Edith Cowan University - ECU

    Edith Cowan University - ECU
    World Rank: 401-500th by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1991

    Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a public university in Western Australia. It is dedicated after Edith Cowan, the first woman elected to an Australian parliament, and is Australia's only university designated after a woman. ECU was founded in 1991 and has quickly evolved into a high-quality institution with high student satisfaction and internationally recognized research.

    In Western Australia, Edith Cowan University offers three campuses, each providing a contemporary, lively environment for research and exploration. ECU is devoted to ecological management and preservation through lowering its environmental imprint and fostering the development of a sustainable community.

    The ideals of honesty, respect, logical inquiry, and personal greatness guide ECU. Interaction and relationships with members of various organizations drive the emphasis on education and research.

    ECU research expands knowledge and enhances the quality of life for Australians and people worldwide. Their research interests are centred on addressing real-world issues in the socioeconomic, scientific, and ecological realms.

    The university is presently divided into eight teaching schools, each of which is in charge of continuing research initiatives:

    • Arts & Humanities
    • Business & Law
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Medical & Health Sciences
    • Nursing & Midwifery
    • Science
    • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

    ECU provides a supportive learning environment for all academics by offering several on-campus services and amenities. Services for students and employees include

    • Accommodation
    • Childcare
    • Counseling service
    • Computer labs and wireless internet
    • Disability services, equity, and diversity
    • Healthcare services

    ECU students and alumni are among the best in the world, with many serving important positions in our society. Their excellent efforts have been recognized with accolades, grants, scholarships, and prizes both in Australia and overseas. ECU is dedicated to increasing access and removing obstacles to education and continues working on expanding and creating alternate entrance paths to university education.

    Approximately 6,000 international students attend ECU. These students came from over 100 different countries and chose to study here because of the diverse curriculum and high level of instruction.

    University Rankings

    Edith Cowan University is one of Australia's finest public institutions. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked the university at #601-650.

    University Highlights

    University Type

    Public University

    Established Year 


    Number of Courses

    217 undergraduate 106 postgraduate

    International Students

    Approx. 6000

    Tuition Fees

    $30000 - $40000


    Feb July & Nov

    Mode of Programs

    On campus & Off-Campus

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are February, July and November.


    • 2022 International Undergraduate Scholarship

    The scholarship provides up to a 20% tuition reduction for the duration of your studies at ECU.

    • 2022 International Australian Alumni Scholarship

    The scholarship is available for up to a 20% fee reduction for the duration of your studies at ECU.

    • 2022 International Masters Scholarship

    The scholarship provides up to a 20% tuition discount for the first year of your Masters's program at ECU.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Work Experience (if any)
    4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    5. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    6. College Recommendation (if a current student)

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    What are the fees to study at the university?

    The fees depend upon the courses you apply for. They range from A$30000 to A$40000 per year.

    Can I work as a student in Australia?

    Yes, you are allowed to work for 40 hours per fortnight during course sessions and unlimited when out of the course session. This is to make sure that you are focused on your studies.

    Does the University provide scholarships to international students?

    Yes, multiple scholarships are provided, as mentioned in the scholarship section of the article.

    Does the university offer any accommodation?

    Yes, the university does provide accommodation at all three campuses, operated by Campus Living Villages.

    Can I track the status of my application?

    Yes. If you directly applied to ECU for a course, you may quickly follow your progress via the web site's application status check.

    If you applied through an Authorized Agent, you must contact them to know your status.

    Where is the university located?

    It has three campuses in Western Australia.

    What happens if my application is successful?

    You will receive an Offer Letter for a position at ECU. This will be an Offer, a Conditional Offer (you must comply with the terms of your offer), or an alternate pathway offer. The message also provides course information, fees to be paid, and other information.



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