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Short term programs

Partner programs

Some short term programs – also called summer/winter programs – at Curtin’s partner universities may be available to study on an exchange basis. 

Short-term exchange places may not always be available. If an exchange place isn’t available, you can still apply for a direct place. If you participate in an exchange place, you will pay tuition to Curtin. If you participate in a direct place, you will pay tuition fees directly to the host organisation.

*Maximum credits for Summer or Winter programs is 50 credits per program.

George Mason University

Students can choose one of George Mason Universities not-for-credit courses to learn about U.S. Culture, U.S. Politics, or U.S. Law. They will be able to gain insight into the American experience while enjoying Mason’s beautiful campus and all the opportunities our proximity to Washington, DC provides. They will visit sites and listen to guest lectures directly related to their programmatic area. This model of experiential education will give visitors deep insight into American life.

Location: Virginia, United States of America
Dates: 25 June – 25 July 2024
Program cost: Includes housing on the Mason campus (double rooms), all breakfast, 20 hours of classes (not for credit), site visits, airport pick up and drop off (for groups of 10 or more participants), access to the university’s recreation centre on-campus activities, and certificate of program completion.
No exchange places available

University of Calgary

In the University of Calgary International Summer Program, students will be immersed in the University of Calgary campus environment while taking two academic courses taught by a UCalgary faculty. In these intensive programs, students will gain international academic experience, learn Canadian culture first-hand, and visit top destinations in and around Calgary.

Location: Calgary, Canada
Dates: 2 – 26 July 2024
Program cost: $5,100 CAD. Includes, textbooks, use of UCalgary facilities, accomodation, cultural activies and emergency health insurance.
No exchange places available

University of Leeds

Leeds International Summer School (LISS) combines world-class tuition and academic field trips with exciting excursions and social events. Choose from a diverse range of academic modules, meet interesting people from around the world and immerse yourself in British culture and society. Tailor your summer school experience to your interests by choosing from a diverse range of academic modules.

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Dates: 1 – 29 July
Program cost: Full four-week programme: £3,725, Two-week programme: £2,065
No exchange places available

Nanyang Technological University

Spend a summer in Singapore, the perfect ‘soft landing’ in the heart of the fast developing Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures and languages in neighbouring countries surrounding around Singapore!
NTU’s unique summer programme will bring you an unforgettable summer education. Choose from 5 different tracks and experience a unique summer unlike any other!

Location: Singapore
Dates: 3 – 28 July 2024
Program cost: Exchange places avaliable (does not include travel related costs like flights or accomodation)

University of Liverpool

Short-term study with long-term impact. An authentic UK university experience: stimulating teaching, access to campus facilities, an exciting social programme and academic credits to return home with. Stay in University of Liverpool accommodation (en-suite, single occupancy, 10 minutes from class) and enjoy all the benefits of being a Liverpool student. The International Summer School offers a range of academic modules that can either complement or expand your existing area of study. Subjects relate to both the global and the local, and can incorporate field trips, group work and experiential learning.

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Dates: June or July, 2024. Need to select from Weeks 4-6 programs.
Program cost: Earlybird Fee £1,683 Full fee £1,870, plus £550 for University of Liverpool accommodation.
No exchange places available

University of Pecs

In this vibrant European cultural capital city of Pécs, attending the Pécs Summer School program is an exciting and rewarding experience. Students will have the chance to improve academic skills, make new lifelong friends from around the world and have fun! Engaging social programs will be organized for participants to provide a unique intercultural experience, including a Hungarian dance house, an Intercultural Evening and a wine tasting program.

Location, Pecs, Hungary
Dates: 7 – 20 July 2024
Program cost: 1050€. Includes instruction, meals, accommodation, social and cultural activities.
No exchange places available

University of Galway

Each year the University welcomes over 300 hundred summer school students with an interest in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland, Irish Language, Ecology, Business and International Management, English Language, Ecology, Archaeology and Geology. Educational field trips are an integral part of the summer school courses and will provide you with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of your specialism to its fullest extent. During your stay, you will also have time to explore Galway City and many other parts of Ireland which are within easy reach of the region.

Location: Galway, Ireland
Dates: Various dates in June and July 2024 dependent on the subject chosen
Program cost: Various costs dependent on the subject chosen
No exchange places available

Western Australia East Java University Consortium (WAEJUC)

Two-week program for international students aims to explore East Java in various aspects, promote intercultural interactions, global perspectives and mutual understanding. EJx 2024 will address several goals of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of economics, social and environmental issues such as education, poverty, gender equality, climate change, water conservation, sustainable cities and communities. Addressing these topics will create public awareness and understanding of critical global issues and inspire individuals to take steps and collaborate for sustainable practices at various levels of society. Through a series of engaging sessions,
discussions, practical activities, and site visits, participants will gain insights into the key principles, challenges, and strategies associated with each goal.

Location: East Java, Indonesia
Dates: 2 – 17 July 2024
Program cost: $2,500. This cost may be covered for NCP funded students

Other partner programs

Faculty opportunities

Students who have electives are able to be more flexible with the programs they choose. The application process may vary depending on your faculty so take a look below to find out more information.