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Curtin University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vidushi Vidushi
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Curtin University has an annual enrolment of more than 50,000 students at all its campuses. Every year, over 10,000 students get enrolled into its various graduate programs. International applicants are invited for admissions during both semesters. Curtin University also provides online and part-time courses.

Curtin University at Perth makes a very popular destination for overseas students, with about 15.85% of its students being international students. It is one of the largest universities in Australia for its overseas student population that exceeds 1,700. In 2019, the university enrolled 11,114 students.

The university has a high research output and concentrates around a wide spectrum of fields, making it a very popular place for pursuing higher education in Australia. Top programs at Curtin University include Agriculture and environment, Business, Mining and Minerals, Architecture and construction, Arts, Engineering, Health professions, Sustainability and Space. 

Admissions are granted on the basis of previous academic performance, vocational and extra testing, ability to meet minimum eligibility requirements and their choice of program.

  • International students from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and other specified countries must submit the Genuine Student Assessment Form (GSAF) with their application as part of the SSVF requirement.
  • Applicants can either apply for admissions through agents or on their own
  • Academic Transcripts, Graduation Statement (AHEGS) and Award Certificate must be submitted using My eQuals.
  • The postgraduates of Curtin University earn the highest median salaries in Western Australia


Application PortalOnline Application Portal (TISC Portal)
Application FeeNot specified
Mode of PaymentDebit card, Credit card or CurtinePAY
Acceptable English Proficiency TestsTOEFL,IELTS,PTE etc.
Academic CalendarSemester and Trimester wise
Financial AidWork-study, Loans, Scholarships.
Work ExperienceSome programs such as the Master’s in Business Administration require prior relevant work experience.
International AdmissionsCurtin International

Curtin University Admission Deadlines

Presently, applications are being invited for Semester 2. Important dates for most undergraduate and postgraduate courses are mentioned in the table below.

Semester 2Important Dates
Application opensApril 13, 2020
Application closesJuly 23, 2020

Application deadlines for international students close two weeks before their orientation program. However, many programs at Curtin University have unique deadlines which must be confirmed with their respective program pages.

Curtis University International Admissions

Curtin University in Australia is the third largest university with the highest number of international students and scholars. Overseas candidates can apply either directly or through a registered agent.

Application Requirements

  • All required documents 
    • Academic transcripts
    • Grading system descriptions
    • Award certificates
    • Certified copies of all the qualifications
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Credit for recognized learning(if applicable)
  • Supplementary forms as specified by your course

All the documents must be in English or should be sent along with their official translation from one of the recognized translation services mentioned by Curtin University.

English Language Requirements

All international students who do not have English as their first language need to provide evidence of their proficiency through either English language tests or qualifications. 

Accepted English Proficiency TestsMinimum Scores Required
IELTSAn overall band score of 6.5 with a 6.0 band score in each section
PTEAn overall score of 58 with a minimum score of 50 in each section
TOEFL Internet-based TestAn overall score of 79; Reading- 13 Listening- 13 Speaking- 18 Writing- 21
TOEFL Paper-based Test570 and 4.5 in TWE
C1 Advanced (CAE)An overall score of 176 with 169 in each section
C2 ProficiencyAn overall score of 190 with 176 in each section

These scores satisfy English language requirements for most undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs, however, some programs may require a higher score due to their complexity. The scores must not be older than two years, however, due to the COVID pandemic, Curtin University will be accepting English language proficiency examination scores which are three years old, only for upcoming admissions.

Visa Requirements for International Applicants

All admitted overseas students require an Australian Student visa to be able to study at Curtin University at Perth.

  • Applicants need to obtain a student visa as well as a part-time working visa.
  • Students can stay-in and re-enter Australia throughout the duration of their course.
  • For visa application, applicants need to have the following documents at hand
    • A copy of the candidate’s Letter of Offer, 
    • A copy of their Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), 
    • Passport 
    • Visa application payment proof.

Curtin University Undergraduate Admissions

These are the minimum requirements for undergraduate programs offered at Curtin University:

Application Portal: Applicants aiming for undergraduate courses can apply through the TISC Portal.

Application deadline: July 23, 2020

Application Requirements:

  • Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent
  • All academic documents
  • Written submission
  • Portfolio presentation
  • English language proficiency
CourseAcademic Requirements
Bachelor of Science(Psychology)Minimum 60% overall in CBSE and 65% in HSC; Minimum academic entry requirement includes obtaining an average of 65% in five core subjects including English;
Mathematics is a mandatory prerequisite subject.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction)a minimum of 70% overall in CBSE and 71% in HSC; Mathematics with Calculus, and either Physics, Chemistry or Engineering studies are mandatory prerequisites.
Bachelor of Technology(Computer Systems and Networking)Minimum percentage of 60% overall in CBSE and 65% in HSC; Mathematics and Calculus, along with further knowledge in Mathematics.
Bachelor of ArtsEnglish Proficiency test scores; a minimum of 60% overall in CBSE and 65% in HSC;

Curtin University Graduate Admissions

For graduate applicants, the general guidelines are more or less the same as for undergraduates. However, some programs may have specific requirements. General requirements for graduate programs are:

  • A bachelor degree
  • All academic documentation of previous qualifications.
  • Proper attestation from the concerned authorities.
  • Letter of recommendation from professionals in their specific fields.
CourseAcademic RequirementsApplication DeadlineEnglish Proficiency Scores
Master of Business AdministrationA bachelor’s degree equivalent to Australian Tertiary Institution; Minimum of three years of prior relevant work experience;
Submission of resume and appearance for an interview; Application statement and referee report; Employer recommendation;
Application opens in January and closes in AprilIELTS is an overall band score of 6.5, with 6.0 in each section.
Master of PharmacyBachelor’s degree with more than average grade maintenance overall; Pre-requisite subjects include Mathematics or Physics,
Statistics or Research Methods with evidence of a Statistics component or Epidemiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physiology or Pathophysiology; Student Declaration;
Application opens in August and closes in OctoberAn overall band score of 7.0 in IELTS,72 in the Pearson Test of English and Grade C in CAE

Only applicants who meet the required minimum admission criteria may be selected for an offer of a place in an undergraduate course. The documents to be submitted for successful application and admission include all the academic documentations such as grading certificates, mark sheets, academic transcripts etc. 

Intake of International students is done on selective terms which have to be personally inquired from the university office. Selection will be based on grades, quality and relevance of work experience and performance of an applicant.

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