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Student exchange with partner universities

Going on exchange is a great way to experience other cultures and add a unique edge to your Curtin degree.

Whether you want to learn a new language, immerse yourself in foreign cultures, develop your personal and academic skills, or build your networks, studying overseas is a fantastic experience, and may be easier to do than you think.

  • Student exchange with Curtin’s partner universities
  • Self-directed study abroad experiences

Want to know what it's like being on exchange? Check out this blog from a group of Curtin students studying in Hong Kong!

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Check your eligibility

If you’re a local or international Curtin student studying at one of our West Australian campuses, you could be on your way to studying overseas.

If you want to go on student exchange, you need to be:

  • Currently enrolled in a coursework program (undergraduate or postgraduate) at Curtin that allows you to go on a semester exchange
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, permanent humanitarian visa holder, New Zealand citizen or international student (AusAID and OUA students are not eligible for exchange)
  • A current student at Bentley or any of our WA regional campuses.

See further eligibility information for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students below.


Undergraduate students need to have:

  1. successfully completed 200 credits in your current course by the time you go on exchange
  2. a course-weighted average of 60 or above*
  3. passed all of your units*
  4. be in Good Standing.

*Students who don't meet the eligibility may have their application assessed on a case-by-case basis. We encourage you to still apply and may request additional documentation to support your application. 


If you’re a postgraduate student, you need to contact your course coordinator or student advisor to find out if you can go on exchange as part of your study program. Then, you need to:

  1. be enrolled in a Curtin Postgraduate course that has a minimum of 200 credits
  2. have successfully completed 75 credits as a postgraduate student (this can be negotiated if you have a Curtin undergraduate degree)
  3. have a course-weighted average of 60 or above*
  4. have passed all of your units*.

*Students who don't meet eligibility may have their application assessed on a case-by-case basis.We encourage you to still apply and may request additional documentation to support your application. 


Students studying at Curtin University on an international student visa are not permitted to study on exchange in their country of citizenship.

If you are an international student, you also need to have:

  1. successfully completed 200 credits in your current course by the time you go on exchange 
  2. a course-weighted average of 60 or above*
  3. passed all of your units.*

If you’re a postgraduate student, you need to contact your course coordinator or student advisor to find out if you can go on exchange as part of your study program. Then, you need to:

  1. be enrolled in a Curtin Postgraduate course that has a minimum of 200 credits
  2. have successfully completed 75 credits as a postgraduate student (this can be negotiated if you have a Curtin undergraduate degree)
  3. have a course-weighted average of 60 or above*
  4. have passed all of your units*.

*Students who don't meet the eligibility may have their application assessed on a case-by-case basis. We encourage you to still apply and may request additional documentation to support your application. 

It is your responsibility to make sure that your Australian student visa is not cancelled while you are on exchange.

While you are overseas, you must follow the conditions of your Australian student visa:

  • maintain full-time enrolment and attendance
  • maintain satisfactory academic performance
  • maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • provide the Department of Immigration and Citizenship with your home address.

For more information, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

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Further information

For more information on student exchange, we recommend you:

  1. Attend an info session
  2. Send us an email at studyabroad@curtin.edu.au
  3. Request an appointment
  4. Call us on +61 9266 4950.