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Curtin Rising Scholar Program

Our Rising Scholar Program (RSP) offers a select number of high-ability students in Year 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to engage in tertiary learning while also providing them with a genuine Curtin student experience.

The Rising Scholar Program (RSP) offers high ability students a tertiary learning experience at Curtin University while still in high school, allowing them to earn University credit.  Students will engage with staff and students through one of the available delivery modes of the University (on-campus, blended learning, or online). The program will consider outstanding Year 10, 11 or 12 students for admission into one unit per semester, and students may complete up to 4 units over the course of the program.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • High achieving students in years 10 – 12 who attend an approved RSP partner school. Please email us to see if your school is an approved partner.
  • Students can engage with a maximum of 4 units during this time, with no more than 1 unit to be taken per study period.
  • Students must demonstrate a B grade average on their most recent school report.
  • Some units require an A grade average – These will be clearly marked on the list of unit offerings.
  • Students must be nominated by their respective school and provide a signed declaration form and copy of their most recent school report as part of the e-Application process. 
  • Applications will be accepted via e-Application – Link and forms to be communicated with school representatives before applications open.
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Benefits of participation


Unit offerings change each semester – Confirmed offerings from Business & Law, Humanities, Health Sciences and Science & Engineering will be communicated with partner schools before applications open each semester. Please speak with your RSP school representative, or your nominating teacher to request a copy of this list.

Key dates – Semester 2 2024

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Got any questions?

For more information on our Rising Scholar Program contact us via email.