Quick Facts


Type : Private University

Estimated Fees (entire courses)

  • Pre University : RM 17,100
  • Degree : RM 67,200
  • Master : RM 26,284
  • PhD : NA
  • Diploma : NA

Why Curtin University, Malaysia?


Educational Hub

Curtin is the education and research hub in Asia, where students can gain global exposure.


Hi-Tech Learning

Curtin emphasises the use of innovation in facilitating learning and research.


Worldwide Recognition

Curtin University is an Australian university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, according to the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017.

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Why study at Curtin University, Malaysia

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Why Study at Curtin University, Malaysia

  • Ranked Top 1% Worldwide
    • Curtin University, Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is the Malaysian branch of Curtin University, an Australian university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017.
  • World Recognised Degree
    • The certificates are awarded from the main campus, Curtin University in Perth, Australia. They are exactly the same as those in the main campus.
  • Accreditation and Recognition
    • The courses are globally recognized. The engineering courses are accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Engineers Australia and Washington Accord. Curtin Malaysia is the first university is East Malaysia accredited by AACSB for its business programs. The university also retained ‘Tier 5’ or ‘Excellent’ rating under the SETARA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions since 2009.
  • Affordability
    • Fees are only one-third of the main campus for equivalent courses and lower cost of living compared to Australia and other countries.
  • Flexible Transfer Options
    • The university shares the same academic calendar, course structure and curriculum for each degree program with the main campus. This enables students to transfer to other Curtin campuses in Australia, Singapore or Dubai during any semester of the study.
  • Campus Environment
    • Being the world’s largest Australian international campus, the 1200 acres garden campus is equipped with innovative learning spaces and technologies.
  • Diversity
    • With over 50 different nationalities represented on the campus, you can be sure that you’ll have the opportunity to study in a multicultural and inclusive environment that gives you a sense of belonging. When you enrol, you’ll become part of the Curtin family of over 51 000 students spread across Australia and South East Asia; and when you graduate you’ll form part of an alumni network that stretches across the globe.

Internal Scholarships Provided by Curtin University, Malaysia

Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarship, please refer to the website here for the details.

What You Should Know About Curtin University, Malaysia

Student Accommodation

Curtin University, Malaysia provides on- and off-campus accommodation. The on-campus accommodation is known as Lakeside Apartment I and Lakeside Apartment II. There are some off-campus accommodation options are Curtin Villa and Curtin Water 2. Students can choose to stay in private accommodation after their first year of study. There are various private housing areas near the campus. If students would like to know more about recommendations, they can get assistance from the housing office.


There are free shuttle bus services provided for transport from the accommodation to the campus. Public buses and Grab are available around the university. Students may take a taxi or a Grab to the university from airport upon arrival.

Student Parking

The parking space provided in the university is free of charge. Monthly parking at Curtin’s housing area at Curtin Villa is RM25, and RM20 at Curtin Water 2. Miri is Sarawak’s largest city and it is located along the beach. Students tend to hang out at the beaches during the weekends. The famous Niah National Park is also only a 2-hour drive from the campus. There are also shopping malls with restaurants and clothes stores as well as entertainment centres including bowling, archery, a cinema and karaoke. Apart from that, Miri is also famous for diving.


There is 24-hour surveillance on the campus and all Curtin housing areas. Students can only access to their accommodation with key card. Visitors who enter to the university are required to get permission from the security too.

Education at Curtin University, Malaysia

Most Popular Courses

Foundation in Engineering and Science, Foundation in Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing), Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Chemical Engineering), Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Mechanical Engineering), Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Civil and Construction Engineering), Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (Applied Geology)

Applying to Curtin University, Malaysia with SPM Trial Results

Yes, they can apply with their SPM trial result with the condition that their actual SPM result is meeting the entry requirement.

General Education Subjects (MPU)

The MPU subjects required by students are as follows: Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia; Hubungan Etnik; Leadership & Digital Entrepreneurship; Human Rights; Team Leadership and Community Service; National Language (only for those who did not get credit for BM at SPM level). Students must take only one MPU subject per semester (up to 5 or 6 semesters altogether).

Graduation Details

Graduation ceremonies are held once a year in April. Two complementary tickets are given to each graduate. The graduate only needs to pay for the rental of regalia at RM200.


Institute type Private University
Intake Jan,Feb,Mar,May,Jul,Aug,Sep,Dec
Campus Location Miri
Total Courses 41 Course Offered
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Curtin University, Malaysia Courses & Fees

Curtin University offers reasonable and affordable tuition, with the fees for foundation studies starting from RM17,000. The fees for bachelor’s degree programmes start from RM88,000. As for postgraduate programmes, the fees start from RM25,500.

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Foundation in Commerce

12 Months

RM 17,100

Full Time

Mar, Aug & Dec

Foundation in Arts (Media)

12 Months

RM 17,100

Full Time

Feb, Mar , Jul & Aug

Foundation in Engineering & Science

12 Months

RM 17,100

Full Time

Mar, Aug & Dec

Foundation in Commerce

12 Months

RM 17,100

Full Time

Mar, Aug & Dec

Foundation in Arts (Media)

12 Months

RM 17,100

Full Time

Feb, Mar , Jul & Aug

Foundation in Engineering & Science

12 Months

RM 17,100

Full Time

Mar, Aug & Dec

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Curtin University, Malaysia Accommodation & Facilities

Curtin Malaysia offers students four budget-friendly accommodation options within the university campus and in the immediate neighbourhood.

Hostel / Accommodation


Outdoor Sports / Indoor Games


Fitness Centre / GYM

Labs & Workshops


Transportation (BUS)

Jogging Track

Students Car Parking

Indoor ATM

Convenience stores

Development Centre

Lecture Theaters

WiFi Connectivity

Student lounge

clubs and societies



MultiPurpose Hall

Administrative & Service

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Curtin University, Malaysia News

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Curtin Malaysia, including Curtin University courses, Curtin University fees, Curtin University rankings, Curtin University scholarships, and everything else about Curtin University Sarawak.

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Curtin University, Malaysia Reviews

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Anonymous User
May 06, 2019
Curtin University is the best choice for students.

Curtin University have beautiful and peaceful environment. Student able to enjoy the facilities provided to have a better study experience. As a West Malaysian, studying in Curtin make me feel like it is my second home.

Anonymous User
May 06, 2019
Interesting life in University & advanced facilities

Curtin University Malaysia has given me many opportunities for enhancing my presentation skills, encouraging me to face the difficulties and nourishing my CV.

Brian Tan
May 06, 2019
Great and fun

Joined Orientation Leader, dance club, basketball club, comittee of Engineering Australia and more. It was great.

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Curtin University, Malaysia Address

The Curtin University, Malaysia's address is as follows:

CDT 250, 98009 Miri, Sarawak

Curtin University, Malaysia
CDT 250, 98009 Miri,
Sarawak - - 98009,

Malaysia: +085630000

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FAQs about Curtin University, Malaysia

Why study at Curtin Malaysia?

Students should choose to study at Curtin Malaysia due to its worldwide recognition, prestigious reputation and ideal campus location.

What are the popular courses at Curtin Malaysia?

Popular courses at Curtin Malaysia include business studies, particularly the various double majors offered. Engineering courses at Curtin Malaysia are also popular. 

How do I get an Australian bachelor’s degree in Malaysia?

Curtin Malaysia’s internationally recognised degrees are the same as those awarded in Australia. The only difference is its unique location on the northwest coast of Sarawak.

Are scholarship available for Curtin University students?

Curtin Malaysia offers internal merit and need-based scholarships as well as external scholarships from leading companies such as Daiken.

When are the intakes at Curtin University?

Intakes are usually in March and August for foundation studies and February and July/August for undergraduate studies.

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