First Nations students

When you study with Charles Sturt you’re part of the family.

Whatever your career goals are, we’re here to walk beside you throughout your uni journey. You’ll have access to specialised personal, cultural, financial and educational support. We’re working with the Wiradjuri people to provide better education to more First Nations students. You can also choose to study your course online or on campus.

Our acknowledgement

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.

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We've got your back

Deciding to go after your future career is a big step. But it's not one you need to take alone.

We're here for you whenever you need that extra nudge of encouragement. We'll answer your questions and be your biggest cheerleader while you get qualified for the career you really want.

Getting into uni isn't always academic! If you didn’t quite get the results you wanted, our admission pathways offer an alternative entry into a wide range of on-campus and online courses.

You'll have access to all kinds of support, from financial to academic and personal assistance. With 24/7 support available, all you need to do is reach out.

Want to boost your finances?

A Charles Sturt scholarship could really help with the cost of study. We give away more than $3 million in scholarships and grants to students just like you each year. And you don't need to be at the top of the class to get one. We offer all kinds of scholarships – but you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Scholarships and grants take the pressure off and can make uni that much easier. Extra cash in the kitty means you don’t have to stress about paying for things like course fees, accommodation, textbooks and attending work placements. Trust us, it’s worth your while to apply.

Browse our range of scholarships and grants especially for First Nations students.

Discover what's possible at Charles Sturt

We're an open book and here to share the ins and outs of uni life with you. There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore what study at Charles Sturt is really like – and lots of them happen online.

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Charles Sturt University is #1 for undergraduate employment

Get qualified and get the job. More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia.*

*Good Universities Guide 2022/23

Charles Sturt University is #1 for undergraduate starting salaries

Our undergrads earn an average of $64,100 straight after graduating, and our postgrads earn a median starting salary of $78,900.*

*Good Universities Guide 2022/23

We're Australia’s most experienced online university

Get where you want to go... from wherever you are.

¹Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics

You might be asking...

  • How will I apply to Charles Sturt?

    Applying with Charles Sturt is easy! Answer a few quick questions about yourself, select the course you’d like to apply for, and our team will be in touch to guide you through the process.

    Admission pathways

    Getting into uni isn’t just about exam results. We offer a range of admission pathways into your preferred course so you can take steps towards living your dream career.


    Have you done TAFE or VET study and want to upgrade your qualifications? You can, here! We offer a range of TAFE/VET admission pathways where you could get credit for your prior learning. You could save time and money, and graduate with the perfect blend of hands-on skills and industry knowledge employers love.

    Build your degree

    Know the area you want to work in but not sure which course will get you there? Have you thought about our generalist degrees? A generalist degree offers you ultimate flexibility. You’ll get to choose your subjects and match them with your goals and interests. Discover your passion with a Charles Sturt generalist degree, including Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts), Bachelor of Business Studies , and Bachelor of Educational Studies.

  • How can First Nations Student Connect help me?

    First Nations Student Connect gives you access to tutors and First Nations Student Advisors to provide extra support in your studies.

    It's a free service designed to help you build your skills by spending additional time with tutors before exams. You can access tailored support in person and online. When you start your studies with us you’ll be automatically invited by email to participate, giving you an initial allocation of ten hours of content-specific tutoring for each subject, each session. Our team can also refer you to the many other services available at Charles Sturt.

    It's one of the ways we help you become the best you can be.

  • What is the Connections - First Nations Direct Entry Program?

    Are you a school leaver or mature aged First Nations (Indigenous Australian) person but not sure if you meet the entry requirements to get into uni?

    If you answered yes, Connections is for you.

    Connections is a five-day entry program that helps you prepare for study with Charles Sturt University. Successful completion of this program will provide you with guaranteed entry into a broad range of our bachelor's degrees.

    Find out more about Connections

  • How can I access a Indigenous Student Centre?

    Indigenous Student Centres are located at our Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga campuses.

    If you’re studying online, we're only a phone call or email away.

    You can access a range of services including in-person support, computers and printers, rooms for meetings and study, counselling and other support services.

    Visit one of our centres to have a chat, email or give us a free call on 1800 275 278.

  • Can I apply for credit?

    At Charles Sturt, your experience counts. That's why our credit for prior learning process looks at more than just your previous qualifications. Discover how you can get credit where credit's due for the university course you want to study.

Applying to study at Charles Sturt

Once you've ticked all of your course requirements, you can apply to study with Charles Sturt in as little as 15 minutes.

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