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  • Locations: Perth, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Aboriginal Studies, Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Design, Earth Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Geography, Geology, Health Science, Human Resources Management, Japanese, Law, Marine Biology, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Media Studies, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sports Science, Theater/Drama, Tourism, Urban Design
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Katrena Henderson
Program Description:
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Program Description

The University
Curtin University is a dynamic and innovative Australian university, recognized as a leading education provider in the international arena. The University is based in Perth, a cosmopolitan city with a wonderful climate, relaxed atmosphere and modern facilities. While Curtin is the leading university of technology in Western Australia, it also attracts students in all academic disciplines. The main university campus in the Bentley neighborhood of Perth - approximately four miles southeast of the city’s central district - hosts more than 28,000 students on-campus. Students from more than 100 countries are enrolled at Curtin.

The Surrounding Area
Perth is an excellent starting point to explore the surrounding area. Daytrips include the sweeping Swan Valley, well-known for its farmers markets, premium wineries and art galleries; the Darling Range, home to some of the Earth’s oldest rock formations; the historic towns of York and Toodyay; and Northam’s Avon River, a popular place to picnic and observe the area’s unique white swan colony. Rottnest Island lies a short ferry ride off the cost and is popular with locals and tourists alike for is beauty, beaches, snorkeling, camping and unique wildlife.

Location ..........................................................Perth, Australia
City Population ..............................................................100,000
Main Campus Enrollment................................................37,800

Student Life
Curtin offers a unique international and cross-cultural learning experience with more than 7,500 international students studying on campus. Close to public transportation, the Bentley Campus is a constant hub of student activity, with a medical centre, banking facilities and a range of food outlets, as well as several other social and recreational facilities. Nearby, white sandy beaches offer students access to numerous outdoor activities, including water skiing, surfing, parasailing and windsurfing. At the heart of the city lies a vibrant medley of museums, restaurants, cafés, dance clubs, theatres, cinemas and shops.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.75+ GPA at time of application. Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington education abroad program with Curtin University will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. The university offers over 860 majors. Areas of study include art, business, chemistry, communication, computing, engineering, health sciences, math, multimedia design, physics, psychology, public health and social sciences.  This program is AACSB accredited and approved by the Cameron School of Business for business students


Most UNCW students live in single rooms with shared facilities. All university accommodations at the Bentley campus are self-catering. A typical apartment will house six to eight students. All rooms are furnished (cooking utensils and electric appliances are not supplied.) Floormates may be Australian students or other international students.

Program Dates

Academic Year Dates
Late July to Late June

Fall Semester Dates
Late July to Late November

Spring Semester Dates
Mid February to Late June

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad: 

  • Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
  • Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad. 

With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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