Transferring to Murdoch University Dubai

Do you see yourself at Murdoch University Dubai? Below is more information on how you can transfer from your current institution to Murdoch. 

Just because you have been studying at one university, you don’t have to stay there for the duration of your course. Each year, we have a high number of students transferring into our courses from elsewhere and you can apply to do the same if you think you would prefer to study at Murdoch.

Why do people change universities?

There are many different reasons why people make the switch. Here are just some of the reasons why we have welcomed new students. They:

  • Have changed their mind about their career pathway
  • Found their course difficult or different to what they expected
  • Have done a similar degree elsewhere but the one at Murdoch suits them better
  • Need flexible options while working or looking after person commitments
  • Failed units at their original university
  • Need recognition by a professional body and a Murdoch qualification will provide that
  • Discovered a Murdoch qualification is favoured by employers in their future field
  • Are relocating to be closer to friends and/or family members
  • Have recently moved to Dubai, and
  • Have been recommended to Murdoch by peers

How to transfer to Murdoch from another university

Firstly, we recommend students apply online. From here, one of our student advisors will get in touch to provide a personal service, as each applicant has a unique advanced standing experience. Secondly, be prepared to provide an official academic transcript and your current university’s detailed unit guides.

When in the academic year can I transfer?

You can apply any time throughout the year. You will, however, have to begin at the start of a new trimester (assuming that the unit/s you need are available then) and before the census date. Find out more about key dates.

What university can I transfer from?

We accept applications from students at accredited institutions across the world!

How long will it take for my application to be processed?

Generally, up to three working weeks, depending on the volume of applicants and the amount of study you have already completed.

When is the earliest and latest in my degree I can transfer to Murdoch?

Students can transfer at any point in their current degree, the minimum is having completed one trimester at their current university. Please be mindful that regardless of how many trimesters you have completed at your current university, you must complete at least one year with us to get your Murdoch degree.

What happens if I’ve failed units?

Students are understandably reluctant to disclose that they have failed a unit (or more), but this is not something that will make you an undesirable applicant. At Murdoch, our philosophy is to assess people based on their potential. We may ask the student to outline what has happened and we’ll help them access tailored support.