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Edith Cowan University
Perth, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (Fall - Spring)
Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/15/2015 10/09/2015 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirements:
Program Type:
USF Exchange
Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
Level of Study:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Open to:
USF Students Only
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
Minimum GPA:
Sponsoring College:
University Wide
Program Primary Subject:
Architecture, Business, Marketing, and Finance, Computer and Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts and Art History, Health Sciences, Humanities, History, and Media Studies, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences
Program Description:

Program Overview

Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take class, live, and socialize with local British and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for 1 - 2 semesters.

Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.

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Perth is situated with the Indian Ocean on one side and huge deserts on the other. A vibrant city set in the midst of stunning natural beauty, it is located on the Swan River in southern Western Australia (WA). Scenic Perth claims to be the most isolated city in the world and the sunniest city in Australia.

With a population of about 1,000,000 it has all the benefits of a big city with fewer problems. Perth is similar to Sydney, but possibly even more relaxed due to its small size. The beach culture is heavily present with famous Cottesloe Beach amongst the most beautiful of any city beach in the world. Cottesloe claims to be responsible for more than a million dollars lost productivity every day, due to workers calling in sick.

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Host Institution

In 1902, Edith Cowan University began as a teaching college. Edith Cowan University's origins go back to 1902 when it began as a teaching college. Today it is Western Australia's second largest university with approximately 23,000 students. Edith Cowan University is located in Perth, Western Australia, a gateway to Asia, and is the only Australian University names after a woman- Edith Dircksey Cowan. As a contemporary university, ECU provides top-notch tertiary education for the students. They believe in putting what the student has learned into practice, and their courses are focused around real-life situations to real-life problems. With over 300 courses, ECU offers the flexibility and freedom to match your own talents and aspirations with a wide range of course options to give you the skills and knowledge to reach your goals.

ECU Main Page:

International Exchange Page:

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Academic Program and Course Information

With programs ranging from Criminology and Law to Surf Sciences and Coastal/Marine Management ECU takes full advantage of it's unique location in Western Australia to bring academics and student life in harmony. Students can choose from regular courses offered to Australian students or select a few specifically to help visiting international students learn more about Australia and the local area. Home to the Western Australian Academy of Perform Arts, it is an ideal choice for students of music, dance, and theatre.

Please note: In Australia, your major is called your "course" and your classes are called "units."

For a list of all courses (majors) offered:

For a searchable database of units (classes):

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Program Costs

The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.

Not included in this cost:

  • Airfare
  • Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
  • Meals
  • Additional travel or medical insurance
  • Any transportation fees
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Any additional or personal expenses

In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month. 

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Living Arrangements

ECU offers on-campus housing as well as temporary housing for students arriving early. Exchange students also attend an arrival reception prior to beginning their orientation program. For more information see the ECU International accommodation portal:

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Who Can Participate?

Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.

Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation.

All majors are welcomed.

A 2.75 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration.

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Getting There

Students are asked to not purchase an tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.

Students are responcible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.

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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program.  Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.  

Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.

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Contacts for More Information

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees
Rene Sanchez
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CPR 468)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR107
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104 Fax: (813) 974-4613

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