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At Murdoch we have more than 22,000 students and over 2,000 staff, including 2,000 overseas students from around 100 countries studying in Perth and another 8000 studying offshore. That’s more than 25,100 unique stories, backgrounds and ways of thinking that help us to make a difference in the world.
In Western Australia, our Perth campus has a range of facilities including a comprehensive vet hospital (with WA’s only equine operating theatres), engineering pilot plant, a chiropractic clinic, Media Arts centre and more. They also have campuses in Singapore, opposite the National Library in the education hub, and in Dubai where our students use state-of-the-art TV and radio studios, newsrooms and editing suites.
They are recognised as one of Australia’s leading research institutions, as more industries place their belief and resources into our projects to provide their research candidates and scientists with the opportunity to make amazing discoveries.
Murdoch views the opportunity for its students to take part in some form of work-related experience as an essential form of learning integral to each of their courses. The University’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program seeks to provide an important learning experience for students, while allowing them to demonstrate their graduate skills to employers.
Whether you’re a recent school leaver or not, there are a number of standard admission pathways into an undergr
aduate degree at Murdoch.
Using your ATAR
If you’ve graduated from high school recently or a while ago, the usual way to qualify for admission to Murdoch is with:
A Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) with at least four ATAR courses of study, or an interstate or international equivalent
A scaled mark of at least 50 in ATAR English, Literature or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
A competitive Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), which is calculated from your school and exam results. Check the minimum ATAR you would need for your course before you apply.
Even if it’s been a while since you finished Year 12, your exam results are valid indefinitely. Scores obtained since 1992 can be converted to an ATAR using the TISC ATAR calculator. If you’re at least 20 years old and don’t have any qualifications or didn’t finish high school, you can apply for entry to Murdoch by sitting the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Here’s what you need to know about the STAT:
The STAT is a nationally-recognised test which assesses your abilities for learning at university. It focuses on critical thinking and reasoning skills rather than specific knowledge.
For entry into most of our undergraduate courses, you’ll need to achieve a STAT score of at least 140 in the Written English section and 135 in the Multiple Choice section for tests taken after February 2010. If you took the test before February 2010, you need a minimum score of 145 in both the Written English and Multiple Choice sections.
You can’t use the STAT to apply for direct entry to Law or Veterinary Science. Make sure you check the minimum entry requirements for your course before applying.
Register for one of our STAT preparation courses or book through TISC to sit the STAT.
To find out more, download the following documents:
STAT preparation course(pdf) 956 KB
Your TAFE qualification may count
If you’re 20 years old or over, a Certificate IV or higher completed at TAFE or Polytechnic in the last 10 years will qualify you for entry to most of our courses, as long as you meet the minimum English requirements. Check the minimum entry requirements for your course before applying
Previous study at university
Once you start uni you’re not locked into a particular course. You can change courses and universities to find the one that’s right for you. Once you have completed two units of uni study you can use those to apply to study at Murdoch. Even if you’ve been out of uni for a while, we’ll consider your previous study for entry. If it wasn’t too long ago, you might be able to get credits or exemptions towards your new degree, reducing the time it takes to graduate.
For most of our postgraduate courses, you need to have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. In some cases, you could qualify for entry with evidence of professional work experience.Entry requirements vary according to the course you want to study, so make sure you check the specific entry requirements for your course before you apply.
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. Our student association, the Murdoch Guild, can help you find shared or independent accommodation through their student accommodation database. They also have unofficial advice for living off campus and offer a range of clubs, activities and events you can join.
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:
Currently there are no scholarships available.