Coming to Murdoch

More than just an opportunity to study in a new country, choosing Murdoch’s Study Abroad and Exchange program means you are choosing to experience the best of what education, Australia and life has to offer.

Your time at Murdoch University will give you the chance to experience, study and live and on a beautiful campus, make lifelong friends and visit different parts of a fascinating and unique landscape.

Why study at Murdoch in Perth

We are proud to welcome new students into our ever-growing global community, bringing pioneering minds together to celebrate education, diversity and innovation.

Global top 100

Ranked amongst the top 100 young universities in the world.

Young University Rankings 2019
Times Higher Education

Most affordable capital city

Perth is the most affordable capital city in Australia.

The Economist Intelligence Unit,
Worldwide Cost of Living 2019

Global university

Over 23,000 students from more than 85 countries.

Sunniest city

Enjoy the sunshine in the the sunniest city in Australia.

Safe city

Perth is ranked as one of the safest places in the world.

Mercer Quality of Life Survey 2019

Top 50 student city

Perth ranks in the top 50 student cities in the world.

QS, Best Student Cities 2019

Study Abroad and Exchange

Our Study Abroad and Exchange Program attracts students from all over the world. This exciting opportunity will allow you to work towards completing your degree while enjoying new experiences and seeing the natural beauty of Western Australia.

Through Murdoch’s Study Abroad and Exchange program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Spend one or two semesters studying in sunny Western Australia at Murdoch’s Perth campus.
  • Earn academic credit points, which can be transferred back to your home university degree.
  • Choose subjects to study from across all of Murdoch’s eight study areas.
  • Join other Study Abroad and Exchange students to explore Western Australia with one (or more) of Murdoch’s unique WA tours.

Travel with ease to Asia or the east coast of Australia during your study breaks.

Enjoy all that Australia has to offer with a wide variety of social events and activities designed specifically for you and other Study Abroad and Exchange students.

For more than 40 years, Murdoch has been at the forefront of Australian research. To study at Murdoch is to be surrounded by some of the world’s most progressive thinkers, people who are not just challenging conventional wisdom and tackling the world’s big questions, but finding answers.

Perth shopping


From the Western Australian suburb of Murdoch, you’ll get to experience the native Australian bush environment only seconds from bustling city life. Murdoch is also only a short bus ride to a range of world-renowned beaches and the tranquil Swan River. 

Life in Perth
Murdoch students smiling in library


With the ability to study a wide range of subjects from across our eight study areas, as a Murdoch Study Abroad and Exchange student you can choose subjects that are tailored towards your chosen degree, or expand your expertise by exploring subjects in an entirely new field of study.

Decide what to study
student on Murdoch Perth campus


As one of the largest university campuses in Australia, our Perth campus boasts more than 227 hectares of native Australian bushland, so you can have the ultimate Australian experience as you study alongside a range of native Australian flora and fauna.

Life on campus
I love studying and living in Perth, it is the most profound experience of my life so far. A new culture, a new language, so many interesting people that I got to know and fascinating places that I visited.Julia Riemer, Germany
Study Abroad, Semester 1 2020
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