International Welcome Scholarships

At Murdoch, we are proud of who we are and what we have to offer our students - a place where people from all over the world come together to make their mark, make a difference, overcome challenges and open their minds to new ways of thinking.


Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

International Welcome Scholarship students who become part of our Murdoch community can be rewarded for their hard work with the International Merit Award.

Once you’ve explored our wide range of courses, find out which scholarships you could be eligible for.

It is easy to apply

There is no scholarship application process! If you’re eligible for one of our Welcome Scholarships, you simply need to accept your Murdoch University offer to receive it.

If you're eligible for the International Merit Award, our scholarship team will review your GPA for the Year of Study after the release of results each semester and notify you if successful.

Find your scholarship

  • If you’re an international student living overseas and applying to Murdoch

    International Welcome Scholarship

    Our International Welcome Scholarship is offered to eligible international full fee-paying students commencing an undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degree at one of our Western Australia campuses in 2020 – 2024.

    The maximum value of each scholarship is AUD$12,000 for Business and Nursing degrees and AUD$11,000 for all other degrees.

    Find out if you’re eligible

    You are eligible for this scholarship if you meet all of the following requirements:

    • You are an international, full fee-paying student;
    • you are starting studies at one of Murdoch's Western Australian campuses in 2020 – 2024 intakes;
    • you are starting studies in a Murdoch coursework degree (this is a bachelor, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters-by-coursework degree);
    • you are not receiving any other Murdoch scholarship; and
    • you are not subject to any of the exclusions below.

    Eligible Courses

    • All Bachelor degrees available to international students and delivered at one of Murdoch's Western Australian campus'
    • All Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters by Coursework degrees available to international students and delivered at one of Murdoch's Western Australian campus

    Payment of Scholarship

    Each scholarship works as a partial fee-reduction; payments are deducted from each semester’s tuition fee, for the duration of the scholarship.  This is set out in the tables below.

    The amounts in these tables are maximum amounts, based on course duration. A student will only be eligible to receive instalments that match their course’s duration. This may be less than the maximum. Further, a student who commences a course part-way through, due to advanced standing, will only be eligible to receive instalments corresponding with the remainder of the course.

    Business and Nursing degrees

    Murdoch Degree Year Scholarship Payment Schedule Scholarship Payment Value
    1st Year Deducted from acceptance deposit fee $3,000.00
    Deducted from 2nd semester tuition fee $3,000.00
    2nd Year Deducted from 3rd semester tuition fee $2,000.00
    Deducted from 4th semester tuition fee $2,000.00
    3rd Year Deducted from 5th semester tuition fee $1,000.00
    Deducted from 6th semester tuition fee $1,000.00
    IWS Maximum Value $12,000.00

    All other degrees

    Murdoch Degree Year Scholarship Payment Schedule Scholarship Payment Value
    1st Year Deducted from acceptance deposit fee $2,000.00
    Deducted from 2nd semester tuition fee $2,000.00
    2nd Year Deducted from 3rd semester tuition fee $1,500.00
    Deducted from 4th semester tuition fee $1,500.00
    3rd Year Deducted from 5th semester tuition fee $1,000.00
    Deducted from 6th semester tuition fee $1,000.00
    4th Year Deducted from 7th semester tuition fee $1,000.00*
    Deducted from 8th semester tuition fee $1,000.00*
    IWS Maximum Value $11,000.00

    *only applicable to those degrees that hold a four year duration, degrees with a three year duration are eligible for a maximum payment of $9,000.00

    Exclusions & Things to Note

  • If you’re an international student living in Australia and applying to Murdoch

    International Welcome Scholarship – Australia

    If you’re an international student residing in Australia, be welcomed into Murdoch’s global community of pioneering minds with an International Welcome Scholarship – Australia. The scholarship is offered to eligible international full fee paying students starting an undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degree at one of Murdoch's Western Australia campuses in 2020 – 2024.

    Payment of Scholarship:

    Each scholarship works as a 20% tuition fee contribution and is automatically deducted from the course tuition fee each semester.

    Find out if you’re eligible

    You are eligible for this scholarship if you meet all of the following requirements:

    • An international, full fee paying student residing in Australia at the time of application;
    • you are starting studies at one of Murdoch's Western Australian campuses in 2020 – 2024 intakes;
    • you are starting studies in a Murdoch coursework degree (this is a bachelor, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters-by-coursework degree);
    • you are not receiving any other Murdoch scholarship; and
    • you are not subject to any of the exclusions below.

    Eligible Courses

    • All Bachelor degrees available to international students and delivered at one of Murdoch's Western Australian campus'
    • All Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters by Coursework degrees available to international students and delivered at one of Murdoch's Western Australian campus

    Exceptions & Things to Note

  • If you’re an international student applying to study honours

    International Honours Welcome Scholarship

    We are recognised as one of Australia’s leading research institutions, where world-changing discoveries are made. Our research institutes and centres make an impact around the world across industries and communities, and in the lives of individuals.

    An honours degree is your next step if you’re seeking a competitive edge in your career, want to become an expert in your field or kick-start your pathway to a PhD.

    We invite international students to join our global community of pioneering minds through the International Honours Welcome Scholarship, valued at $10,000.

    Payment of Scholarship

    The Murdoch International Honours Welcome Scholarship is valued at AUD$10,000, with payment deducted directly from the tuition fee of the degree. There is no financial payout of the Scholarship nor is it refundable.

    Find out if you’re eligible

    You are eligible for this scholarship if you meet all of the following requirements:

    • an international, full fee paying student;
    • you are starting a one year Honours degree at one of Murdoch's Western Australia campuses in 2020 – 2024;
    • you are not a recipient of any other Murdoch University fully or partially funded scholarship; and
    • you are not subject to any of the exceptions set out below.

    Eligible Courses

    Honours in any field.

    Exceptions & Things to Note

  • If you’re a high-achieving current Murdoch international student

    International Merit Award

    Our International Merit Awards acknowledge and reward the academic achievements of our current international students.

    If you are an international students who has demonstrated high academic excellence across each completed Year of Study at Murdoch, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Merit Award to assist with your course tuition costs.

    Payment of the Award

    A $1,000 payment will be deducted directly from the tuition fee of the subsequent semester following the assessed Year of Study.

    There is no financial payout of the Scholarship nor is it refundable.

    Find out if you’re eligible

    You are eligible for this scholarship if you meet all of the following requirements:

    • you are a recipient of the International Welcome Scholarship;
    • you commenced at one of Murdoch's Western Australian campuses in a 2020 – 2024 intake;
    • you are enrolled in a Murdoch coursework degree (this is a bachelor, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters-by-coursework degree);
    • you are enrolled in a full-time study load (24 credit points) for the assessed Year of Study*; and
    • you achieve a minimum academic result of 3.0 GPA for that assessed Year of Study;
    • you are not subject to any of the exceptions set out below.

    *Year of Study: two completed consecutive semester teaching periods

    Exceptions & Things to Note

For more information about any of our scholarships, contact us.

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