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Curtin University, Malaysia

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About the University 🏫

Curtin University: A Global Education Experience

Brief History

Founded in 1966, Curtin University has grown to become one of the largest and most multicultural universities in the world. With its roots in Perth, Australia, the university has expanded its global footprint with campuses in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, and Beau Bassin-Rose Hill (Mauritius).

Student Life

  • Multicultural Community: Curtin University is a melting pot of cultures, hosting students from all corners of the globe.
  • Campus Life: The campus offers an authentic study environment, complete with state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of student clubs and organizations.

Facilities

  • Modern Campus: The university boasts a modern, world-class campus equipped with the latest technology.
  • Amenities: From cozy eateries to extensive libraries, the campus offers a plethora of amenities to enhance your study abroad experience.

Career Opportunities

  • Global Recognition: Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, a degree from Curtin opens doors to global career opportunities.
  • Industry Connections: The university has strong ties with multinational companies, providing students with real-world experiences and networking opportunities.

Why Choose Curtin University?

  • Diverse Course Offerings: Whether you're interested in humanities, sciences, or arts, Curtin offers a wide range of courses to suit your academic needs.
  • Strategic Locations: With campuses in key global cities, you can choose your ideal study abroad destination.
  • Quality Education: Curtin University is consistently ranked in the world's top 200 QS World University Rankings, ensuring you receive a world-class education.

About the city 🌇

Discover Sarawak: Your Ultimate Study Abroad Destination

Brief History: A Journey Back in Time

Imagine walking through a land where the echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate. Founded in the 19th century, Sarawak is a living museum, offering you a unique opportunity to delve into its rich cultural tapestry that spans hundreds of years. As a student, you won't just read about history—you'll live it.

The Great Outdoors: Nature's Classroom

  • Bako National Park: Picture yourself trekking through the oldest national park in Sarawak, established in 1957. The dense mangroves are a sanctuary for diverse wildlife, making every outing a new discovery.
  • Kelabit Highlands: Imagine hiking through trails that wind around towering mountains, each step taking you closer to the sky. It's not just an adventure; it's a lesson in Earth's grandeur.
  • Gunung Mulu National Park: Ever thought about standing inside one of the world's largest caves? This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers you that surreal experience.

Local Cuisine: A Culinary Odyssey

  • Umai: Imagine the burst of flavors as you bite into Umai, a traditional dish of raw fish marinated in a medley of lime and spices. It's not just food; it's a cultural experience.
  • Manok Pansoh: Feel the warmth of the community as you share a meal of Manok Pansoh, chicken cooked to perfection inside bamboo stalks.

Climate and Weather: A Tropical Paradise

  • Year-Round Climate: Imagine studying in a place where the sun generously bestows its warmth all year round.
  • Rain Season: Even the rain here tells a story. From November to February, the skies open up, breathing life into the lush landscape.

Student Life and Budget: Live More, Spend Less

  • Cost of Living: Think about living a rich, fulfilling student life without burning a hole in your pocket. Sarawak offers an affordable cost of living, allowing you to explore more and worry less.
  • Transportation: Envision a well-connected city where efficient public transport is at your fingertips, making every corner of Sarawak accessible.

Why Sarawak is Your Ideal Study Abroad Destination

  • Cultural Immersion: Imagine yourself immersed in a rich tapestry of cultural history and traditions that offer invaluable life lessons.
  • Outdoor Activities: Picture a study break where you're hiking up a mountain or exploring a cave. Sarawak turns your study abroad experience into an adventure.
  • Culinary Adventure: Visualize a culinary journey that takes you from traditional flavors to modern fusions, offering a feast for your senses.

Housing Opportunities🏫

Housing at Curtin University Malaysia: Your Home Away From Home

On-Campus Housing

  • Dormitory Options: Curtin University in Malaysia offers on-campus dormitories that provide a convenient and secure living environment.
  • Facilities: These dormitories come equipped with various amenities to make your study abroad experience as comfortable as possible.
  • Application: The best part? Applying for these dormitories is completely free!

Why Choose On-Campus Housing?

  • Proximity to Classes: Living on campus means you're just a short walk away from your classes, libraries, and other university facilities.
  • Community: Being on campus allows you to fully immerse yourself in university life, making it easier to make friends and engage in student activities.
  • Safety: On-campus housing offers a safe and supervised environment, giving you peace of mind as you focus on your studies.

You can see what's included in the student housing here.

If you need personal assistance, you can always contact housing@curtin.edu.my

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange) have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

Curtin University uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in February or July.


See more about Curtin University's important dates in the academic calendar.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Curtin University, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.


Documents required from students to apply to Curtin University are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance (OSHC is a minimum requirement)
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.


See more about the entry requirements at Curtin University.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Curtin University in Malaysia can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:


You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English


See more about the English requirements at Curtin University.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Curtin University vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Curtin University ranges from 45.000 RM to 64.000 RM per year for international students.


The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Curtin University for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 30.700 RM.


See more about Curtin University's tuition fees for international students.

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What the students say

"Studying at Curtin University had made me realized the beauty of the city which is located in Miri, Sarawak. The environment in the campus I would say is nature themed whereby you can feel relaxed as you can hear the noises from the birds and trees. Because of that, I tend to focus on my studies easily and I don’t feel rush on everything that I’m doing"- Anna D.
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First, choose a destination

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Next, apply and upload your documents

You'll find the apply button on each university page. Once you have applied, you will receive the link to your application portal by mail. In there, you will be able to manage your application and communicate with us.
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Your friends and family may also want to experience the thrill of studying abroad. We'll do our best to help them too. Ask us what the rewards are!

Our reviews

5 etoiles trustpilot

I was looking for a freemover stay abroad through Uniclub and I got some of the best service I have experienced. They took care of all the practicalities, and removed almost all the hassle of work it can be to apply for an exchange stay.

Simon. L
UNYP, Czech Republic
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Had fantastic service and help throughout the process. Would definitely recommend

Daniel A.
Nebrija, Spain
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I am going to Australia for a semester, and before finding Uniclub the whole application seemed impossible. These guys are simply the best. They have the right answer for literally every question that you have. They are helpful, quick, with excellent service

Balaz. B
Deakin, Australia
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Uniclub and Deni Isic, get my absolute warmest recommendation! I had a dream of coming to Japan that seemed distant and unmanageable, but Deni and the rest of Uniclub have helped me through the whole process.

Azad
iCLA, Japan
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I have just returned from my exchange stay in Ireland, which would not have been possible if it were not for Uniclub. If you are looking for an exchange as a freemover, then I can not recommend UniClub enough!

Jacob R.
TUS, Ireland