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ECU offers innovative and practical courses across a variety of disciplines and we have a vibrant research culture. ECU is a leader in developing alternative entry pathways to higher education.

We have three campuses in Western Australia. Joondalup and Mount Lawley in the Perth metropolitan area and our South West campus in Bunbury, 200km south of the Perth CBD.

ECU provides a variety of services and facilities that go beyond the classroom, with opportunities for personal development and social interaction for students and staff.

Future Students

Applicants with an ATAR

  • If you want to start a course in Semester 1, apply through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre .
  • If you want to start a course in Semester 2 (mid-year), you can apply direct to us .

Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

Applicants with a VET qualification

  • If you’ve completed a Certificate IV during or right after year 12, you can apply direct to us for undergraduate or University Preparation courses .
  • If you’re currently in Year 12, we expect you to achieve WACE by the end of the year.
  • If you’re not currently in Year 12, and don’t yet meet English competency, please apply to us with your Certificate IV and we will evaluate your application individually.
  • If your Diploma or Advanced Diploma is in the same subject area as the course you wish to study at ECU, you may be eligible for credit, or advanced standing. You can apply for this after you accept your offer into the course.

Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

All other applicants

  • You can apply direct to us. Before you start your application, make sure you’ve made scanned copies of school or other study results and the components of your portfolio if you’re using our Portfolio Pathway .
  • Please ensure the University Preparation course is listed as a preference in your application.
  • If you’ve been an ECU student and are using an ATAR from previous years, or sat the STAT or the ISIT at ECU, we don’t need documents because we can check your score electronically.

Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

Research degrees

Some research degrees have recommended submission dates for applications.

Our Doctor of Philosophy (course code L61) accepts applications all year long.

To apply for a research degree, please supply the following with your application:

  • a 300-word research abstract and a 2-page research proposal
  • facts about your work and academic history
  • references from any publications or conference papers you’ve co-authored
  • your previous academic qualifications

Note: If you’re a citizen of India, Pakistan, Nepal or Bangladesh, we may require you to apply via an ECU Authorised Agent .

Check the progress of your application

If you’ve applied for a course – either directly or through an ECU Authorised Agent – you can easily track its progress through our application status check .

What happens after you’ve applied?

After your application is processed and if you’re successful:

  1. We send you an Offer Letter for a place at ECU. This will be an Offer or a Conditional Offer (you must meet the conditions of your offer), and includes course details, fees to pay and more.
  2. You complete the online acceptance and pay the ‘Fees payable now’. This includes your first semester course fees and Overseas Student Health Cover. You can accept and pay by going to the Respond to your offer page.
  3. Once you’ve successfully accepted your offer to study at ECU, and we’ve confirmed receipt of the required fees, we’ll issue a Confirmation of Enrolment. If required, this document allows you to apply for a student visa to study in Australia.
  4. Once the above steps are complete, we welcome you as an official ECU student. You should then review our pre-departure information. attend orientation and enrol in your study units.