Curtin University is a VCU International Partnership University, which allows students to study in Perth, Australia for a semester or a year.
Currently, students can choose from the following courses: humanities, science and engineering, health sciences and Curtin Business School. Students pay tuition to VCU, and pay their room and board directly to Curtin.
Applications should be submitted to Stephanie Davenport Tignor in the Education Abroad office by April 1 for the fall semester or for a full year and Oct. 1 for the spring semester. Applicants should complete the VCU application for study abroad and Curtin application form. Students will need to obtain a recommendation/nomination from their department.These forms are available at the Education Abroad Office and online:
- Partnership Application
- Curtin application
- Applicants can pay the $150 application fee online and submit the confirmation printout or pay in person with cash, check or credit card.
Students must have a 2.75 GPA to apply and are selected on the basis of their academic record and emotional maturity.
- Transfer of credit
- Academic calendar
- Tuition and fees
- Travel information
The exact courses you will take should be discussed with your academic adviser. Please refer to the Curtin Course Handbook for information on their curriculum
Students must earn the equivalent of a C grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit. Students are required to take the necessary steps to ensure that transcripts are received from the university upon return to VCU. Your grades at Curtin will not be calculated in your GPA, unless you are attempting to graduate with Latin honors.
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Students are encouraged to register their interest for housing as soon as they are interested in coming to Curtin. There is no application fee and nor is there a fee if they don't proceed.
Tuition for VCU students is based on VCU tuition and fees. Room and board are paid directly to Curtin.
Orientation will be held during the first week of the semester.
Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Perth.