Semester and year-long exchange programs

Going on a semester or year-long exchange is a great way to experience other cultures and add a unique edge to your Curtin degree.

With over 150 international partner institutions and campuses in 30 countries, there’s a destination for you!

When selecting a destination and host partner, remember that you need to obtain credit for your study, so sometimes the course you are studying may direct you to your destination. You’ll remain enrolled at Curtin for the duration of your exchange studies and you’ll also be enrolled in the host university overseas. You will pay tuition to Curtin and do not pay fees to the host university.

Staying open-minded and adventurous is the key!


Head to our *NEW* interactive map to find semester and year long exchange partner universities!

Go to the map!

Student in front of market in Singapore

There were so many amazing things about going on exchange. My top 3 would be having the experience of living independently on Campus at NTU, meeting some incredible people and making life-long friends from all over the globe and having the opportunity to go travelling around South East Asia.

Lee Bing Tan – Semester Exchange to Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

New Colombo Plan supported semester exchange opportunities! New Colombo Plan exchange grants range from $7000 - $9500 for eligible students.

CHINAGeneral*^, Screen Arts*


INDIAScience & Engineering*

JAPANGeneral, Built Environment

MALAYSIAGeneral, Accounting, Law, Construction Management^

SINGAPOREMass Communications*



THAILANDMedia, Culture, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry courses

Find out if your eligible by heading to the NCP eligibility page

* Internship included

^Language course included

Apply for student exchange

Application Deadlines

SEMESTER 1, 2022*
SEMESTER 2, 2022
EARLY BIRD APPLICATIONS20 July 202117 February 2022
FINAL DEADLINE31 July 20212 March 2022
CROSS CAMPUS EXCHANGE3 August 202130 March 2022

We will begin to assess and process your application after the early bird application dates.

If you submit your application after the Final Deadline, places will be made available on a case by case basis, dependent on partner availability and deadlines.

* Due to the current situation surrounding COVID19 please be advised that these dates may be revised, postponed or cancelled if there are international travel restrictions in place or if there is insufficient time to safely coordinate your experience. We strongly recommend you do not make any financial commitments until Curtin University have advised you to do so.

What is Study Abroad?

Have you found a partner that is not on our list? This means we do not have an active exchange agreement with them and you would be considered a study abroad student. Click below for more information on this process.