PERTH: Curtin University

Perth, Australia

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  • Fall Semester - Late July - Late November
  • Spring Semester - Mid February - Late June

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

Why choose Curtin?

Students will be fully immersed in the university with full-time, degree-seeking students. Courses are offered in most Arts & Sciences disciplines. Students will have access to all the university's resources, including: sports clubs, e-mail, computer labs, and the library.Curtin


Students may choose from Curtin University's entire catalog. Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad.

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Host University

Curtin University, located in the capital of Western Australia (Perth, with a population of 2 million people) is the region's largest and most international university, and is a vibrant multicultural institution.

Curtin offers courses to over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students: 3,000 of these students come from 90 different countries. One of Australia's most respected universities, Curtin was established in 1967 as an institute of technology.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application

    Please submit the following directly to OISP (either electronically or paper copies):

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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Most Study and Service Abroad students choose to live in on-campus accommodation, and is a great way to meet our local and international students. The seven residential colleges offer heaps of activities including river cruises, trips around Perth and inter-college sports. Accommodation includes a fully furnished bedroom and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Meals are not included.

Acceptance is competitive so you should apply at the same time as you complete your Curtin application to study abroad.  There is no cost to apply for housing, and you will not incur any fees if you apply for housing but are not accepted to study abroad.

For more information and to apply for housing, please visit Curtin's housing website. Please note that you must accept your housing offer once you receive it.


Perth, the sunniest and most isolated regional capital, is characterized by a Mediterranean-type climate and relaxed attitude. Perth is located just off the Swan River and a few miles from the Indian Ocean beaches, and has a population of 1.2 million people. The city is filled with cafes, bistros, nightclubs, and piano bars. Western Australia's beautiful parks, natural wildlife, and beaches, contribute to making Perth a truly enjoyable city.