How to apply

Applying to study at Curtin University is easy. You can apply directly to Curtin yourself or go through a registered Curtin agent.

Once you have chosen your course, you will need to apply to Curtin for a place. There are several steps to the application process.

The application process

1. Find out if you qualify to study your chosen course


To apply for an undergraduate course, you must satisfy academic entry requirements as well as English language competency requirements. Entry is competitive and you may need to achieve scores higher than the minimum requirements for admission to some courses. You can apply to Curtin before you take your final high school exams.


If you’re interested in a postgraduate course, you need to have completed a degree from a recognised university and provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language. You may also need to meet specific course prerequisites.

If you don’t meet the University’s minimum entry requirements for your chosen course, consider taking a study program with Curtin EnglishCurtin College or UniReady International to help you to obtain the prerequisites you need. You can package your English language course with your chosen undergraduate, postgraduate or diploma program to streamline your enrolment and visa application process.

2. Gather the required documents

You must provide the required application documents when you submit your application.

Signatures on certified copies of transcripts and award certificates must be accompanied by an ink imprint stamp from one of the following: an authorised Curtin representative, a Curtin International staff member, a person of authority at the issuing institution, a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for Oaths/Declarations, or any notary public.

3. Apply for a place

If you’re using the services of a Curtin registered agent, you should lodge your application with the agent and contact them if you have any questions throughout the admission process.

The following step is only relevant if you are applying to the University yourself.

Option 1: Online

Complete the online application form, which takes approximately 40 minutes. Attach certified copies of the required application documents.

If your documents are not in an electronic format or cannot be scanned in, submit your application through email, mail or by fax (see option 2).

Option 2: Email, mail or fax

Download and complete the international application form [.pdf – 122 kB] and email, mail or fax it to Curtin together with certified copies of the required application documents. The email address, postal address and fax number are provided at the end of the application form.

4. Wait for your offer

Assessing your application will take approximately two weeks*. You will be notified if further documents are required and your assessment may be delayed until we receive these documents.

*Please note that this is an approximation. Some applications may take longer to assess dependant on course specifics.

5. Receive your offer

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer package comprising:

  • a Letter of Offer

  • an Acceptance of Offer form

  • a Payment Options form

  • the Terms of Offer

  • an International Student Refund Agreement flyer

  • a Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) form

  • Curtin’s Pre-departure Guide

  • Curtin Housing Services flyer

  • Overseas Student Health Cover information

6. Accept your offer

When you receive your offer package, carefully review your Letter of Offer and make sure your name, course title and semester details are correct.

Once you meet all the conditions on your Letter of Offer, submit the Acceptance of Offer form along with your deposit for tuition fees, the Overseas Student Health Cover fee, SVP form and a photocopy of your passport details page.

Students under 18 years of age

If you will be under 18 years old when you start your studies at Curtin, you will need to nominate an approved carer, who will have responsibility for your welfare in Australia until you turn 18, after which you are considered an adult by Australian law.

You will also need to complete a local carer form and other documentation required by the relevant Australian authorities when you apply for your Australian student visa. Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more details.

Note: the documentation required for students aged under 18 years old can take up to six weeks to process. If the correct documentation is not provided, you will not be able to enrol at Curtin.

7. Apply for your student visa

You will receive an email that confirms your enrolment, called an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE). You should apply for your student visa once you receive your eCoE.

Other ways to apply

Apply using an agent

If you are using the services of a Curtin registered agent, you lodge your application via the agent and contact them if you have any queries throughout the admission process.