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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
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/15/2017 03/20/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year(SP+FA) 2018 10/15/2017 10/15/2017 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

Currently, there are no tuition exchange places available to UW-Whitewater students at Murdoch University. UW-Whitewater students may choose to study at Murdoch on a non-exchange basis and be subject to Murdoch's tuition rates (see here) or can instead choose to participate in a different UW-Whitewater 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  
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
Mandatory UW System CISI Insurance 170
Tuition* 5,070 (12 credits) or
6,760 (16 credits)    
Subtotal $5,515 or $7,205
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos  150
Australian Student Visa (550 AUD) 400
Mandatory Australian OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) Insurance 200
Round-Trip Airfare 2,000
Accommodation** 3,500
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,500
Subtotal $11,050
Total*** $16,565 (12 credits) or
$18,255 (16 credits)    

*See current tuition rates here:  Amounts on Murdoch's website are given in Australian Dollars (AUD) and have been converted to US Dollars on this UWW page according to current exchange rates at the time of writing (December 2016). 9 Murdoch credits = 12 UWW credits.  12 Murdoch credits = 16 UWW credits.

**Estimate - accommodation costs vary by room type chosen.  See for room types and pricing.  Pricing is given by WEEK and in Australian Dollars (AUD). Semester housing contracts are 21 weeks.

***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,292


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:
Milliam Lor
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
         262-472-5759 (appointments)