Curtin University


Curtin is an innovative Australian university that has become truly global. In addition to our largest campus in Perth, Curtin University has campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Of our 56,000 students, around a quarter come from countries other than Australia, making for a vibrant, culturally-enriched student community. Our vast alumni network now totals more than 220,000 individuals worldwide.


Curtin has rapidly expanded into the globally recognised university we are today. Acknowledged as Western Australia’s most preferred university, Curtin continues to embrace the philosophy of our namesake, former Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, to “look ever forward”. This mantra has instilled a culture of teaching and research excellence and innovation and continues to encourage our staff and students to make tomorrow better.

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen us rapidly rise up the international rankings. We are ranked among the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017. We are also ranked in the top 100 in the world across eight subjects, including second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Our largest campus in Perth is easy to get to on public transport and very multicultural. There is a variety of on and off-campus housing options and a range of support services to help you enjoy life and succeed in your studies. Our English centre has excellent facilities, a range of student services and dedicated staff to help you improve your English language skills.


Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure our graduates are prepared for today’s changing global job market.

We have also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so our students can graduate with the skills and knowledge employers want.

We offer courses across the following study areas:

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Our campuses are fun and lively places where you can not only study but also improve your communication skills, become involved in community projects and make life-long friends. 

At Curtin we respect and support all students, including those from varying cultures and religions, as well as people with disabilities, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. 

To help you explore and practise the religious faith of your choice, our Perth campus has a multi-faith services team as well as prayer rooms that are reserved for spiritual or religious purposes.


Finding accommodation in Perth is easy with the help from Curtin’s housing services. A number of on- and off-campus accommodation options are available for international students. 

Priority for on-campus accommodation is given to students who are new to Perth. All on-campus accommodation is self-catering and fully furnished, consisting of single-study bedrooms with shared facilities, such as kitchens and bathrooms. 

There is also the option to live in a share house, boarding arrangement or a single rental off campus.

Student Guild

The Curtin Student Guild is student-run and represents student interests on university boards and committees. It offers social and welfare services, and lots of extra-curricular activities, such as the Guild Ball, tavern shows, multicultural week and market days. 

Curtin Stadium

Curtin Stadium is the home of sport, fitness, recreation and events on the Perth campus, with a main gym, women’s gym, large group fitness area, indoor cycling studio, sports hall and multi-purpose courts available for hire. There are many registered and affiliated sports clubs catering for all levels of skill and experience.

Food outlets

Food choices at the Perth campus include cafés (two of which offer Halal food) and a tavern that regularly stages live music. Pop-up food trucks in campus hotspots offer food from around the world.

Siyuan Di, China

Bachelor of Commerce (Property Development and Valuation)

My first year in CBS was fantastic, although at the start it was a little bit daunting and stressful because I had never studied overseas before. When I realised CBS offered new students so much support through initiatives like SUCCESS, UniPass and the Communication Skills Centre, I was so excited and became more confident.

Radhika Jayaseelan, Zambia

Masters of Commerce (Professional Accounting: CPA Australian Extensions Stream)

The best experience for me has been meeting new people. Curtin is so diverse so it was easy to settle down as an international student. My advice to other students would be to make friends with your classmates. Studying in a group is much more productive and you keep each other focused when times get hard.

Chimwemwe Tembo, Malawi

Master of Public Health

I have been working in a community health setting since I graduated in 2016. This has exposed me to understand more about the public health issues that Malawi, my home country, is facing. These issues require a better understanding of research and good leadership skills to help influence policy and guide better public health practices. “Studying at Curtin was empowering for me and enabled professional and personal growth. My advocacy, leadership, and research skills have really improved. Meeting other people from different backgrounds and other leadership courses also added to the quality of the experience.

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