Curtin University

With more than 50,000 students from around the world studying at its local and international campuses, Curtin University is Western Australia's largest and most multicultural university. Curtin is an international leader in research and education that produces students determined to make tomorrow better.

Our dedication to education, research and global industry connections is internationally recognised. Curtin ranked amongst the top 50 universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Ranking 2014-15, the only Western Australian university to make the list, and was also awarded five stars overall in the international QS Stars ratings 2014. In the prestigious 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Curtin was placed highly in the 301-400 band, which places the university in the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Curtin is one of only two Western Australian universities and one of only 19 Australian universities to be featured in the rankings.

Curtin was founded in Perth, Western Australia, in 1986, taking its name from the influential and widely respected former Australian Prime Minister, John Curtin. The university continues to embrace Curtin's philosophy to "look ever forward", instilling a culture of innovation which inspires staff and students.

With multiple campuses, including Malaysia, Singapore, Sydney and Perth, partnerships with more than 90 universities worldwide and an on-campus English Centre, you could spend a semester abroad, immerse yourself in a new culture or improve your English skills. The English Centre has excellent facilities, a range of student services and dedicated staff to help students who want to improve their English language skills. At Curtin, learning is hands-on, interactive and life-changing. You will graduate with the kind of innovative thinking that can help change lives, minds and the world.

The main campus in Perth is easy to get to on public transport and very multicultural. There is a variety of on- and off-campus housing options, innovative learning spaces and a range of support services to help you enjoy life and succeed in your studies.

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Exciting, industry-aligned opportunities and a wide range of course options contribute to Curtin's international reputation as a leader in higher education.

Curtin offers a variety of high-quality courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in science, engineering, business, health, arts, education, language and culture.

Curtin's courses are designed to be flexible and with careers in mind. They offer mentoring programs, volunteer work and industry placements that can help you graduate with the knowledge and skills relevant to current industry needs and the experience that employers value.

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The campus is a fun and lively place where you can not only study but also improve your communication skills, become involved in community projects and make life-long friends. Curtin offers a variety of retail and food outlets and high-quality facilities that cater to your study, leisure and accommodation needs.

At Curtin we respect and support all students, including those from varying cultures and religions, as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and people with disabilities.

To help you explore and practise the religious faith of your choice, Curtin also has a multi-faith officer as well as prayer rooms that are reserved for spiritual or religious purposes.

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Accommodation
Finding accommodation is easy with the help from Curtin's housing services. A number of off and on campus accommodation options are available for international students. All accommodation on campus is self-catering and fully furnished, and consists of single-study bedrooms with shared facilities, such as kitchens and bathrooms. There is also the option to live in a share house, boarding arrangement or a single rental off campus.

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Scholarships
Scholarships are a part of Curtin's commitment to rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential. Curtin offers many scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate international students hoping to study at Curtin.

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Student Guild
The student guild is made up of Curtin students and represents all student interests on University boards and committees. The guild provides student members with valuable educational, welfare and social services. As a guild member you could take part in many extra-curricular activities such as Orientation Day, the Guild Ball, tavern shows, multicultural weeks, sport and recreational programs and market days.

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Student Profiles

Selina Li, China

Bachelor of Health Information Management

"I wanted a course which offered extensive career opportunities and combined health and medicine with technology and management, which is why I chose health information management. With Curtin's degree I know I'm studying a unique program in Western Australia that provides scientific and technical expertise with practical experiences. Health information management is a versatile and challenging profession and I know I will benefit from great work opportunities and competitive salaries. The best part of my degree so far is the hands-on work placements I've experienced at different health service facilities. Being able to experience the real health industry has been invaluable."

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