Edith Cowan University (Perth) (AEN)

Edith Cowan University (Perth) is a universitywide partner in Perth, Australia. You can study at any of ECU's three campuses through the AEN program. There is no direct (bilateral) exchange agreement with ECU, so you will have to apply for AEN if you want to study there.

The AEN program (Australian European Network) consists of a group of 5 Australian universities. Utrecht doesn’t exchange with these universities directly, but via AEN. You will have to choose AEN as the option in Osiris.

If you are applying for the AEN program, you need to mention the top three AEN universities of your choice in your motivation letter, which needs to be uploaded in Osiris. The AEN Netwerk decides for which university you will be selected, there is a chance you will not be placed at your preferred AEN university, but at your second or third choice university instead.

How to apply in Osiris:

Check the application procedure and deadlines
When applying in Osiris choose:
- Country: Australia
- City: Other
- Institution: Australian-European Network (AEN)

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2rd week of February – 3rd week of June
Semester II: 3rd week of July – 3rd week of November

Orientation week commences generally mid-February for semester I and mid-July for semester II.

Exams take place the first two weeks of June for semester I and the first two weeks of November for semester II.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All courses and units as indicated on the website, in the Handbook and shown as offered in the particular semester on the teaching timetable (excluding some units offered by WAAPA – WA Performing Arts Academy). Students must meet any prerequisite(s) that a unit has.


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

English Language Requirement

An IELTS, PTE or Cambridge test.

Please check the most recent language requirements on the website of the host university.

Courses at Master’s level

Yes, however students must be studying at Master’s level and have completed at least one full-time semester at their home institution. Students will need to meet any prerequisite(s) that a unit has.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Accommodation is available at the ECU Village on the Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury campuses. Standard undergraduate units contain 6 single, lockable bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and a communal kitchen and living area.

Bedrooms are equipped with bed, study desk/chair, lamp, bookshelves, built in wardrobe, drawers, mirror and electric heater.

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Estimated living costs per month

About 1300 AUD when living on campus (estimation from 2022).

A more detailed breakdown of the living costs can be found in the International Future Student Guide.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

6 places per year for the AEN network in total.


Selection for the AEN program was necessary in 2023-2024, but not often in the years before.

Other AEN Network universities

University of Western Sydney
Griffith University (Brisbane)
University of Wollongong
University of Tasmania (Hobart)

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If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.