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Tuition Fees Semester tuition fees are calculated for students undertaking a normal full-time study load of 100 credits per semester. Where an international student is enrolled in an additional study load (more than 100 credits per semester), additional tuition fees will be charged. For further information on tuition fees visit Fee Calculation – Taught Units Tuition fees are calculated and charged per unit, per study period. Units conducted over a full year are calculated and charged in full in the first semester of study. You should expect that the indicative semester course fee, as shown on the Letter of Offer, may vary from the actual tuition fee depending on the units (subjects) that are being undertaken in that study period. The indicative fee is only a guide and the actual tuition fee is not calculated until enrolment is completed. If the indicative fee is higher than the actual fee, any excess credit remaining after enrolment will be transferred to the following semester. If there is money owing to Curtin after enrolment, an invoice will be sent to your contact address. Students must make their payment by the stipulated due date on the invoice. A late payment fee will apply and your enrolment may be cancelled if outstanding tuition fees are not paid by the due date. You may wish to browse the units available for their specific course online at

You can then type the unit title or code into for a more accurate idea of what you will pay upon arrival at Curtin. Please note that this is a guide for general use only and unit fees may change. Fee Calculation – Research Fees Masters by Research and Doctoral students may enrol at any time during the academic year and submit a thesis for examination at any time. A research student’s tuition fee is charged on the basis of study load. The research fee is charged twice per year and the full enrolment period fee must be paid by the due date indicated on the invoice. Initial and final determination of tuition fees for research students will be based upon the date of enrolment and the date of submission of the thesis. Fees will be recalculated after the thesis is submitted and you will be able to apply for a refund if credit is available. Tuition fees will be refunded in accordance with these Agreements. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the appropriate withdrawal from a course/unit form has been lodged with the University when requesting a refund. Refund Agreement The categories under which the Curtin Fees Centre will assess an application for refund are laid out in the university’s International Students Refund Agreement.

The Agreement stipulates the circumstances that determine the levels of reimbursement a student applying for refund is eligible to receive. The Agreement is supplied to you with your Letter of Offer and can also be accessed online at refunds_forms.cfm Please refer to for the most up-to-date information as the policy is subject to change from time to time.

Policies and Procedures Diversity Policy Curtin recognises, respects and values the diversity of its students, staff and the Curtin community. The university’s Diversity Policy and supporting procedures outline its commitment to valuing diversity and cultural sensitivity in all areas of the university’s operation. It recognises and builds on the many different cultures and backgrounds that make up the Curtin community. If at any time students feel disadvantaged on the basis of difference due to diversity, they can discuss their concerns confidentially with staff in Ethics, Equity and Social Justice. Equal Opportunity Policy The university complies with equal opportunity legislation set in place by the Government of Western Australia, and is committed to ensuring that all students are treated fairly while studying at Curtin.

Grievance Procedures Curtin University of Technology has official procedures to assist students in resolving concerns about academic and other matters. For example, the university has formal appeal procedures for students who wish to have an assessment grade reviewed. These procedures are set out in the Curtin Courses Handbook. Curtin has a Grievance Resolution Officer located in Building 100 on Curtin’s Bentley campus. The officer is available to assist all Curtin students and staff. Step by step details of the grievance procedure are available from The Department of Education Services of Western Australia has appointed a Conciliator for international students studying in Western Australia. The Conciliator has an independant grievance handling/dispute resolution role and can be contacted on (tel) +61 8 9441 1953, (fax) +61 8 9441 1950 or (email) For further information please visit international_disputes.php

Privacy Act – Release of Academic Results and Student Information Under government law, Curtin cannot disclose academic performance details, enrolment information or personal details to any unauthorised persons, including family members unless the student has given written consent. This includes academic results, which cannot be given to students until the official release date.


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