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Curtin University

Program Location Perth, Australia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20101
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2020 07/18/20 to 11/21/20

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Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
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Curtin University

Curtin University, ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, can trace its roots back to the turn of the century when the first professional courses in business and engineering were held at what was then the Perth Technical College. Today, Curtin is a large, comprehensive research university offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in humanities, business, sciences, engineering, agriculture and mining and is ranked among the top universities in Australia. The range of courses is extensive, the facilities state-of-the-art, and the teaching staff highly qualified and personable. Curtin has more than 51,000 students, one third of which are international.

Curtin's location provides many opportunities to see the unique features of Western Australia and undertake interesting and often unique activities -- hiking or horseback riding in the towering karri and marri forests, diving at Ningaloo Reef and Rottnest Island, surfing at Margaret River, or joining Curtin Volunteers! in one of their programs with a remote Aboriginal community on the edge of the desert 500 km north east of Perth.

Perth is Australia's fastest growing city (also the sunniest). It's close to Singapore, even sharing the same time zone, and is Australia's western gateway to Asia. With 12,500 km of coastline, Western Australia is internationally famed for its magnificent beaches and, of course, its surfing. The diversity, consistency and quality of the waves are world class.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Curtin University

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HDFS, HSCI, HTM, HK, NUTR, PSY, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2020

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$250.00
Round-trip Airfare$2,625.00
Books and Supplies$365.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,140.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Curtin University

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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