The Study Abroad program allows you to study at a Curtin campus for one or two semesters.
You can apply to Curtin University as a Study Abroad student if you are attending any recognised education institution in a country outside of Australia. Study Abroad is also open to students enrolled at one of Curtin’s partner institutions as an alternative to Student Exchange. Applications are open all year round.
As a study abroad student, you are responsible for meeting all costs associated with your study including tuition, accommodation, living expenses, travel, visa costs and compulsory health insurance.
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How to apply
To apply for the Study Abroad program, you must follow our eight point process:
1. Apply for housing If you wish to live on campus, it is recommended that you submit a housing application
If you wish to live on campus, it is recommended that you submit a housing application as soon as you decide to apply for Study Abroad at Curtin – even before you have been accepted. Applying is free and by applying early, you’ll be more likely to secure your housing preference.
If you require housing for semester one and semester two in the same calendar year (Feb – Nov):
You can apply for on-campus housing for both semesters at the same time.
If you require housing for semester two, followed by semester one in the next calendar year (July – June):
You can only apply for semester two (July – Nov). You must reapply for on-campus housing for semester one at the end of semester two.
On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Curtin’s Housing Services can also assist you to find off-campus housing.
Payments for your on-campus room is required before you arrive. Please take some time to carefully read the Housing Handbook and Lease Agreement.
Download and complete a Study Abroad Application Form [.pdf – 74 kB]
3. Submit your application form to the Study Abroad and Exchange Office Your application form must be submitted together with some other documents
You’re application form must be submitted together with:
- a copy of your academic transcript (in English)
- a copy of your passport details page. Please note: Your student visa will be linked to your passport. You must ensure your passport is valid and is the passport that you will travel on.
- proof you can meet our English language requirements as approved by the academic board.
Please note: Some Health Sciences units may require health screening.
4. Receive an offer for a place at Curtin If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer.
Your application will be assessed and processed upon receipt of your application and supporting documents. If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer.
5. Confirm your place at Curtin You confirm your place by accepting your offer and returning the required documents.
You confirm your place by accepting your offer. Please return the following documents via email:
Please note: We are unable to accept forms with an electronic signature.
*Exceptions: you do not need OSHC if you are:
- a Norwegian student covered by the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme
- a Swedish student covered by the National Board of Student Aid or by Kammarkollegiet
- a Belgian student covered under the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia.
- For more information, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
You will then receive your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
The Study Abroad and Exchange Office will enrol you into your selected units and you will be provided with guidance on how to complete your timetable, your arrival details and Curtin’s arrival orientation schedule.
Please note: you will be enrolled and have your timetable completed before you arrive in Perth. As a Study Abroad student, you do not enrol online. Your enrolment is done by the Study Abroad and Exchange Office.
During your study abroad, your tuition fees are paid directly to Curtin instead of your home university.
You are also responsible for covering any costs associated with your study abroad, including accommodation, living expenses, airfares and other travel expenses, your Australian Student Visa and compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
The 2017 study abroad tuition fee with the 25% Inbound Study Abroad Scholarship applied is AUD$9,600 per semester*
* Study Abroad fees are correct as at September 2016 and are subject to change
Inbound Study Abroad Scholarship
The Inbound Study Abroad Scholarship applies to eligible international, non-sponsored students who are studying at Curtin as part of the University’s Study Abroad program.
The scholarship will cover 25 per cent of your first semester or first two semesters’ tuition fee. It is offered in both first and second semester 2016
How to apply
All Study Abroad applications to Curtin are automatically assessed for the Inbound Study Abroad Scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required.
To accept the scholarship, the recipient must:
- Meet any conditions listed in their Letter of Offer
- Accept their Letter of Offer as per the instructions provided
- Pay the OSHC indicated in their Letter of Offer
- Be aware of the dates and deadlines by which the above need to have been completed
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship
To prevent the scholarship being revoked, the recipient:
- Must remain enrolled in initial study abroad program unless approved by Curtin International
- Must maintain a full time enrolment each semester or study period
- Cannot breach the scholarship conditions outlined in this document
- Cannot take a leave of absence or withdraw from their units or course of study
- Cannot be terminated from studies
More information on scholarships can be found here.
Before you leave home
See our pre-departure section to find out what you need to do before you leave.
For more information about Study Abroad at Curtin, contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Office.