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!
Wanju Boodjah Summer Program
Students can experience first-hand and understand the place and culture of the regions oldest people and the Nyungar people. Gain Nyungar perspectives on Boodjah (country), Moor (Family) and Kadidjiny (Knowledge), including cosmology, spirituality, mythology, cartography, geography, language, history and traditional practices and rituals, IN addition, the course explores contemporary Nyungar culture and issues related to identity, dispossession, reconciliation and cultural expression.
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.
Location: 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.
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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. When choosing courses to take at Murdoch, keep the following in mind:
Art & Design Students
To enhance awareness and promote study abroad experiences, Art and Design study abroad students, studying for one semester or more, will be required to exhibit their art & design work in a group exhibition in the Gallery 209, upon their return, as organized by the Art & Design Department's International Studies Committee. Students in short-term programs are not required but encouraged to participate. While the work is on exhibit, students will be expected to organize the appropriate faculty and the program director to assess their work for related study abroad credits, as needed. Students returning from HAWK will exhibit their work in September and students returning from all other programs in February. Students will also be responsible for submitting a complete electronic portfolio (CD, DVD) of their work to the Program Office by the end of their exhibition week. Students will not receive equivalent Stout credits until the exhibition and electronic portfolio requirements are satisfied.
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
Accomodation: 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.
To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.
We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.