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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 closing dates

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.
  1. Information sessions & destinations

    The Student Exchange & Study Abroad Office offers a variety of information sessions to assist you to plan and prepare for your international experience.

Calendar item 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.

Calendar item 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 with what you're studying and where you would like to go and we will put you in touch!

Calendar item 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!

Destinations available

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!

Enhance your Curtin degree by adding an Asian Global experience!

Cross-campus exchange

Curtin Singapore Curtin Sarawak Curtin Singapore and Curtin Sarawak, Malaysia

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

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.

University Study Areas Website Information sheet
FH Joanneum, Graz Curtin Business School Download
British Isles
University of Aberdeen, Scotland University-wide (Medicine excluded) Download
Application Guide
University of Birmingham University-wide Download
University of Essex, Essex University-wide Download
University of Liverpool, Liverpool University-wide Download
University of Reading, Reading Download
Accommodation Guide
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland University-wide, Curtin Graduate School of Business Download
Courses Guide
Kingston University, London University-wide Download
University of Hertfordshire, London University-wide Download
Application Guide
University of East Anglia, Norwich University-wide
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University-wide Download
Middlesex University, London Art and Design Download 2015-16
Download 2016-17
National University of Ireland - Galway, Republic of Ireland University-wide
Loughborough University, Loughborough University-wide Download
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Curtin Business School, School of Management and Languages Download
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow University-wide Download
University of Leeds, Leeds University-wide Download
Application Guide [PDF 1.1MB]
Acadia University Curtin Business School Download
Brock University, St. Catharines University-wide (not recommended for Psychology) Download
Concordia University, Montreal University-wide Download
Courses List
HEC, Montreal Curtin Business School
Ryerson University, Toronto University-wide (except Science and Engineering) Download
Queens' University, Kingston Arts & Science and Urban & Regional Planning Download
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops University-wide Download
University of Guelph, Guelph University-wide Download
University of New Brunswick University-wide
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon University-wide Download [PDF 2.6MB]
Business [PDF 1.5MB]
Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing Humanities
Beihang University, Beijing Humanities
Fudan University, Shanghai Humanities
Dalian University of Foreign Languages, Dalian University-wide
University of International Business and Economics, Beijing Curtin Business School
Shanghai University, Shanghai University-wide (some business units taught in English)
Zhejiang University of Media & Communication (ZUMC) Humanities Website
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen Curtin Business School Download
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta WASM and Chemical Engineering
Ecole Nationale Superieure D'Art de Dijon, Dijon Art
Burgundy School of Business, Dijon Curtin Business School Download
Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Reims, Reims Curtin Graduate School of Business
Em Lyon Business School, Écully Curtin Business School
IPAG Business School, Paris & Nice Curtin Business School Download
Key dates
Rennes School Of Business, Rennes Curtin Business School Download
Toulouse Business School, Tolouse Curtin Business School Download
EDHEC School of Management, Lille Curtin Business School Download
Telecom Ecole De Management, Paris Curtin Business School Download
European Business School, Rheingau Curtin Business School Download
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg University-wide Download
Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt Science and Engineering Download
Fachhochschule Aachen, Aachen Science and Engineering Download
WHU Otto Beisheim School of Business, Germany Curtin Business School Download for Vallendar Campus
Download for Dusseldorf Campus MBA
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany University-wide Download [PDF 1.8MB]
Technische University Munchen, Germany Curtin Business School Download
Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon University-wide Download
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University-wide Download
University of Udine, Udine University-wide Download [PDF 4.5MB]
Rissho University, Tokyo Humanities
Shinshu University, Nagano Health Sciences and Humanities
Wakayama University, Wakayama Humanities
University of Hyogo, Hyogo Prefecture University-wide
Kobe University, Kobe Humanities
Yamanashi Gakuin University, Yamanashi Prefecture University-wide
Yonsei University, Seoul University-wide Download
Chonnam National University, Gwangju University-wide
Inha University, Incheon University-wide Download
Seoul National University, South Korea Engineering
Curtin Sarawak, Sarawak University-wide
International Business School, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen Curtin Business School Download
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen Curtin Business School Download
Arnhem Business School, Nijmegen Curtin Business School Download
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam University-wide Download
Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo Curtin Business School Download [PDF 1MB]
University of Agder, Kristiansand University-wide Download [PDF 11.6MB]
Curtin Singapore, Singapore University-wide
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore University-wide Download [PDF 1.3MB]
South Africa
The University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg University-wide
Universidad De Alicante University-wide Download
Stockholm University, Stockholm University-wide Download
Student Handbook [PDF 1.8MB]
Application information
Course guide
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Science and Engineering Download
Jonkoping University, Jonkoping University-wide Education & Communication
Lund University, Lund School of Economics and Management
University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern (FHNW) Curtin Business School
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur Curtin Business School Download
Academic Calendar
Course descriptions
Course in English summary
United States
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff University-wide
University of Nevada (Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering), Reno WASM Download
Purdue University, West Lafayette University-wide
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington University-wide
Tulane University, New Orleans University-wide Download
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond University-wide Download
State University of New York at New Paltz, New Palt University-wide
Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Montana Exploration Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering
Michigan Technological University, Houghton University-wide Download [PDF 1.8MB]
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York University-wide
Bellarmine University, Louisville University-wide Download
Colorado School of Mines, Golden Denver Science and Engineering and Curtin Business School
Concordia University, Irvine, California University-wide
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale University-wide Download
University of St Thomas, Minnesota University-wide Download
Ohio State University, Columbus Curtin Business School Download
University of Oregon, Eugene University-wide Download

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  1. Apply to Curtin

    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:

Please type or complete the application form in blue or black pen clearly and remember to sign the back page!

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).

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!

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.

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.

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  1. Apply to your host university

    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!

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  1. Get ready to go

    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.

Calendar item 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

Planes And you're off...

Don't forget to check the currently on exchange section for all the info you need while you're away.

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