Murdoch University

Western Australia


Murdoch University is a public university in Perth, Western Australia, with campuses also in Singapore and Dubai. It began operations as the state’s second university in July 1973, and accepted its first undergraduate students in 1975. Its name is taken from Sir Walter Murdoch (1874–1970), the Founding Professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. Murdoch is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities.

Murdoch bachelor degrees help students establish the right foundations in their first year and have the essential knowledge to extend into further study. The university offers a wide range of majors within seven undergraduate disciplines.

Murdoch follows a unique undergraduate degree framework which is structured around four key elements – transition to university, research skills, breadth of knowledge, and depth of knowledge. Entry requirements are divided into two categories, pathway options for school leavers and pathway options for non-school leavers.

Murdoch University provides support services to assist overseas students, and promote overseas student needs throughout the University. Pre-departure guidance is the first step that the university has undertaken to safeguard international students. This includes information on organizing student visa, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airport arrival and organizing accommodation in Perth with Murdoch University Village.

Murdoch acknowledges that arriving in a new city can be quite daunting for a new student. To assist students, the Murdoch International Student Support Team has created a short guide on the different transportation options available from the Perth International and Domestic Airport Terminals. Once students arrive, they’ll take part in a week-long comprehensive university orientation that will prepare them for study and life at Murdoch University. More importantly, Murdoch offers financial aid and scholarships for international students.

The annual undergraduate tuition fees are $27,867 for business courses, $27,806 for Arts/Education, and $31,065 for Engineering/Science.

Murdoch is committed to provide students with different scholarships to help student while they study their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. These scholarships support students by covering part of their tuition fees or providing them with stipends. A number of international scholarships are also awarded based on academic performance and financial need.

Aside from all these, the university also has the Australia Awards, which are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships program funded by the Australian government that aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

#26th in Australia by QS World University Rankings
Type Public University
Size Large
16,606 Students
Perth, Rockingham, Mandurah
Western Australia


Courses Available

  • Business and Economics
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Arts
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Health and Nursing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences


How to Apply?

Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

6.5 Minimum IELTS Score
TOEFL Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Semester 1 Application deadline

Cost and Scholarships

AUD 26,867
Median Tuition Fee

Types of Scholarships Available



Curtin International Scholarships - Merit Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must: 1.Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Humanitarian Visa or New Zealand Citizen; 2.Have a West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent; 3.Have received an ATAR score of 90 or IB equivalent result within the last 18 months from the closing date of the award; and 4.Have applied to study full-time (12 credit points) a course specialising in one of the majors offered by the School of Education (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary)
Application Deadline March 4
Other Details This scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated a pursuit for academic excellence with either an ATAR of 90 (or IB equivalent) and above, or have demonstrated exceptional performance through another method.
Curtin International Scholarships - Alumni & Family Scholarship
Total Worth $12,000
Eligibility and Requirements To apply for this scholarship students must be: 1.Enrolled full-time and commencing your first year of your undergraduate course, in one of the following schools: Arts Business & Governance Education Health Professions Psychology & Exercise Science 2.Experiencing personal and/or financial hardship 3.An Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Application Deadline March 4
Other Details The Ragdoll scholarships have been made possible by generous donors who wish to support students commencing any undergraduate course in the following schools: 1.Arts 2.Business & Governance 3.Education 4.Health Professions 5.Psychology & Exercise Science