International Student Scholarship

  • Applications closed
  • The International Student Scholarship was fully allocated on 11:59pm 31 May 2018
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students
  • Value: up to $10, 000

Awarded to eligible commencing international applicants studying on one of CSU’s regional campuses in a full program or single session study program in Semester 2, 2018.


Applicant must be an international commencing student, undertaking a full program or single session study program offered at CSU On-campus in Semester 2, 2018 (July).

Note: International Exchange applicants are not eligible for this scholarship.

To be eligible applicants must have and provide evidence of:

  • An unconditional offer* for a CSU course, delivered on-campus AND
  • High Academic achievements 75% or GPA 5/7 or 3/4 or equivalent AND/OR
  • A summary of why you have chosen to study your course with Charles Sturt University

*Unconditional offer means that the applicant has met all of the conditions of their conditional offer including meeting the English Language Proficiency requirements, providing certified documentation, and passing the Genuine Temporary Entrant checks, etc. Please Note: For many countries applicants will be required to apply for admissions via an approved CSU Education Agent. Please see the list of approved CSU Agents.

Who can apply?

Any international student with a full unconditional offer for either a Masters or Bachelor degree or fee paying single session study program delivered on any CSU regional Campus.

When will applications close?

Applications are open until 11:59pm (AEST time), 31 May 2018.


Who cannot apply?

  • International students studying via online from their home country
  • International exchange students

What should I include in my summary of why I’m choosing to study your course at CSU?

  • Your career aspirations
  • The experience you’re seeking to gain in Australia, at a CSU campus
  • A summary of why you have chosen to study your course with Charles Sturt University

Will I be notified that my application has been received?

Yes. You will be notified by email when your application has been successfully submitted.

Can I be awarded more than one scholarship?

It depends on the particular scholarships as each scholarship has its own conditions which state whether the student can hold other scholarships or not.

This information is outlined in the eligibility criteria for each scholarship and it is the responsibility of the applicant to meet the criteria for each scholarship they apply for.

How are applications assessed?

Applicants are assessed against the evidence they provide as part of their applications. Successful applicants are selected after a shortlisting process by CSU staff.

From this shortlist of applicants, a panel within CSU's Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships determine the scholarship recipient(s).

What are the conditions of the scholarship?

The scholarship is conditional on the student completing their studies successfully at CSU. Up $10,000 will be deducted from tuition fees for Semester 2, 2018, after  census date. Should the student leave CSU  before the end of Semester 2, for reasons deemed illegitimate by the University, the student may be liable to repay the value of the scholarship.

Recipients are expected to become active members of the student body and accept to provide information, testimonials and be featured in CSU Promotional materials.

Recipients will be required to live in the regional communities where the campuses are located.

When will my Scholarship be paid?

The Scholarship amount will be deducted from tuition fees at the commencement of Semester 2, 2018 after the census date (Friday, 3 August, 2018).

Can I defer my scholarship offer?

This scholarship cannot be deferred. The student must commence study in Semester 2, 2018 (July).

Can my scholarship be suspended or terminated?

Yes, if you fail to meet the criteria for your scholarship. Termination of a scholarship will occur if the recipient is excluded from their course, if the recipient withdraws or cancels their enrolment, or if the recipient fails to maintain satisfactory grades over a prolonged period. Scholarships will also be terminated if the recipient transfers to another university or location (campus) of study. The recipient will be required to repay the scholarship amount.

Can I apply for an Approved Leave of Absence (ALA)?

For this particular scholarship, an Approved Leave of Absence will cause the scholarship's termination. Should the student not return to study within 12 months, the recipient may be liable for the scholarship amount deducted from tuition fees.

When will I be notified of my applications outcome?

You will be notified before Wednesday, 13 June 2018.


What will happen after I am granted the scholarship?

If not already complete, you will need to accept your offer of study at CSU. You will still be required to meet GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) criteria, including financial capacity, and make the appropriate fee deposit to the University to receive a Confirmation of Enrolment.

Will I be considered as a commencing student if I am transferring from another CSU course or I am applying with advanced standing?

Typically, no. Please contact us at if you have any queries.

What are my responsibilities if awarded a scholarship?

You may be required to participate in a number of activities/tasks to promote CSU to the wider community:

  • Provide photographs of your experience to CSU International for use in promotional and marketing items
  • Submit an article about your experience to internal and external media groups
  • Speak to internal and external media for interview purposes
  • Post photos and/or updates through various CSU International social media pages

You will also be required to sign a media release allowing your photos and images of you to be used for promotional and marketing purposes.

If your question isn't answered in the information provided on the website, please feel free to contact us at or more information.

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