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I am an International student and have received a scholarship as part of my offer to Curtin University Perth. If I defer, will I be able to receive my scholarship next semester?

Curtin International scholarships cannot be retained if a recipient defers their studies beyond the original start date of their course and will not be extended beyond its prescribed duration or amount unless notified otherwise by Curtin Internation...

How do I know which scholarships I may be eligible for?

Curtin’s Scholarships site allows you to search and apply for scholarships specific to you. By filtering the search criteria you can generate all scholarships which are specific to you, your course of study or faculty you are in. Curtin offers both...

What is the Curtin Excellence Scholarship?

The Curtin Excellence Scholarship has been developed to reward and assist students entering into an undergraduate degree who have demonstrated academic excellence through their ATAR and want to pursue study at Curtin University. The scholarship d...

What scholarships are available for international students?

Scholarships are part of Curtin's commitment to rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential. Curtin offers a number of scholarships to international students. Applicants wi...

Do I have to put Curtin as my first preference to be eligible for Curtin scholarships?

Some scholarships will require you to apply through TISC and have Curtin as your first preference, while others do not. The Scholarships website outlines the required eligibility criteria for each scholarship, as well as further useful information. ...

What are my responsibilities if I am a sponsored HDR student or a HDR scholarship holder?

If you are a sponsored student or are receiving a scholarship, it is your responsibility to be aware of when your sponsorship or scholarship ceases, so that you do not unexpectedly begin to incur fees that you will be liable to pay. If you would like...

Can I receive more than one scholarship?

Your eligibility to apply for multiple scholarships will depend on current criteria: TISC applicants You may only receive one scholarship in any one offer round. If you qualify for more than one scholarship you will be offered the scholarship of...

How do I contact Scholarships?

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship Enquiries Drop in: Curtin Connect Building 102, Curtin University Perth Campus WA Phone: 1300 222 888 Email: https://students.connect.curtin.edu.au/app/ask Mail: Scholarships Office ...

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Current students: The scholarship application process is completed online. Current student scholarship applications generally open in October and close in March. Once scholarships are open, the link to the online form will be available on each schol...

Can I keep my scholarship if I transfer to another institution?

No. Curtin University awarded scholarships are not transferable to another university or institution. Refer to the terms and conditions of your scholarship for more information. ...

I have applied for Medicine at Curtin as my first preference. If I don't receive an offer for Medicine, can I still be considered for a Curtin Excellence Scholarship if I receive an offer into my second preference?

Medicine is not an eligible course for the Curtin Excellence Scholarship. If you do not receive an offer for Medicine at Curtin but instead receive an offer into your second preference (Curtin), the scholarship will be offered for your second prefere...

Are there any rental or financial assistance programs for on-campus accommodation?

Visit our website for the latest information on special offers available for on-campus accommodation. Also, check out Curtin's scholarships website to see if you are eligible for any accommodation-related scholarships. ...

When will I receive the cash payment for my scholarship?

Scholarship payment dates vary, however Curtin funded scholarships payments normally occur just after and Commonwealth and externally funded scholarship payments normally occur after the . Scholarship payment dates should be detailed in the terms ...

How are scholarships paid at Curtin?

Curtin scholarships may contribute towards tuition fees, housing fees, cash payments or a combination of these. Scholarships that provide a cash payment will be paid directly into your nominated bank account according to the scholarship terms and...

How many scholarships can I apply for?

You can apply for as many scholarships as you like, provided you meet the eligibility criteria. Students can be awarded multiple scholarships per offer round provided they are from different funding sources and/or for different purposes. If you're...

Can I apply for a scholarship if I am not an Australian Citizen?

Yes. You may apply for scholarships if you are not an Australian citizen. Visit our Scholarships website and search for available scholarships by selecting your citizenship status under 'Filter your search'. You can also register for the Scholarshi...

When is the closing date for a scholarship application?

Application deadlines differ depending on the scholarship you are applying for. Refer to the Scholarships website for specific dates and deadlines for each scholarship. Scholarships for future students usually open in July and close in November each...

What are Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships?

Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships are to assist Indigenous students from low socio-economic backgrounds to undertake an enabling course, associate degree or bachelor degree at Curtin University. Curtin University offers the following Commonwealth...

Can I study part-time and maintain my scholarship?

Most need-based scholarships allow part-time study, however most merit based scholarships are only offered for students who are studying full-time (75 or 100 credits per semester). Part-time study may be permitted under extenuating circumstances for ...

How will my scholarship affect my Centrelink payments?

If you receive a Centrelink payment, you need to declare any scholarships you are awarded to Centrelink. Your scholarship may impact your Centrelink payments. For advice, please contact Centrelink directly. Please use your Curtin student ID as the sc...

Is the StepUp Bonus considered for the Curtin Excellence Scholarship?

Yes, final ATAR scores that include the will be considered for the Curtin Excellence Scholarship. Please note the StepUp Bonus is not applicable for the Curtin Top Excellence Scholarship. ...

What happens to my scholarship if I withdraw from my course?

Your scholarship will be cancelled if you completely withdraw from Curtin University. If you withdraw from your course after you receive your semester payment, you may also be required to repay that semester's payment. If your withdrawal is due to ...

Can I apply for a scholarship if I am an international student?

Yes. Scholarships are part of Curtin's commitment to rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential. As an international student, your application is automatically assessed for...

What scholarships are available?

Visit the Scholarships website for details about what scholarships are currently available, application key dates and eligibility criteria. To receive regular scholarships updates, sign up for the scholarships email alert. ...

I am an international student studying at a WA high school. Am I eligible for a Curtin Excellence Scholarship?

No. The Curtin Excellence Scholarship is not offered to international students. You can search for other scholarships you may be eligible for on the Scholarships website. ...

Can I keep my scholarship if I switch courses?

If you are considering changing courses, check the terms and conditions of your scholarship to determine if you can keep your scholarship. Please notify the Scholarships Office prior to switching courses. ...

Do I have to re-apply for my scholarship each year?

If you are in receipt of a continuing scholarship, you do not need to re-apply. You will receive your payment each semester as long as you meet the terms and conditions of your scholarship. View your scholarship terms and conditions for further inf...

I didnt receive a course offer in the first round, as I need to sit the STAT to meet English competency. Will I be considered for the Curtin Excellence Scholarship if I receive a course offer in the second round?

If you meet the scholarship eligibility criteria, maintain Curtin as your first preference, and receive an offer of a place into an eligible course in second round offers, you will be eligible for the Curtin Excellence Scholarship offer in January. ...

Can I defer my scholarship offer for more than 12 months?

If you have exceptional circumstances such as national service commitments, and your scholarships conditions permit you to do so, you may apply to defer your scholarships for longer than 12 months. You will need to request this by submitting a webfor...

How can I receive notifications about scholarships I am eligible to apply for?

You can sign up for our Scholarships Email Alert. Once you have registered, you will receive an email alert whenever a scholarship that matches your criteria is opened for applications. You will also receive a reminder email a week before applicatio...

Am I able to work whilst in receipt of a scholarship?

Yes, you may work for an employer whilst receiving a scholarship. If you are in receipt of a need-based scholarship and your financial situation changes, you are required to notify the Scholarships Office. You will then be advised of any impact this...

If I want to hold my Curtin main round offer and change my preference for second round, will I still be eligible for the Curtin Excellence Scholarship?

Yes. You may hold your main round offer from Curtin and change your course preferences for the second round, as long as a Curtin course is maintained as your first preference. ...

How do I claim Centrelink financial support (i.e.Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY) while studying?

Centrelink provides financial assistance such as Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY to eligible, full-time students. To find out if you are eligible and how to apply, please contact the relevant area: Youth Allowance Austudy ABSTUDY Curtin ...

How are my thesis fees determined?

If you are a domestic Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student, you are currently exempt from paying tuition fees. Your fees are supported by the Research Training Program (RTP). You will still be liable for for the Student Services and Amenities Fees...

Who can I contact for OS Help loan enquiries?

The Go Global team can assist you if you have questions about OS Help loans. Email: goglobal@curtin.edu.au Phone: 1300 222 888 (ask for Go Global) Opening hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday ...

I need to sit the STAT. Will I be considered for the Excellence Scholarship if I receive an offer in the second round?

Yes. If you are required to sit the , you will need to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria, maintain Curtin as your first preference in TISC and receive an offer of a place into an eligible first preference course in second round offers to rece...

My school has told me that I have been nominated for the Principals Recommendation Award for Curtin. What does that mean?

Your school principal has nominated you for a one-off scholarship prize awarded by Curtin University. After Curtin receives your nomination, your eligibility will be assessed. Information about the Curtin Principal's Recommendation Award can be found...

How do I contact the Admissions Office?

You can contact Curtin Connect for admission enquiries via one of the following options: Start a live chat: Click the Live Chat button on the right-hand corner on Curtin Connect webpage to chat instantly with a team member. Send us an enquiry: C...

What does the last withdrawal via eStudentOUA or academic penalty date mean?

The academic penalty date or last withdrawal via eStudent/Open Universities Australia, is the last date you are able to withdraw from units within that study period. If you withdraw from a unit any time between the and the academic penalty date, y...

What is professional practice?

Professional practice is where a student is required to extend knowledge and skills within a practical environment. It is often required to be undertaken as a part of their university studies. For example, an Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy st...

How do I order official documents online?

To place an official documents order online, please follow the steps below: 1. Log into your Student OASIS. 2. Under the Welcome tab, click on 'Order Official Documents.' 3. Follow the prompts to place your order and make payment. Your document o...

What is an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)?

Your electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) is a request for government assistance for your tuition fees. If you are an eligible domestic student studying in Australia, you must submit an eCAF before the due date of the study period if you wi...

I would like to take a break from my studies. What are my options?

If you would like to take a break from your studies, the following options are available to you: Take a Leave of Absence: Taking a Leave of Absence saves your place in the course for the duration of the approved leave. You can take leave from your...

When is Orientation Week (O-Week)?

Orientation Week (O-Week) occurs the week prior to classes commencing. For study periods and O-Week dates, please refer to the Academic Calendar. ...

What is the difference between FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP?

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are used by eligible students to defer tuition fees. Although both forms serve a similar purpose, a FEE-HELP form is completed for courses in which you have a and a HECS-HELP form is completed for courses in which you hav...

How do I overload in a semester?

Overloading refers to undertaking 125 credits (5 units) within a semester instead of the standard 100 credits (4 units). To apply to overload, you will need to submit your request online through Curtin's online web form. In your request include the...

Is Curtin open on public holidays?

Curtin is closed on most public holidays. The public holidays Curtin will be closed for can be found below: New Years Day Australia Day Labour Day Good Friday Easter Monday Easter Tuesday (although this is not an official public holiday, Curt...

Can I withdraw from a unit after the census date?

You can withdraw from units until the displayed on the Academic Calendar. If you withdraw from a unit after the has passed but prior to the last withdrawal date, you will be liable for the full fees of the unit/s, however you will not be academical...

What is SA-HELP?

SA-HELP is an Australian Government HELP loan available to eligible domestic students who do not wish to pay their upfront. View the Study Assist website for eligibility criteria. To defer your SSAF, you must submit an for SA-HELP before the due d...

What are my study load options?

Depending on your course, you can choose to: Study full-time Full-time study involves enrolling in units totalling 100 credit points (usually 4 units each semester/trimester), which means around 30 hours overall work time per week. For most students...

What type of classes will I attend?

The class types you may attend will depend on which units you are enrolled in. The main class types delivered at Curtin are: Lectures are presentations given by a subject matter expert, on a specific subject area within the unit you are studying. ...

What should I do if I am missing a prerequisite for my course?

To be eligible for your chosen course, you need to satisfy all admission criteria. If your course requires one or more Essential WACE Subjects that you have either not taken or did not obtain a final scaled score of 50 for, you will be required t...

How do I defer my offer?

To defer your offer: If you submitted your application in eApplications before 13 November 2023: Login to OASIS. Click on the eStudent box. Click on the My Offers tab. You will see a list of the courses for which you have received an offer. S...

What is HECS-HELP?

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan available to eligible students enrolled in a to defer their tuition fees. View the HECS-HELP page on the Study Assist website for eligibility criteria. Domestic students must submit an prior to the due ...

I still have outstanding conditions on my offer. How do I respond to them?

If you have received a conditional offer for a course, you will need to meet the conditions before you can proceed with your enrolment. We recommend accepting your offer first and then working on the conditions. To check your offer conditions and ho...

How do I get a tax file number (TFN)?

If you do not have a tax file number (TFN), there are two ways you can obtain one, depending on your circumstances. Option one: Lodge an application for a TFN on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website. After you’ve completed the application,...

How can my Curtin award be verified?

Curtin University has an Online Award Verification Service that can be used to verify a Curtin Award conferred after 1992. For awards conferred prior to 1992, or qualifications that cannot be verified on the online platform, please submit an online ...

How do I pay my fees by international bank transfer (Flywire)?

You can pay your fees by international bank transfer using the option in Curtin ePay. Once you have received your or Letter of Offer: Visit Curtin ePay and enter your student details to begin the payment process. Select Flywire as your payment...

What is Flywire?

Flywire is an international payment facilitator that allows you to pay your Curtin tuition fees securely from overseas, often in your local currency. Depending on your home country, your payment options include bank transfer, credit card, e-payments,...

Can I defer my offer?

You may be able to defer your offer for a period of up to 12 months. Instructions are listed on our Defer your offer page. If you changed your mind, and wish to: Defer for more than 12 months due to extenuating circumstances, submit a request vi...

What is the difference between fully online and internal units?

Units with an internal attendance mode involve regular ongoing face-to-face tutorials, lectures and laboratory sessions on campus on an agreed schedule. Units with a fully online attendance mode involve the unit content being delivered online. S...

How do I plan my timetable?

Curtin's useful planning tool Plan Your Timetable allows you to experiment with different combinations of classes (e.g. lectures/tutorials) to come up with a timetable that suits your availability. This tool can also be used to view the class times f...

What is FEE-HELP?

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan available to eligible domestic students enrolled in a to defer their tuition fees. Eligibility criteria can be found on the FEE-HELP page of the Study Assist website. To have your fees deferred using a HEL...

How many intakes does each course have per year?

Most courses at Curtin offer intakes in semester one (usually starting in February) and/or semester two (usually starting in July). However, not all courses will have intakes for both. Some courses have intakes in other study terms (e.g., the Maste...

What happens if I do not pay my tuition fees on time?

New commencing international students If you do not pay your fees by the due date stated on your Letter of Offer, you won't be able to enrol in your course or obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) or student visa. Continuing international studen...

If I accept my offer can I change my mind and defer?

If you have accepted your offer and then decide to defer, please submit an online enquiry to our Admissions team by following the steps below: 1. Head to our online enquiry form submission page 2. Select 'Current Students' 3. Select 'Admissions...

What is class registration?

Class registration is the process of choosing the classes you would like to attend for your units. Classes can include activities such as lectures, tutorials, workshops or seminars, depending on the structure of your units. You need to register into ...

As an international student, when do I need to accept my offer?

There are 3 different categories of acceptance due dates: For countries listed here (Country List), acceptance due date is 7 weeks before course start date, as stated on your Offer Letter. If you have a GTE Finance or GTE Interview condition on...

What is a domestic fee paying place?

A domestic fee paying (DFP) place is one where the University does not receive any government funding towards your enrolment. If you are enrolled in a domestic fee paying place, you must pay the full cost of your course. This will result in the cost ...

Where can I find important dates and deadlines?

Important dates and deadlines for all Curtin study periods can be found on the Academic Calendar. We encourage you to particularly familiarise yourself with the , (last date to withdraw) and the final enrolment date for your study period. Student...

Where can I enquire about lost property?

Please contact to check our online register for lost property. The online register lists all lost property items handed in to Curtin Connect (Building 102), TL Robertson Library (Building 105) and all Abacus labs (Building 303 or 408) at Curtin Pert...

How do I know where and when Orientation Week will be?

Information about the dates for compulsory orientation session and enrolment briefings for international students are included in your Letter of Offer. As for other workshops and activities happening during Orientation Week, please use the Perso...

What is the New to Curtin Mentor Program?

The New to Curtin Mentor Program provides new students with the opportunity to connect with current students in a similar area of study to support them in their successful transition to studying at Curtin University. The program is available to all n...

What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is a place in a course where part of your tuition is subsidised by the Australian government, so you pay a lower fee. CSPs are offered in undergraduate (Bachelor) courses and a select number of postgraduate course...

Do I need to submit an eCAF if I am a postgraduate student?

If you are studying in a domestic fee paying course, you can apply to defer your fees using a FEE-HELP loan. You will need to complete an for FEE-HELP prior to the study period fee due date. If you will be paying your full fees upfront by the due d...

When do I need to pay my fees?

You need to pay your Tuition and Student Services Amenities Fees (SSAF) prior to the due date recorded on your eInvoice. If you are an international student commencing a new course, you must pay your tuition fees upfront by the due date indicated on...

Can I take time off from study?

As a domestic student, if you have made the decision to come to university but would like to take some time off, you can choose to take a gap semester/year. We would recommend that you apply for your course first, and once you have your offer you can...

What is an incidental fee, and how do I pay for it?

An incidental fee is a fee charged by the school for resources (i.e. field trip expenses, material costs) used within a unit. Incidental fees are separate to, and do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). You can find the total ...

Is the orientation program compulsory?

Yes. The orientation program is one week prior to the commencement of each semester and all new students are required to attend. Besides the compulsory session for each faculty, we do recommend new students to register for other sessions held during...

What is the Office of Alumni Relations?

The Office of Alumni Relations is the central alumni office and is committed to keeping the Alumni network at Curtin healthy and strong and to enhancing the reputation of Curtin graduates by fostering lifelong partnerships between former students and...

How do I pay my tuition fees from China?

You can pay your fees from China using UnionPay, Alipay or international bank transfer via the option in Curtin ePay. You can find out more about using Flywire to pay from China below: Flywire brochure (Chinese) [.pdf 13MB] Getting started with...

How do I change from studying full-time to part-time and vice versa?

Changing from part-time to full time and vice versa, involves in or from units to reach your preferred study load. If you are not bound by student visa conditions or conditions on your course, you can amend your own enrolment to suit your prefer...

I have submitted an eCAF without a TFN, will my fees still be deferred?

No. Your fees will not be deferred if you have submitted an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) without a tax file number (TFN). If you are an eligible Commonwealth supported or Domestic fee paying student, your eCAF will be approved, but ...

What documentation do I require to change my name or date of birth with Curtin?

To update your legal name with Curtin (this includes your first name, last name or other names) you will need to provide: ▪ one primary form of identification; and ▪ one secondary form of identification. When submitting your documents, ensu...

Can I pay my tuition fees from overseas?

You can pay your tuition fees quickly and securely from overseas using Curtin's online payment platform, ePay. The Paying your fees guide provides instructions on making payments. The following payment methods are accepted: Credit or debit card...

How much will it cost for me to study at Curtin?

Course tuition fees can be found on the Courses webpage using the steps below: Search for the course you wish to study in the Find your course search box. Select the relevant course from the search results. Ensure the correct student status ("Do...

Why can't I defer my offer?

You may not be able to defer your offer due to one (or more) of the following reasons: Qualified with Conditions - if you received an offer with conditions you will not be able to defer until you have fulfilled all of the conditions of your offer....

What are the HELP eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens?

If you are an eligible New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder and meet the requisite criteria, you will be able to access a HELP loan to pay your tuition fees. To be eligible, you must: Be a New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Categor...

What do I do if my Orientation sessions clash?

If there is a clash between your compulsory faculty sessions in your orientation timetable, we recommend contacting your faculty directly for advice on which session to attend and how to access presentation slides and key information. If there is a ...

Can I attend Orientation Week (O-Week) on campus if I am studying online?

Yes, you are more than welcome to take part in our on-campus Orientation Week (O-Week) sessions. For further information on orientation sessions, please refer to your Personalised Orientation Planner in OASIS. You can also access orientation resourc...

Will I need to be immunised in order to study my course?

Some Curtin courses, particularly in the Faculty of Health Sciences, will require you to be vaccinated against certain Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) before commencing fieldwork. You will find information on whether your course requires you to b...

How do I change my name on Curtin's systems?

To update your formal or preferred name with Curtin University, follow the steps below: Log into OASIS. Click on My Studies tab, scroll down to locate the Student Details section on the right hand side. Select Change Personal Details. Complete ...

Do I have to pay the full indicative fee on my Letter of Offer?

If you are an international student, you must pay the full indicative fee for the first study period of your course. This amount will be stipulated as the tuition fee deposit on your Letter of Offer. It is a condition of your offer that this fee is p...

Where can I find the entry requirements for courses?

Each Curtin course has specific entry requirements. On our Future Students webpage you will be able to search all of Curtin’s course offerings. Once you have selected your course, click on the Admission Criteria tab to view the up-to-date informati...

I'm a HDR student and I'm having trouble paying my fees, who can I contact?

If you're having trouble paying your thesis fees, you may for advice. Alternatively, you may wish to speak with your thesis supervisor. ...

Can someone else enquire about my student information or speak on my behalf if I am unable to?

No, unless you complete a Disclosure of Information/Proxy Authorisation Form and provide consent to another party to receive information and/or act on your behalf. Once the form is completed, you need to submit it to via your Curtin student email. ...

What Orientation information is available for Curtin OUA students?

You can access information specific to commencing your online studies on the Curtin OUA Orientation page. There you will find information about key tasks to complete before classes begin and tips to help you settle into online study. ...

If I defer my offer can I change my mind?

If you have already deferred your offer and now wish to commence study instead of deferring your offer, please submit your request via the online enquiry form. If you no longer wish to commence study in the course that you were deferred from, pleas...

What is cross-institutional enrolment and how do I apply?

Cross-institutional enrolment falls into two categories, inbound and outbound. Outbound enrolment is where a student remains enrolled in their principal course at Curtin and undertakes units offered at another Australian university. Inbound enrolme...

How long will it take to receive my ID card?

Delivery times are dependent on location. We recommend that you visit the Australia Post website to view an estimate for delivery to your area. If you have not received your ID card in the estimated time frame, please contact Curtin Connect. F...

What subjects do I need to study at school to gain entry into Commerce?

There are no prerequisites for the Bachelor of Commerce, however you will need an English ATAR subject (or international equivalent) to meet the minimum entry requirements. We recommend choosing subjects that you enjoy, that you're good at, and that...

I am an International student and have successfully completed my pathway course, how do I switchchange courses?

As an international student, it may be possible to course switch (change from studying one Curtin course to studying another Curtin course), however a place cannot be guaranteed. Students still need to meet the entry requirements or prerequisites and...

Can I get a loan for my postgraduate course?

Eligible students studying in a postgraduate course, can apply for a to defer their tuition fees during their studies. The government FEE-HELP loan scheme allows students to defer their tuition fees as a HELP loan, so that up front payment is not re...

How do I take up my deferred offer?

Depending on when you deferred your offer, the Admissions Office will contact you via your nominated personal email address with information on taking up your deferred offer in April/May for Semester 2 commencement or September/October for Semester 1...

Do I need to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)?

If you are an international student on a student visa, you must maintain valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) at all times. It is a condition of your student visa that you and your dependants maintain adequate health insurance arrangements for ...

I have paid the deposit amount stated on my offer letter, why do I still have outstanding fees?

As an international student, the fee quoted on your letter of offer is only indicative (an approximation of your tuition fees) and may differ depending upon the units you have enrolled in. To check your outstanding fees, in eStudent. Outstanding fe...

How long can I defer my offer for?

Deferrals are granted for a 12 month period. You may be able to commence your course after a deferral of 6 months if your course offers a mid-year intake. Deferrals for a longer period, to a maximum of two years, may be considered if the reason ...

Do I still have to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) if I don't intend to use any of the amenities and services?

If you have been charged the SSAF, you must pay the fee. You are encouraged to make use of all services and amenities provided at Curtin and the Student Guild to make the most of your university experience. If you're not sure what is available, you c...

Are all students charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)?

No, not all students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). You can find a list of exempt students on the Current students webpage. ...

What events are held for mature age students during Orientation Week (O-Week)?

We run optional sessions for mature age and part-time students during Orientation Week (O-Week). These sessions can be found in your Personalised Orientation Planner, available in OASIS prior to O-Week. If you're unable to attend a session, replays ...

What will my personal details be used for if I enquire online?

When you submit an enquiry online to Curtin Connect, some personal information will be captured. This will include your personal contact details which will be used by specialist Customer Service Officers to contact you to assist with your enquiry. A...

How will Curtin spend my Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)?

Curtin must spend the revenue from your SSAF on non-academic services and amenities. You can find a full list of the services and amenities provided at Curtin on the Student services and amenities fees (SSAF) webpage. ...

If I deferred my offer for 12 months, can I change my mind and start mid-year?

If your deferred course has a Semester Two intake, the Admission Office will contact you via your nominated personal email address in late May, with an offer to take up your deferred offer for Semester Two. If you decide not to take up your defer...

How do I change the return date for my deferred offer?

You cannot change the return date, the deferral period is for twelve months. When submitting a deferral request via OASIS or the Applicant Portal, the system will automatically default to the approved twelve month deferral period. If your deferre...

What if I cant afford study fees at the moment?

Undertaking an MBA is an investment in your career, but we recognise that the costs can be a barrier to gaining the qualification you need for career growth. There are scholarships available and financial assistance options that can help you manage s...

What is undergraduate study?

Undergraduate study is also referred to as post-secondary education and is normally studied at a higher education institution, such as a university. The most common type of undergraduate study is the Bachelor's degree, which typically takes three to...

What should I wear?

For the majority of courses at Curtin University, you will not have a dress code, but some courses may require you to wear protective clothing. For example, if you are studying Chemistry, it is a requirement to wear enclosed shoes and a lab coat for ...

When I receive my early offer, can I accept and enrol in units?

No. To be able to accept your offer and enrol in units, you will need to have officially satisfied the admission criteria for your course. This information will only be available once your ATAR results are released at the end of the year. ...

How can I apply to study as an international student?

Applying to study at Curtin is easy, you can apply directly yourself or through a registered Curtin agent. Once you have chosen a Curtin course, view our instructions on how to apply. Assessing your application will take approximately two weeks*. ...

I am an international student applying for a HDR course. How will I know the status of my application?

To enquire about the status of your HDR application, please go to visit the Ask International page and lodge an enquiry. Usually, applicants are notified of the outcome of assessment. Letters of Offer are issued to successful applicant...

How do I pay back my HELP loan?

Once the study period census date has passed, any payments you make towards your HELP loan debt must be paid directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). You will be required to make repayments to your HELP loan debt once your income is above t...

What is TISC?

TISC stands for Tertiary Institutions Service Centre, and is an incorporated body established in 1975 by Curtin University, ECU, Murdoch University and UWA. TISC acts as a centralised application clearing house, to coordinate undergraduate applicatio...

When do I choose my Bachelor of Commerce major?

Not sure what major or specialisation is right for you? Don't worry, we'll help you customise your degree and choose your major/specialisations during your first semester. ...

I am an International student, will I be able to obtain CRL or exemptions?

Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) or exemptions are given based on previous studies and are related to the major chosen. Units passed in previous studies that do not equate to a Curtin unit will not be exempted. No exemptions will be granted if th...

How do I change my contact details in the Applicant Portal?

Log into the Applicant Portal. Click 'My Details'. Under 'My Details', click on 'View my details'. Navigate to the relevant fields and update your details where applicable. Remember to click 'Save'. ...

Is interest charged to my HELP debt?

There is no interest charged on HELP debts. However, indexation is added to your debt on 1 June each year. Indexation is applied to your debt to maintain its real value by adjusting it in line with changes in the cost of living. HELP debts are not ...

Can I apply for a course prior to receiving my results?

Yes. Students who are currently studying a qualification (e.g., year 12, at a registered training organisation/TAFE or at university) are able to apply once applications have opened for their chosen Curtin course. The most important thing is to apply...

What are the pathways to meet the English requirements of my course?

If you are an International student and you did not meet the English language entry score required for your course, you may want to consider applying for a study program at Curtin English. It is located on campus grounds in Perth and gives you access...

My WACE results are much lower than I expected. What entry pathways are available?

There are several options available for applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements to apply to Curtin. Please visit the the Pathway Finder to determine your alternative options. ...

How does a student's employer set up a sponsorship to pay for the student's tuition fees (domestic or international student)?

Please visit the Sponsorship page on the Current students website for information on setting up a sponsorship. For further information, contact the Sponsor Fees team via their details below. Phone: 1300 222 888 Email: sponsorfees@curtin.edu.au ...

What are my study help loan options? What is the difference, and who is eligible?

If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible for subsidies and/or loans provided by the Australian government, including: Subsidies through Commonwealth supported places (CSP) Student loans through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) ...

Who requires an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)?

All student visa holders are required to have an adequate health insurance throughout their stay in Australia. This means that the insurance must commence from the date on when the student arrives in Australia with their student visa and the cover m...

What courses are available for international students?

There are a number of courses available for international students. Please refer to our online Curtin Courses Handbook for more details. Alternatively, please visit our Course Finder page to find a course of your interest. Please note this is subject...

I am currently located outside Australia, how do I apply for a refund for my student visa?

Student visa holders who are outside Australia can find out more information regarding a refund for their student visa by contacting the Department of Home Affairs directly via their contact page or apply for a visa application charge (VAC) refund at...

How do I change my gender details?

To change your gender details, you can submit an online request or contact the team at Curtin Connect. Curtin systems allow for identification as M (male), F (female), or X (indeterminate/unspecified/intersex). No supporting documentation is require...

Why have I been asked to provide my educational background in OASIS?

If you have been admitted into a Curtin course from 2020 onwards and we are yet to receive your educational background information, you will be prompted to complete the educational background form. All three questions on the form must be completed, a...