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.

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Applicants for an undergraduate or postgraduate course

If you would like to apply directly to Curtin University, please follow the steps outlined below.  Curtin University also has registered agents around the world who can help with your application.

Step 1:  Choose a course

Use our Study Curtin website to find the course you’d like to study.  Not all Curtin courses can be started in semester two.  If the course you applied for is not available, you will be assessed for the next available intake.

Choose a course


Step 2:  Gather your supporting documents

To apply for our Undergraduate or Postgraduate (by coursework) courses, you must provide a variety of relevant information including:

To find out more information about SSVF, GTE or student visas or Student visa (subclass 500), please refer to the  Department of Home Affairs website.

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Step 3:  Check if my course requires Supplementary Documents

Find out if you need to provide any additional documentation with your application.

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Step 4:  Apply

Once you have selected your course, Click the ‘Apply Now’ button on your chosen course page and follow the steps to lodge your application

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Applicants for research courses

To apply for a higher degree by research at Curtin, you need to:

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What happens after I submit my application?

Application assessment

Assessing your application will take approximately two weeks*.  You will be notified if further documents are required.

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
  • Curtin’s Pre-departure Guide
  • Curtin Housing Services flyer
  • Overseas Student Health Cover information

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

Accepting 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, 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.

Applying for your 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.

More Questions?

Please take a look through our admissions frequently asked questions, or submit an enquiry through our online form.

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