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What are the benefits of postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study will advance your knowledge and skills in a particular area. Gaining a postgraduate qualification offers a range of benefits, such as: boosting your employment prospects progressing your career enabling a new career direction ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

How do I contact Curtin Connect?

Curtin Connect is your hub for student service and support. Our team is on hand to help with a range of enquiries throughout your time at Curtin, from your course application, to your graduation and everything in between! Get in touch with us using ...

How does my Curtin Access Plan relate to extensions?

If your CAP supports you for additional time to submit assessments, you do not need to apply for an Assessment Extension provided that the additional time requested is within the time period supported by the CAP, and the additional time has been conf...

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 are the benefits of postgraduate study?

A postgraduate degree can help you: boost your salary or employment prospects upgrade or specialise your skills and knowledge progress your career change your career path pursue a personal interest meet the requirements for a particular occup...

How can I contact the Future Students team?

Thinking about studying at Curtin? Have a question about one of our courses? Get in touch with our Future Students team using the details below. View our frequently asked questions: We have a range of FAQs about studying at Curtin. Book a...

What is postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study are university-level courses for students who have either an undergraduate degree or significant work/life experience in the study area. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and masters degrees. Th...

How do I get IT support?

If you're a student and you're having problems with Curtin systems or IT facilities, go to the IT tools and guides webpages for assistance with your issue. If you're still experiencing difficulties, you can: Log a support request online Submi...

How can I get disability and accessibility support?

You can get disability and accessibility support from AccessAbility Services at Curtin. Visit the AccessAbility website OR Phone: +61 8 9266 7850 or 1800 651 878 Email: access.ability@curtin.edu.au Mail: AccessAbility Services Curtin University ...

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...

Do I have to disclose my disability or health condition in the Curtin Access Plan?

Your Curtin Access Plan will only contain disability information that you choose to release, and your disability or medical information/health professional documentation will be kept confidential by AccessAbility Services in accordance with our confi...

What is a Curtin Access Plan and how do I get one?

A Curtin Access Plan (CAP) is a document that outlines the reasonable adjustments recommended for a student with a disability/medical condition or a carer of a person with disability to enable equitable access to their studies and assessments. If yo...

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...

How do I develop a Curtin Access Plan?

Make an appointment with an AccessAbility advisor to discuss your situation and the support you may need at Curtin. If you can’t get to the Perth Campus, you can make a phone or online appointment. Please provide supporting documentation from your...

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 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...

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...

Where is Curtin's bookshop?

Booktopia is Curtin’s recommended supplier of books. Digital and hardcopy books are available for purchase. ...

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 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 ...

What type of classes will I attend?

This will depend on which units you are enrolled in. Generally, the class types delivered at Curtin are defined below: Lectures are presentations given by a subject matter expert, on a specific subject area within the unit you are studying. Lectures...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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 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...

How much does on-campus accommodation cost?

Accommodation prices will vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose. You can view prices for Perth and Kalgoorlie accommodation via our website. ...

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...

Future Students end of year closure information

Future Students will be closed on the following dates during the end of year period: ▪ Monday 25 December 2023 ▪ Tuesday 26 December 2023. The Future Students team will only be available for via phone, online chat and online appointment on ...

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,...

What hours does Curtin operate?

Generally, the university's administrative business hours are Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. There is some variation between the faculties. Classes typically start from 8 am in the morning and finish by no later than 9 pm in the even...

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 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...

How do I apply for on-campus student accommodation?

To apply for accommodation at Curtin Perth: Visit the accommodation website to explore the options available Click on 'Apply Now' to go through to the booking portal Follow the steps to submit your application. As some accommodation options a...

What disability services are available at Curtin?

If you have a disability or health condition that affects your studies, contact our AccessAbility officers for support to explore services such as Curtin Access Plan and Curtin Specialist Mentoring Program. Curtin also offers a range of support serv...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Where can I get information on student accommodation?

Visit our accommodation website for information on student accommodation. For Curtin Perth reservations and enquiries please contact reservations@curtin.edu.au or call +61 8 6186 3303. For Curtin Kalgoorlie reservations and enquiries, please contac...

I do not meet the Maths prerequisite for the course I am interested in, what are my options?

If you have met Curtin's English requirement and achieved the required ATAR for your course of interest but have not met the Mathematics prerequisite, see the following options: UniLearn (Online Mode Only): Introductory Mathematics offered through ...

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 ...

When do I need to apply for a new CoE to extend my student visa?

If your student visa expires before the next official result release date then you will need to order your CoE. This is so that you can apply for a new student visa with the Department of Home Affairs in order to continue your current course of stud...

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...

Is there a free bus within the campus?

Yes, take advantage of our free bus services to make your journey to, from and around our Perth campus easier. Our Curtin Access Bus (CABS) helps students and staff in the surrounding Bentley suburbs get to campus, while our Campus Courtesy Bus ensur...

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...

Who can be my referee for my course application?

Depending on the course requirements, it would be either one academic reference and one professional reference, or two professional references. For further clarification, please visit Curtin's Courses page, search for your course and view it's supple...

What is the difference between a single and a double major?

A single major concentrates on one area of specialisation, whilst a double major focuses on two areas of specialisation. A double major will allow a student to complete study in those two separate areas under the same award. For example, someone wis...

How long will it take to complete an undergraduate degree?

Undergraduate degrees require between three and five years of full-time or equivalent part-time study (if your degree is available to be studied part-time). A full-time study load typically consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per yea...

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 faculty?

Faculties are the primary academic divisions in which teaching and research are conducted. Curtin is divided into five discipline based study areas: Centre for Aboriginal Studies Faculty of Business and Law Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty...

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 ...

How can I find out the prerequisites for a course?

Course prerequisites can be found for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses by searching for the individual course on Curtin's study webpage. Some university courses may also include additional requirements such as interviews, portfolio presenta...

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...

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...

I am an international student. Can I defer my Letter of Offer to the next intake?

Yes, depending on your circumstances you have the following options to defer your Letter of Offer: ▪ I have received my Letter of Offer, but have not accepted or received a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE): Please lodge a request at the Ask Interna...

Where is Curtin University located?

Our main campus is situated in Bentley, six kilometres south of Perth, Western Australia's capital city. Whilst the Curtin Perth campus is the largest of the Curtin campuses and offers the majority of our courses, we also operate out of several other...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 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 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...

Where can Islamic students and staff pray on campus?

All Curtin students and staff on Curtin Perth's Bentley campus are welcome to pray at the Musalla building 510. This is dedicated for Islamic prayer with separate male and female prayer spaces, Wudu washing facilities and culturally appropriate toile...

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 get an assessment extension, alternative exam or graduation support due to my faith, religion or holy day?

If you have a religious festival, fast or holy day that is obligatory for your faith or religion resulting in you being unable to complete an assessment, exam, placement or graduation, Curtin University has a range of policies in place for alternati...

When should I apply for on-campus accommodation?

For either Perth or Kalgoorlie campuses, we recommend you apply for your accommodation early so you have a better chance to secure your preferred room. Applications for student accommodation are open twice a year, around May for semester 2 intake and...

How do I extend my visa?

To extend your visa, you will need an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to support your visa application, which you will need to apply directly to the Department of Home Affairs. When you first accept an offer for a course at Curtin as an...

Is there a Childcare Centre available on campus?

Yes. Curtin University's Early Childhood Centre is situated in a purpose-built centre on the Curtin Perth campus where experienced and qualified carers provide programs to meet the needs and interests of the children in care. Priority of access is g...

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...

How much time will I have to allocate to studying?

Students can expect that for every 1 hour of class time, they will put in 1 hour of additional study. If you choose to study in a full-time capacity, you will likely take four units per semester. A typical unit may account for 3 or more hours of cont...

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...

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...

Is Halal food available at Curtin?

Yes. Halal food is available at the Curtin Perth campus. More information is available from the Curtin Student Guild website. ...

Does Curtin offer online courses?

Yes. A number of courses at Curtin University are available to be studied either partially or fully online. Fully online courses Visit the Curtin Online website for more information on Curtin's online undergraduate and postgraduate course options. ...

How long does it take to receive an outcome for a Masters course by research application?

Your application may take up to one month to process, depending on when the Graduate Studies Committee meets. Applications for Master by Research and PhDs usually take longer than the standard application as the Graduate Studies Committee must approv...

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 ...

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 a double degree?

A double degree comprises two individually approved courses undertaken at the same time, resulting in two awards. You will study units from both courses simultaneously, and the condensed structure means it may take only a year or two longer than a si...

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 ...

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...

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...

Can couples or families live on campus?

Most rooms on campus are set up for single living, however there are limited room types in UniLodge properties that can accommodate adult couples. You may need to explore off-campus options if there is no availability for these rooms, or you are look...

What is portfolio entry?

Through Portfolio entry, you apply for your preferred course with a portfolio of documents that showcase your academic achievements, qualifications, work experience, extra-curricular activities and suitability for tertiary study. You can apply fo...

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...

How do I contact the Kalgoorlie campus?

Students studying at the Kalgoorlie campus can contact Curtin Connect for student service support. Queries specific to the Kalgoorlie campus can be directed as below: Website: about.curtin.edu.au/campus-locations/kalgoorlie Phone: +61 8 9088 617...

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...

How do I find out the status of my application for a higher degree by research?

You will be notified of the status of your application by the Graduate Research School. Please do not refer to the application status listed within the My Applications tab in eStudent for an update on your application status. This section is used onl...

What do the building numbers mean at Curtin University?

All Curtin buildings in Australia are named as well as numbered. Specific rooms or locations on campus are referred to by their building number, level, then room number. For example: Building 105.210 is the TL Robertson Library which is Building 105...

What if I don't meet the admission requirements for the course I want to study?

If you don’t meet the admission criteria for an undergraduate degree, there are several ways to gain entry. View alternative pathways for information on enabling programs, portfolio entry, TAFE qualifications and more. Some Graduate Certificates ...

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 ...

Who is the current Vice Chancellor?

The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Harlene Hayne. Professor Harlene Hayne was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University in April 2021, having previously been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago in New Zealand. Professor Ha...

Where can I view frequently asked questions (FAQs)?

Have a question about studying at Curtin? View our FAQs for future students. Currently studying at Curtin and have a question? View our FAQs for current students. ...

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...

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 is the difference between postgraduate coursework and research programs?

Postgraduate coursework programs have a set study plan structure. Students are required to complete all required assignments or assessments to pass the units on their study plans. Postgraduate research qualifications are awarded following the comple...

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 is a University Admission Advice Letter (UAAL)?

The Universities Admission Advice Letter (UAAL) contains the following: Final scaled scores Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) (if appropriate) Eligibility information for the four public universities in Western Australia including Cur...

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. ...

How do I apply to study a postgraduate course at Curtin?

Applications for postgraduate coursework programs are made directly through Curtin's website. To apply: Navigate to our Future Students website Search for your preferred course When you are on the course page, click the "Apply Now" button to sta...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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 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...

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...

Is there public transport nearby?

Yes, the bus station at the Curtin Perth campus is one of the busiest in Perth, with several services stopping frequently during semester. In addition, many of the bus routes have additional stops on the outside roads of Kent Street, Hayman Road and ...

Can I study part-time?

You may be able to study part-time, undertaking as few as 25 or 50 credit points (one or two units) per semester. This reduces your weekly workload considerably but extends the duration of your course. You may also be able to change each semester, st...

What extra curricular activities are available?

There is more to uni life than working or studying, and Curtin University strives to provide all-round development of its staff and students. Some of the things that are on offer for you to explore and to enrich your Curtin life are: Recreational Se...

Am I required to sit the UCAT ANZ if I want to apply for Curtin's Medical degree?

All applicants* to Curtin's Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course must sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) ANZ. *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are not required to sit the UCAT ANZ. For more inform...

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...

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...

Do I have to pay an application fee to apply for on-campus accommodation?

It is free to apply for accommodation at Perth and Kalgoorlie (Agricola) campuses. Payment is required to secure your place once you have received an offer. ...

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 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...

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...

Can I apply for a postgraduate course if I am still finishing my undergraduate course?

Yes. Students who are in their final semester/study period of their undergraduate degree can lodge their application prior to the completion of their course. Applicants who have satisfied entry requirements may receive a conditional offer, with the c...

How can I find out how long it will take for my visa to be processed?

You can find visa processing times on the Department of Home Affairs website. ...

What short term accommodation is available on campus?

Nesuto Curtin hotel is available at our Curtin Perth campus for short stays. Depending on availability, short term accommodation may be available at our Perth and Kalgoorlie student accommodation. Contact Curtin Reservations or Agricola to enquire. ...

How do I contact Curtin Singapore?

Website: curtin.edu.sg Phone: +65 6593 8000 Email: studentconnect@curtin.edu.sg Visit: 10 Science Park Road, The Alpha, Science Park II, Level 3, Unit 03-08, Singapore 117684 Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm ...

Who can help me with deciding on a course of study?

We would first encourage you to search our course offerings by visiting our Future Students webpage. This resource will assist in providing you with a suitable course, as well as up-to-date information about the course offering, admission criteria, f...

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 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 ...

I am unable to enter Australia due to visa processing delays. If my student visa is refused, will I receive a full refund for my course fees?

If you are studying a Curtin English course, the English Language Courses Refund Agreement will apply. You will receive a refund on the ‘unused component’ of the English Language Course in accordance with the ESOS Instrument (Calculation of Refun...

What support is available to International students?

Adjusting to life in a new country can be a challenge, however, Curtin provides a range of personal and academic support to all of our students. Any student who has a problem, or question, or is finding studying difficult, can contact Student Wellbei...

How do I pay rent in on-campus accommodation?

For Perth on-campus accommodation, rent can be paid fortnightly or upfront for the full term. Further information will be provided in your Room Offer. Contact Curtin Reservations for more information. ...

What is the speed limit around campus?

The legal speed limit on roads around the Curtin Perth campus is 30kph and 10kph in all car parks or as signposted. With the single objective of minimising risks to all staff, students, and visitors using the campus, a strict campaign against speedin...

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...

How do I contact the International Sponsored Students Unit (ISSU)?

Contact the International Sponsored Student Unit using the details below. Email: issu@curtin.edu.au Location: Curtin Connect, Building 102, Bentley Campus Website: International Sponsored Student Unit ...

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...

What on campus facilities are available to students at Curtin?

Curtin offers a range of services and facilities on and off campus to enhance university life. Free and confidential advice is offered to provide support for study and learning strategies, career and culture as well as information on student associa...

What are pathways to undergraduate courses within health sciences?

To explore a range of health science courses and their entry requirements, visit the Faculty of Health Sciences webpage. Navigate to your chosen course offering and select 'Admission Criteria'. If you don't meet the minimum entry requirements to ...

I just arrived in Perth and dont have any accommodation. What do I do?

If you require some support in finding accommodation, please complete this enquiry form and one of our Accommodation Coaches will respond to your request. You will need to log in using your student ID to complete the form. You can also review our acc...

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...

Where can I get a taxi from on campus?

Curtin University has a number of taxi stands across our Curtin Perth campus. To find where they are, visit the Curtin Perth campus map and use the search bar to find 'taxi'. ...

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'. ...

Can I renew my student visa in Australia?

Whilst you are currently enrolled in full-time study, you may apply to renew your student visa in Australia as long as your current student visa is not subject to Condition 8534 - 'no further stay'. Refer to the international student visa page for f...

Do I have access to free parking in on-campus accommodation?

At Curtin Perth, there is limited free parking available at some of the UniLodge properties. If there is no parking available at the property, you may choose to park elsewhere on campus for a fee. For St Catherine's College and UniLodge Twin Dol...

What are the contract dates for on-campus accommodation?

Contract dates will vary between providers. Generally, contracts will begin in either January or February and end in July for semester contracts, or end in November or December for yearly contracts. Please contact Curtin Reservations for more in...

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 ...

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...

Is Curtin campus safe?

Your safety on campus is one of our biggest priorities. Curtin’s Safer Community Team makes sure the campus remains a safe and friendly place for all students and provides safety assistance to staff and students on campus. We work closely with our...

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 ...

How is online study different from on-campus study?

Our online students complete the same coursework and assessments as those studying on-campus. They have the same unit coordinator as on-campus students and the same level of access to your coordinator, but with the flexibility of self-directed learni...

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...

Do we share rooms in on-campus accommodation?

All residences have private bedrooms. If you choose to live in a shared apartment, you will share your kitchen, living space and bathrooms. ...

Can I smoke on campus?

No. From 1 January 2012, Curtin University's Western Australian campuses, including staff and student housing, became smoke-free. Consequently, you will not be able to smoke anywhere on Curtin campuses, including buildings and outdoor areas. If you n...

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 can I stay involved with Curtin University after I graduate?

Keep your contact details up-to-date and you'll receive university news and be notified of upcoming events. If you're interested in becoming a mentor to current students, joining or creating an alumni chapter or volunteering at various events, yo...

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...

Can I remain in Australia until my student visa expires if I have completed my course?

Once you have completed your studies, you'll need to contact the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to confirm how long you may remain in Australia on your current visa. The DHA can also advise on your application eligibility for a different type of vi...

What undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available online?

Curtin University offers a number of courses that can be studied fully online. View the online courses webpage to discover your options. Some Curtin courses are also offered online via Open Universities Australia (OUA). Many Curtin courses can b...

What is the refund policy for a Curtin credential?

Curtin Credentials cancellation and refund conditions can be found below: If you wish to terminate your studies before completion of your Credential, you must notify Curtin by email at curtincredentials@curtin.edu.au. During the Credential Term, ...

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. ...

Where do I find Curtin's course guides?

You can either find our course guides online via the links below, or ask for a hardcopy in person at Curtin Connect (Building 102, Curtin Perth Campus). Undergraduate Courses 2023 Humanities 2023 Business and Law 2023 Science ...

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. ...

What security and after-hours support is provided in on-campus accommodation?

All of our on-campus accommodation has CCTV security and is patrolled by Curtin’s Safer Community Team who offer 24/7 assistance, every day of the year. The highly trained team are available to help with security escorts back to residence, mechanic...

Do I have to complete all four units in one semester?

No. Ideally, we recommend spacing units out across multiple semesters to ensure increased depth and integration of learning from your other courses of study. ...

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...

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...

I have a criminal conviction on my record, will this affect my exchange?

Yes. Some countries will not issue you with a student visa if you have any criminal convictions. Please check with the consulate of the country to which you are travelling for further information....

Where can I find more information on various support services offered at Curtin?

Student Wellbeing Advisory Service If you’re struggling with studies or wish to discuss personal issues with someone, contact our Student Wellbeing Advisory Service for counselling and wellbeing advices. Our service is free and confidential for a...

Why should I provide my personal details to a Curtin staff member if I am only making an enquiry?

We endeavour to provide better quality service through high level customer relations, and if you provide your details or information, it will be used to send through updated and relevant information and publications relating to your initial enquiry. ...

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...

Do you offer any short courses?

Our Graduate Certificate courses are comprised of four units and can be completed in one semester full-time or the equivalent part-time. Graduate Certificate courses are designed for individuals wanting to develop skills in a specialised area. The m...

Can non-Curtin students apply for on-campus accommodation?

Zamia Apartments accommodation are available for Curtin staff, students visitors and the general community. Availability is limited, please contact Curtin Reservations to enquire. Other accommodation on Perth campus is available to: Curtin Un...

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...

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 ...

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...

Can I keep a pet in on-campus accommodation?

You are not able to keep a pet if living in on-campus accommodation. If you would like to have a pet, you will need to seek accommodation off-campus. Your options may be limited as you will need to find a place that allows you to keep a pet. ...

Are on-campus rooms air-conditioned and heated?

Rooms at Twin Dolphin Hall, Zamia Apartments, St Catherine's College and Agricola on-campus accommodation all contain air conditioning and heating. All other residences have heating and fans. ...

What equipment and furniture is supplied in on-campus accommodation?

Most rooms are equipped with a bed, desk and wardrobe storage. Shared kitchen and living spaces will also be furnished. Linen and kitchen utensils are not provided but can be purchased from your residence or local shops. Please see our accommodation ...

Is there an option for catered accommodation on-campus at Curtin Perth?

St Catherine's College ('St Cat's) is the only accommodation that provides catered options for students at Curtin Perth. Based on your room type, you can package 7, 14 or 21 meals per week that are served in the prestigious St Cat's dining hall. ...

Can visitors stay overnight in my room or unit?

Rules and regulations differ across our accommodation options and you may need to register any visitors with your accommodation provider. Please enquire with your student accommodation provider for more information or refer to your accommodation hand...

Can I do a double degree with Law?

Yes, Curtin offers double degrees with Commerce (majoring in Human Resources Management, Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Taxation or Finance) and Arts (majoring in International Relations or Journalism). ...

How do I apply to go on exchange?

The Go Global Team offers a variety of information sessions to assist you to plan and prepare for your international experience. We recommend that you register for a Go Global Information Session. These sessions are the best way to learn about the ...

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 is Curtin College?

Curtin College offers diploma courses that provide a direct path into the second year of a bachelor’s degree at Curtin University. These diploma courses follow the university curriculum and unit structure, whereby students will be studying bachelor...

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. ...

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...

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 ...

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...

What are Curtin Credentials?

↵ Curtin Credentials are flexible, globally recognised courses that are designed to further professional development and to deepen and broaden knowledge and experience. They have been created to offer dynamic, engaging and flexible learning exper...

If I study online, will I still be eligible to apply for Post Study Working Rights?

Please visit the Australian Study Requirement webpage for current information on requirements for Post Study Working rights. ...

Will this course prepare me well for professional practice?

Yes. This course has a strong emphasis on real-world problem solving, multi-disciplinary expertise, and leverages industry-standard tools and methodologies. ...

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...

What does a typical MBA timetable look like?

Have a look at our 2024 timetable for an insight into what your MBA experience could look like. ...

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 ...

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. ...

How long is the STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test) valid for?

At Curtin, if you sit the full STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test), your score is valid indefinitely. However, if you only sit the written English component to meet English competency or you only sit the multiple choice test, the score is only v...

What facilities and support services do I have access to as a fully online or Open Universities Australia (OUA) student studying with Curtin?

Similar to the on-campus experience, each of your units will have a Unit Coordinator who will be the main point of contact for academic matters and queries related to unit content. Curtin offers a range of study support guides and workshops tha...

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 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...

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...

What is the Muresk Institute?

Muresk Institute is an educational, training, research, conference and function facility based in Northam that has provided agricultural education for over 95 years. Curtin University offers an Associate Degree in Agribusiness at Muresk Institute. ...

Is alcohol allowed on campus residences?

Yes, but there are restrictions on any behaviour that may disrupt other residents. As with curfews, the emphasis is on not disturbing other residents, rather than specific bans. The legal drinking age in Western Australia is 18 years. ...

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...

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. ...

I am an international student with school-aged dependants. How do I arrange their schooling?

In Western Australia (WA), dependants of international students may be enrolled in either approved government (public) or non-government (private) schools registered by the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRIC...

Who is eligible to go on exchange?

To go on semester exchange, undergraduate students must be at least in their first semester of the second year of their course. Postgraduate students must be in at least the second semester of their course, but this can be reviewed if you have comple...

When should I book my flights when applying as an International student?

Once you have received notification of your acceptance and Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) from Curtin, you can begin to organise your flights and visa. ...

Am I a travel restricted student?

A travel restricted student (also referred to as 'TRI' or 'travel restricted internal'), is an international student who has been prevented from entering Western Australia to commence or continue their studies on campus, due to current visa processin...

Can I study an MBA if Im working full-time?

Yes, our MBA is designed to meet the demands of the working professional. Classes are at our Perth City campus in Murray Street, with classes scheduled to help you to combine work, study and life! You can attend evening classes, attend block sessions...

Do I need to be a business student to enrol in this specialisation?

No. Students enrolled in a course of study where the specialisation is embedded (eg: Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Innovation) can enrol. Complementary specialisations include (but are not limited to) marketing, management, de...

Is there a library on campus?

Yes, there are a number of libraries across our Curtin campuses: TL Robertson Library Curtin Graduate School of Business Library John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Curtin's WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library Visit Curtin's Library page ...

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...

As an international student, can I work in Australia while I'm studying?

Please visit our Enrolment and Visa Information for International Students page where you may find more information for international students on a Subclass 500 Student Visa on working in Australia, under the 'Managing your visa and visa requirements...

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...

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...

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 ...

What is the Curtin Malaysia Campus?

Curtin has an offshore campus in Miri, East Malaysia, north-east of the state of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. Curtin Malaysia is the first foreign university campus to be set up in East Malaysia. The Malaysia campus currently offers programs in...

Can parents or others apply for on-campus accommodation and pay on my behalf?

They can, but it will be your responsibility to make sure that payments and applications are made on time. Payment deadlines will be the same for everyone whether you use an agent or not. Make sure that you follow the payment instructions carefully....

Can I apply for on-campus accommodation for the duration of my course?

For Curtin Perth campus accommodation and Curtin Kalgoorlie Agricola accommodation, students can apply for a semester or full year at a time. At the end of your contract, you can choose whether you want to renew your contract. For other campuses, pl...

Are there any retail, restaurants or other shops and services near student accommodation on the Perth campus?

Yes, there are a range of retail outlets within walking distance of the Perth campus accommodation. If you choose to live at Twin Dolphin Hall or St Catherine’s College, you will have a gourmet grocer, restaurants and retail outlets at your doorste...

Can I leave earlier than the end of my on-campus accommodation agreement?

Check your Accommodation Agreement contract and discuss your circumstances with your accommodation provider if you think you may need to leave your accommodation early. There may be financial penalties if you break your contract. ...

How do I apply to be in the StepUp to Curtin program?  

If you are applying based on Financial Hardship and you are not attending a school that is eligible for Step Up adjustment, you will need to complete the StepUp Application Form. Otherwise, you do not need to submit an application form. Students are...

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'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. ...

I am an international sponsored student who has just arrived in Australia and need to meet with my designated Sponsored Student Officer. How do I contact them?

The International Sponsored Student Unit (ISSU) provides support to sponsored students and their sponsor organisations. There are four dedicated staff members who aim to ensure that students and sponsors are provided with quality support during their...

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...

What are the alternate pathways to Science and Engineering undergraduate courses?

If you don't meet the minimum entry requirements to apply for your chosen course within the Science and Engineering field, you may be able to meet these requirements by starting a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Science. The Bachelor of Multidiscip...

Can I study at an institution that Curtin does not have an exchange agreement with?

Yes. This is considered a Study Abroad program. Under a Study Abroad program, you can attend institutions with which Curtin does not have an exchange agreement. To apply for a Study Abroad program, you are required to: apply directly to the p...

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...

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. ...

I have a valid visa to travel to Western Australia for onshore studies. Can I remain fully online even if I am onshore?

If you hold a current visa, you will need to travel to Western Australia to commence your studies on campus. Online studies are only being offered to students who have experienced a delay in receiving a visa and therefore not able to arrive onshore t...

What flexible study options do you offer?

The Curtin MBA is designed with the working professional in mind, providing flexible study options so you can tailor your studies to suit your life. Our flexible study options include: evening classes, delivered at our campus in the heart of Pert...

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...

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...

How do I meet the eligibility requirement of completing high school?

If you are entering the University as a WA Year 12 student from a secondary school, it is essential for you to satisfy the requirements of the Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) which is managed by the School Curriculum and Standards A...

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. ...

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 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...

Are there any courses or activities that may be offensive to me?

Maybe. It is highly recommended that you read the course and unit information so you are fully aware of the essential requirements of study and can identify if any activities or content would conflict with your culture or beliefs. Some examples incl...

What does Curtin's Perth campus look like?

The Curtin Perth campus covers 116 hectares and includes landscaped grounds, gardens and sports fields. This campus is the academic base for most of Curtin’s students, bringing together a diversity of ages, cultures and learning disciplines, result...

Should I study, work or travel before commencing my studies at Curtin?

It’s entirely up to you! Some people take time off before starting university to travel, pursue a hobby, gain skills and life experience, or to earn money. There are benefits to this as students with life experience often do very well at univer...

How much does it cost to study externally?

The unit fee for an external unit is the same as the internal equivalent. For specific unit fees, please refer to our tuition fees webpage. ...

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...

Is priority given to international students who apply for on-campus accommodation?

For Perth and Kalgoorlie campus accommodation, there is no specific priority for international students. Contact Perth or Kalgoorlie for details. Priority will often be given to students with disabilities and other special requirements. ...

How do I know if I've been offered a Domestic Fee Paying place?

If you have been offered a Domestic Fee Paying place, this will be stated on your Letter of Offer. ...

Am I a domestic or international student?

You are considered a domestic student if you are: a citizen of Australia a citizen of New Zealand a dual citizen of Australia and any other country a Permanent Resident of Australia, or on an Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa. You are c...

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...

How do I contact the Sponsor Fees Team?

Contact the Sponsor Fees Team using the details below. Phone: 1300 222 888 Email: sponsorfees@curtin.edu.au Location: Technology Park Building 603, 6 Sarich Way Bentley 6102 Alternatively, please visit our Sponsorship page for further information...

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 are the activities that my family and I can do in Perth?

Perth is well known for its pristine beaches, bush life and the botanical magic of Kings Park. But step outside of the city and there are even more adventures to be had. With its spectacular coastline, unspoiled national parks and peaceful Islands, t...

Can I apply for more than one Curtin course via Direct Entry?

Yes, you can apply for up to four different courses. You can provide a preference rank (1-4) for each course that you apply for during your application for your first course preference. ...

Is there a fee for applying direct to Curtin University?

No. Applying to a course direct via the Curtin University website does not incur an application cost. ...

How does payment work for a Curtin Credential enrolment?

Once you select your credential, you will proceed to an enrolment page. Payment is made by Credit Card or MasterCard/Visa Debit Card and is taken immediately upon completion of enrolment. More information on this program can be found on the Cu...

If I start my studies online and then my visa is granted, do I need to change my enrolment?

Once you have been granted a visa, you can travel to Western Australia and continue your studies on campus. The classes you registered into when you were enrolled will be the classes you attend when you arrive in Western Australia. Please visit Curt...

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...

I am after a course that Curtin does not offer. Where do I go from here?

We suggest that you visit Future Students to research what courses you can take that would suit your career goals, as it’s often the case that many courses could suit the role that you eventually want to work in. For example, Curtin does not offer ...

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...

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 ...

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...

I failed one of my UniReady in School subjects, what should I do?

It may be possible for you to repeat a unit. To discuss your options, contact UniReady on 9266 7632 or uniready@curtin.edu.au. ...

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. ...

What IELTS score do I need to study at Curtin?

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for every course are outlined in the IELTS table on each course page via the Entry requirements tab. You can demonstrate your English skills through ...

Does Curtin offer night courses?

Although we don’t have a specific list of courses that are fully available at night time, it is common for courses to have classes offered outside of business hours. To get an idea for when your classes may be, find your units on the Curtin Handbo...

What should my child study?

Your child may become frustrated or confused when trying to choose which course they would like to study, especially as these decisions need to be made during their demanding final year of high school. Encourage them to think about what they woul...

How can I stay in touch with family and friends overseas?

There are several mobile and internet providers to choose from that provide phone plans to make international calls. You can often find their outlets in local shopping centres around Perth. Free WIFI is also available whilst you are on-campus. About...

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...

Can I contact someone to discuss my offer?

If you have any questions about your application or your offer you can contact Curtin Connect Future Student Advisors between 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (Tuesday from 9:30am) (excluding public holidays). ...

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) ...

I have paid my Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), when can I activate it and obtain my OSHC Membership number?

Curtin’s preferred Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is with Bupa. Your OSHC will be processed upon receiving your payment for the OSHC. Bupa will send your OSHC digital card to your personal email address which you have provided to Curtin...

Do I need a visa to study at Curtin as an International student?

Yes, you will need a visa to study in Australia. Please contact the Department of Home Affairs for student visa information. ...

What is a student ambassador?

In 2009, Curtin officially launched a Student Ambassador Program. Student Ambassadors are current students who act as a link between the university and the outside community. They come from all walks of life and use their own experiences to give peop...

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*. ...

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...

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...

How are high school visits requested?

If you are interested in booking an engagement experience with our Future Student Engagement team please visit our Book a School Visit page. General information for career advisors and teachers can be found on our Career advisors and Teachers page. ...

I'm not sure what to study, what are my options?

It’s OK to not know what you want study – there are so many options! Use the resources below to explore your interests and find out which courses complement your abilities and goals. Find U quiz Explore the many possibilities that could suit...

Do I have to pay for an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)?

It is a mandatory requirement that all international students on a student visa must have an active OSHC throughout the active duration of their student visa from the date of their arrival in Australia until the date that their visa expires. If you...

Can I accept my offer without paying the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)?

If you are applying for a student visa, you must purchase an OSHC to get yourself covered for the duration of your studies in Australia as per the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). You have two options: You can organise your ...

How can I organise my Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)?

Should you wish Curtin to organise the OSHC for you, it will be purchased through Bupa, our preferred provider. You can pay for your OSHC when you make the deposit of your tuition fees. You need to provide your OSHC payment receipt as part of your of...

How do I contact Bupa?

The Bupa representative is available at Curtin Connect (Building 102) on Perth Campus every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. You may also contact Bupa via the contact details below: Email: oshcwa@bupa.com.au Alternatively, you m...

Do I still need to purchase an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) if my country is covered under Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Australia?

If you are in Australia on a student visa holding a citizenship of either Norway, Sweden or Belgium, you are not required to purchase an OSHC because you will be covered for treatment that is medically necessary under your country’s Reciprocal Heal...

What is covered under the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance?

OSHC provides a safety net for international students. It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatments, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines). Check out Bupa's cover details via Overseas Student Health Cover...

Who can help with my health claims and other claims related queries?

You will need to contact your own Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provider for claims related queries. If you own an OSHC with Bupa, please email oshcwa@bupa.com.au for any OSHC-related queries. ...