For students hoping to see a bit of the outback during their time in Australia, Murdoch University in Perth offers the perfect solution. The sprawling campus is home to 18,000 students and students participating in this program are typically housed in on-campus university accommodation which provides convenient access to campus life. Enroll in a wide selection courses for your studies and then experience a ten-day safari experience through the North West of Australia to satisfy your adventure craving.


Semester Program
(February - June, July - November)


Application Deadlines:
Spring - Nov 18
Fall - April 21

18,000 Students

2.75 GPA to apply


Suburban Location
Traditional Campus

On-Campus Student Apartments


Study and live on-campus at Australia’s largest university campus, surrounded by native bush, yet with quick and easy access to city life and the beautiful west coast beaches

Experience living on campus with other local and international students

Live in Perth, known for perfect weather, laidback locals and space to spread out and enjoy life

Enjoy close proximity to some amazing Aussie experiences – explore Australia’s outback, indulge in the wine region of Margaret River and even swim with dolphins in Monkey Mia

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive six-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand excursion

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Perth-based Resident Director and other in-country staff for continued support throughout the semester

Students have the option to take a three course load for a discounted tuition rate.

Program Details


TEAN’s exclusive “Welcome Abroad” Orientation Program takes place in Cairns in the north of Australia famous for its tropical setting and access to the Great Barrier Reef – what better way to start the semester than a week full of adventure, including scuba diving and snorkeling on the largest coral reef system in the world? Your Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by introducing you to the local culture and academics while also getting to know your soon to be friends and having an exciting journey in the process. On the final day of Orientation, students travel to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.

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Students live on-campus at Murdoch University Village which is comprised of 110 self-contained apartments with up to five bedrooms in each. Affectionately known as ”The Village,” it houses students from all over the world and is a melting pot of nearly 50 nationalities.

TEAN Staff

Throughout your semester you will meet with the Perth Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.


About Murdoch University

  • Established in 1973, Murdoch University is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age according to The Times Higher Education World University rankings. Murdoch is also ranked number 33 in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Most International Universities in the world.
  • Murdoch’s main South Street campus is set amongst a beautiful bush environment and covers nearly 600 acres, it is one of the largest campuses in Australia, yet is only a short train ride to the city and a quick bus ride to Perth’s incredible beaches.
  • Murdoch University’s veterinary science program is ranked in the top 50 in the world, and number one in Australia by the QS World University subject rankings, and was the first veterinary course in Australia to achieve accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Murdoch University prides itself on its state of the art facilities including the AU$35 million Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IIID) at Murdoch University that is partially funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the cutting edge Media Arts Centre, which boasts facilities such as two digital TV studios, a newsroom, radio studios, video editing suites and recording studios.
  • Murdoch University is located in the suburb of Murdoch, just ten miles southwest of Perth’s Central Business District and five miles from the eclectic seaside city of Fremantle, where students enjoy numerous cafés, microbreweries, boutiques and weekend markets.
  • Murdoch’s modern campus has a strong community feel, while providing state-of-the-art facilities. The natural bushland setting provides peaceful courtyards that separate the buildings and are beautifully landscaped with native Australian trees and shrubs.



Academic Departments and Schools at Murdoch are divided into nine academic divisions: Public Policy and International Affairs; Engineering and Information Technology; Management and Governance; Arts; Health Professions; Psychology and Exercise Science; Education; Law and Veterinary and Life Science.

Courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses at Murdoch, refer to Step 2 – Get Schooled – of our 6 easy steps to studying abroad. You can also refer to our Murdoch University online course catalog instructions for a listing of all courses, and how to navigate the online catalog. Students enroll in 4 courses per semester (12 Murdoch credits), which usually transfers as 15 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Subject Area
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Asian Business Studies
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sports Management
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Animation
  • Cinematography
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Journalism (Broadcast)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Journalism (Print)
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • New Media
  • Public Relations
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Metallurgical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Engineering, Nano
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Health Science (General)
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing
  • Sport and Leisure Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Development Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies / Theology
  • Sociology
International Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Vet Science
Visual and Performing Arts, & Design
  • Art
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Production
  • Theatre Studies
  • Video Game Design
  • Web Design



  • 2.75 GPA. Students with a 2.5-2.75 are encouraged to apply and may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Sophomore standing at a four-year degree-granting institution at the time of enrollment.
  • Freshmen and/or students attending a two-year institution may be considered on a case by case basis.

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Perth-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Perth. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.


Get to know your new home with this tour highlighting all the local haunts in Perth and “Freo,” as well as providing historical background to the region.


While the Australian Rules Football League originated in Victoria, Western Australia was the first state outside of Melbourne to have two teams in the national competition – West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers. We join the vocal locals to cheer on one of these teams against an east coast rival.


Australians love the beach – being an island nation with beautiful coastlines and 85% of the population living within an hour of a beach, it’s not surprising. Surfing is the favorite pastime of Aussie beachgoers so we introduce you to this sport early on in the semester with a lesson to get you started riding the waves.

Optional Excursions

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know Australia better or travel to even more exotic destinations with pre- and mid-semester excursions organized during school breaks.

South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural environments this planet has to offer and is home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports! From the Southern Hemisphere’s highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, whitewater rafting raging rapids and hiking glaciers, you won’t be bored or disappointed! This excursion is usually offered as a mid-semester break excursion.

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Take advantage of Australia’s ideal location in the South Pacific and explore exotic Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive nine-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself bathing elephants in a river, learning to cook Thai food, visiting exotic temples and spending the evening with hilltribe villagers. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion, usually offered during mid-semester break, is not to be missed.

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Melbourne, Australia

Don’t miss your chance to explore the hidden gems of Melbourne. On our weekend trip to this uber cool city you’ll explore hidden alleys and be introduced to the sporting culture of Aussie Rules Football. Led by our local Resident Director, this is one place you absolutely must visit.

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Program Dates

Spring 2017

Application Deadline Nov 18
Date of Departure Feb 5
TEAN Orientation Feb 7 Feb 12
University Orientation Feb 16 Feb 24
Classes Begin Feb 27
Semester Break 1 March 20 March 24
Semester Break 2 April 17 April 21
Classes End June 3
Study Period June 5 June 9
Exam Period June 10 June 23
Program Ends June 24

Fall 2016

Date of Departure  July 10
TEAN Orientation July 12 July 17
Housing Move-In  July 17
University Orientation  July 22 July 25
Classes Begin  Aug 1
Semester Break Sept 26 Sept 30
Study Period  Nov 7 Nov 11
Exam Period  Nov 14 Nov 25
Program Ends  Nov 26

Fees & Inclusions

Spring 2017

  • Tuition and services: $11,120*
  • Housing (on campus): $2,440 – $4,860

*Students have the option of taking 3 courses (opposed to 4) for a discount of up to $1,725 – pending approval from their home university.

What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus student housing
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Six-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to unique and exciting optional excursions which may include New Zealand, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged flight itineraries 
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Perth
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Perth Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($2,200)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($475)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,000)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.


TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants, including a full ride scholarship for a Fall or Summer program. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

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