The Student Exchange program is ideal if your university has a formal Student Exchange agreement with Curtin. Curtin’s agreement with your university means you don’t need to pay tuition fees to Curtin – just continue to pay tuition fees to your home university as normal. Through the program, you can study at Curtin for one or two semesters.
Your international student exchange office will liaise with the Curtin Go Global team about your placement at Curtin. Once your application is accepted, our office will provide you with support and information to assist your arrival. When you arrive at Curtin, you will have access to our full range of student services and continued assistance from Curtin Go Global.
To find out if your university has a student exchange agreement with Curtin, contact your university’s student exchange office.
Curtin offers more than 100 courses in applied, practical subjects with a strong emphasis on industry links and international, cultural and Indigenous awareness. You can also get involved in volunteer programs to help you gain skills employers look for.
You must meet Curtin University’s admission standards, including unit prerequisites and English language requirements as all courses are taught in English.
If you don’t have the required level of English proficiency, you could apply to enrol in a Curtin English program to help you improve your English language skills.
Once you have accepted your Letter of Offer, you will receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) via email. You will need this document to apply for a Student Visa.
There is a diverse range of student accommodation options at our Curtin Perth campus, all located within a five-to-ten minute walk from the centre of campus. Explore your options and then submit an accommodation application.
On-campus housing is not guaranteed and you’ll be asked to pay a small initial fee within 48hrs to secure your booking. If you have questions, or want to explore alternative accommodation options including share houses, rentals, short term and homestays our dedicated team of accommodation experts can assist you.
Apply for your student visa student visa. This can take some time so ensure to complete this process as soon as possible.
Student Exchange students are unable to self-enrol or withdraw from units. Once enrolments are open, our office will enrol you into your units. Most units are valued at 25 credits, however there are some 12.5 credit and 50 credit units. A full-time load at Curtin is 75 credits (usually three units) or 100 credits (usually four units) per semester.
Please ensure your home university has approved your units and study load.
You will need to complete an enrolment form and return this by email to our office. Once we have enrolled you, you will be required to register for your classes and complete your timetable. We will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions on how to complete your timetable at this time. If you have a timetable clash, you will need to let us know and in most cases you will need to select an alternative unit to enrol into.
You will have the opportunity to change your units during the first week of classes but Curtin does not permit students to commence classes after the end of the first week of semester.
During your exchange, you will continue to pay your tuition fees to your home institution. You are responsible for covering any costs associated with your exchange, including accommodation, living expenses, airfares and other travel expenses, your Australian student visa and compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).