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.
|Application Portal||Online Application Portal (TISC Portal)|
|Application Fee||Not specified|
|Mode of Payment||Debit card, Credit card or CurtinePAY|
|Acceptable English Proficiency Tests||TOEFL,IELTS,PTE etc.|
|Academic Calendar||Semester and Trimester wise|
|Financial Aid||Work-study, Loans, Scholarships.|
|Work Experience||Some programs such as the Master’s in Business Administration require prior relevant work experience.|
|International Admissions||Curtin International|
Presently, applications are being invited for Semester 2. Important dates for most undergraduate and postgraduate courses are mentioned in the table below.
|Semester 2||Important Dates|
|Application opens||April 13, 2020|
|Application closes||July 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.
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.
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.
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 Tests||Minimum Scores Required|
|IELTS||An overall band score of 6.5 with a 6.0 band score in each section|
|PTE||An overall score of 58 with a minimum score of 50 in each section|
|TOEFL Internet-based Test||An overall score of 79; Reading- 13 Listening- 13 Speaking- 18 Writing- 21|
|TOEFL Paper-based Test||570 and 4.5 in TWE|
|C1 Advanced (CAE)||An overall score of 176 with 169 in each section|
|C2 Proficiency||An 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.
All admitted overseas students require an Australian Student visa to be able to study at Curtin University at Perth.
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
|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 Arts||English Proficiency test scores; a minimum of 60% overall in CBSE and 65% in HSC;|
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:
|Course||Academic Requirements||Application Deadline||English Proficiency Scores|
|Master of Business Administration||A 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 April||IELTS is an overall band score of 6.5, with 6.0 in each section.|
|Master of Pharmacy||Bachelor’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 October||An 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.