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International students

Kaya! Welcome to Curtin Australia!

As an international university with a global outlook, we welcome thousands of students from all over the world to study at our vibrant, multicultural campus in Perth. Find out how you can study in Australia.

Why study at Curtin University?

Top 1% in the world

We’re ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2023.

A leader in research

95% of our research output was rated at or above world standard in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia results.

#1 graduates in Australia

Curtin graduates were rated as the best employees in Australia in the QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS).

The Curtin experience

Campus support and services

Safety and security

Our Safer Community Team keeps you safe on campus with 24/7 availability, security escort services, mechanical assistance, secure card building access and the SafeZone security app.

International student support

Make life easier with our support services, including accommodation coaches, student wellbeing advisors and multi-faith services.

New-to-Curtin mentoring

Get one-on-one support throughout your first semester from an assigned student mentor, providing an opportunity to connect with experienced students and potential new friends.

Find your course

Applying to Curtin

Explore tips, advice and important information about applying to Curtin as an international student.

How to apply

You can apply directly to us through our website or get a registered agent to lodge an application on your behalf.

Admissions criteria

You’ll need to check that you meet the specific admission criteria of your course, including English language requirements.

Alternate pathways

If you don’t meet the admission criteria, explore our alternative entry options as a potential pathway into your course.

Fees and scholarships

Find out what it costs to study at Curtin Australia and sign up for a scholarship email alert to keep track of application dates.

Accept your offer and enrol

Received an offer to study with us? Congratulations! Find out how to complete your acceptance of offer and submit any relevant documents.

Student visas and moving to Australia

Get tips on managing your student visa, working as an international student, planning your budget, and getting health insurance.

Explore our scholarships

Apply for a scholarship to help with living and study costs. We have a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research scholarships available for international students studying at Curtin Australia.

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Hear from our students

Explore Curtin Perth through the eyes of our students and gain an exclusive insight into campus life. Or, explore our campus yourself.

Why study in Perth?

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A sunny lifestyle

Perth offers a sunny lifestyle and that’s enriched by a strong economy, rich Indigenous culture and part of the world’s most populous time zone.

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One of world’s most liveable cities

Perth has a lower cost of living compared with Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and is ranked among the most liveable cities in the world (EIU’s Global Liveability Index 2023).

Work while you study

Work while you study

Australia’s student visas may allow you to work while you study to help with the cost of studying abroad.

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Curtin English

If you don’t have the right English language requirements, you can apply for one of our Curtin English courses as a pathway option. Our English courses can be packaged with your degree to streamline your student visa application and get you to university in one easy path.

A global university

Curtin has campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, and partner institutions all over the world. Our student exchange and study abroad programs could enable you to study part of your course at another location. You might even begin studying your degree in your home country!

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