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.

Snapshot

Semester Program

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February - June
July - November

18,000 Students

2.75 GPA to apply

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Suburban Location
Traditional Campus

On-Campus Student Apartments

Overview

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

Discover Sydney and delve into Australian culture with a comprehensive five-day Orientation Program in the country’s most famous city that includes many cultural activities

Take advantage of our pre-semester excursion option to Cairns and explore the Great Barrier Reef

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand excursion

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

Program Details

Orientation

Hit the ground running with our Sydney-based Orientation Program. Held over five days, Orientation combines academic and cultural sessions with iconic Aussie experiences. Each activity is designed to help students ease into their semester by introducing all of the senses to Australia. Our historical walking tour of Sydney unveils the treasures of the city while preparing students to take on the city independently. After an inspiring day spent examining Aussie culture, we end with an evening harbor cruise circling the distinctive shells of the Sydney Opera House. On the final day of Orientation, students are transported to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.


Housing

Students live on-campus at Murdoch University Village which is comprised of 110 self-contained apartments with up to eight 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.

Academics

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.

Courses

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. You can also refer to the Murdoch online course catalog for a listing of all courses. Students enroll in 4 courses per semester (12 Murdoch credits), which usually transfers as 15 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • 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
Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
Engineering
  • Engineering, Chemical
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Metallurgical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Engineering, Nano
Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
Health
  • 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
Science
  • 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

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 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.

TOUR OF PERTH AND FREMANTLE

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.

AUSSIE RULES FOOTBALL MATCH

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.

LEARN TO SURF

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.

Great Barrier Reef

The iconic Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the world’s most stunning waterscapes and unique creatures. Take time to explore its surrounding tropical rainforests and native wildlife while also participating in extreme activities such as whitewater rafting and bungee jumping. Of course, you can also just relax and soak up some of that famous Australian sun. This excursion is usually offered as a pre-semester excursion.

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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.

Thailand

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.

Program Dates

Fall 2016*

Date of Departure: Early to mid July, 2016

Program Ends: Mid to late November, 2016

*Exact dates will be provided early Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Option 1:
Date of Departure Feb 8
TEAN Orientation Feb 10 Feb 14
Optional Pre-Semester Excursion Feb 14 Feb 21
Option 2:
Date of Departure Feb 15
TEAN Orientation Feb 17 Feb 21
Optional Pre-Semester Excursion Not available
All Students:
Housing Move-In Feb 21
University Orientation Feb 22 Feb 26
Classes Begin Feb 29
Semester Break Mar 28 Apr 1
Classes End May 30
Study Period Jun 6 Jun 10
Exam Period Jun 11 Jun 25
Program Ends Jun 26

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2016

Program Fees: Fees will be updated during Spring 2016, but are expected to be similar to Spring 2016 fees below.

Spring 2016

  • Tuition and services: $11,120
  • Housing (on campus): $2,440 – $4,360

Fall 2015

  • Tuition and services: $11,620
  • Housing (on campus): $2,940 – $4,860

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
  • Five-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 pre-semester and Spring Break trips, which may include New Zealand, the Great Barrier Reef, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged group flights
  • 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 Sydney and 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

  • Airfares
  • Meals during the semester
  • Airport transfer at end of semester

Scholarships

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. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

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