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Student visas

Most overseas students who would like to study onshore in Australia will need to obtain a student visa.

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What to bring

Moving to a new country can be both exciting and daunting. Get tips and advice that will help you decide what to pack so you have the things you need to get settled in Perth.

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Health insurance

OSHC is a specific type of health insurance that international students must have before arriving in Australia. It includes insurance cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines).

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Bringing your family

Most student visas allow you to bring your partner and children to Australia for the duration of your course.

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Planning your budget

Planning your budget and finances is an important element of making the most of your time in Perth.

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Part-time work

Your student visa allows you to work up to 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session and unlimited hours during semester breaks, so you can work while you study in Australia.

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Hear what our students have to say about preparing to arrive in Perth.


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Curtin's Bentley campus

Curtin's Bentley campus have a range of on-campus support services, accommodation options, study support facilities, childcare facilities, food outlets and parking options.

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The Curtin Experience

From clubs and societies to leadership development, find out about the opportunities available to you as a Curtin student

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