Curtin University

Curtin University

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As Western Australia’s largest and most multicultural university, Curtin offers a wealth of academic and social opportunities for Reading students. It is based in Perth, a location deemed to be one of the best places in the world to be a student.

Established in 1966 and with over 30,000 students on its main campus, Curtin is a top global university – 27th in QS World University Rankings for Top 50 institutions Under 50 years old, with 18 disciplines noted to be in the world’s top 200 (QS World University Rankings). It offers a broad portfolio of disciplines throughout the Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Sciences, combined with fantastic support services all housed on a beautiful campus.

Curtin is a multicultural and diverse institution – named the highest ranking university in Australia for LGBTI equality for three years in a row (2013-2015), but also reputed to be the third most culturally diverse and international Australian institution.

There are many opportunities for learning, culture and travel. Deemed to be one of the most liveable cities in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit) Perth has a coast-side location with plenty of beaches, parks, social activities and not to mention the most sunshine of all of Australia’s major cities.

As one of our students noted “… it’s pretty spectacular…”.

Further information
Who can participate?All Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad that are taught at Curtin University.

Due to the impact of the current coronavirus pandemic, it is likely that the number of study abroad places made available will be limited, or that travel to Australia might not be possible in the future. Please factor this into any institution preferences
Entry requirements:Minimum 55% average.
Semester dates:Semester 1: February – June 
Semester 2: July – November
Cost of living: See Curtin University’s Cost of Living webpage.
Additional costs:Dependent on duration of studies, a visa might required to study at Curtin University.
It is a requirement to take out health insurance, known as OSHC, via Curtin University.
NB – Eligible students might be able to recoup costs through Student Finance.
Further information:Curtin University Study Abroad website
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