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Murdoch University

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • 330 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 381 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 501 THE World University Rankings 2017
  • 501 THE Asia University Rankings 2018
  • 551 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 5,786 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 3%
Institution type Public

About Murdoch University

Established in 1976 in Perth, Murdoch University is now a globally renowned higher education institution that has been ranked as the few top 100 young universities (under 50). The Institution takes high pride in being a recognised research university with an impressive list of ground-breaking studies marking its history. Its 23,000 students consist of individuals from 90 different countries who are introduced to unique learning environment and facilities that are made available through Murdoch University’s connections with strategic partners in the areas of business, industry, governments, and others. Of course, it cannot be made possible without its 1,700 staff consistently

At Murdoch University, it has 9 schools with an extensive list of academic programmes that includes more than 250 courses for undergraduate, postgraduate, and research students. These schools include:

  • Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
  • School of Engineering and Information Technology
  • School of Business and Governance
  • School of Arts
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Psychology and Exercise Science
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Campus information

When you study at Murdoch, you’ll engage in learning that's bigger than four walls. Immerse yourself in our natural campus, explore our world-class facilities and support services and go beyond your course with our wide range of groups, activities and experiences. 



Do you need a place to call home while you study? As a Murdoch University student, you’ll have a range of accommodation options on and off campus.

Live in Murdoch University Village

Be part of a vibrant community of more than 800 students at Murdoch University Village. The village features a wide range of secure apartments as well as recreational facilities, including a beach volleyball court, swimming pool, e-library and a student lounge.

You can also join the unique Live, Learn and Grow residential life program which will help you adjust to campus life.

The village is owned and operated by Campus Living Villages in close partnership with Murdoch University.

Find shared or independent accommodation

If you’d like to live off campus, there is a range of shared and independent accommodation available to you. To be close to our Perth campus, consider the following suburbs: Murdoch, Kardinya, Leeming, Coolbellup, Bibra Lake, North Lake, Bull Creek, Winthrop, Bateman or Willagee.

Live with an Australian family

If you’re coming to Australia from overseas and would like to experience life as part of an Australian family, you can apply for homestay accommodation. You will:

  • Be collected from the airport by your host family when you first arrive.
  • Improve your English language skills by interacting with your host family.
  • Enjoy the local community and culture with advice from local experts.
  • Meet new people and attend social events.
  • Benefit from support and advice provided by your host family.


Courses available 9

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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