Edith Cowan University (ECU)- Overview


About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a modern, forward-thinking university based in Perth, Western Australia. It is known for its industry-relevant programmes, world-class research, broad industry connections, and remarkable student support. 

ECU enjoys an excellent academic reputation and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.  For the third year in a row, ECU students have rated it the top public university in Australia for overall undergraduate experience (QILT 2023). 

At ECU, courses are designed in consultation with industry partners to have a solid focus on a hands-on learning experience through internships, practicum, or project-based collaborations, allowing students to develop critical thinking, solidify skills and build professional networks that are vital to succeed in future careers. 

ECU has a safe and inclusive learning environment embracing students from diverse backgrounds and beliefs allowing them to express themselves, learn and reach their full capabilities. Every year over 6,000 international students originating from over 100 countries have joined this vibrant and innovative university to pursue their dreams. 


ECU provides modern and comfortable on-campus accommodation services. All the students are provided with computer facilities that can be accessed throughout the day. It also has well-designed childcare and after school services. ECU believes in the mental well-being of the students so they offer free counselling services to address any personal or emotional problems. It offers many clubs and societies on the campus to encourage cultural and social activities.

ECU also offers a range of food cafes, restaurants, co-ops, grocery stores, hair and beauty salon, and all-day print and copy services. All the three campuses contain well-equipped sports and fitness center.
ECU has a huge library that consists of vast collections of books and journals. They are available in both print and electronic forms.  It also offers e-journals and multimedia packages. It is open all-year-round on all days. Additionally, students are offered with book lending machines in all the three campus libraries.  

Residing Options

ECU offers modern and comfortable on-campus accommodation on all the campuses. It has a separate service called the ECUVillage that supports students in finding off-campus accommodation.
The on-campus accommodation has single and shared room options. The accommodation provides a friendly environment for the students. ECU strives to provide students with accommodation options less than the market price. The primary facilities include self-catering centres, 24 hours laundry service, parking facilities, pool and table tennis courts, and an outdoor courtyard.

The university offers a wide range of accommodation options starting from studio to 4-bedroom apartments with prices starting from $195 per person per week. The off-campus accommodation is supported by the university. The students can get in touch with both individuals and real estate agents.

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