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Study abroad and exchange

Curtin University offers a range of Study Abroad and Student Exchange opportunities. If you are an international student who would like to study at Curtin University in Perth for one or two semesters, we’ve got some great ways for you to broaden your horizons, explore a new culture and expand your personal and professional networks.

There are two categories for applying to study at Curtin for up to 12 months: Study Abroad and Student Exchange. These programs give you the opportunity to undertake studies in Australia while furthering your course.

Study Abroad and Student Exchange brochure
Students posing with Kangaroos

Study Abroad

If your university or college doesn’t have a formal exchange agreement with Curtin, you can apply for the Study Abroad program. On this program, you pay your tuition directly to Curtin.

Petting Koala at Caversham

Student Exchange

If your university has a formal student exchange agreement with Curtin, you can apply for the Student Exchange program. On this program you continue to pay your tuition fees to your home university.


With so much to see, do and experience, life at Curtin can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. To ensure your time here is enjoyable and productive, Curtin offers an excellent range of support services to assist you.

Study Abroad and Student Exchange Fact Sheet

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must:

Pre-departure information

Moving to a new country is exciting, but also requires a lot of organisation. At Curtin we try to make your transition to study in Australia as smooth as possible. Use our pre-departure resources to help you prepare for your move to Perth.

Semester dates

Classes at Curtin Perth, Kalgoorlie, Malaysia and Mauritius are taught on a semester basis. There are 17 weeks per semester, with two semesters per year. Each semester is made up of 12 teaching weeks, two tuition free weeks, one study week and two exam weeks. Classes at Dubai and Singapore are offered on a trimester basis. Other trimester options may be available at Malaysia and Mauritius.

Curtin Experiences

Curtin experiences is your opportunity to try new things, meet new people and have a lot of fun. See the exciting programs from surfing, fitness and martial arts, to song writing, dancing, music and travel. To help you explore Western Australia, there are also special trips available for Study Abroad & Student Exchange Students. Sign up for one or all of them!

Athlete development support with Curtin Stadium

Sport and recreation are an important and integral part of the overall student experience here at Curtin University. Curtin Stadium includes a comprehensive fitness training gymnasium, group fitness programs, exercise physiology services and specialised health programs.

The Stadium also offers athlete development support for aspiring and elite athletes seeking to maintain a training regime. This program is available to international students upon application.

Please contact for more information.