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  • Locations: Perth, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Chemistry, Child and Family Development, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Counseling, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Energy Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Film and New Media, Finance, Foods and Nutrition, Geography, Health Science, History, Homeland Security, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Humanities, Information Systems, International Business, International Security and Conflict Resolution, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Kinesiology, LGBT Studies, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Music, Nursing, Oceanography and Marine Sciences, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Relations, Religion/Theology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainability, Television, Theatre Arts, Women's Studies
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:
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This exchange program will not be open for the Fall 2019 application cycle. To review alternate options, complete an Advising Application and see a study abroad advisor. 

University Profile
Murdoch University is a public university based in Perth, Western Australia. Ranked within the top 301-350 universities worldwide, it is one of the two universities in Western Australia to be listed in the top 400. The Murdoch community encourages sharing ideas, pooling knowledge and finding new ways of thinking. Across Australia, they are widely recognized for excellent teaching, ground-breaking research and high number of satisfied students. Due to its wide range of disciplines and diverse campus, Murdoch University has attracted over 3,000 international students from over 100 countries.

Academic Notes
Murdoch University is committed to the pursuit of excellence and has achieved an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Murdoch strives to make a difference. Many of Murdoch's past research projects have resulted in benefits to society, including plant disease control, animal health, clean air, waste treatment and environmental technology. The University takes pride in the fact that it has some of the best qualified academic staff in Australia.

Language Notes
All classes are taught in English.

Program Dates
Semester I (SDSU Spring semester): mid February to late June
Semester II (SDSU Fall semester): mid July to late November

These are estimated dates that may include a required welcome orientation the week before classes begin and final examinations. Although it is possible for two semester students to go during SDSU's academic year, it is better to stay with the Murdoch academic calendar. 

Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
Go to Murdoch course website to find course and check out the Course Handbook.   

Note: At Murdoch University, SDSU considers 200+ level courses as upper division.

Housing and Meals
Quality on Campus housing is available in Murdoch University's Student Village that include fully furnished flats with either single or shared rooms. An Off Campus Housing Officer is also available to help students find accommodation on the basis of full board, house sharing or flat rental. To check this out, visit the Accommodation website. 

Insurance Requirement
As a compulsory condition of a student visa, all international students must have approved Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which provides medical and hospital coverage for international students while in Australia. You will receive more information about the OSHC in your Offer Letter.

All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.

U.S. citizens must acquire a student visa to study in Australia. Please refer to the Embassy of Australia website for more information about what is required to obtain that student visa. You will need the Certificate of Enrollment and Offer Letter in order to apply for the visa.

Location Summary
Bordered largely by desert to the east, Western Australia is bound by 12,500 kilometers (7,813 miles) of the world's most pristine coastline to the west. Western Australia is adored for its brilliant blue skies, warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches. It is a land blessed with some of the world's most precious natural phenomena including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle range and the towering karri forests of the South West. Perth, the capital city of the State, is home to 1.38 million people and enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia. Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, the lifestyle in Western Australia is a relaxed one.
Perth has an excellent public transport system. Buses run regularly between Perth and Murdoch University and, Fremantle and Murdoch University and can be caught from the
Murdoch University Campus Fremantle and Perth city center to many parts of Perth. The Circle Route bus passes Murdoch University and goes via many areas of Perth, it is very convenient for and, is widely used by Murdoch students. In addition, students who have classes at the Rockingham Campus and live in the Murdoch area are able to catch the regular shuttle buses between the Murdoch and Rockingham Campuses. Students will be provided with transport information at the Orientation Program. The University is located approximately 20 minutes by car (15 kilometers) from Perth's city center and 10 minutes by car (eight kilometers) from the port city of Fremantle. Should you wish to explore other Australian cities, Perth is less than four hours by plane from Sydney and Melbourne. As closest Australian city to South-East Asia, Perth is also a great starting point for exploring Australia's Asian neighbors. It is only a 3 hour flight to Bali and 5 - 7 hours flying time to major Asian destinations including Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA