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Curtin University

Kent Street, Bentley Perth,
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Established in 1966, Curtin University has grown to become a vibrant and collaborative setting where ideas, skills and cultures come together. 

With campuses in Western Australia (Perth and  Kalgoorlie), Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, as well as a network of university partners around the world, Curtin is an international university with a rapidly expanding global footprint. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s rising reputation has seen the university rapidly climb up international university rankings and is currently ranked 230th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020.

Curtin’s degrees are also highly regarded in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, ranking second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, in the top 40 for earth and marine sciences, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, education and sports-related subjects.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market. 

The incorporation of work-integrated learning activities within each degree program curriculum enables students to graduate with skills and knowledge directly applicable to the workplace. The introduction of technology-rich environments, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency recreate real workplaces for students to gain hands on experience.

Driving innovation through world-class research

Curtin’s international reputation for research is also continuing to build momentum. The university strikes a balance between research that solves defined problems for industry and society and research that pushes the boundaries of understanding.

Leading a number of major international research projects in minerals and energy, defence, data analytics and emerging technologies, health sciences, astronomy, sustainable development and agriculture, Curtin University is also involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Center for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

In addition, Curtin University forges collaborations and shares knowledge across faculties, campuses and industry partnerships with a ‘big picture’ approach to research and transforming complex problems into innovative solutions that have a far-reaching impact.

Greater Curtin

Greater Curtin is a transformation of Curtin’s main campus in Perth. The project, designed around a vision for 2030, will develop the campus into a vibrant and diverse community of undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses, all in one place. It aims to enrich students’ study experiences through the construction of new teaching and learning facilities that encourages interactive and collaborative learning

Curtin University offers students an outstanding range of academic and social facilities, including: 

Student accommodation

Curtin University has trained housing staff who are on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding accommodation options. 

Students can live at the Perth or Kalgoorlie campus. Both student accommodations offer modern facilities equipped with all necessary amenities, recreational activities and are close to the university’s main campus. 

To find out more about student accommodation at Curtin University, click here.

Home to over 50,000 students, around a quarter of whom are from a country other than Australia, student life at Curtin University is a diverse and exciting experience where you’ll meet other like-minded students like yourself. 

In between lectures and studying, there’s a wide range of extra-curricular activities that you can get involved with. Whether you have a passion for the arts or have a keen interest in sports, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Curtin Student Guild also puts on a number of social events throughout the academic year. 

If you’re an international student who’s interested in applying to Curtin University, the following criteria is required, but not limited to:  

  • Calculated or national Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), or equivalent
  • Previous academic results
  • Written submission
  • Portfolio presentation
  • Proven English language proficiency

Please note: Entry requirements vary between programs. Please visit the university’s website and select the program you wish to apply to for specific admission criteria information. For more information regarding the admissions process and general entry requirements, click here.

Curtin University also offers a wide range of scholarships to help students fulfil their academic ambitions. Information regarding the university’s financial options can be found here

Students at Curtin University can access a wide range of careers services, facilities and resources, such as professional advice for job applications, and being able to meet with a Career Development Consultant.  

Curtin University’s Alumni Network is another way for students to stay connected with the university and maintain positive relations with classmates, thanks to its global community of over 230,000 graduates. 

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Centre for Aboriginal Studies

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Centre for Aboriginal Studies

University Highlights

Total students - 24,442


International students - 4,802


Total faculty staff - 1,710


Total students - 24,442


International students - 4,802


Total faculty staff - 1,710



The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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