Murdoch University Dubai
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai, located in the heart of the impressive Dubai International Academic City. Established in 2007, we are a Dubai campus of Murdoch University, one of Australia’s most impressive emerging universities. Our home campus in Perth, Western Australia, has more than 22,000 students and 2,500 staff from across almost 100 different countries, studying in over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses or majors, ranging from Veterinary Science to Business to Philosophy. Murdoch has earned an international reputation for its teaching and research over the past 35 years, as it has grown and matured. In 2013, Murdoch stands at 57th in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old , the 6th highest of the 13 Australian universities included in the top 100, evidence of our commitment to exceptional teaching and learning for students and of our high-quality, high-impact research.
The degree you will earn at Murdoch Dubai is identical in its rigour and content to that taught to students at all of Murdoch’s campuses, whether in Perth (South Street, Rockingham, and Peel campuses), Dubai, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. We take great pride in the way that Murdoch Dubai emphasises the student experience, quality teaching, a forward-thinking and dynamic curriculum, and a multicultural ethos. With over 500 students, taught by academics from 14 countries, this is a stimulating and vibrant place to learn. The facilities we offer to students in Dubai are second to none: cutting-edge technology, modern teaching spaces and committed student learning support, backed by a dedicated and globally-educated faculty.
Dr Max Sully, Dean and Academic President
Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai has a range of facilities and services that provide a vibrant and supportive environment. Listed below are a number of services available to our students:
Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai sponsors residency visas through Dubai International Academic City for all students attending a course on campus. Residency visas are required for all International students and residents over the age of 18 who currently reside in Dubai.
If you require sponsorship from MUISCD for your student visa, you will need to fill up the application for Student Entry Permit, attaching relevant documents and paying the applicable fee. In order to make an application for a visa, students need the following:
Mandatory medical insurance unless students provide proof of existing medical insurance within the UAE
If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements for our undergraduate programs then you may still be eligible to join our Murdoch Dubai Foundation Program! After successful completion of the MDFP you can gain direct entry into undergraduate study with Murdoch University in Dubai.
MDFP entry requirements:
The MDFP is a course for:
English Proficiency Requirements
|Course||MDFP packaged with degree|
|Australian Year 11 or equivalent||50% pass in English|
|General Certification of Education|
|C6 grade in English or better|
Reading and Listening 5.5
Writing and Speaking 5.5
Students who do not meet the English Proficiency Requirements but have a minimum IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent may join our English Preparation Program, which is an intensive English for Academic Purposes program designed to bring students up to an IELTS 6.0. Upon successful completion of this program, the student may enrol in the MDFP
To apply for one of our programs you must submit all the required documentation outlined in the checklists below.
You can submit documentation via post, email, facsimile or in person. Please be aware that in order to gain a full offer you must meet our minimum entry requirements and all your original transcripts will need to be sighted by one of our Admissions Officers.
Please use the checklist below and submit all documentation before the relevant due date.
UG/MDFP Application Checklist:
At Murdoch we are about more than just helping you to graduate with good marks. We want you to value and enjoy your university experience. We have a reputation as an institution that works for our students. Whether it’s getting adjusted to your first year, creating a degree that is as unique as you are, you’ll find Murdoch friendly and flexible.
Murdoch University provides transportation for students. We have a bus service operating from different locations in and around Dubai. For more information please contact the Admissions and Student Services Staff.
Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai also collaborates with its corporate members to offer internship programmes, which provides an opportunity for students to interact and network with our member companies. We aim to provide vital industry linkages and channels for our students in their career advancement process and to provide support for our corporate members and other organizations who are interested in the recruitment of well-qualified job candidates. In addition, the Internship Training Programme aims to provide practical training for our students in industrial and commercial environments.
The University offers a free counseling service to all students enrolled at Murdoch. The Counseling Service provides free and confidential counseling support to assist students at Murdoch University is addressing academic and personal difficulties impacting upon their well-being and ability to study. Experienced professional counselors are available to assist with personal, relationship and study-related problems. Anxiety, depression, study/exam stress, lack of confidence or motivation, grief and other personal issues are some of the problems people commonly seek help with. Confidentiality is assured.