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Curtin College is western Australia’s largest public university. Its name was changed to the present-day name from ‘Curtin University’ and before the that ‘Curtin University of Technology’ in the year 2010. The university is home to several domestic and international students. Every year many students secure admissions here. There are 4 international campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, and Mauritius. The main campus is at Bentley, Western Australia. There is another Australian campus at Kalgoorlie.

All classes in Curtin College are taught in English and students for whom English is not a primary language need to appear for an English language proficiency test. Some of the highest-ranked courses at Curtin College are their Mining and Mineral engineering which has been ranked 2nd in the world by QS world ranking.

Why study at Curtin College?


Curtin College also called Curtin University is a prominent university among all international universities. It has secured quite high rankings among all major university ranking websites. It is ranked 11th on the list of best global universities in Australia and New Zealand. All other rankings for the year 2019-2020 are:

Times Higher Education401-500
Top Universities230
US News11

Key Features

  • Curtin College has 6 campuses in total. 4 of these campuses are outside Australia in Dubai, Mauritius, Singapore, and Malaysia.
  • Curtin College has two campuses within Australia. The campus at Perth is the main campus while the other is located at Kalgoorlie
  • Curtin College alumni are spread out over 155 countries and the total graduate count is more than 190,000 worldwide.
  • Curtin College has been ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2017.
  • Curtin College accepts TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and GCE scores as entry requirements for all its courses.
  • Students have the option of choosing between in-campus and off-campus accommodations.
  • The course fee for international students for one year of study is $23,400 AUD.


Type of UniversityPublic
LocationBentley, Western Australia
Percentage of international students66%
Acceptance Rate50%
Course fee for international students23,400 AUD
Course fee for domestic students13,800 AUD
Test score acceptedGCE, IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson

Curtin College Campuses

Curtin College has campuses outside Australia too. They have built up international campuses in Dubai, Mauritius, Singapore, and Malaysia. Within Australia, Curtin College has two campuses. The main campus is in Perth and the other is at Kalgoorlie. They have partnerships with over 130 institutions all over the world.

All campuses offer a wide range of programs from business, science, arts, commerce, mass communication and much more. Their list of international partnerships includes the university of Aberdeen, edX, Fudan University, and Stanford University.

Curtin College Campuses Residence

Curtin College has on-campus and off-campus accommodations for students. All new and current students including international students are eligible to apply for accommodation.

For in-campus accommodations, students can choose between single rooms and six or eight bedroom apartment style accommodation. All rooms come furnished with a bed, a table and a chair. On-campus accommodation costs range between 168 to 336 AUD per week for single room style accommodation with all utilities included.

Applications for on-campus accommodation are done through www.unilodge.co.au. If students wish to stay off-campus university has the option of off-campus accommodations too.Curtin College maintains 21 townhouses off campus. Curtin 6 is a set of 6 town houses situated within 10 minutes walking distance from the main campus while Curtin 12 is a set of 12 town houses also within a 10 minute walking distance from the campus. Marquis St. has three units with 6 rooms and 5 bedrooms each.

All off-campus accommodations have a common kitchen, living room, and laundry room. There is 24x7 CCTV coverage with security at the gates.

The costs for off-campus housing is:

Off-Campus AccommodationFee Range
Curtin 62560 – 3280 AUD
Curtin 123280 – 3760 AUD
Marquis St.3280 – 3760 AUD

Applications for off-campus accommodations are done through www.perthstudentaccommodation.com. A one-time application fee of $240 is charged on this portal.

Curtin College Programs and Faculties

Curtin College has 6 main departments under which undergraduate and graduate courses are offered to domestic and international animals. Students can choose between Business and Commerce, Engineering, Health Science, Architecture, Communication, and Computer Science and IT courses. Curtin College’s courses are highly ranked among all universities.

Curtin College’s mining and mineral engineering course have been ranked 2nd best in the world as per QS world ranking. Their Earth and Marine sciences courses are also considered in the top 40 among all universities offering this course in the world. As per US News ranking, Curtin College’s Geosciences course is ranked 67th in the world’s list.

Curtin College Application Process

The process for applying at the Curtin College is briefly explained below.


Each course has its own set of prerequisites that need to be followed by students. If English is not the first language then international students need to appear for an English language proficiency test. There are multiple tests that can be given. Curtin College accepts IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson’s English tests. Undergraduate students also need a General Certificate of Education score.

The minimum scores for all mentioned exams are:

ExamMinimum Score Required
Pearson Test of English42
GCE-Level EnglishE grade and above
Pearson Test of English50

How and Where to Apply

Curtin College allows all prospective students to apply to their courses through 4 main ways:

  • Apply online
  • Apply via an agent at the student’s home country
  • Apply in person at the main campus of Curtin College and
  • Apply via post or a paper application

To know the complete information regarding application through any of the above methods, Curtin College has the details outlined at their website. From the main website, curtincollege.edu.au, open the section ‘How to Apply’ for more details. From the redirected page students will a link to apply online and also a link to find an agent in student’s home countries.

What after you get admission?

Once a student’s application has been accepted, they will be given a letter of offer, which they need to accept. Details of how to accept the offer letter are stated on the website. 50% of the course fees also need to be paid at this stage. Students can now apply for a student visa and start the immigration process. It is also required for students to have health insurance. Once the visa has been granted, arrangements for accommodations needs to be done and flight tickets need to be booked.

Curtin College Scholarships and Financial Aid

Curtin College has two types of scholarships for its students: Academic Merit Scholarships and CRL Merit Scholarships.

Academic Merit Scholarship is awarded each semester and only two scholarships are given to students who have received outstanding results. This scholarship is available for students from their second semester of studies.

The Selection criteria for this scholarship are based on GPA scores of previous semester studies. Students do not need to apply for this semester as the university awards the scholarship based on the semester results.

CRL Merit Scholarships are awarded to international students who have taken admission in Business, Science & Engineering, Humanities and Health Sciences. Chosen students will receive 10% of their first-year tuition fees subject to a maximum of 4,000 AUD. Students need to be full time and non-sponsored with all fees paid off.

Additionally, students need to maintain 100 credit points each semester. There is no need to submit applications in person for this scholarship as the university judges eligible students based on their results.


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