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Edith Cowan University is an Australian public university which was established in 1991, located in Perth, Western Australia. It has been ranked amongst THE’s Young University Rankings for 2017. The university has been receiving 5 Star for their quality of teaching for 11 years in a row.


University TypePublic University
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1991
Applications AcceptedUG & PG - Online/ Authorised Agent
Intake TypeSemester wise
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time

Programs, Campus and Residence

  • Sports Science, Education, Psychology subjects offered by ECU have been listed in 2018 QS World University Rankings under top 100, top 250 and top 300, respectively.
  • The university has 3 campuses – Joondalup campus, Mount Lawley campus, South West Campus. There is availability of on-campus housing facility at all the three campuses of the university. The students can also go for off-campus residential housing in the form of homestay, townhouse, apartment and privately-shared accommodation

Admission Process

  • Application Form: The UG and PG students have to fill the application form through the university’s application portal or through the authorized agent.
  • Common requirements: Transcripts
  • Application fee: N/A
  • Additional requirements: 300-word research abstract, 2-page research proposal, reference, CV, personal statement and copy of passport.
  • Intake Sessions – Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July)
TestTest Score (UG)Test Score (PG)
IELTS (Academic)6.06.5
TOEFL (Paper)550573
TOEFL (Internet)7084
GCE O LevelGrade C or betterNA

Cost of Attendance

Course TypeCost (UG and PG)
Faculty of Business and Law15,325 – 20,025 AUD
Faculty of Engineering and Technology13,800 – 18,400 AUD
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences15,525 – 17000 AUD
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery16,400 – 16,425 AUD
Faculty of Science15,675 – 16,900 AUD
Faculty of Teacher Education14,450 – 14,900 AUD

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is offered to the students in various forms, to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The maximum assistance offered, in the form of scholarships, is 20% reduction in the tuition fee which amounts up to 27,200 AUD. Following are some of the prominent scholarships offered:

  • International Undergraduate Scholarship
  • International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
  • International Masters Scholarship
  • Australian Alumni International Scholarship
  • International Accommodation Scholarship
  • South West (Bunbury) Campus International Accommodation Scholarship


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a public university with about 24,000 UG students and 6,000 PG students enrolled. Over 6,000 international students from over 100 countries are enrolled in University. As of 2018, ECU’s equivalent full-time student load for new international students increased by 3.5%.

  • Students can apply through the online application for both UG and PG courses.
  • No application fee is charged for the majority of program’s admission.
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores are required as proof of english proficiency.


Application PortalOnline Application
Application Fee$ 75 AUD (For some courses)
Payment ModePersonal check, money order/bank drafts, travellers check, cash (only in person)
Intake SeasonsSemester 1 and Semester 2
Academic CalendarsSemester based
Financial AidInternal Scholarships, Fulbright scholarships, Emirates scholarships, external scholarships, PG research scholarships

Edith Cowan University Admission Deadlines

DomesticExperience based: July 22
Direct applications: August 7
Early Application: 26 July (for some programs)
OverseasEvidence Required: June 14
Others: June 28
AustraliaStudent Visa Holders: August 7
Others: 12 July
PostgraduateRegular: August 7
Early Application: 26 July (for some programs)

*Deadlines may vary for individual courses.

Edith Cowan University International Admissions

University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various programs such as Engineering & Technology, Business, Law, Science, Arts and Humanities. Distance learning programs are also offered to International students in association with overseas partner institutes.

International Student Admission Requirements

For Undergraduate

Candidate must fulfil either of the following requirements for admission: 

  1. Secondary school results
  2. Successful completion of one year of tertiary study from a recognised institution
  3. Completed Diploma program from a recognised institution.

For Post-graduate

  1. Previous university studies
  2. Professional experience

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:

TestMinimum Score Required for UndergraduateMinimum Score Required for Graduate
IELTS6.0 (All individual bands minimum 6.0)6.5 (All individual bands minimum 6.0)
TOEFLPaper 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)
University of Cambridge169 (No individual band less than 169)176 (No individual band less than 169)

Note: Some courses may have different or additional requirements for English Language Competency.

International Students Visa Requirements

Internationals students enrolled in full-time program at an Australian University/College are required to apply for Student Visa.

Requirements for Student Visa:

  1. Confirmation of Enrollment provided by ECU
  2. Medical Checkup
  3. Health Insurance
  4. Proof of Financial Support

Edith Cowan University Undergraduate Admissions

Edith Cowan University offers multiple options (or pathways) to apply for UG studies. Students can apply through different categories, depending on their background : Recent secondary school graduates, Vocational education and training (VET), Higher education student or on the basis of work & life experience

How to apply: Online application

Application Fees: None

Academic Requirements:

  1. Secondary school results
  2. Academic admission requirements of each course
  3. ATAR prerequisite (already have or aiming to have one by the end of the year, if applicable)

Edith Cowan University Graduate Admissions

Edith Cowan University offers multiple options for a student who wants to pursue postgraduate studies, including Masters by Research, Masters by coursework, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificates.

Where to apply: Online application

Application Fees: None

Academic Requirements:

  1. Bachelor degree or equivalent prior learning
  2. At least five years relevant professional (work) experience
  3. Course specific requirements
  4. Copy of passport for international applicants

Some of the popular Graduate school courses available at Edith Cowan University are as follows -

CourseAcademic Requirements
MBABachelor degree, with a minimum of three years of relevant supervisory or managerial experience; OR Equivalent prior learning which includes at least five years relevant professional experience OR Graduate Certificate of Business or a Graduate Diploma of Business, with equivalents considered
Master of Computer ScienceBachelor degree or equivalent prior learning and at least five years relevant work experience
Master of EngineeringBachelor degree in engineering or engineering technology, or an appropriate equivalent. Or Completed the Bachelor of Engineering Science, or an appropriate equivalent. Equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant work experience
Master of Public HealthUndergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline. Demonstration of commitment to the field of public health Membership of a community or a professional group dedicated to public health, publication on a public health issue, volunteer or paid work experience in a community organisation that is working towards betterment of a disadvantaged population or an appropriate equivalent
Master of BioinformaticsBachelor degree OR Equivalent prior learning which includes at least five years relevant work experience

Students who do not have a Bachelor’s degree, but fulfil the requirement of five years of relevant professional experience can apply to Graduate Certificate course, and then move on to Graduate Diploma, and eventually to a Masters by coursework degree.

International students are eligible to apply for multiple scholarships to support their expenses while living in Australia.