Curtin University

Education, Experience, Adventure....

Curtin University (Gill C)As Western Australia's largest and most multicultural university Curtin offers a wealth of academic and social opportunities for Reading students based in Perth, a location deemed to be one of the best places in the world to be a student.

Established in 1966 Curtin 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 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.

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

As one of our students noted "… it's pretty spectacular…".

CU information:

Who can participate?

All Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad that are taught at Curtin
Entry requirements:

Minimum 55% average

Semester dates:
  • Semester 1: February - June
  • Semester 2: July - November

Reading application deadlines:

01 January 2019. See How to apply for details.

Cost of Living:  Please see Curtin University's Cost of Living webpage.
Additional Costs:
  • Dependent on duration of studies a visa might required to study at CU
  • Will need to take out compulsory insurance via CU. OSHC at Curtin 

NB - Eligible students might be able to recoup costs through Student Finance

Further Information:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before the Curtin will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a full year when there is a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority than students who choose the term / semester option.
  3. If there are more students who want to study at Curtin than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:
      • Capacity constraints at partner institution
      • Academic performance
      • Personal Statement
      • Spread of subjects
      • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
      • Duration of Study Abroad placement
      • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO


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 "...I can fairly say that so far I have been thoroughly spoilt by my trip down-under..."

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