Named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first Australian woman to serve as a member of the parliament, the Edith Cowan University (ECU) was established in 1991. Based in Western Australia, ECU is one of the GenY institutions known for its extraordinary teaching quality in Australia. The University values diversity in its student population – over 4000 international students from more than 100 countries study at ECU each year.
ECU has esteemed faculties and industry-aligned courses for its students. Students can expect good placement opportunities, along with a freedom to network, as part of their learning curve. It is home to over 27,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
High student satisfaction rate and supportive learning environment contribute to a consistent high ranking of the education quality at ECU. It has received 5-star ratings for 11 years in a row, from its graduates, for its excellent teaching and research skills (Good Universities Guide). Over 300 courses are on offer across its three campuses – South West campus at Bunbury and Joondalup campus (the University’s headquarters) and Mount Lawley campus in Perth.
ECU is one of the proud Australian universities to be accepted as part of the SAGE initiative pilot of the Athena SWAN charter, addressing gender gap issues across various disciplines. The University not only believes in the vision of providing good-quality education, but also being an environment-friendly institution and maintain a sustainable community.
Average Tuition Fee Per Year
Undergraduate : 15,15,756
Costs per year
Overall cost of living: 10,05,079
Campus accommodation: 5,48,826
Scholarships & funding
International Undergraduate Scholarship
The International Undergraduate Scholarship is offered to international students from selected countries. The scholarship offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their course at ECU which can be worth more than AUD20,000.
Merit International Postgraduate Scholarship
The Merit International Postgraduate Scholarship is offered to international students who can demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and English competency in their previous studies and who wish to study a postgraduate course at ECU.
International Accommodation Scholarship
The International Accommodation Scholarship offers students a 50% reduction in accommodation fees for their first year of accommodation at ECU (Mount Lawley campus, 2018 only).
ECU School of Science Excellence Scholarships
ECU is offering scholarships valued at AUD15,000 to high performing students commencing an undergraduate degree programme within the School of Science.
ECU Melbourne and ECU Sydney Scholarships
ECU has recently expanded its course offering to Melbourne and Sydney. International students wishing to start their studies at one of these new and vibrant locations, may be eligible for a scholarship that provides a 10% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their course.