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Exchange (Bilateral) Australia: Murdoch University
Perth, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year(SP+FA),
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year(SP+FA) 2017 10/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
Language of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Home-Stay
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Graphic Design, History, Human Resource Management, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies
Program Description:

Murdoch University

UW-W Exchange Program

Location Perth, Australia
Academic Focus Across the Curriculum
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Sophomore standing
Terms FAll, Spring, Year
Laqnguage of Instruction English
Partner Website Click Here

Studying at Murdoch University offers students a unique opportunity to take courses across the curriculum while experiencing the vast beauty of Western Australia. 

Murdoch is located in the sunny city of Perth.  Students will participate in Murdoch’s 10-day, 2,500 mile “North-West Trip” across the Australian Outback which includes hiking through untouched Karijini National Park, snorkeling Ningaloo Reef, swimming with dolphins, and building friendships with other students from all over the world. 


Committed to making a difference, Murdoch University taking a flexible approach to education where students and staff work together to make discoveries.  Murdoch is home to over 18,000 students along with over 3,000 international students.  

Students of all majors are eligible to participate in this program.  Murdoch offers courses in Biology, Business, Chemistry,  IT/Computer Science, Economics, Education, Math, Psychology, and Health Sciences.  Complete course information can be found in their online course catalog


Students will have the opportunity to stay on-campus at the Murdoch University Village.  With 6 apartment styles, the student village offers students the complete student experience.  Students will enjoy facilities such as a student lounge, beach volleyball court, swimming pool, and access to the university gym. 

Murdoch does not provide an  off-campus accommodation service, however, the will provide international students advice.  Murdoch will also assist students in finding a homestay.  For more information on housing please click here.


Student Life and Surroundings

Students at Murdoch have the unique experience of living in a vivacious city, while having access to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches, and explore Australia’s virtually untouched wilderness.  Along with the vast natural beauty, students will have the chance to live the Australian lifestyle. 

Perth, the largest city in Western Australia, has a population of around 2 million. 


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,819
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 170
Subtotal $4,264
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Accommodation** 3,700
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Round-Trip Airfare 2,000
Subtotal $10,150
Total*** $14,414

*2015-16 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,157


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also apply for an Australian student visa, a process which can be completed online after acceptance by Murdoch University.


Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Mid July to Mid June
Calendar Year October 1st Late February  to Mid November
Fall Semester March 15th Mid July to Mid November
Spring Semester October 1st Late February to Mid June



CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
         262-472-5759 (appointments)