expensive than apartments and the rent varies depending on the size, condition and location. Private accommodation is either rented furnished or unfurnished.

If you want to find off-campus accommodation, the ECU Village hosts an online list of off-campus accommodation options close to each campus.

Whether you live on-campus or off-campus, you should budget about $365 per week for your living costs. Please note that this does not include tuition fees, textbooks, running a car or holiday travel.


  • Young University Rankings 2017: 101-150th
  • World University Rankings 2018: 501-600th

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