University of Oregon

Curtin University Exchange

Program Overview

Curtin University is Western Australia's largest and most multicultural university. The main Bentley campus, located in Perth, is open to undergraduate and graduates students from any discipline for a semester or full academic year of study. Curtin University is known for its practical, hands-on approach to higher education. In addition to their science, health sciences, and humanities divisions, you can choose classes from Curtin Business School (CBS), one of Australia’s largest, most comprehensive and international business schools. Curtin is also recognized for its focus on indigenous education and culture, supported by its Centre for Aboriginal Studies. (Note: the Australia academic year runs from February-December). 

Curtin University’s main campus is located within easy reach of the city center by public transportation.

Academic Details

You may choose from a variety of courses offered in the following faculties at Curtin University: 

  • Humanities
  • Curtin Business School
  • Engineering and Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies

Each of these faculties contains several academic schools and departments. In addition to these regular academic programs, Curtin University also has multiple research and development centers.

For further information about Curtin University, please visit:

Housing Description

Typically, you will live in a “house,” a large complex of self-contained apartments located on Curtin’s campus. Each apartment or flat may have six to eight single rooms, a common area, bathroom(s) and cooking facilities. 

It is also possible to live off-campus, though costs will be higher and would have to be arranged independently.

For more information about housing options, please visit:

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Additional Requirements

  • 3.25 GPA is required for graduate students
  • Completed UO WR 121 and 122 with grades of B- or higher

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/1/2017late Julylate November
Academic Year2017-20182/1/2017late Julylate June
Calendar Year20182/1/2017late Februarylate November
Spring Semester20182/1/2017late Februarylate June

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.