Fees & scholarships
Your tuition fees will depend upon whether you’re a Study Abroad or an Exchange student, how many units you study and whether you stay for one semester or two. You might be eligible for a scholarship or financial aid, depending on your country of origin and circumstances.
If you’re an Exchange student from one of our official partner universities, you will continue to pay the tuition fees of your home university whilst studying at Murdoch. Please check with your home university for further details.
For all other students, the 2017 Study Abroad tuition fee depends on the amount of credit points you enrol in at Murdoch.
Tuition Fee (AUD)
Due to student visa regulations, you cannot study less than 9 credit points.
This is a standard full-time load. Studying more than 12 credit points will incur additional fees.
Our refund policy
Sometimes circumstances change and you are no longer able to take up your place at Murdoch. In some cases, you may be eligible for a refund or partial refund. If you’re receiving a scholarship or financial aid, please check with your lending institution to learn about any policies that may apply if you request a refund.
All tuition fees will be fully refunded if either:
- We withdraw the offer of a place.
- We are unable to provide the program.
However, if the offer had been made on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information in your application, the university reserves the right to retain an administrative fee of AUD$500.
After accepting an Offer of Enrolment:
- If you give notice of withdrawal more than ten weeks before commencement of the semester, all tuition fees paid in advance are refundable less an administrative fee of AUD$500.
- If you give notice of withdrawal less than ten weeks before commencement of the semester, all tuition fees paid in advance are refundable less an administrative fee of AUD$1,000.
- If you withdraw from the university after commencement of the semester but before 31 March in Semester 1, or 31 August in Semester 2, you may be eligible for a refund of all tuition fees paid in advance, less 50% of the tuition fee paid for the semester in which you withdraw.
If you withdraw from your studies after 31 March in Semester 1, or 31 August in Semester 2, you will not be eligible for a refund of the tuition fee paid for the relevant semester.
You will need a valid student visa to study as a Study Abroad student.
Student visas cost AUD$550, which is correct as of January 2017 but please check the cost at the time you apply. You will need to apply through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and your visa will be issued by the Australian Embassy or High Commission in your home country.
Compulsory Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)
Unless you are Norwegian, Belgian or Swedish, you will need to be covered by Overseas Student Health Cover when you arrive in Australia on a student visa. You can learn more about this in our International Students section.
Find somewhere to stay
Before you leave home, you’ll need to make plans for where you’ll live and work out how much it will cost. There are several different types of accommodation available, both on campus and in the surrounding suburbs.
Factor in your living costs
You’ll have to factor in certain living costs when planning your time studying in Australia. As a general guide, you’ll probably want to budget around AU$500 per week for your living expenses in Perth.
You could be eligible for a scholarship or financial aid
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a scholarship to help you with some of your costs whilst studying. You might also be able to access financial aid from your home country.
Ready to apply?
If you’ve decided what to study and know the entry requirements for your course, take the next step and apply to Murdoch.