NOTE: The first day to depart is June 24th however, accommodation is paid up until July 10th. Students are welcome to stay until at no extra cost until these dates as they have already paid for it.
** 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.
Language of Instruction:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Murdoch University, in Perth, Australia is one of Australia's leading research institutions. With over 18,000 students and 1,400 staff, Murdoch boasts a national reputation of excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction by working together and exploring new ways of thinking and making discoveries. Students at Murdoch are enrolled in over 200 graduate degrees and post graduate courses across a variety of disciplines including veterinary science, law, teaching, psychology, business and nursing. Murdoch is a place where free thinking is welcomed and encouraged. Education at Murdoch is about creating opportunities for your future!
Murdoch University is a dynamic, modern place with a true Australian feel. The main campus (South Street) is 11 minutes from the Perth city center by train and a short connecting bus trip or walk.
Perth, Australia is a metropolitan area with a population of 1,659,000, situated in the Southwest division of western Australia. Perth lies between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Range. A central business district and the suburbs of Perth are on the banks of the Swan River. In 1962, Perth was labeled as the "City of Light" when city residents lit their house lights and streetlights when John Glenn passed overhead while orbiting the earth on Friendship 7. The Economist names Perth as one of the "World's Most Livable Cities" in 2010.
Students should work with their academic adviser or program director to choose 4 classes for their semester at Murdoch. Classes (units) are normally worth 3 or 4 points each and the normal course load is 12 points.
Before choosing courses, students should check out some helpful tips and reminders on this website. Also refer to the How to Find Units Guide. When choosing courses to take at Murdoch, keep the following in mind:
- UW-Stout's Fall semester is Murdochs's Session 2 (August-November)
- UW-Stout's Spring semester is Murdochs's Session 1 (February-June)
Tropical Marine Biology Summer Program: Murdoch has an outstanding reputation for Marine and Environmental Science. Students will study three main areas including the diversity and physical process of Western Australia tropical marine habitats; coral reef environments and the biodiversity of reef organisms; and biological processes with a focus on coral reef ecosystems. Click here to learn more!
Business Courses: The following link gives a few examples of business courses here at Stout, and what their equivalent would be at Murdoch University- Course Equivalencies- Business.doc
Accommodation: Murdoch University Village offers a fresh and exciting approach to student accommodation. Students are housed in modern apartments in a fantastic location on-campus. Apartment sizes range from one to five bedrooms. All apartments are fully furnished and ready to move into. Many apartments will be upgraded in 2011 with new bathrooms, kitchens and common areas or fittings. The apartment complexes have a swimming pool, student lounge, TV room, E-library and study spaces, high-speed internet, a volleyball court and BBQ zone. Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in Australia. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students will need to have a visa to study in Australia. The current visa fee is AUD$550. The Office of International Education can assist you with the visa process.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Australia. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Australia before or after the program.
Click below to see a breakdown of the estimated program costs:
Students who are eligible for financial aid may use applicable grants, scholarships and loans to pay for study abroad programs at UW-Stout. Participants should apply for aid in the same manner as a typical semester on campus then provide your financial aid counselor with the estimated costs from the link above. Every student’s financial situation is different, meet with your financial aid counselor to discuss your options today!
Financial Aid Office
210 Bowman Hall