This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in communications, liberal arts, business, engineering, education, and animal science. Use Murdoch University's on-site course catalog to find more information about specific courses.
You will take regular courses with local students at this institution. Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You must take at least the equivalent of 15 creditsthis program, per CIEE requirements. CIEE also offers a special program track for students interested in sustainability and the environment. For more information about the range of courses on this program, visit the CIEE website.
Education Abroad Credits You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis. Students will register for a minimum of 16 credits/24 Quarter Hours. Students can enroll for a maximum of 18 credits/27 Quarter Hours. 1 Quarter Hour = 0.3 PSU credit.
To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the CIEE Perth Murdoch Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.
Housing and Meals
Your housing will be arranged by CIEE. You will live in a high-quality, student housing complex, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals.
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully. Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.
Financial Aid & Scholarships PennState students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad.This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants.Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships.Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need.There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid.Funding opportunities may also be available through PennState academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please seeFunding Study Abroad.
For More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college. If you're not at University Park, students can contact their Campus Global Representative.
To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Elizabeth Shuman, the education abroad adviser for this program.
For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:
Education Abroad Questionnaire
1 or 2 academic recommendation(s)
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with CIEE as a part of your Penn State application. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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