Curtin Malaysia Student Exchange Program

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Semester and year-long exchange programs

Going on a semester or year-long exchange is a great way to experience other cultures and add a unique edge to your Curtin degree.

You’ll remain enrolled at Curtin for the duration of your exchange studies and you’ll also be enrolled in the host university overseas.

You will pay tuition to Curtin, not the host university.

Check if you are eligible for exchange

Consider going on exchange early in your degree as this generally provides the most flexibility and more opportunities.

Student Exchange Eligibility

You can apply for a semester exchange program in the first semester of your first year of study.

To commence a semester exchange placement, you must be at least in the first semester of your second year (this can be negotiated if you wish to study at another Curtin campus).

To apply for a semester exchange program you must be able to meet the following requirements upon assessment of your application:

    • be enrolled in at least 100 credits;

    • be admitted in a coursework degree at a Curtin campus* (you can apply while on an approved Leave of Absence, but must be enrolled prior to departure);

    • have a course weighted average (CWA) of 60 or above in your current course of study (some partner universities may require a higher CWA);

    • have an academic status of ‘Good Standing’ with no academic misconduct (where a student’s academic status is changed to Conditional Status or deemed unsatisfactory in the academic period immediately prior to departure, participation will be subject to approval in consultation with the relevant course coordinator. The student will meet any expense incurred due to cancellation);

    • be able to maintain full-time enrolment and attendance at the partner university;

    • have completed an approved Study Plan Proposal form;

    • agree to abide by the semester exchange program Conditions of Participation;

    • be at least 18 years of age by the official start date of the exchange program at the host institution.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, your application may be assessed case-by-case based on circumstance and merit. Additional documentation, including an Academic Reference, may be requested to support your application.

Eligibility criteria for the OS Help Loan require you to have completed at least 200 credits in your course of study before you depart and at least 25 credits remaining on your Study Plan to complete post-exchange.

*Additional requirements for international students, while you are participating in the semester exchange program you are required to continue to meet your Australian student visa conditions.

You can apply for a semester exchange program in the first semester of your first year of study.

To commence a semester exchange placement, you must be at least in the first semester of your second year (this can be negotiated if you have a Curtin undergraduate degree).

To apply for a semester exchange program, you must be able to meet the following requirements upon assessment of your application:

    • be enrolled in at least 75 credits (this can be negotiated if you have a Curtin undergraduate degree);

    • be admitted in a coursework degree at a Curtin campus* that has a minimum of 300 credits (you can apply while on an approved Leave of Absence, but must be enrolled prior to departure);

    • have a course weighted average (CWA) of 60 or above in your current course of study (note some partner universities may require a higher CWA);

    • have an academic status of ‘Good Standing’ with no academic misconduct (where a student’s academic status is changed to Conditional Status or deemed unsatisfactory in the academic period immediately prior to departure, participation will be subject to approval in consultation with the relevant course coordinator. The student will meet any expense incurred due to cancellation);

    • be able to maintain full-time enrolment and attendance at the partner university;

    • have completed an approved Study Plan Proposal form;

    • agree to abide by the Conditions of Participation in the semester exchange program;

    • be 18 years of age by the official start date of the exchange program at the host institution.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, your application may be assessed on a case-by-case basis based on circumstance and merit. Additional documentation, including an Academic Reference, may be requested to support your application.

*Additional requirements for international students, while you are participating in the semester exchange program you are required to continue to meet your Australian student visa conditions.

The following students are not eligible to apply for the semester exchange program:

  • Australia Award Students (AAS)
  • Open University Australia enrolled students (OUA)
  • Students admitted in non-degree programs
  • Students admitted in a Curtin Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Course of 200 credits or less (unless applying to study at another Curtin campus)

Sponsored students must seek approval from Curtin Abroad prior to applying for exchange.

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