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2024 International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
The International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship is offered to international
students from selected countries who can demonstrate a high level of academic
achievement in their previous studies. The scholarship offers a 20 percent
reduction in your tuition fees for the duration of your course at ECU. The
scholarships are open to future international students seeking to enrol at
Edith Cowan University in a bachelor degree. This scholarship has limited
Opens: 6-03-2023 Closes: 13-08-2024
International Undergraduate Coursework
At a glance
Applicants must be an international student who receives an offer, or a
conditional offer, to study a course at ECU in November 2023 or in
Semester One or Two, 2024;
ECU strives to give high achieving students around the world the
opportunity to pursue their ambitions and gain a world-class education.
High achieving students from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola,
Anguilla, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina
Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad,
Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti,
Dominica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, French Guiana, Gabon,
Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Israel,
Jamaica,Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia,
Mali, Madagascar, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru,
Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone,
Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan,
Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, and Yemen are eligible for the International
Undergraduate Merit Scholarship are eligible for the International
Undergraduate Merit Scholarship;
Applicants are able to package with ELICOS;
Open to prospective international students (not current students,
excluding those receiving the Welcome to ECU online Scholarship); and
Scholarship recipients will receive financial assistance amounting to a
20% reduction of their tuition fees for the duration of their ECU course.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
be a citizen of one of the countries identified above;
be an international student (not an Australian Citizen, Australian
Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen);
study onshore at ECU Joondalup, ECU Mount Lawley or ECU South West
not be in receipt of a government scholarship or industry sponsorship;
between 06 March 2023 and 13 August 2024, be issued an offer to study an
meet ECU’s higher entry requirements (review secondary school results in
the country you completed your secondary study) and;
meet ECU’s entry requirements for the course and commence study onshore at
ECU, Western Australia in November 2023 (Summer School), or in Semester
One or Two, 2024; and
study in an eligible undergraduate degree (excluding Bachelor of Science
(Nursing) C33; Bachelor of Science (Nursing)/Bachelor of Science
(Midwifery) (Y76) and Bachelor of Science (Paramedical) K89);
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) Y42; Bachelor of
Education (Primary) Y41; Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Y68,
Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) G44, Bachelor of Arts (Dance) G48,
Bachelor of Music Honours K35, Bachelor of Music L66, Bachelor of Music
W76, Bachelor of Performing Arts Honours W92, Bachelor of Arts (Arts
Management) Y20, Bachelor of Arts (Acting) Y93, Bachelor of Performing
Arts Y97, Bachelor of Arts Honours C34).
Terms and conditions
The following ongoing conditions apply to this scholarship:
The recipient must continue to meet the eligibility guidelines and these
terms and conditions at the time of applying and throughout their course.
The recipient must be in continuous good standing academically and
The recipient must maintain a full-time enrolment load of 60 credit points
each semester or study period (a full-time load in November is two
units), and not defer their studies for more than one semester or study
period during their course, unless expressly approved by ECU in its
The scholarship may be transferred to another course, as long as it is
also eligible to receive said scholarship. (Which may be withheld in
ECU’s absolute discretion).The scholarship can only be used for tuition
fees and cannot be used for any other student expense. The scholarship
will be applied directly by ECU on a unit-by-unit basis at the relevant
The scholarship cannot be transferred to an ECU location or partner
outside Western Australia, or to another university.
The scholarship can be revoked if the recipient does not accept their
Letter of Offer or enrol in their course by the relevant date(s)
Commencement of the scholarship cannot be deferred.
The recipient must pay their tuition fees within the stipulated payment
deadlines. Failure to do so may negate the scholarship and the tuition fee
structure may revert to full-fee international tuition.
The recipient may become ineligible for the ongoing receipt of the
scholarship if they receive a government scholarship, industry sponsorship
or another ECU scholarship or grant during the term of the scholarship.
Ongoing eligibility for the scholarship in these circumstances is at ECU’s
The recipient must comply with all applicable requirements under ECU’s
statutes, rules, by-laws, policies, procedures or other similar
instruments, and with all applicable visa requirements.
The recipient must notify ECU of any change of circumstances that may
affect their ongoing eligibility to receive the scholarship.
All scholarships are awarded at ECU’s discretion. ECU reserves the right to
revoke the scholarship at any time if a student is found to have provided
information that is false misleading, does not meet the scholarship
eligibility criteria (including ECU’s admission requirements), or does not
comply with the ongoing scholarship conditions.
ECU reserves the right to decline to award scholarships if, in its opinion,
there are no suitable applicants. The number of scholarships to be awarded is
at ECU’s sole discretion. This scholarship may be withdrawn from offering by
ECU at any time.
How to apply
If we approve your ECU course application, you’ll automatically be assessed
for this scholarship by our Admissions Office. No separate scholarship
application is required.
The Admissions Office will issue a separate letter relating to your
scholarship, along with a Letter of Offer for your course, to confirm whether
you’ve been successful.
Applying for an ECU Course
You’re invited to apply through any one of ECU’s Authorised Agents.
You can also apply online via the ECU Online Application Portal.
How to accept this scholarship
To accept your scholarship, you must:
meet any conditions listed in your Letter of Offer including any
meet the direct entry Course requirements and any other applicable
accept your Letter of Offer by following the instructions provided; and
pay the indicative deposit and Overseas Student Health Cover requested in
the Letter of Offer.
For more information
Questions about this scholarship can be directed to [email protected]