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  • Locations: Perth, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/24/2020 06/19/2020
Calendar Year 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/24/2020 11/20/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/27/2020 06/18/2021
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/27/2020 11/20/2020

** 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:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Internships or Service Learning Available: Yes
Housing: Apartment, Dormitory Type of Program: Direct Enroll
Program Description:

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Program Highlights

  • Study at a world-class, internationally focused institution located minutes away from the ocean
  • Live in the Western Australian city of Perth and get exposed to the local cultural performing arts, museums, sports, and restaurants
  • Explore beautiful coral reefs, beaches, and parks 

Program Overview

Perth, Australia is a vibrant, energetic city situated on the banks of the Swan River, which twists down into the charming port of Fremantle. The city is sandwiched between arid desert to the east and 7,814 miles of pristine coastline to the west. Adored for its brilliant blue skies, Perth’s warm, sunny climate and white sand beaches are sure to enchant anybody. A must-see destination is King’s Park, a lookout point over the hustle and bustle of city life juxtaposed with the calm of the Australian Bush. Australian Aboriginal culture, one of the oldest in the world, breathes its energy and influence into daily life through traditional song, dance, and design.

Curtin University is a thriving international institution with an exciting future. With over 35,000 students, it is Western Australia’s largest university. The main campus in the suburb of Bentley is about six miles southeast of Perth’s central business district. Curtin University has made a long-standing commitment to international education and experience. Its diverse population and international focus prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global environment. It is widely recognized for the practical and applied approach to academia, which empowers students to confront real-world problems. 



Curtin University 
At Curtin University classes are called units, while majors are referred to as courses. Units are typically worth 25 Curtin credits, or 4 UMD credits. Full-time enrollment consists of 100 credits per term. Understand how your grades abroad will convert at UMD by viewing the Curtin University Grade & Credit Equivalents.

Important Dates

The Curtin University academic calendar can be viewed here.

Fall Semester 2019 (Curtin's Semester 2)

  • Orientation:  22 - 26 July 2019
  • Semester:  29 July - 22 November 2019

Spring Semester 2020 (Curtin's Semester 1)

  • Orientation:  17 - 21 February 2020
  • Semester:  24 February - 19 June 2020
**Do not make travel arrangements until you have been officially accepted by Curtin University** 

Semester Program Costs

Click the links for detailed cost breakdowns for Curtin University:

Fall 2019 Term Costs
Program Fee: $9,999
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: $10,164
Estimated Total Cost: $20,163

Academic Year 2019–20 Costs - estimated, waiting on confirmation of Curtin 2020 tuition & fees
Program Cost: $20,157
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs: $17,748
Estimated Total Cost: $37,905

Spring 2020 Term Costs -  estimated, waiting on confirmation of Curtin 2020 tuition & fees
Program Cost: $10,158
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: $10,610
Estimated Total Cost: $20,322

Compare this program cost to UMD's cost of attendance for an academic year.

If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.

What’s included in the program fee?

  • Personalized advising
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Tuition
  • Entry visa assistance
  • On-site orientation
  • On-site staff support
  • International student buddy system
  • Foreign transcript issuance
  • Grade posting at UMD
  • Foreign course evaluation at UMD
  • Re-entry support 

Financial Aid

Consult with One Stop to see how financial aid can apply to study abroad

  • Receive guidance about all things money related
  • Ask for estimates and budget samples
  • Learn when and how financial aid is disbursed
  • Ask about other scholarship opportunities & loan info 


Plan your budget

Download this Study Abroad Budget Planning Form to estimate costs. Create duplicates to compare this program with others. 

Housing Options

Curtin University offers a variety of comfortable accommodations. Housing facilities typically accommodate 6-8 students via fully furnished on-campus flats (apartments). Most flats are co-ed and offer an individual bedroom with shared kitchen, living room, and bathrooms.

Past students have recommended the following flats: Erica Underwood, George James, Don Watts and Vickery. Find more information about on-campus housing at Curtin University web siteOn-campus housing is in high demand, so apply early!

Travel Documents

  • Get a passport. It takes 6 weeks to receive your passport. Make sure your passport expiration date lasts at least 6 months after your program ends
  • An Australian visa is required for participation on the program; guidance will be given after official acceptance is issued
  • Roundtrip airfare should only be purchased after official acceptance is issued from the Curtin University 

How to Apply

A $50 non-refundable application fee will be billed to your One Stop account upon submission of your online application. Provide the following program info when you apply:

Center Name: UMD Study Abroad
Education Abroad Term: (Fall/Spring/Academic year etc.)
Country: Australia
Program Name: Study in Perth, Australia

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After you apply

  1. You will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
  2. Follow instructions for submitting your checklist items on time
  3. Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your application and monitor the progress of your checklist
  4. Your program coordinator (or short-term program leader) will confirm your acceptance
  5. Once accepted, you must complete a confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
  6. Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed

If you decide to cancel, you must login to the application system and submit a “Cancel Request.” 

UMD Program Contact 

Contact Jerolyn Bruns, the Study Abroad Program Coordinator with any questions.

UMD Study Abroad
UMD 138 Kirby Plaza
1208 Kirby Drive
Duluth MN 55812
(218) 726 8764 or (877) 755-4200

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