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Study Abroad and Exchange

In light of the ongoing travel restrictions and border closures, Curtin Perth will be suspending our Study Abroad, Service Abroad and Student Exchange Programs for Semester 1, 2022. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

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

Students posing with Kangaroos

Study Abroad

If your university or college does not have a formal student exchange agreement with Curtin, you can apply to Curtin as a Study Abroad student. On this program you pay your tuition fees directly to Curtin University.

Petting Koala at Caversham

Student Exchange

If your university has a formal student exchange agreement with Curtin, you can apply to study at Curtin through the Student Exchange program. During your exchange, you continue to pay your tuition fees to your home university.

Service Abroad

Service Abroad

The Service Abroad program gives you extra opportunities to engage with the community while you are studying abroad. You can tailor your experience to suit your career aspirations by creating a personalised program in collaboration with your home institution.


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.

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

Curtin has 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. We encourage you to use your tuition free weeks to explore Western Australia. Some courses are taught on a trimester basis. Please check the housing website for housing contract dates.

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 program with Curtin Stadium

Sport and recreation is 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 an innovative support program for aspiring and elite athletes seeking to develop their skills and study toward a degree at Curtin University. The athlete development program is available to international students upon application and links athletes to a range of programs and services including participation in local competition, representative intervarsity competition, access to training facilities and pre or rehabilitation services.

Contact Curtin Go Global

Contact the Go Global Office for further information

Curtin University Building 101 Kent Street Bentley Perth WA 6102
Postal address:
Curtin Go Global GPO Box U1987 Perth Western Australia 6845