Short programs

Short term global experiences give you the opportunity to travel to incredible locations and gain credit towards your course, all in a short period of time! Popular with students who are unable to commit to a semester abroad, short term programs are typically between two to six weeks and available in a diverse range of locations.


Four students sitting in snow

Short programs through other universities

Head overseas to one of the many universities available and experience a different country, culture or even a snowy northern winter.

  • Apply for an exchange place
    Some winter/summer programs at Curtin’s partner universities may be available to students on an exchange basis. If you are nominated for a short-term exchange place, you will not pay tuition fees to the partner university, you will enrol in Curtin units for the approved academic credit.

How to apply for an exchange place

  1. Select the program you want to participate in and submit your application to Curtin Abroad. Some programs will have application deadlines, so check these dates carefully.
  2. Seek approval from your course coordinator by completing the Curtin Abroad Study Plan Proposal Form [.pdf 142kB].
    If you are applying for credit in place of electives you will still need to have this approved by your course coordinator.
  3. Complete the Curtin University Overseas Study Application Form [.pdf 164KB] and submit this to curtinabroad@curtin.edu.au along with your completed Curtin Abroad Study Plan Proposal Form. We recommend that you submit this documentation as early as possible.
  4. Don’t forget that when you return from the program, to receive to credit you will need to submit your official transcript and marking key to curtinabroad@curtin.edu.au.

All students in the Faculty of Business and Law should contact experiencecbs@curtin.edu.au to seek credit approval.

  • Apply for a direct place
    If you participate in a direct place, you will pay tuition fees directly to the host organisation. You must find out the costs of the program before applying by contacting the host or Curtin Abroad directly.

How to apply for a direct place

  1. Select the program you want to participate in and submit your application to the Host or Program provider. Some programs will have application deadlines, so check these dates carefully.
  2. Seek approval from your course coordinator by completing the Curtin Abroad Study Plan Proposal Form [.pdf 142kB].
  • If you are applying for credit in place of electives you will still need to have this approved by your course coordinator.
  • The AIM Overseas program requires that you apply for their program before you apply for credit.
  1. Complete the Curtin University Overseas Study Application Form [.pdf 164KB] and submit this to curtinabroad@curtin.edu.au along with your completed Curtin Abroad Study Plan Proposal Form. We recommend that you submit this documentation as early as possible.
  2. When you return from the program, to receive credit you will need to submit your official transcript and marking key to curtinabroad@curtin.edu.au

All students in the Faculty of Business and Law should contact experiencecbs@curtin.edu.au to seek credit approval.

See the programs available:


Two students in front of a building in Asia

New Colombo Plan and special opportunities

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) provides funding to Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester based, short term study, internships, practicums and clinical placements across the Indo-Pacific region. There are also other Government-funded programs available. Check if you’re eligible and take your learning out of the classroom and into world.

Short term and special opportunities

End-of-year break (Between December 2019 and February 2020)

Country(s)ProgramDisciplinesTravel datesFunding
available
Applications
ChinaForgotten Heritage - A Chinese conservation project for Australians - ref# 27167Multi-discipline End of yearNCPOpen soon
IndonesiaBusiness Professional Practicum (BPP) - ACICISFBLEnd of yearNCPClosed
IndonesiaCreative Arts & Design Professional Practicum - ACICISHumanities - Art and DesignEnd of yearNCPClosed
IndonesiaJournalism Professional Practicum (JPP) - ACICISJournalismEnd of yearNCPClosed
IndonesiaLaw Professional Practicum (LPP) - ACICISLawEnd of yearNCPClosed
IndonesiaSustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (STPP) - ACICISFBL - Tourism End of yearNCPClosed
IndonesiaPublic Health Study Tour (PHST) - ACICISHealth ScienceEnd of yearNCPClosed
VariousInternships - CIS AustraliaMulti-discipline End of yearYesOpen

Mid-year break (June/July 2019)

Country(s)RefProgramDisciplinesTravel datesFunding
available
Applications
Spain, Germany & EnglandBusiness Study Tour - CIS AustraliaFBLMid-yearYesOpen
Cambodia22665Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in CambodiaHealth Science Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
Cambodia25860Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in CambodiaHealth ScienceMid-yearNCPOpen soon
China22668Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in ChinaHealth ScienceMid-yearNCPOpen soon
China25863Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in ChinaHealth ScienceMid-yearNCPOpen soon
India22671Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in IndiaHealth Science Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
India25868Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in IndiaHealth ScienceMid-yearNCPOpen soon
IndonesiaPublic Health Study Tour (PHST) - ACICISHealth ScienceMid-yearNCPOpen
Indonesia24613Public Health Study Tour Health PromotionMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Indonesia26885Telkom University Indonesian InternshipsScience & EngineeringMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Japan22636Pharmacy Student Placement in Kumamoto, JapanPharmacy Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
Japan25720Work Integrated Learning Pharmacy Student Placement in Kumamoto, JapanPharmacy Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
Laos27011Physiotherapy Abroad Program - Clinical Placement in LaosPhysiotherapyMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Malaysia18597GO Communications Curtin University Public Relations InternshipCBS Public RelationsMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Malaysia22529Indigenous and cultural experience along with internship program in Borneo, MalaysiaScience and EngineeringMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Malaysia22648Get Equipped Occupational Therapy Placement Miri, Malaysia OTMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Malaysia24050International Indigenous Student Development ProgramMulti-discipline Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
Malaysia27135Indigenous Cultures Beyond Our Shores (ICBOS): Field Study into the living cultures of indigenous communities in Malaysia. Multi-discipline Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
Maldives23819Simdi Group Maldives Human Resources Internship & Immersion ProjectHuman Resource ManagementMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Maldives25665Maldives Management and Commerce Semester InternshipCBSMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Nepal22645Physiotherapy Abroad Program in NepalPhysiotherapyMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Nepal22657Social Work Students Forging Community and International ConnectionsSocial WorkMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Nepal22660Curtin Social Work Nepal Fieldwork ExperienceSocial WorkMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Nepal25742Social Work Internship Experience: Forging Community and International Connections in NepalSocial WorkMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Singapore22639Pharmacy Student Hospital Placement in SingaporePharmacy Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
Singapore25189Singapore Teaching Practicum: WACE Curriculum in South East AsiaEducationMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Singapore27724Singapore Semester Internship OpportunityMulti-discipline Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
South Korea27848Chonnam National University: Semester Internship Opportunity Multi-discipline Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
Sri Lanka25671Sri Lanka Management and Commerce Semester InternshipCBS Mid-yearNCPOpen soon
Thailand27251Mahidol Actuarial Sciences InternshipActuarial ScienceMid-yearNCPOpen soon
VariousInternships - CIS AustraliaMulti-discipline Mid-yearYesOpen
Vietnam22651Occupational Therapy Clinical Placements in the Provinces of Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamOTMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Vietnam22674Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in VietnamHealth ScienceMid-yearNCPOpen soon
Vietnam25200Vietnam Teaching Practicum: WACE Curriculum in South East AsiaEducationMid-yearNCPOpen soon

Semester programs

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

Eligibility

Short program eligibility

To apply for a short 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);
  • any additional requirements that the program or faculty may have;
  • be at least 18 years of age by the official start date of the exchange program at the host institution.

If you do not meet the above requirements, please contact the Curtin Abroad team as there may be flexibility depending on the type of program you are undertaking.

New Colombo Plan eligibility

To be eligible to apply for New Colombo Plan 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).

Note: 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.