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Study Abroad at Curtin University (Perth)
Perth, Australia (Outgoing Program)
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Study Abroad Advisor: Samantha Skillman

Program Dates

Fall Semester:  late July through November

Spring Semester:  February through late June

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Program Costs

Estimated program Budgets can be found above in the "Budget Sheets" box or by clicking the links below:

Academic Year
Calendar Year

Click the links below for useful fee schedule timelines designed to help you plan for a potential semester in Australia:

Australia Fee Schedule - Fall Semester.pdf
Australia Fee Schedule - Spring Semester.pdf


Global Scholar Program Opportunities may be available for New Paltz students applying for this program.  The SUNY New Paltz Global Scholar Program opportunity grants successful New Paltz applicants a significant reduction in the cost of their program fee. This program aims to identify eligible students who demonstrate the ability to think critically about global issues and who are willing to invest in both the New Paltz community and their host community abroad.  For more information, click the link below and contact the Center for International Programs:

Global Scholar Program Opportunity

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Location Description

Curtin University of Technology is situated in the city of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Perth enjoys a climate similar to California or the South of France. The nearby Indian Ocean provides a playground for outdoor recreation. It is clean, as are the hundreds of kilometers of white sandy beaches. Perth is a modern city with a low cost of living. It is Australia's sunniest capital, with a moderate climate and a year round daily average of 8 hours of sunshine. Summers are warm and dry with temperatures in the mid 90° F most days, and cool evenings.

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Host University

Curtin University is Australia's leading university of technology in the region. It is ranked by the Australian Government as one of the top universities for quality assurance in Higher Education. Curtin University offers more than 365 courses at undergraduate levels.
Curtin U

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Academic Program

Students may take classes in any of the following study areas:
  • Humanities
  • Engineering and Science
  • Health Science
  • Business
Some things to consider when looking up courses on the Curtin website:

Credit Scale
Curtin Credits US Credits
25 5
20 4
15 3
10 2

At Curtin University, courses are referred to as "units".  Remember, the academic year is reversed in Australia so Semester 1 corresponds to the Spring semester here in the US.  Semester 2 corresponds to the Fall semester.

In addition to getting your potential courses pre-approved by your academic advisor, the faculty at Curtin University will also be reviewing your eligibility to take certain classes to ensure you have the necessary pre-requisites.  Curtin has put together PRE-APPROVED STUDY PACKS to help speed the process up.  The courses listed at the previous link are all pre-approved by the faculty at Curtin so all you will need to do is gain approval from your academic advisor.

If you wish to take courses not listed in the pre-approved study packs, please visit Curtin's website for a more detailed list of additional AVAILABLE COURSES within the study areas.

An additional tool to help you in the course review and selection process is our Course Equivalency Database.  Click the link to view and use the database in order to find courses taken at this university by previous participants in this program and see the SUNY New Paltz course equivalent.

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Language of Instruction

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All classes at Curtin are taught in English.

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12 - 15 undergraduate credits may be earned per semester.

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Students who are in good academic standing with an above average academic record are eligible. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for admission to the program.

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curtin housing
Students can choose to live off-campus in and around Perth, but most Study Abroad students choose to live in one of the six on-campus residences. Accommodation is in apartments or "cottages" with separate bedrooms, shared kitchens and living areas. This communal living gives you the chance to meet people, make friends and experience Australian student life.

Curtin's Housing Services Office gives full details of all on-campus and off-campus housing options.

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Internet is available at select locations on campus.
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Students are encouraged to explore the city of Perth as well as Western Australia during free time and on weekends.
WA silhouetteperth beach scene
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Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Curtin students conduct community service under the academic supervision of local Curtin graduate. Opportunities are available in: elementary and secondary schools, local businesses, and commerce and technology. Some internships may be available. Please contact our office for more information.


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On-site Support

University staff are on hand to provide support to students.

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All students must apply for a student visa.  More information about this process will be provided upon acceptance to the program and/or by visiting the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship:

Check out the following link for information on studying in Australia from the Australian government.

perth at night



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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2019 10/01/2018 10/10/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.