Apply for student exchange
Follow our 4 easy steps to be on your way to your international experience! Don’t leave it too late to apply – check the application dates on this page.
Application process at a glance
|To travel on exchange in Semester 1, 2018||To travel on exchange in Semester 2, 2017|
|Early Bird Applications||1 July 2017||7 January 2017|
|We will begin to assess & process your application after these dates.|
|Final Deadline||14 July 2017||21 January 2017|
|If you submit your application after the Final Deadline, places will be made available on a case by case basis, dependant on partner availability and deadlines.|
|Cross Campus Exchange||30 July 2017||31 January 2017|
|Exchange to Curtin Sarawak, Malaysia & Curtin Singapore.|
The Student Exchange & Study Abroad Office offers a variety of information sessions to assist you to plan and prepare for your international experience.
Discover your international study opportunities information session
These weekly sessions are the best way to have all your questions answered and start your application.
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 12 noon to 12.45 pm
Location: Room 152, Building 401
You’ll meet past exchange students, learn about the program, receive information on how to apply for exchange and our Student Mobility Coordinators will be able to answer your individual questions. You don't need to book, just turn up.
Explore your options
Meet with our Global Exchange Representatives (GERs). These students have returned from exchange and have "been there, done that" so can share their experiences, support and tips.
To contact one of our reps, send us an email at email@example.com with what you're studying and where you would like to go and we will put you in touch!
Student Exchange Support Drop In Session
If you require more assistance on completing your application or information on a particular partner university, you can attend our Student Exchange Support Drop In Sessions.
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 1 pm to 1.30 pm
Location: Room 152, Building 401
You don't need to register, just drop in during this time period.
Join the Global Society Community
Join the Global Society Community, a free studying abroad forum for Australian students. Connect with other students who have returned from their overseas experience, or who may be studying at the same overseas university you would like to attend. The Global Society Community has members from all around Australia who are just a click away!
With over 80 international partner institutions and campuses in almost 20 countries, there’s a destination for you!
When selecting a destination and host partner, please remember that you need to obtain credit for your study, so sometimes the course you are studying may direct you to your destination! Staying open-minded and adventurous is the key!
Choose a cross-campus exchange destination
Enhance your Curtin degree by adding an Asian Global experience!
Cross-campus exchange allows you to study for 1 or 2 semesters at Curtin Sarawak, Malaysia or Curtin Singapore (Curtin Singapore operate a trimester study platform). You have all the benefits of student exchange, with the additional security of studying at a Curtin campus.
As the units offered at Curtin Sarawak and Curtin Singapore are delivered in English and are the same content as the Curtin Bentley units, preparing your Study Plan will be quick & easy! You will remain enrolled as a Curtin Bentley student and pay your tuition to Curtin Bentley.
Find out more about Curtin Sarawak, Malaysia.
Find out more about Curtin Singapore.
Follow the application guide on this page and apply through the Study Abroad & Student Exchange Office for Cross-campus exchange.
Cross-campus transfer allows you to transfer your studies to Curtin Sarawak, Curtin Singapore, Charles Telfair Institute in Mauritius or Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (DUFE). As you're transferring to a different campus for the remainder of your studies, you will no longer be enrolled as a Curtin Bentley student, and will pay your tuition directly to the transfer campus.
For Cross-campus transfer, please contact and apply through Transnational & Pathway Education.
Please note that not all degrees are offered at every campus.
Choose an international partner
|University||Study Areas||Website||Information sheet|
|FH Joanneum, Graz||Curtin Business School||international.fh-joanneum.at/||Download
|University of Aberdeen, Scotland||University-wide (Medicine excluded)||abdn.ac.uk/||Download
|University of Birmingham||University-wide||birmingham.ac.uk/||Download|
|University of Essex, Essex||University-wide||essex.ac.uk/||Download|
|University of Liverpool, Liverpool||University-wide||liverpool.ac.uk/||Download
|University of Reading, Reading||reading.ac.uk/||Download
|Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland||University-wide, Curtin Graduate School of Business||rgu.ac.uk/||Download
|Kingston University, London||University-wide||kingston.ac.uk/||Download|
|University of Hertfordshire, London||University-wide||herts.ac.uk/||Download
|University of East Anglia, Norwich||University-wide||international.uea.ac.uk/|
|Oxford Brookes University, Oxford||University-wide||brookes.ac.uk/||Download|
|Middlesex University, London||Art and Design||mdx.ac.uk/||Download 2015-16
|National University of Ireland - Galway, Republic of Ireland||University-wide||nuigalway.ie/|
|Loughborough University, Loughborough||University-wide||lboro.ac.uk/||Download|
|Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh||Curtin Business School, School of Management and Languages||hw.ac.uk/||Download|
|University of Strathclyde, Glasgow||University-wide||strath.ac.uk/||Download|
|University of Leeds, Leeds||University-wide||leeds.ac.uk/||Download
Application Guide [PDF 1.1MB]
|Acadia University||Curtin Business School||acadiau.ca/||Download|
|Brock University, St. Catharines||University-wide (not recommended for Psychology)||brocku.ca/||Download|
|Concordia University, Montreal||University-wide||concordia.ca|| Download
|HEC, Montreal||Curtin Business School|
|Ryerson University, Toronto||University-wide (except Science and Engineering)||ryerson.ca/oia||Download|
|Queens' University, Kingston||Arts & Science and Urban & Regional Planning||queensu.ca/||Download|
|Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops||University-wide||tru.ca/||Download|
|University of Guelph, Guelph||University-wide||uoguelph.ca/||Download|
|University of New Brunswick||University-wide||unb.ca/||
|University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon||University-wide||usask.ca/|| Download [PDF 2.6MB]
Business [PDF 1.5MB]
|Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing||Humanities||blcu.edu.cn/|
|Beihang University, Beijing||Humanities||http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/|
|Fudan University, Shanghai||Humanities||fudan.edu.cn/|
|Dalian University of Foreign Languages, Dalian||University-wide||dlscs.com/|
|University of International Business and Economics, Beijing||Curtin Business School||uibe.edu.cn/|
|Shanghai University, Shanghai||University-wide (some business units taught in English)||shu.edu.cn/|
|Zhejiang University of Media & Communication (ZUMC)||Humanities||Website|
|Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen||Curtin Business School||cbs.dk||Download|
|Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta||WASM and Chemical Engineering||lut.fi/|
|Ecole Nationale Superieure D'Art de Dijon, Dijon||Art||ensa-dijon.fr/|
|Burgundy School of Business, Dijon||Curtin Business School||bsbu.eu/||Download|
|Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Reims, Reims||Curtin Graduate School of Business||reims-ms.fr/|
|Em Lyon Business School, Écully||Curtin Business School||em-lyon.com/|
|IPAG Business School, Paris & Nice||Curtin Business School||ipag.fr/||Download
|Rennes School Of Business, Rennes||Curtin Business School||esc-rennes.fr/|
|Toulouse Business School, Tolouse||Curtin Business School||tbs-education.fr/||Download|
|EDHEC School of Management, Lille||Curtin Business School||edhec.com/||Download|
|Telecom Ecole De Management, Paris||Curtin Business School||edhec.com/||Download|
|European Business School, Rheingau||Curtin Business School||ebs.edu/||Download|
|Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg||University-wide||haw-hamburg.de/||Download|
|Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt||Science and Engineering||tu-darmstadt.de/||Download|
|Fachhochschule Aachen, Aachen||Science and Engineering||fh-aachen.de/||Download|
|WHU Otto Beisheim School of Business, Germany||Curtin Business School||whu.edu/||Download for Vallendar Campus
Download for Dusseldorf Campus MBA
|Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany||University-wide||uni-muenchen.de/||Download [PDF 1.8MB]|
|Technische University Munchen, Germany||Curtin Business School||tum.de/||Download|
|Hong Kong SAR|
|Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon||University-wide||polyu.edu.hk/||Download|
|City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong||University-wide||cityu.edu.hk/||Download|
|University of Udine, Udine||University-wide||uniud.it/||Download [PDF 4.5MB]|
|Rissho University, Tokyo||Humanities||ris.ac.jp/|
|Shinshu University, Nagano||Health Sciences and Humanities||shinshu-u.ac.jp/|
|Wakayama University, Wakayama||Humanities||wakayama-u.ac.jp/|
|University of Hyogo, Hyogo Prefecture||University-wide||u-hyogo.ac.jp/|
|Kobe University, Kobe||Humanities||kobe-u.ac.jp/|
|Yamanashi Gakuin University, Yamanashi Prefecture||University-wide||icla.jp/|
|Yonsei University, Seoul||University-wide||yonsei.ac.kr/||Download|
|Chonnam National University, Gwangju||University-wide||web.chonnam.ac.kr/|
|Inha University, Incheon||University-wide||eng.inha.ac.kr/||Download|
|Seoul National University, South Korea||Engineering||useoul.edu/|
|Curtin Sarawak, Sarawak||University-wide||curtin.edu.my/|
|International Business School, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen||Curtin Business School||hanze.nl/||Download|
|Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen||Curtin Business School||hanze.nl/||Download|
|Arnhem Business School, Nijmegen||Curtin Business School||abs.han.nl/||Download|
|Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam||University-wide||abs.han.nl/||Download|
|Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo||Curtin Business School||bi.edu/||Download [PDF 1MB]|
|University of Agder, Kristiansand||University-wide||uia.no/||Download [PDF 11.6MB]|
|Curtin Singapore, Singapore||University-wide||curtin.edu.sg/|
|Nanyang Technological University, Singapore||University-wide||ntu.edu.sg/||Download [PDF 1.3MB]|
|The University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg||University-wide||wits.ac.za/|
|Universidad De Alicante||University-wide|
|Stockholm University, Stockholm||University-wide||su.se/||Download
Student Handbook [PDF 1.8MB]
|KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm||Science and Engineering||kth.se/||Download|
|Jonkoping University, Jonkoping||University-wide||hj.se/||Education & Communication
|Lund University, Lund||School of Economics and Management||lunduniversity.lu.se/|
|University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern (FHNW)||Curtin Business School||fhnw.ch/|
|Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur||Curtin Business School||zhaw.ch/||Download
Course in English summary
|Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff||University-wide||international.nau.edu/|
|University of Nevada (Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering), Reno||WASM||unr.edu/||Download|
|Purdue University, West Lafayette||University-wide||purdue.edu/|
|University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington||University-wide||uncw.edu/|
|Tulane University, New Orleans||University-wide||tulane.edu/||Download|
|Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond||University-wide||vcu.edu/||Download|
|State University of New York at New Paltz, New Palt||University-wide||newpaltz.edu/|
|Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Montana||Exploration Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering||mtech.edu/|
|Michigan Technological University, Houghton||University-wide||mtu.edu/||Download [PDF 1.8MB]|
|Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York||University-wide||hws.edu/|
|Bellarmine University, Louisville||University-wide||bellarmine.edu/||Download|
|Colorado School of Mines, Golden Denver||Science and Engineering and Curtin Business School||mines.edu/|
|Concordia University, Irvine, California||University-wide||cui.edu//|
|Southern Illinois University, Carbondale||University-wide||siu.edu/||Download|
|University of St Thomas, Minnesota||University-wide||stthomas.edu/||Download|
|Ohio State University, Columbus||Curtin Business School||osu.edu/||Download|
|University of Oregon, Eugene||University-wide||uoregon.edu/||Download|
Once you have confirmed your eligibility and considered your destination options, you’re ready to start putting your application together. Don't forget to keep our application due dates in mind when putting your application together!
Your Curtin application is made up of 5 parts:
Complete the Student Exchange Application Form
- Download Student Exchange Application Form
Please type or complete the application form in blue or black pen clearly and remember to sign the back page!
Prepare your study plan (Unit Approval Form)
- Download Unit Approval Form
One of the best parts of going on exchange is that your studies count towards your Curtin degree!
To ensure you will receive credit, you are required to complete a Unit Approval Form and have your study plan approver (this could be your course controller, academic advisor or head of school) check and approve your units to confirm you will receive credit and the credit value.
TIP - If you are unsure who to contact to approve your study plan, please contact your faculty student services.
If your course includes elective units, we recommend that you utilise these when going on exchange as this will provide you with greater flexibility and more options as to where you can study.
You are required to have 4 preferred units approved and 2 alternative units approved prior to submitting their application. When it comes time to enrol into your units at the host university, sometimes you may discover your preferred units are unavailable due to class availability, timetable clashes, or other circumstances. If this occurs, you will then need to reselect units from your alternative approved units.
Unless otherwise advised, you only need to complete a study plan (Unit Approval Form) for your first host university preference.
You will be required to undertake a full-time load whilst on exchange (ie Curtin enrolment of 75 to 100 credits) as well as meeting the minimum enrolment requirements of the host university.
How to Choose Your Units & Have Them Approved
Visit the partner websites and identify which courses they offer. You may find the partner fact sheets helpful at this stage.
Keep in mind that many that the partner universities use different terminology, have different semester dates and different credit systems.
TIP – In USA, Canada & Asia a unit is called a course and a course is called a program. In UK & Europe a unit is called a module.
TIP - Each university will have different semester dates , with the academic year in most other countries commencing in August or September.
TIP – In USA, Canada & Asia many partner universities will refer to their credits as credit hours. A full time load may be 12 – 16 credit hours, however this does vary between universities.
In UK & Europe many partner universities will refer to their credits as ECTS. In general 7.5 ECTS is the equivalent value of 25 Curtin credits but this is at the discretion of your study plan approver.
You will need to identify units (courses or modules) that contain similar content to your Curtin unit and submit this to your study plan approver for approval and obtain their signature on the study plan (Unit Approval Form).
Read and sign the Conditions of Participation Form
- Download the Conditions of Participation Form
Make sure you read this carefully so you understand the terms and conditions of your exchange placement. If there is something you need to clarify, please contact a Student Mobility Coordinator.
Please complete your emergency contact details, and remember to update this information should any details provided change.
Don't forget to sign the form!
Get your academic reference completed
Download the Academic Reference Form
You'll need to request an Academic to complete the reference form for you.
This can be completed by a lecturer or tutor and either submitted directly to our office by the Academic or submitted by yourself with your application.
Unless we advise you otherwise, only 1 academic reference is required.
Submit a copy of your Passport details
To travel internationally a passport is required! If you don’t travel overseas regularly, you may discover that your passport has expired or is due to expire whilst you are away!
Please submit a photocopy of your Passport Details Page so we have a copy of these details in case they are required. If you are currently applying or renewing a passport, please submit it once you have your valid document. If you hold more than 1 passport, then you may wish to submit a copy of both.
Submit your application
Collect the 5 items above in an envelope and submit your completed application to the Study Abroad & Student Exchange Office – Building 102 in the student drop box provided. It is recommended that you take a copy of all the documents before submitting them to us, so you can refer back to them at a later stage.
Once your application has been submitted to the Study Abroad & Student Exchange Office, it will be assessed and you will be advised via email to your Curtin student email on the outcome of your application to participate in the Curtin Exchange Program. This email will usually be sent to you approximately 3 weeks after the Curtin exchange application deadline.
Once you have been accepted into the Curtin Exchange program, you need to complete an application to your host university.
The next step is for the Study Abroad & Student Exchange Office to seek a placement for you at one of your preferred host universities. We will always aim to seek a placement at your first preference, but you must be prepared that this may not always be possible.
Once a placement has been offered by the host university (this is referred to as a nomination), you will then be instructed to complete the Host University application form and supporting documents. Please note that this is not an acceptance into their exchange program, you are simply being invited to complete an application. The official acceptance may take some time to arrive after your application submission, so please be patient!
The application process for each university will be different, so please ensure you read all the information provided by the host university carefully and follow the instructions provided by the host university and/or your Student Mobility Coordinator.
Once you have been formally accepted by the host university, you can then begin to plan your adventure!
Once you confirm your placement at your host university, you will need to start organising your accommodation and travel.
The host university will generally provide you with details about the required visas, accommodation and arrival dates. At this stage, you will also be put in contact with a student exchange advisor at the host university who will be able to assist you with specific questions about your exchange at their university.
Don't forget your pre-departure session
Attendance at the Curtin pre-departure session is compulsory for all local students. At this session you will be provided with important information regarding your exchange enrolment, meet with other exchange students, learn about the effects of culture shock and receive advice on OS Help loan applications, scholarships and Centrelink payments.
Date: To Be Advised
Time: To Be Advised
Location: To Be Advised
And you're off...
Don't forget to check the currently on exchange section for all the info you need while you're away.