Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, Australia and is the second largest institution in Western Australia with approximately 21,000 students. With an international student population of nearly 4,000, Edith Cowan is a truly international university. Courses are offered on two different campuses within the city. Edith Cowan places a great emphasis on conducting research with industry partners. It is home to several internationally recognized programs including the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.
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Students participating in exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC, at their current tuition rate. They will pay all other expenses, such as housing, to the host university. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.
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Perth, located 20 miles from the Indian Ocean, is the largest city in Western Australia. Perth is friendly, safe, and relaxed, yet offers all of the attractions of a large international city. The warm and sunny climate allows ample opportunity to relax at the beach or enjoy a wide variety of water sports including surfing, sailing, scuba diving, or whale watching. The hinterlands, just north of Perth, allow for close encounters with critters unique to Australia including kangaroo and koala bears.
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All students will take part in orientation week, which will present students with activities and opportunities to get involved on campus. Edith Cowan has many clubs, organizations, and a fully equipped sports and fitness center.
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Students of any major will find relevant course work at ECU. Courses can be applied to Liberal Arts core, university electives, or towards your major. 15 ECU credit points = 4 UNC credits. Students will enroll in 3-4 courses at ECU (45 - 60 ECU credit points).
**Business students should contact Monfort College for more information on credits.
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Students can take course units at any of ECU's campuses.
Please keep in mind that UNC's fall semester is ECU's semester 2 and UNC's spring semester if ECU's semester 1 when looking for courses.
Language of Instruction
Eligibility & Availability
To be eligible to apply students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least two semesters of courses at UNC.
**Students interested in applying for two semesters, please contact the Study Abroad Office.
Housing & Meals
Students have two options: living on-campus or off-campus at any of the three campuses. Many options exist and various price points. There are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-bedroom options.
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Students will be able to purchase groceries and cook for themselves. Some meals may be purchased at on-campus cafés.
Students will need to apply for visa to study in Australia for four months. The visa process is simple and can be done online. Australia offers several visa types that may include study. We recommend students apply for the Australian Non-Award Student Visa (sub-class 575).
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Please note that study visa holders in Australia are required to arrange Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before arrival in Australia and maintain coverage through their coursework in addition to the mandatory International Insurance offered by UNC. For complete information on this, visit here.