The study abroad program at Murdoch University attracts students from all over the world. It is designed to give international students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters of their undergraduate degree in Perth, whilst earning credits that can be transferred back to their home country university. Studying abroad is not only about study. Murdoch University aims to provide a total experience that is second to none.
Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, the lifestyle in Western Australia is a relaxed one. Located in Perth, Murdoch University gets the privilege of enjoying gorgeous West Coast sunsets, beautiful white sand beaches and scenic natural landscapes, as well as a cosmopolitan city setting, with blue skies and a sunny climate almost all year round!
Murdoch University is committed to the pursuit of excellence and has achieved an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. With industry partners such as Wesfarmers Energy and the Western Australian Department of Agriculture, Murdoch is one of the leading research universities in Australia. Murdoch makes a difference; many of Murdoch's research projects have resulted in benefits to society, including plant disease control, animal health, clean air, waste treatment and environmental technology. The university takes pride in the fact that it has some of the best-qualified academic staff in Australia.
We also feel that a student's time at Murdoch should involve much more than getting a degree. Thus, Murdoch places an emphasis on the whole university lifestyle. After all, university education is not just about the lectures or the tutorials; it is not only what you learn in class, it is really what you gain from the entire experience. With a student population of 19,000 (including some 3000 international students from over 100 countries around the world), excellent staff-student relations, state-of-the-art facilities, excellent student services and a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, Murdoch might just be the experience that you are looking for!
As a study abroad student you will have a wide choice of subjects across the disciplines offered on campus, enabling you not only to meet the subject requirements of your home institution but also to deepen or broaden your educational experience by studying subjects not available to you at home. With new and exciting subjects to choose from - such as Australian and Indigenous studies, Asian studies, marine science, business and communications - there is something to suit everyone.
Murdoch has an open door academic policy, which means that you can approach academic staff at any time, rather than only during a set appointment time per week. Academic staff are always very approachable and friendly, and questions are always welcome.
Also, we have a one-stop shop in 'The Student Centre' where students can pop by to ask just about anything. There is always great communication between students and staff, which is probably one of the reasons why Murdoch is the only Australian university to have achieved a five-star rating for 'Graduate Satisfaction' 15 times (The Good Universities Guide).