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Undergraduate Studies

Earn a degree from one of Perth’s world-class universities or higher education colleges.

Higher education in Perth

Home to some of the top universities in the country, a degree from Perth is a qualification from an internationally respected learning centre.

With world-class universities, including the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, The University of Notre Dame and Murdoch University, you can choose from a wide range of courses and programs from undergraduate to postgraduate levels.

The academic year at the university begins in late February and concludes in mid-November. It is divided into two semesters, but a few institutions follow a trimester system or provide summer courses from December to February.

International Student Scholarships

Did you know that international students can apply for scholarships to help cover some or all of their education expenses?

Universities and colleges available in Perth

Boasting internationally accredited universities and colleges, Perth provides a diverse range of educational opportunities for international students searching for quality education in Australia.

With countless courses available, learn from industry-leading lecturers and researchers in an environment that will help you shine.

Every university and college in Perth offers:

  • A wealth of academic resources
  • World-leading science and research facilities
  • A dynamic and stimulating learning environment
  • Internationally-renowned academic staff
  • Student support, guidance and career counselling
  • Modern recreational facilities
  • Religious facilities such as prayer rooms

Degree levels in Australia

If you're an international student studying in Perth, you'll have a variety of degree levels to choose from.

At the undergraduate level, students can earn a Bachelor's degree which typically takes 3-4 years of full-time study. If you wish to further your studies, you can study a postgraduate degree, such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Master's degree, which typically take 6 months to 2 years to complete. 

After completing a Bachelor's or Master's degree, students may also pursue a Doctoral degree, also known as a PhD, which typically takes 3-4 years.

Undergraduate qualifications prepare you for a professional career and postgraduate study. 

To undertake undergraduate studies, you’ll be required to have an Australian secondary school Certificate of Education (Year 12) or its overseas equivalent; a Vocational Education and Training Diploma, or an Advanced Diploma.

Undergraduate qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor Degree
  • A Bachelor Degree (Honours)

Postgraduate studies are designed for students looking to pursue specific careers.

To enrol in postgraduate studies, you’ll first need to have completed an undergraduate qualification. 

Postgraduate qualifications include:

  • Graduate Certificate or Diploma
  • A Master's Degree in Australia for international students and local students
  • A Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Australia for international students and local students)
  • A Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Australia for international students and local students).

Student stories

Listen to what students from all over the world love most about living and studying in Perth.

"Perth has given me safety, opportunity, and a sense of belonging."
"Perth is one of the safest cities in the world and is a vibrant multicultural society."
"I chose Perth because it is close to my home country, Malaysia."