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!

Africa

UNIVERSITYSTUDY AREAS
SOUTH AFRICA
The University of The Witwatersrand, JohannesburgUniversity-wide

Europe

UNIVERSITYSTUDY AREASINFORMATION SHEET
AUSTRIA
FH Joanneum, GrazUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 195KB]
MCI Management Centre, InnsbruckCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 350KB]
BELGIUM
Universite de MonsScience and EngineeringInformation sheet [.pdf 422KB]
DENMARK
Copenhagen Business School, CopenhagenCurtin Business School
FINLAND
Aalto University (Mikkeli Campus)Curtin Business School
Lappeenranta University of Technology, LappeenrantaWASM and Chemical Engineering
FRANCE
Burgundy School of Business, DijonCurtin Business School
Ecole Nationale Superieure D'Art de Dijon, DijonArt
Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Reims, ReimsCurtin Graduate School of Business
EDHEC School of Management, LilleCurtin Business School
Em Lyon Business School, ÉcullyCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 1MB]
Institut Mines-Telecom Business SchoolCurtin Business School
IPAG Business School, Paris & NiceCurtin Business School
Montpellier Business SchoolCurtin Business School
Rennes School of Business, RennesCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 1MB]
Toulouse Business School, TolouseCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 800KB]
Universite de StrasbourgCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 6MB]
GERMANY
Berlin School of Economics and LawCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 577KB]
European Business School, RheingauCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 803KB]
Fachhochschule Aachen, AachenScience and EngineeringInformation sheet [.pdf 216KB]
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, HamburgUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 434KB]
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, GermanyUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 224KB]
Technical University of Darmstadt, DarmstadtScience and Engineering
Technical University of Munich, GermanyCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 177KB]
University of MannheimFaculty of Business and Law
WHU Otto Beisheim School of Business, GermanyCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet for BSc and MSc [.pdf 535KB]
Information sheet for MBA [.pdf 157KB]
HUNGARY
University of PecsUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 206KB]
IRELAND
National University of Ireland - Galway, Republic of IrelandUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 356KB]
ITALY
Ca' Foscari University of VeniceCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 556KB]
Luiss, RomeCurtin Business School
University of BolognaCurtin Business School  Information sheet [.pdf 574KB]
University of Udine, UdineUniversity-wide
NETHERLANDS
Arnhem Business School, NijmegenCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 1MB]
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, AmsterdamUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 491KB]
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, GroningenUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 407KB]
International Business School, Hanzehogeschool, GroningenCurtin Business School
Radboud UniversityUniversity-wide
TU DelftScience and EngineeringInformation sheet [.pdf 369KB]
NORWAY
Norwegian School of Management BI, OsloCurtin Business School
Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyUniversity-wide
University of Agder, KristiansandUniversity-wide
PORTUGAL
ISCTE – University Institute of LisbonFaculty of Business and Law
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, LisbonCurtin Business School
SLOVENIA
University of LjublijanaFaculty of Economics
SPAIN
University of BarcelonaUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 252KB]
Universidad De AlicanteUniversity-wide
SWEDEN
Stockholm University, StockholmUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 597KB]
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, StockholmScience and EngineeringInformation sheet [.pdf 135KB]
Jonkoping University, JonkopingUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 761KB]
Lund University, LundSchool of Economics and ManagementInformation sheet [.pdf 1MB]
SWITZERLAND
FHS St.Gallen, University of Applied ScienceCurtin Business School
University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern (FHNW)Curtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 293KB]
University of ZurichUniversity-wide
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, WinterthurUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 1MB]
UNITED KINGDOM
Heriot-Watt University, EdinburghCurtin Business School, School of Management and Languages
Kingston University, LondonUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 122KB]
Loughborough University, LoughboroughUniversity-wide
Middlesex University, LondonArt and Design
Oxford Brookes University, OxfordUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 240KB]
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, ScotlandUniversity-wide, Curtin Graduate School of Business
University of Aberdeen, ScotlandUniversity-wide (Medicine excluded)Information sheet [.pdf 259KB]
University of BirminghamUniversity-wide
University of East Anglia, NorwichUniversity-wide
University of Essex, EssexUniversity-wide
University of ExeterUniversity-wide
University of Hertfordshire, LondonUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 148KB]
University of Leeds, LeedsUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 2MB]
University of Liverpool, LiverpoolUniversity-wide
University of Reading, Reading
University of Strathclyde, GlasgowUniversity-wide
University of SussexUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 772KB]
WALES
Cardiff UniversityUniversity-wide

North America

UNIVERSITYSTUDY AREASINFORMATION SHEET
CANADA
Acadia UniversityCurtin Business School
Brock University, St. CatharinesUniversity-wide (not recommended for Psychology)
Concordia University, MontrealUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 185KB]
HEC, MontrealCurtin Business SchoolInformation sheet [.pdf 2MB]
Queens' University, KingstonArts & Science and Urban & Regional Planning
Ryerson University, TorontoUniversity-wide (except Science and Engineering)
Thompson Rivers University, KamloopsUniversity-wide
University of Guelph, GuelphUniversity-wide
University of New BrunswickUniversity-wide
University of Saskatchewan, SaskatoonUniversity-wide
University of CalgaryScience and EngineeringInformation sheet [.pdf 189KB]
Université de MontréalUniversity-wideInformation sheet [.pdf 219KB]
MEXICO
Technologico de Monterrey, MexicoUniversity-wide
UNITED STATES
Bellarmine University, LouisvilleUniversity-wide
Colorado School of Mines, Golden DenverScience and Engineering and Curtin Business School
Concordia University, Irvine, CaliforniaUniversity-wide
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New YorkUniversity-wide
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Baton RougeUniversity-wide
Montana Tech of the University of Montana, MontanaExploration Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering
Michigan Technological University, HoughtonUniversity-wide
Northern Arizona University, FlagstaffUniversity-wide
Ohio State University, ColumbusCurtin Business School – Limited Placements
Purdue University, West LafayetteUniversity-wide
Southern Illinois University, CarbondaleUniversity-wide
State University of New York at New Paltz, New PaltUniversity-wide
Towson UniversityUniversity-wide
Tulane University, New OrleansUniversity-wide
University of St Thomas, MinnesotaUniversity-wide (electives only)
University of Nevada (Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering), RenoUniversity-wide
University of North Carolina Wilmington, WilmingtonUniversity-wide
University of Oregon, EugeneUniversity-wide (electives only)
Virginia Commonwealth University, RichmondUniversity-wideInformation 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 datesFundingApplicationsRef
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeLaw studentsSem 2, 2019NCP*Open25441
CanadaUniversity of Saskatchewan, Thompson Rivers and Semester exchangeIndigenous studentsSem 2, 2019Endeavour*Open24916
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeAccount studentsSem 2, 2019NCP*Open25444
Hong KongCity University of Hong KongSemester exchange and internshipAllSem 2, 2019NCPOpen26913
JapanToyo UniversitySemester exchange Urban & regional planningSem 2, 2019NCPOpen27000
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeScience and engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*Open26882
IndiaIIT MadrasSemester exchange and internshipScience & engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*Open27252
Sri LankaSLIITSemester exchangeScience and engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*Open27338
JapanVariousSemester exchangeAllSem 2, 2019NCP*Open27812

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 must follow the conditions of your Australian student visa.

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!