Murdoch University

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Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Entry requirements

To receive an offer letter from Murdoch, students will need to satisfy entry requirements and submit a formal application with specified relevant supporting documents.
Entry requirements vary depending on what course a student wants to study. Students should check the course pages to find out what the unique entry requirements are for their desired course and what qualifications they id need from their home country to be eligible to apply.
The process students must follow to apply to Murdoch University will vary depending on their current circumstances and what course they want to study:
If a student is applying for an undergraduate degree and is from India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Turkey, Vietnam or Zimbabwe, they must complete a Genuine Student Evaluation Form and apply via an agent. Alternatively, if they are from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kenya, Ghana or Sri Lanka, they must also complete a Genuine Student Evaluation Form, however they can apply either through an agent or online.
If a student wishes to complete an honours or postgraduate course, they can apply directly to Murdoch through the University is online application system. All applicants for honours degrees (apart from those studying Engineering or Psychology honours) will also need to complete and attach an Honours Application form to their application.
If a student wants to apply for a research course, they must first have chosen their topic, found a supervisor and written their proposal before they can apply, at any time during the year, through Murdoch is Graduate Research Office.
General English language requirements*
IELTS - overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0
CAE - 169 overall with no band below 169
PTE - 54 with no band below 54
TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band less than 18
TOEFL - Paper Based- 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5)
Occupational English Test (OET)- a minimum of C in the four components
*NB: General English Language Requirements exclude admission into the Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Education and the Veterinary Science programme. Due to the nature of these degrees, the English Language Requirements are set at a higher level. Students should review course entry requirements for up-to-date English requirement standards. 


The University has 5 campuses located in Perth, Mandurah, Rockingham, Singapore and Dubai, providing students with the opportunity to explore a range of world-class facilities and utilise multiple student support services. Murdoch is Perth campus is one of the biggest university campuses in Australia. Some of its state-of-the-art facilities include:
Western Australia is only operational engineering pilot plant
Murdoch is nationally renowned engineering pilot plant is an engineer is playground. The plant includes advanced control systems using a modern industrial data acquisition and control platform.
A veterinary hospital
The Animal Hospital is a fully functioning surgery and vet facility. It has a working farm, 24-hour pet emergency centre and an equine centre, complete with Western Australia is only operating theatre specifically designed for horses.
Media Arts Centre
The Media Arts Centre houses industry-standard facilities such as a digital TV studio, sound stage, control room, audio studio, four radio studios, as well as a number of editing suites.
Chiropractic clinic
This practising clinic includes a rehabilitation centre, 11 consulting rooms, a physiological therapeutics facility and a digital radiographic suite. Murdoch is Chiropractic students spend a lot of time here, getting to practice their skills on real patients in their final year.
Exercise Science labs
Students can gain valuable hands-on experience in Murdoch is dedicated exercise physiology laboratory, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning laboratory and performance laboratory, used for biomechanics and motor control research and teaching.
A world-class law moot court
In Murdoch is electronic Moot Court, students can try cases in a court room environment and compete with other law schools around the world, thanks to the latest video satellite technology.
Renewable energy facilities
Murdoch is renewable energy facilities include an outdoor test area, photovoltaic research equipment such as a solar simulator and rooftop photovoltaic arrays, and a renewable energy engineering laboratory which houses a comprehensive range of wind energy industry-standard software.
Nursing simulation suites
Both Murdoch is Mandurah and Perth campuses house state-of-the-art nursing facilities, where students will learn how to provide care in fully-equipped nursing wards, treatment areas and simulation rooms. Students hone their skills on lifelike, high-tech mannequins with heart, lung and digestive sounds, and other realistic capabilities.
Information Technology labs
IT students will develop their skills in Murdoch is brand new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories. A new games lab equipped with the latest virtual reality equipment encourages students to get creative and collaborate. Students on networking or security related courses will have access to a data centre to prototype, experiment and get hands-on with the latest industrial technologies.
Student village
For students who id like to live on Murdoch is main campus and be close to public transport networks, they can apply for accommodation at Murdoch University Village. They will find a range of affordable and secure apartments with a selection of sporting and recreational facilities.
Fitness centre
Murdoch Sports has a range of sporting and fitness facilities and activities available for students, that include a social team sports program, state competitions, a fully operational gym and various other sporting facilities. Murdoch is Perth campus is also currently in the process of undergoing a AUD5.2 million sporting upgrade, that will be ready for students to utilise in 2018. 


Being part of the Innovative Research Universities group, Murdoch University takes great pride in being a world-renowned research university. It has an impressive reputation for conducting ground-breaking studies, and experienced academics encourage students to be independent thinkers with a focus on the future.
Based in Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia, the University boasts strong connections with overseas partners, domestic government departments and the wider working community, giving students a perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects in their subject area.
International students are welcomed to Murdoch with a weeklong orientation programme that supports their integration into the university. An extensive range of support services are also available throughout the institution. English language workshops, professional development seminars, tutoring, committed support staff and a vast array of health facilities are all offered to Murdoch students, free of charge.
The University also offers a series of dedicated scholarships for international students to help them with the costs of studying in Australia.
Small class sizes give students ample time to discuss their work with tutors, meaning they have plenty of opportunity to learn from the industry experts that teach them throughout their degree.
At Murdoch, students will get the opportunity to use a wide variety of state-of-the-art facilities. The University offers simulated classrooms which help prepare future teachers for a real-life school experience, an engineering pilot plant, and it even offers a fully-fledged, industry-standard animal hospital, that provides 24-hour emergency care!
Through these stimulating learning environments, students are taught under current industry standards, with supervision from world-class university staff.
With all of this, and more, there is no doubt that students will be ready for the working world after completing a degree from Murdoch.

Scholarships & funding

As an International student, moving abroad to study can be a daunting task.
That is why Murdoch provide a range of scholarships on offer for commencing and existing International students. Eligible students could receive a scholarship up to the value of AUD11,000.
Fees & scholarships
The cost of studying at Murdoch will depend on the course structure students adopt, the accommodation type they choose and various other study and living expenses. Murdoch is international student fees are competitive and the University helps to make study more affordable through offering a range of scholarships:
International Welcome Scholarship
An International Welcome Scholarship can provide between AUD8,000 and AUD11,000 towards a student is tuition fees, if the student is eligible.
Murdoch offers AUD11,000 scholarships for the following courses:
Business & Governance
Bachelor of Nursing
The University offers AUD8,000 scholarships for all other eligible courses.
Recipients of these scholarships will have the award amount paid into their student tuition account in four instalments over 2 years.
These scholarships are available for the 2018 and 2019 intake period, for students starting their studies at one of Murdoch is Western Australian campuses. These options are open to students who are citizens of Africa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China (inclusive of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Murdoch University Academic Excellence awards
Murdoch University Academic Excellence Awards (MUAEAs) offer students AUD5,000 towards their degree if they have a record of high academic achievement in their previous studies.
Murdoch also provides course specific and research scholarships, with a range of other scholarships and financial aid available in conjunction with the Australian government.


With 9 schools offering a range of extensive academic programs, Murdoch has over 250 undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses available.
Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
The Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs offers postgraduate qualifications in international affairs, public policy and management, development studies, and health policy and leadership.
The school provides students with a unique opportunity to engage with big policy issues, develop high-level critical-thinking skills and expand career opportunities through professional Master is degrees and other graduate programs.
School of Engineering and Information Technology
The School of Engineering and Information Technology is an innovative faculty offering courses in engineering, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, information technology, physics and nanotechnology, extractive metallurgy, safety science and energy studies.
The school features a number of world class facilities, such as the Bayer Pilot Plant, and the highly qualified faculty are focussed on preparing students for careers in dynamic and challenging industry sectors.
School of Business and Governance
The School of Business and Governance has a strong research and multi-disciplinary focus in management, banking, human resources, counterterrorism studies, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, sustainability and politics.
The school does more than simply provide students with the foundations for a successful and long lasting career in the global business industry. Through the continued guidance of leading academics and professionals, students gain invaluable industry experience as they learn to apply cutting-edge theory to real-world projects.
School of Arts
The School of Arts offers a broad range of courses in creative arts, media and communication, social sciences and humanities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
World class research and leading academics form an integral part of the school is discipline areas. The school has an internationally focused curriculum, with a range of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-based experience supporting student is growth and learning within their chosen major(s).
School of Health Professions
The School of Health Professions offers courses across the nursing, chiropractic, counselling and health care management disciplines. The school is proud to provide students pursuing a career in these areas with some of the best learning and development resources in the state.
School of Psychology and Exercise Science
The School of Psychology and Exercise Science offers a range of accredited courses in psychology, exercise physiology and sports science, preparing students for a career in the mental and physical health sectors.
School of Education
The School of Education provides high quality courses in pre-service teacher education at secondary, primary and early childhood levels, as well as graduate programmes for teachers and educators employed in other sectors.
It is one of the founding schools at Murdoch University and is currently leading the way with a range of pioneering teaching initiatives. Murdoch was the first Australian university to offer SimLab, a mixed-reality classroom program that prepares education students for their practical placements in schools.
School of Law
The School of Law is known for excellence in legal education. The school prepares students for practicing law through course offerings in law, business law and criminology. It is Western Australia is premier undergraduate law school, providing a world-class learning environment and a commitment to excellence in both legal education and practice.
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences offers courses that span the study of microorganisms, animals, plants, chemical processes, the environment, and the molecular basis of health and disease in humans, animals and plants.
The school offers an internationally accredited veterinary course and, along with a state-of-the-art operational Animal Hospital, provides some of the world is current leading research developments in the agricultural industry. 

Teaching quality

Studying at Murdoch University isn it just about learning in a student is chosen field. It is about exploring different ways of thinking, developing new skills and discovering different perspectives to help students unlock their true potential. Students are more than just a number at Murdoch; they form part of a close-knit community with thought-provoking academics and pioneering Alumni, all working together to lead the way in global advancements and developments.
Murdoch is academics have won awards, published books and achieved some amazing accomplishments, but most importantly they ire committed to helping students learn. More than 73% of Murdoch staff hold a doctorate degree, so students can rest assured they are being supported by top academics from around the globe.
Murdoch is teaching staff are passionate, dedicated and devoted to sharing their discoveries and helping students build the skills, knowledge and life experiences they need to achieve their goals. Small class sizes ensure students have greater access to academics for one-on-one help with course material. With a range of supplementary learning tools, such as eLearning platforms and online student portals, students will never miss the essential information that is critical to their studies.
Academics at Murdoch employ innovative teaching initiatives that ensure that students, upon graduation, will be career-ready and equipped to handle a range of different working environments. A large proportion of Murdoch is schools now offer dedicated simulation areas, allowing students to put their theoretical knowledge to use in a practical setting.
Murdoch University is dedicated to creating the leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow where, through the guidance of their globally recognised teaching staff, Murdoch graduates are industry-ready and capable of tackling the issues of tomorrow.
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Murdoch Law students have ranked among the best in the world after winning a recent international moot competition.
The student team were recently ranked seventh in the world at the Global Finals of the 2017 Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot held at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, United States.
More than 100 teams from law schools around the world competed in this prestigious international event, which focused on issues of international commercial arbitration and investment law.
Murdoch University is Director of Mooting and Competitions, Lorraine Finlay said, The FDI Moot is a prestigious international competition that involves some of the top law schools in the world. For our Murdoch team to do so well in the competition shows just how talented and hard working our students are. It also highlights the quality of our mooting programme at Murdoch, which delivers world-class advocacy training to our students.
The moot was one of my best experiences in the law school. The opportunity to display my skills on a global stage was truly inspiring, said one of the University is students who ranked among the top ten competitors in the event.
The success at this event rounds off an enormously successful year for the Murdoch moot programme.
More about this competition…

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 701st

Diversity Index - Rank: 82

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 1.08%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 501st

THE Young University Ranking - Rank: 68th

Overall Cost of Living


Average Private Rent




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 26.000

Average Private Rent Value

A$ 9.600

Undergraduate Value

A$ 29.510

Postgraduate Value

A$ 31.990

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6

Undergraduate : 6


Post Graduate : 73

Undergraduate : 73

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 5 / 5

Admission Process : 5 / 5

Scholarships : 4 / 5

Life Experience : 5 / 5

Job Prospects : 4 / 5