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.

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.


Destinations available

With over 120 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.

Don’t be afraid to study in a non-English speaking culture. Most of our partner universities offer classes taught in English where you will meet lots of people from across the globe who also don’t speak the local language. If you are keen to learn a new language, some universities offer introductory language lessons.

Staying open-minded and adventurous is the key!

Legend

Green = There is a high likelihood that if you apply, a placement will be available

Orange = There is a reasonable likelihood that if you apply, a placement will be available.

Red = There is limited availability at this partner and a chance there may not be a placement available.

Blue = We recommend only Japanese language students study at these partners

Curtin Campuses

 UNIVERSITYCITY STUDY AREAS AT HOSTFACT SHEET
 DUBAI
GreenCurtin DubaiDubaiUniversity-wide
 MALAYSIA
GreenCurtin MalaysiaMiriUniversity-wide 
 MAURITIUS   
GreenCurtin MauritiusTelfairUniversity-wide 
 SINGAPORE   
GreenCurtin SingaporeSingaporeUniversity-wide 

Africa

 UNIVERSITYCITY STUDY AREAS AT HOSTFACT SHEET
 SOUTH AFRICA
GreenUniversity of The Witwatersrand JohannesburgUniversity-wide 

Asia

 UNIVERSITYCITYSTUDY AREAS AT HOSTFACT SHEET
 CHINA
OrangeBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingUniversity-wide
GreenBeijing Language and Culture UniversityBeijingUniversity-wide
GreenBeihang UniversityBeijingHumanities - Through School of Foreign Languages
GreenDalian University of Foreign LanguagesDalianUniversity-wide
GreenDalian Univesity of TechnologyDalianUniveristy-wide 
OrangeFudan UniversityShanghaiSchool of Foreign LanguagesFact Sheet [.pdf 2MB]
GreenFuzhou UniversityFuzhouScience and Engineering
GreenNorthwest UniversityXi'anUniversity-wide
GreenZhejiang University of Media & Communication (ZUMC)HangzhouMedia and Communications
 HONG KONG SAR
GreenCity University of Hong KongHong KongUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 230KB]
GreenHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 702KB]
 INDIA
GreenB S Abdur Rahman UniversityChennai University-wide 
GreenIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) KharagpurKharagpurUniversity-wide 
GreenIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) MadrasChennaiUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 684KB]
GreenIndian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)BangaloreUniversity-wide
GreenLovely Professional UniversityJalandhar-DelhiUniversity-wide
 INDONESIA
GreenUniversitas Gadjah MadaYogyakartaUniversity-wide
 JAPAN
GreenAoyama Gakuin UniversityTokyoUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 288KB]
RedHokkaido UniversityHokkaidoScience and Engineering 
OrangeKobe University KobeFaculty of Global Human SciencesFact Sheet [.pdf 146KB]
RedNagaoka University of TechnologyNiigataScience and Engineering
RedRikkyo UniversityTokyoUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 361KB]
OrangeBlueRissho UniversityTokyoUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 64KB]
RedBlueRyukoku UniversityKyotoUniversity-wide
OrangeBlueShinshu UniversityNaganoUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 55KB]
OrangeUniversity of HyogoHyogoUniversity-wide
OrangeToyo UniversityTokyoUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 236KB]
OrangeBlueWakayama UniversityWakayamaUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 796KB]
RedYamanashi Gakuin UniversityYamanashiInternational College of Liberal Arts (ICLA)
 KOREA
GreenChonnam National UniversityGwangjuUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 1MB]
GreenDong-A UniversityBusanUniversity-wide
GreenInha UniversityIncheonUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 125KB]
RedSeoul National UniversityGwanak-guEngineeringFact Sheet [.pdf 139KB]
RedYonsei University SeoulUniversity-wide
 MALAYSIA
GreenCurtin MalaysiaMiriUniversity-wide
 SINGAPORE
GreenCurtin SingaporeSingaporeUniversity-wide
GreenNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 2MB]
 SRI LANKA
GreenSri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)MalabeUniversity-wide
 TAIWAN
GreenNational Chengchi UniversityTaipeiUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 202KB]
 THAILAND
GreenChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokFaculty of Commerce and Accounting

Europe

 UNIVERSITYCITY STUDY AREAS AT HOSTFACT SHEET
 AUSTRIA
GreenFH JoanneumGrazUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 195KB]
GreenMCI Management CentreInnsbruckUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 350KB]
 BELGIUM
GreenGhent UniversityGhentFaculty of Law, Faculty of Speech Pathology 
OrangeUniversite de MonsMonsScience and EngineeringFact Sheet [.pdf 422KB]
 CZECH REPUBLIC
OrangeUniversity of EconomicsPragueUniversity-wide
 DENMARK
GreenCopenhagen Business SchoolCopenhagenUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 697KB]
 FINLAND
GreenAalto University (Mikkeli Campus)OtaniemiSchool of Business Fact Sheet [.pdf 2MB]
 FRANCE
GreenBurgundy School of BusinessDijonSchool of Business
OrangeEcole Centrale de LyonLyonUniversity-wide
RedEcole Nationale Superieure D'Art de DijonDijonMust be nominated within the discipline of Art
GreenEcole Superieure de Commerce de ReimsReimsSchool of Management
GreenEDHEC School of ManagementLilleEDHEC Business School
OrangeEFREI & ESIGETELParisScience and Engineering Industry Placements 
GreenEmlyon Business SchoolÉcullyUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 1MB]
GreenESSCA School of ManagementParisUniversity-wide
GreenInstitut Mines-Telecom Business SchoolEvryTelecom Ecole de ManagementFact Sheet [.pdf 5MB]
GreenIPAG Business SchoolParis and NiceUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 126KB]
GreenMontpellier Business SchoolMontpellierMontpellier Business School
GreenRennes School of BusinessRennesRennes School of BusinessFact Sheet [.pdf 1MB]
GreenToulouse Business SchoolTolouseUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 800KB]
GreenUniversite de StrasbourgStrasbourgEM Strasbourg Business SchoolFact Sheet [.pdf 6MB]
GreenUniversite de Nantes (Polytech Nantes, Graduate School of Engineering) NantesScience and Engineering
 GERMANY
OrangeBerlin School of Economics and LawBerlinEconomics and Law Fact sheet [.pdf 577KB]
OrangeEuropean Business SchoolRheingauEBS Business SchoolFact Sheet [.pdf 803KB]
GreenFachhochschule AachenAachenUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 216KB]
GreenHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 434KB]
GreenHamm-Lippstadt University of Applied SciencesHamm-LippstadtUniversity-wide 
GreenLudwig-Maximilians-Universitat MunchenMunichUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 224KB]
GreenTechnical University of Darmstadt DarmstadtUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 508KB]
GreenTechnical University of MunichMunichSchool of ManagementFact Sheet [.pdf 177KB]
GreenUniversity of MannheimMannheimBusiness SchoolFact Sheet [.pdf 339KB]
GreenWHU Otto Beisheim School of BusinessDusseldorf and Vallendar Business School

Fact Sheet [.pdf 535KB]

 HUNGARY
GreenUniversity of PecsPecsUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 206KB]
 IRELAND
GreenNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 356KB]
 ITALY
GreenCa' Foscari University of VeniceVeniceUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 556KB]
GreenLibera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS)RomeLUISS Business School
GreenPolitecnico di MilanoMilanSchool of Architecture 
GreenUniversity of BolognaBolognaUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 574KB]
OrangeUniversity of UdineUdineUniversity-wide
 LUXEMBOURG
GreenUniversity of LuxembourgLuxembourg CityUniversity-wide
 NETHERLANDS
GreenAmsterdam University of Applied SciencesAmsterdamUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 491KB]
GreenHAN University of Applied SciencesNijmegenArnhem Business SchoolFact Sheet [.pdf 1MB]
GreenHanze University of Applied SciencesGroningenUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 407KB]
GreenRadboud UniversityNijmegenUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 2MB]
GreenDelft Univeristy of TechnologyDelftScience and EngineeringFact Sheet [.pdf 369KB]
 NORWAY
OrangeNorwegian School of Management BIOsloUniversity-wide
GreenNorwegian School of EconomicsBergenUniversity-wide
OrangeNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimUniversity-wide
GreenUniversity of AgderKristiansandUniversity-wide
 PORTUGAL
GreenISCTE – University Institute of LisbonLisbonISCTE IUL Business SchoolFact Sheet [.pdf 1001KB]
GreenUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisbonNova School of Business and Economics
 SLOVENIA
GreenUniversity of LjublijanaLjublijana CityFaculty of EconomicsFact Sheet [.pdf 456KB]
 SPAIN
GreenUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 252KB]
GreenUniversidad De AlicanteSant Vicent del RaspeigUniversity-wide
 SWEDEN
GreenStockholm UniversityStockholmUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 597KB]
GreenKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 135KB]
GreenJonkoping UniversityJonkopingUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 761KB]
GreenLinkoping UniversityLinköpingScience and Engineering 
GreenLund UniversityLundSchool of Economics and ManagementFact Sheet [.pdf 1MB]
 SWITZERLAND
GreenFHS St.Gallen, University of Applied ScienceSt. GallenDepartment of Business AdministrationFact Sheet [.pdf 92KB]
GreenPH ZugZugEducation Placements 
GreenUniversity of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern (FHNW)Olten, Basel and BruggSchool of BusinessFact Sheet [.pdf 293KB]
GreenUniversity of ZurichZurichUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 124KB]
GreenZurich University of Applied SciencesWinterthurUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 1MB]
 UNITED KINGDOM
GreenCity University of LondonLondonSchool of Arts and Social Sciences
GreenHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghSchool of Management and Languages
GreenKingston UniversityLondonUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 122KB]
GreenLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUniversity-wide
RedMiddlesex UniversityLondonUniversity-wide
RedOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 240KB]
GreenRobert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 309KB]
GreenUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUniversity-wide (Medicine excluded)Face Sheet [.pdf 259KB]
OrangeUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUniversity-wide
RedUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 593KB]
GreenUniversity of EssexEssexUniversity-wide
OrangeUniversity of ExeterExeterUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 335KB]
OrangeUniversity of HertfordshireLondonUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 148KB]
OrangeUniversity of LeedsLeedsUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 2MB]
GreenUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 359KB]
GreenUniversity of ReadingReadingUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 375KB]
GreenUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 435KB]
GreenUniversity of SussexSussexUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 772KB]
 WALES
GreenCardiff UniversityCardiffUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 5MB]

Americas

 UNIVERSITYCITYSTUDY AREAS AT HOSTFACT SHEET
 CANADA
GreenAcadia UniversityWolfvilleFC Manning School of business
OrangeBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 4MB]
OrangeConcordia UniversityMontrealUniversity-wide (exceptions apply)Fact Sheet [.pdf 185KB]
GreenHECMontrealBusiness SchoolFact Sheet [.pdf 2MB]
OrangeQueens' UniversityKingstonArts & Science and Urban & Regional PlanningFact Sheet [.pdf 1MB]
OrangeRyerson UniversityTorontoUniversity-wide (except Science and Engineering)Fact Sheet [.pdf 597KB]
GreenThompson Rivers UniversityKamloopsUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 1MB]
GreenUniversity of GuelphGuelphUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 113KB]
redUniversity of New BrunswickFredericton and St JohnUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 4MB]
GreenUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 7MB]
redUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryScience and EngineeringFact Sheet [.pdf 189KB]
redUniversité de MontréalMontrealUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 219KB]
 COLOMBIA
GreenEscuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia (EIA)MedellinScience and Engineering
Green Universidad de Los AndesBogotaUniversity-wide
 MEXICO
GreenTechnologico de MonterreyMonterreyUniversity-wide
 UNITED STATES
GreenBellarmine UniversityLouisvilleUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 224KB]
redColorado School of MinesGoldenUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 530KB]
OrangeConcordia University, IrvineIrvineUniversity-wide
GreenGeorge Mason University Fairfax University-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 518KB]
GreenHobart and William Smith CollegesGenevaUniversity-wide
OrangeLouisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeBaton RougeUniversity-wide
OrangeMontana Tech of the University of MontanaMontanaUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 923KB]
OrangeMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 220KB]
OrangeNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUniversity-wide
redOhio State UniversityColumbusFisher College of BusinessFact Sheet [.pdf 686KB]
redPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUniversity-wide
OrangeSouthern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUniversity-wide
GreenState University of New York at New PaltzNew PaltzUniversity-wide
GreenTowson UniversityTowsonUniversity-wide
GreenTulane UniversityNew OrleansFreeman School of BusinessFact Sheet [.pdf 488KB]
GreenUniversity of St ThomasMinnesotaUniversity-wide (must have electives available)
OrangeUniversity of Nevada (Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering)RenoUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 750KB]
OrangeUniversity of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmingtonUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 549KB]
redUniversity of OregonEugeneUniversity-wide (must have electives available)
GreenVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUniversity-wideFact Sheet [.pdf 748KB]

New Colombo Plan and Endeavour opportunities

The Australian Government provides funding to support Australian students to participate in semester based studies through the New Colombo Plan and Endeavour programs. Learn more about the opportunities and generous funding available.

Semester opportunities

Country Host university ProgramDisciplineTravel datesFundingRef
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeLaw studentsSem 2, 2019NCP*25441
CanadaUniversity of Saskatchewan, Thompson Rivers and Semester exchangeIndigenous studentsSem 2, 2019Endeavour*24916
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeAccount studentsSem 2, 2019NCP*25444
Hong KongCity University of Hong KongSemester exchange and internshipAllSem 2, 2019NCP26913
JapanToyo UniversitySemester exchange Urban & regional planningSem 2, 2019NCP27000
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeScience and engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*26882
IndiaIIT MadrasSemester exchange and internshipScience & engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*27252
Sri LankaSLIITSemester exchangeScience and engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*27338
JapanVariousSemester exchangeAllSem 2, 2019NCP*27812

New Colombo Plan eligibility

To be eligible to apply for New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen and not have dual citizenship or residency rights in the program host location.
  • Be enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian university.
  • Be undertaking a bachelor or bachelor honours degree as defined by the Australian Qualifications Framework at the commencement of the program.
  • Be aged between 18 and 28 years of age (some exceptions may apply).

You can only receive one NCP semester mobility grant and one NCP short term grant.

Endeavour eligibility

To be eligible to apply for Endeavour funding, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident.
  • Be enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian university.
  • Be undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate course as defined by the Australian Qualifications Framework at the commencement of the program.

Check if you’re eligible for exchange

Consider going on exchange early in your degree as this generally provides the most flexibility and more opportunities.

Undergraduate students

You can apply for a semester exchange program in your first semester of your first year of study.

To commence a semester exchange placement, you must be at least in your first semester of your second year (this can be negotiated if you wish to study at another Curtin campus).

To apply for a semester exchange program you must be able to meet the following requirements upon assessment of your application:

  • be enrolled in at least 100 credits;
  • be admitted in a coursework degree at a Curtin campus* (you can apply while on an approved Leave of Absence, but must be enrolled prior to departure);
  • have a course weighted average (CWA) of 60 or above in your current course of study (some partner universities may require a higher CWA);
  • have an academic status of ‘Good Standing’ with no academic misconduct (where a student’s academic status is changed to Conditional Status or deemed to be unsatisfactory in the academic period immediately prior to departure, participation will be subject to approval in consultation with the relevant course coordinator. Any expense incurred due to cancellation will be met by the student);
  • be able to maintain full-time enrolment and attendance at the partner university;
  • have completed an approved Study Plan Proposal form;
  • agree to abide by the semester exchange program Conditions of Participation;
  • be at least 18 years of age by the official start date of the exchange program at the host institution.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, you may have your application assessed on a case-by-case basis based on circumstance and merit. Additional documentation, including an Academic Reference may be requested to support your application.

Eligibility criteria for the OS Help Loan requires you to have completed at least 200 credits in your course of study before you depart and at least 25 credits remaining on your Study Plan to complete post exchange.

* If you are enrolled at an international Curtin campus, please enquire with the International Office on your campus about available global opportunities.

Postgraduate students

You can apply for a semester exchange program in your first semester of your first year of study.

To commence a semester exchange placement, you must be at least in your first semester of your second year (this can be negotiated if you have a Curtin undergraduate degree).

To apply for a semester exchange program, you must be able to meet the following requirements upon assessment of your application:

  • be enrolled in at least 75 credits (this can be negotiated if you have a Curtin undergraduate degree);
  • be admitted in a coursework degree at a Curtin campus* that has a minimum of 300 credits (you can apply while on an approved Leave of Absence, but must be enrolled prior to departure);
  • have a course weighted average (CWA) of 60 or above in your current course of study (note some partner universities may require a higher CWA);
  • have an academic status of ‘Good Standing’ with no academic misconduct (where a student’s academic status is changed to Conditional Status or deemed to be unsatisfactory in the academic period immediately prior to departure, participation will be subject to approval in consultation with the relevant course coordinator. Any expense incurred due to cancellation will be met by the student);
  • be able to maintain full-time enrolment and attendance at the partner university;
  • have completed an approved Study Plan Proposal form;
  • agree to abide by the Conditions of Participation of the semester exchange program;
  • be 18 years of age by the official start date of the exchange program at the host institution.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, you may have your application assessed on a case-by case basis based on circumstance and merit. Additional documentation, including an Academic Reference may be requested to support your application.

* If you are enrolled at an international Curtin campus, please enquire with the International Office on your campus about available global opportunities.

Additional requirements for international students

While you are participating in the semester exchange program you are required to continue to meet your Australian student visa conditions.

Ineligible students

The following students are not eligible to apply for the semester exchange program:

  • Australia Award Students (AAS)
  • Open University Australia enrolled students (OUA)
  • Students admitted in non-degree programs
  • Students admitted in a Curtin Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Course of 200 credits or less (unless applying to study at another Curtin campus).

Sponsored students must provide written approval from their sponsor confirming they approve the exchange placement.

Apply for student exchange

Follow our easy steps to be on your way to your international experience!