Murdoch University, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Perth, Western AustraliaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1973established year

    Murdoch University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Established in 1967, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia is a public university named after the author and philosopher, Sir Walter Murdoch. It provides work-integrated learning through its five world-class campuses in Perth, Mandurah and Rockingham in Australia, and Singapore and Dubai.

    Murdoch University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, Graduate Certificates, and Doctoral programs in the fields of Business, Law, Health Sciences, Art & Design, Engineering, etc. It has partnered over 50 universities.

    Murdoch University Campus

    The university has a total population of 23,000 students along with 1,700 highly qualified and dedicated staff from over 90 countries across the globe. The university nurtures a diverse student community with the top five international countries being UAE, Malaysia, Bhutan, India, and Singapore.

    Murdoch University Rankings

    Murdoch University has been ranked as:

    • World standard or above in 81% of research disciplines by Excellence in Research Australia 2018.
    • 89th in Times Higher Education's top 100 young universities by Young University Rankings 2019.
    • Achieved 5-star rating in overall experience, student support, teaching quality and student to staff ratio.


    Type Public
    Campus Setting Urban
    Establishment Year 1973
    Mode of Program Full time; part-time and online
    Campus accommodation capacity 800+
    Application portal Online/Agent
    Academic calendar Semester-based
    International student satisfaction rate 90%
    Alumni 70,000+
    Cost of living 500 AUD per week
    Students Enrolled 23,000
    Financial aid Scholarships
    Website Murdoch University

    Murdoch University Campus

    • It operates through three campuses in Australia - Perth, Mandurah and Rockingham. It has two campuses Singapore and Dubai internationally.
    • Perth campus, the main campus, is set in a beautiful native bushland covering 227 hectares making it one of the largest campuses in Australia.
    • The on-campus facilities include fully-furnished classrooms, auditorium, laboratories, food and drink outlets, student hub, library, bookshop, sports & recreation center, health & counseling services, child care center, veterinary services, Kulbardi aboriginal center, hire facilities, launchpad, worship center, etc.
    • It offers over 100 clubs and societies in the fields of Arts & Entertainment, Education & Training, Ethnic & Multicultural, Interests, Activism & Awareness, political, sports, etc., each managed by the Murdoch Guild.

    Murdoch University Residence

    • On-campus and off-campus accommodation options depending on the student’s preferences and budgets are available.
    • Murdoch University Village has 5 bedrooms, 6 bedrooms, and 8 bedrooms apartments.
    • It has fully furnished rooms, Basketball and Volleyball court, Parking for residents, leafy outdoor seating areas, swimming pool, outdoor decks with BBQ, pool table, large LCD screen, movie room, lounge, gaming consoles, group study lounge, boardroom, seminar room with projector, whiteboard and internet, etc.
    • The university village also provides disabled access apartments.
    • There are various off-campus accommodation options such as shared apartments, private accommodation, homestay, etc.

    Murdoch University Programs

    • Murdoch University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, Graduate Certificates, and Doctoral programs.
    • Programs are offered in the fields of Business & Law, Creative Arts & Communication, Engineering, Health, Science, Social & Cultural studies, Teaching and Technology.
    • It also offers various pathways programs for international students such as English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses, University Preparation Course Foundation Studies Course, etc.

    Murdoch University Application Process

    Applicants can apply for Murdoch University admissions through its Online Application or Agent.

    Application Fee: N/A

    Admission Deadlines: Semester 1: November 30; Semester 2: May 31

    Document requirements for undergraduate admissions:

    • Official High School/Class 12 transcripts
    • The minimum undergraduate entry requirements will depend upon the particular course.

    Document requirements for postgraduate admissions:

    • A qualification equivalent to an AQF associate degree for certificate programs.
    • Bachelor's degree of AQF level 7 in relevant discipline for a master’s degree.
    • Work experience, specific professional registration, Submission of a portfolio, etc may be required as per the qualification and program requirements.
    • CV/Resume

    Additional requirements for International applications -

    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency: IELTS - 6.0, PTE - 50, TOEFL IBT - 73.

    Murdoch University Cost Of Attendance

    The tuition fee varies with course and degree. The cost of the complete program for some courses is tabulated below:

    Programs Cost of the Program (AUD) Undergraduate Cost of the Program (AUD) Postgraduate
    Business and Law 88, 557 - 1,46,830 15,777 - 88, 557
    Creative Arts 80,370 - 1,47,983 15,777 - 66,262
    Engineering 88,557 - 1,33, 180 17,013- 68,734
    Health 93,764 - 156,684 15,850 - 1,13,332

    Cost of Living depends upon the lifestyle and preferences of the person. Approximately living expenses in Perth can be estimated to 500 AUD per week. Let us have a look at various expenses estimated per week:

    Item Cost per week (AUD)
    Rent 180
    Utilities such as gas, water and electricity 35
    Food 120
    Public transport 20
    Clothing, toiletries and entertainment 120
    Health insurance 9

    Murdoch University Financial Aid For International Students

    • Murdoch University offers various scholarships to international applicants. There is no external application required to apply for these scholarships. The scholarships are mostly based on merit or needs of the students. Some of the scholarships available to international students are as follows:
    • International Honours Welcome Scholarship: Available to international students pursuing a one-year honors degree, Amount - 10,000 AUD
    • International Welcome Scholarship: Available to international students currently living in Australia and starting a Murdoch coursework degree; Amount - 20% off on the tuition fees.
    • International Merit Award: Available to international students currently studying at Murdoch and achieving academic excellence.

    Applicants may apply to external scholarships to assist their education in Australia.

    Murdoch University Alumni

    • The university has a network of over 70,000 alumni from over 90 countries across the globe.
    • The university provides various facilities to its alumni viz
      • Continued access to career and employment planning and library
      • Discounts- University BookShop and Zone Fitness Centre
      • Accommodation and Free Parking
      • Subscription to Murmur magazine

    Murdoch University Placements

    • The Career and Employability cell helps its students in finding right opportunities, write resumes and cover letters.
    • myMurdoch Career connects students and employers.
    • It organizes various workshops and events to enhance the skills of the students and enable them to connect with various employers in the industry.
    $ 19,6341st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Nov 30

    Application Deadline

    $ 22,1901st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Nov 30

    Application Deadline


    2 years

    Course Duration

    Nov 30

    Application Deadline

    $ 19,7061st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Nov 30

    Application Deadline

    $ 19,7061st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Nov 30

    Application Deadline


    Murdoch University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $22,190 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    18 : 1

    Murdoch University comparison

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    collegedunia score4.2 Out of 104.4 Out of 104.2 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 201 Times Higher Education 2021
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    # 223 QS World University 2021
    # 251 Times Higher Education 2021
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    # 174 US News 2021
    # 201 Times Higher Education 2021
    subject strength# 251 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 301 for Psychology by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 301 for International Business by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 151 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 176 for Arts by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 176 for Humanities by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 126 for Education by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 126 for Law by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 151 for Sciences by Times Higher Education 2021
    programsUG Programs -68
    PG Programs -34
    UG Programs -158
    PG Programs -64
    Doctorate Programs -34
    UG Programs -142
    PG Programs -71
    exam scoreGMAT - 675
    GRE - 315
    PTE - 62
    TOEFL - 96
    IELTS - 7.5
    GMAT - 675
    PTE - 66
    TOEFL - 99
    IELTS - 7.5
    GRE - 315
    GMAT - 550
    PTE - 62.5
    TOEFL - 94
    IELTS - 7.5
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   22190 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   33286 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 19734 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   23416 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   25175 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 13748 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   20217 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   22356 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 15715 USD Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Highest Paying Degrees:
    MBA: $74,000;
    Bachelors: $45,000;
    BA: $37,000;
    BSc: $39,000

    Graduate Employability Rankings #77; Top recruiters: National Australian Bank, Telstra Corporation Ltd., Deloitte, GHD Group; Highest paid degrees: Masters in Science (153,000 USD); Masters in Management (198,000 USD); Executive MBA (90,000 USD); Masters in Finance (87,000 USD); MBA (80,000 USD).

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 251 – 300; Sectors paying the highest salary to graduates are HR, Media & Communications, Finance; MBA: 146,000 USD per annum; BBA: 122,000 USD per annum; Masters in Management: 83,000 USD per annum

    application requirements

    Apply online or through agents, PG applicants must fulfill country-specific requirements (vary with programs). 
    Some PG courses may require 4-year UG degree. 

    16 years of age; English proficiency scores; supplementary requirements (portfolio, interview, supplementary information form); CV; work reference letter; referee report

    60% – 70% for admission in UG; Grading System Description; Portfolio

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    Admission & dates

    Semester 1 Deadlines

    November 30

    Application deadline

    Semester 2 Deadlines

    May 31

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $22,190 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $33,286 / Year
    On Campus
    Apartment Room
    $14,352 / Year
    Shared House
    $5,382 / Year


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    8.8 /10

    The urge of standing apart from the crowd and doing something innovative made me land in Australia. While searching for the best colleges out there, Murdoch University is one of the finest choices. I was told about the college from my friends already in the city. I applied by filling up the online application that was available on the university's website.

    Course Curriculum :

    This Science degree program aims to prepare me for the admission into medical school, a pharmacy program, dentistry, optometry, or other health-related programs. It represents a robust mix of chemistry and biology. Thus I can opt for any future according to my interest.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    5.7 /10

    I heard from my friends that it had a great reputation both academically and socially. This made me interested in pursuing this course at this university and making it my first choice when I was choosing colleges.

    Course Curriculum :

    Aligned with industry practice as all core units are set to be the law council of Western Australia to ensure a minimum level of knowledge in particular areas. There's also a wide variety of optional units available to explore interests in specialized fields.

    7 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    3 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    90 South Street, Murdoch 6150

    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Bus Station
    • Super Market
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport

    Book Store

    Murdoch Bookshop0.14 km
    Murdoch Guild Secondhand Bookshop0.27 km
    Fiona Stanley News, Gifts and Lottery Centre0.99 km
    Leeming Lottery Centre & Newsagency2.43 km
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    Super Market

    Winthrop Supa IGA0.95 km
    Bibra Lake IGA X-press2.92 km
    IGA Mount Pleasant3.11 km
    Yee Seng Oriental Supermarket3.22 km
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    Effective Sealing Solutions4.63 km
    AG West4.77 km
    Jandakot Airport5.12 km
    McDermott Aviation Heli-Lift Australia Jandakot Base5.23 km
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    Bus Station

    South St Murdoch University0.25 km
    South St Murdoch University0.33 km
    Murdoch Dr Before South St0.34 km
    South St Before Prescott Dr0.35 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Winthrop Village0.95 km
    Kardinya Shopping Center1.76 km
    Kardinya Markets1.77 km
    Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre2.02 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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