Murdoch University

A group of Murdoch University students walking

Murdoch University

Murdoch is a research-intensive university in Western Australia’s capital city, where you can benefit from flexible study options and world-class facilities.

Why choose Murdoch?

Top 120 Young University in the world

Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2022

5-star rating overall  

QS Stars Assessment 2023

15 research areas rated ‘above world standard’

Australian Research Council

Murdoch University is known for its leading research, and contribution to tackling the biggest social and scientific challenges of our time.  

Take a closer look at Murdoch University

Here’s why students love Murdoch 

Located next to the Indian Ocean with beautiful beaches, Perth is a youthful and diverse city with vibrant nightlife, spectacular outdoor spaces and a unique urban charm. It is Australia’s sunniest capital city and a gateway to Asia and beyond.

Two Murdoch University students walking

At Murdoch, you are encouraged to think freely and discover where your interests lie.

15 research areas rated ‘above world standard’ by the Australian Research Council

Outdoors, Gravestone, Tomb

What is it like to study at Murdoch as an international student? 

Happy, Head, Laughing

Shamiso’s story 

Your route to Murdoch University 

If you want to study at Murdoch University but don’t meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course at the on-campus international college and progress to the University.


On campus

Murdoch College

  • On-campus degree preparation courses 
  • Access to university facilities from day one
  • Guaranteed entry to a Murdoch University degree*

*When you successfully complete your degree preparation course at the required level. 

Life on campus

The University’s main campus in Perth has a fantastic location on Australia’s beautiful west coast. 

The University’s Perth Campus offers state-of-the-art facilities in a great location just outside the city.




countries represented on campus


Best Global Universities in Australia (U.S. News & World Report) 


clubs and societies to join

Innovative Research Universities member

a coalition of Australian universities committed to research excellence

83 hectares of protected natural reserve areas

with high biodiversity

Any other questions?

Where is Perth?

Perth is a lively coastal city with white-sand beaches on Australia’s sunny west coast. It is the capital of Western Australia, and great place to live.

What can I do in Perth? 

There’s so much to see and do in Perth. From incredible nature to fascinating aboriginal history and vibrant modern culture, Perth offers its residents an exciting yet laid-back lifestyle.  

Is Perth a good place for international students?

Perth has the best of both worlds: it’s a vibrant city that is also affordable. This makes it a great, budget-friendly destination for international students. Murdoch University is a welcoming place that embraces international students from all over the world, so you’ll feel at home. 

Two graphics of houses, Cost of living Perth and Melbourne
Cost of living in Perth