Academic requirements

To study at Curtin, you must meet the University’s admission standards. Find out about the requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate entry below.


If you want to apply for an undergraduate course, you must satisfy academic entry requirements and English language competency requirements. You must also meet specific course prerequisites. Check the individual entry requirements for your course on the courses website.

Entry is competitive and you may need to achieve scores higher than the minimum requirements for admission to some courses. You can apply to Curtin before you take your final high school exams.

Academic entry requirements by country

Each country has its own education system and testing. The academic entry requirements by country table [.pdf – 46kB] can help you to work out which qualifications you need to be eligible for a course at Curtin.


If you are interested in a postgraduate course, you must have completed a degree from a recognised university and show proficiency in the English language. You may also be required to meet specific course prerequisites. You can check the specific entry requirements for your course on the courses website.

Additional requirements

Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview, providing a portfolio, having police clearance, holding a first aid certificate or obtaining a Working with Children Check.

Alternative pathways

If you don’t meet the University’s minimum entry requirements for your chosen course, consider taking a study program with Curtin English or Curtin College to help you to obtain the prerequisites you need.


Visit our online support centre for questions on offerings, admission criteria, bridging and enabling courses. Anything Curtin course related, we can answer it.