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Everyone belongs at Curtin

We believe everyone who shares our passion for making tomorrow better should have the chance to study at university, regardless of their background or circumstances.

If you dream of studying towards a degree, but need a little extra support, uni is still for you! Here’s a few reasons why university really can be within reach.

University is affordable

Most domestic uni students hold what’s known as a Commonwealth Supported Place, which reduces your tuition fees and allows you to defer payment for your studies under the HECS-HELP scheme. You may also be eligible for a scholarship and/or financial support through Centrelink.


Most domestic students are eligible to receive HECS-HELP, which is a deferment of payment until you start earning a salary above the compulsory repayment threshold.


A scholarship can support your studies via a one-off payment or continuing financial support throughout your studies. There are several scholarships available to help you make ends meet while you study.

University is supportive

Studying at university can be challenging, but you’re not on your own. If you feel like you need to sharpen your academic skills, there’s a range of workshops and online modules you can take. Or if you’re dealing with stress at uni or in your personal life, our counselling and wellbeing services are here for you.

Library workshops

Library workshops

Workshops on the Perth campus and online cover a range of topics including research, writing, referencing, presentations, digital skills and software training.

UniSkills online modules

UniSkills online modules

The UniSkills online modules will help you improve your academic literacy at your own pace.



Our psychological and counselling services can help you throughout your time at uni, from settling into university life, to helping you through a crisis or stressful situation.

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Wellbeing advice

Our student wellbeing advisors will listen without judgement to any issues you’re experiencing, and provide on-the-spot support or refer you to the right services for your needs.

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University is accessible

We strive to make our campuses and the learning experience as accessible as possible.

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AccessAbility services

If you have a disability or health condition that affects your studies, you’ll be eligible for a range of support through Curtin’s AccessAbility Services. Students who have a significant caring role for a person with a disability are also eligible.

TL Robertson Library

Equity Room

The Equity Room is located on level 2 of the library and is a quiet study area with ergonomic furniture and a range of assistive technologies. The room is available exclusively to those with accessibility needs.

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Disability planning resources

Access our disability planning resources to assist with your application and help you succeed at Curtin.

Georgia Inglis

“I chose to study occupational therapy to help improve the outcomes of people with disabilities who need care. Curtin has supported me during my studies, helping me to work towards this dream and helping me maintain a work-life-study balance in my current role as a professional basketball player. I have also felt like I could reach out if I needed an exam delayed last minute. My tutors have been very accommodating as well.”

Georgia Inglis, Master of Occupational Therapy
Australian wheelchair basketball player

George W.

“I have ADHD and dyslexia. Curtin has supported me with a Curtin Access Plan, which provides adjustments for me to complete my exams and assignments with less stress. I have also enjoyed the general kind, welcoming energy that you experience around the campus. There seems to be something for everyone, including an easy-to-access gym and countless social clubs, societies and sports teams.”

George W.
Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Daisy Humphries

“What I enjoy most about studying at Curtin are the opportunities the University gives you to prepare for your future. Being able to undertake industry placements and envision what you want to do next helps to give the long hours of tutorials, exams and studying extra meaning. When I graduate as a speech pathologist, I want to give back by working towards better health outcomes for other Aboriginal people, particularly children, living in remote communities.”

Daisy Humphries, Master of Speech Pathology
Ballardong, Whadjuk Nyungar woman

Curtin student and elite athlete Georgia Inglis Curtin student and student ambassador George Curtin student Daisy Humphries

University is about connecting with likeminded students

Our mentoring programs connect you with more experienced Curtin students, to help you navigate all aspects of university.

New-to-Curtin mentoring

The New-to-Curtin Mentor Program pairs you with a more experienced student who’s studying a similar course to you.

Academic mentoring

The Peer Academic Mentors can help you with academic skills, referencing, software skills and more – either on campus or online.

Neurodiverse mentoring

The Curtin Specialist Mentoring Program is one of the first and largest peer support mentoring programs in Australia specifically designed for neurodiverse students with an autism spectrum or related condition.


Where to find help

Whether you’re a current student or still deciding if uni is for you, we can help. Contact Curtin Connect for advice on courses, the application process, and to find answers to any questions you might have about studying at Curtin.

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