Curtin University

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Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Entry requirements

To study at Curtin, students must meet the University is admission standards. International students must satisfy academic entry requirements and English language competency requirements, and students must also meet specific course prerequisites. Entry is competitive and students may need to achieve scores higher than the minimum requirements for admission to some courses.
Academic entry requirements by country
Each country has its own education system and testing. The academic entry requirements by country can help students work out which qualifications they need to be eligible for a course at Curtin.
Alternative pathways
If students are unable to meet Curtin is minimum entry requirements, they may complete a program at Curtin English, Curtin College or both. These pathways enable them to study at a number of different levels and progress to an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Curtin. Curtin English and Curtin College are located at Curtin is Bentley Campus in Perth, giving them access to the University is facilities and support services.


Learning facilities
Technology-rich learning environments recreate real workplaces to enhance students i studies and give them the practical experience they need before they graduate.
The Hive
Students can interact with 3D virtual worlds and panoramas in The HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and e-Research). It is a quantum leap in the presentation and analysis of complex data.
The Robertson Library
The library has remained one of the most important buildings at Curtin, with much of the traditional library now replaced by technology-rich, cafe-style environments. On level 2, the iZone has computers with touchscreens, Bluetooth and webcam capabilities, whiteboards, graphics workstations and charging facilities for devices. Sleep pods are installed on level three, giving students the opportunity for a 20-minute power nap.
Simulated hospital ward
Recreating the environment of a large hospital in Perth in amazing detail, the simulated hospital ward supports virtual and augmented realities, with anatomage tables and full-body computerised mannikins with life-like features.
Stock Market Trading Room
Simulating a real-life business environment with 20 Bloomberg Professional licences and Wall Street-inspired terminals, the Trading Room buzzes with activity.
Leisure facilities
There is a sense of community both in and out of the classroom, with new collaborative learning spaces replacing traditional classrooms, and outdoor leisure areas with bean bags, hammocks, outdoor games and food trucks to enjoy in-between classes.
Sport and recreation
Curtin Stadium is the home of sport, fitness, recreation and events on campus, with a main gym, women is gym, large group fitness area, indoor cycling studio, sports hall and multi-purpose courts available for hire. There are many registered and affiliated sports clubs catering for all levels of skill and experience, allowing students to participate whether they are new to sport or aim to compete at an elite level.


Curtin University is the largest university in Western Australia, welcoming more than 56,000 students, around a quarter of whom come from a country other than Australia. Its growing international reputation has seen it rise up in the international university global rankings in recent years. It is now ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017.
Curtin is global footprint is expanding, with campuses in Perth, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius, and course delivery through more than 90 partner institutions worldwide. The Bentley Campus in Perth is located just six kilometres from Perth CBD. Perth is ranked in the top ten most liveable cities in the world. It is a picturesque and safe city with a low crime rate, and is one of the most affordable cities in Australia.
At Curtin, students study undergraduate and postgraduate courses within technology-rich learning environments that recreate real workplaces, enhancing their studies and giving them the practical experience they need before they graduate.
They can gain work experience through internships with industry and by working on real-world projects as part of their course. Some students choose to study part of their course in a different country or Curtin campus, adding a global dimension to their degree.
At the Bentley Campus, there is a sense of community both in and out of the classroom, with collaborative learning spaces, outdoor leisure areas and games to enjoy in-between classes. Clubs and societies offer students opportunities to get involved, gain new experiences, meet new friends and add skills to their CV.
Students have access to a number of support services including health services, a childcare service, housing services and additional learning support. Other facilities include a sports centre, an art gallery, a modern library, study spaces, an on-site bookshop, and plenty of food and drink outlets.

Scholarships & funding

2019 Curtin International Scholarships
The 2019 Curtin International Scholarships are open to future students seeking to study a Curtin bachelor or master by coursework degree and current Curtin students intending to move to a new course of study after completing their current course.
Scholarship recipients will receive financial assistance amounting to up to 25 per cent of first-year tuition fees. Additionally, eligible students who enrol in a Curtin English ELB (English Language Bridging) program before undertaking their study at Curtin will receive a 10 per cent discount on their fees.
Alumni and Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who can demonstrate close personal ties to Curtin University. For example, students must present evidence that they, their sibling, half-sibling, parent or child are members of Curtin Alumni or are currently enrolled students. This scholarship awards eligible students 25 per cent of their first year of tuition. 
Merit Scholarship
This scholarship is for high-achieving students from Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The scholarship awards eligible students 25 per cent of their first year of tuition.
Australia Award Scholarships
Students may also be eligible to apply for Australia Awards Scholarships and Australia Awards Fellowships and Endeavour Scholarships, which are funded by the Australian Federal Government.

Teaching areas

Centre for Aboriginal Studies
The Centre for Aboriginal Studies is actively engaged in educating people about the diverse and rich cultural history of Indigenous Australian people, and the social and political issues that affect and concern them.
Faculty of Business and Law
The Faculty of Business and Law stands at the forefront of contemporary debate and analysis and strategic forecasting. Situated within the faculty, Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and offers a wide range of internationally recognised courses.
Faculty of Health Sciences
Courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences provide students with a hands-on approach to learning, imparting knowledge and discoveries that help them make a real difference. Curtin Health Sciences are ranked at world standard level or above in medical microbiology, nursing, nutrition and dietetics in the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results.
Faculty of Humanities
As a destination for progressive thinkers, Curtin focuses on providing globally relevant humanities qualifications that value sustainability and focus on community development. The faculty is dedicated to flexibility, allowing students to mix and match i majors to best prepare themselves for employment in a global economy. Students are encouraged to harness their talents, ambitions and curiosities to create ideas that are innovative, have the potential to be commercialised and can positively impact the community.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
The Faculty of Science and Engineering is a place where students can apply their studies to real-world industry challenges. The purpose-built learning facilities, including the AUD116 million Resources and Chemistry Precinct, are sophisticated, stimulating and creative learning environments that offer problem-based learning, group collaboration and the opportunity to share ideas with industry.

Teaching quality

At Curtin, teaching is collaborative, personalised and innovative, giving students a rewarding learning experience with highly accomplished academic mentors and access to high-tech facilities. The University is recognised for its teaching quality, with a five-star rating for teaching in the 2017 international QS Stars ratings.
Interactive facilities and teaching methods help students learn practical and critical thinking skills. The University uses a flipped classroom approach, where the time spent in class is used to collaborate with other students to solve problems, and discuss and debate issues, guided by teaching staff in the role of mentors and advisors. Outside of class time, students prepare for these workshops using lecture notes, videos and online tools.
Classroom learning is integrated with industry, allowing students to apply their studies to real-world industry challenges. Through the University is industry connections, students learn key field skills, engage with local industry, undertake on-the-ground research and get exposure to some of the industry is top employers.
Partnerships with Woodside Energy, BHP, CISCO and Western Australia is Chamber of Commerce and Industry are examples of Curtin is integration with industry and government, as it leads a number of major national and international research projects in health sciences, astronomy, economics, minerals and energy, and crop disease management.
There are flexible study options to suit different interests and career goals. Depending on their course, students may have the opportunity to transfer between campuses, or choose to complete their degree online.

What is new

One of the world is top 20 young universities
Curtin University has been ranked among the world is top 20 young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
Curtin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry, said Curtin continues to establish itself as a leading young university on the world stage.
With campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, as well as Western Australia, Curtin is a truly global university and I am delighted the University continues to receive global recognition in prestigious world rankings. Even though Curtin is a young university by global standards, the University continues to prove itself on the world stage by rising in international rankings and this result is a credit to both staff and students, Professor Terry said.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 151st

Diversity Index - Rank: 121

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 2.63%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 262nd

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 351st

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 26.260

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 11.310

Undergraduate Value

A$ 31.300

Postgraduate Value

A$ 35.130

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6.5

Undergraduate : 6.5


Post Graduate : 79

Undergraduate : 79

2016 Forrest Research Foundation - PhD Scholarships

An Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or University Postgraduate Award (UPA) valued at AUD $26,288 per annum in 2016; an accommodation allowance valued at AUD $19,716 per annum in 2016 and subject to annual indexation; and a relocation and research travel allowance of AUD $13,000

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships are awarded to applicants of outstanding academic achievement, exceptional ability and resourcefulness and the potential to make a positive difference to the world.  Applicants must: be intending to enrol as an internal student based at a Western Australian campus of one of the five Western Australian Universities; have applied for PhD enrolment at one of the five specified Western Australian universities; be eligible to enrol full time at a Western Australian university by the date of commencement of the scholarship; have a bachelor's degree of First Class Honours standard or equivalent.

All international, New Zealand

A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship

A$1,000.00 (US$ 782) total value

Current enrolled student with 3.0 GPA or higher.

All international

For further information, please contact the university website.

10 March 2018

Zeqr Scholarship

A$1,000.00 (US$ 782) total value

The annual scholarship award is for students who are currently enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States. The Scholarship will be awarded to the student who writes the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of educational professionals.

All international

Expected December 2018

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 4 / 5

Admission Process : 4 / 5

Scholarships : 3 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 4 / 5