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Subsidised English Language Program

Students who need to improve their English proficiency before beginning their university studies may be eligible to receive AUD$6,680 toward their English tuition – whether you study online, or on-campus. 


International students who have received an offer to study at Curtin University in Perth, which is conditional on meeting Curtin’s English requirement. This includes students coming to Curtin University via a Curtin College pathway.

Students who wish to study the program but already meet Curtin’s minimum English requirements (i.e. there is no condition on their offer) are welcome to do so, but program fees apply.

If your English tuition exceeds the cost of AUD$6,680 you’ll need to pay for the extra tuition. You can find out how many weeks of English training you need by using our English pathway planner.

All Curtin English programs at Curtin Perth can be packaged with your mainstream course for visa applications.

What you will learn

The subsidy will cover the tuition fees for English Language Bridging (ELB) or Gateway English. Both programs help you to develop your English language Proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will learn to use complex grammar with greater accuracy and you will develop strategies to improve your personal study skills, to organise academic essays effectively and to communicate in discussions, seminars and presentations.

Gateway English gives you the core skills to prepare you for success at Curtin College or for English Language Bridging.

English Language Bridging gives you the academic literacy skills you will need for success at Curtin University in Undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

How to apply

There is no need to apply for the subsidised English Language Program. You will find out if you’re eligible when you receive your letter of offer to study at Curtin after applying for your course. Then you will simply need to accept your Curtin offer to receive the subsidy.

Read through eligibility and conditions of the subsidised English Language Program

CRICOS code: ELB  003896G


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