Exchange (Bilateral) Australia: Murdoch University
Perth, Australia (Outgoing Program)
|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.
|Program Type:||Exchange (Bilateral)||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Housing Options:||Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Home-Stay||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|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|
UW-W Exchange ProgramCurrently, 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.
|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.
AcademicsCommitted 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.
AccommodationStudents 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.
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.
Student Life and Surroundings
Perth, the largest city in Western Australia, has a population of around 2 million.
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.
Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
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).
|Billed by UW-Whitewater|
|Mandatory UW System CISI Insurance||170|
|Tuition*||5,200 (12 credits) or
7,000 (16 credits)
|Subtotal||$5,645 or $7,445|
|Additional Estimated Expenses|
|Passport and Passport Photos||150|
|Australian Student Visa||420|
|Mandatory Australian OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) Insurance||275|
|Total***||$15,790 (12 credits) or
$17,590 (16 credits)
*See current tuition rates here: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Future-students/International-students/Study-abroad-and-exchange/Fees-and-costs/. 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 (July 2016). 9 Murdoch credits = 12 UWW credits. 12 Murdoch credits = 16 UWW credits.
**Estimate - accommodation costs vary by room type chosen. See https://www.mystudentvillage.com/au/murdoch-university-village/ 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 $9,157
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.
|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|
ContactsCGE Exchange Coordinator:
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5379 (direct)