Indigenous 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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 Indigenous Australians.

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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 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 Indigenous students.

Come on campus

When you're choosing a uni it's important to find the perfect fit for you. That's why we've created lots of ways for you to come on campus and experience Charles Sturt for yourself at our open days and events.

  • Explore Day gives you a hands-on taste of what life as a uni student is really like.
  • Open Day lets you explore your campus of choice and check out our state-of-the-art facilities.
  • You can book a personalised campus tour and be guided around campus by a current student.
  • If online study is more your thing, our friendly team are available to discuss your course options. We'll help you find the right course for your career goals. Get in touch today.

Charles Sturt University is #1 for graduate employment

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

Charles Sturt University is a 5 star uni for graduate salaries

Get your dream job and get paid well for it! Charles Sturt grads earn an average of $64,300 straight after graduating.*

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20

Leaders in excellence in learning and teaching

Charles Sturt is a Global Teaching Excellence Award 2018 finalist.

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 Bachelor of Educational Studies and Bachelor of General Studies (Science).

  • What's the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP)?

    The Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP) offers study services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

    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. 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.

  • How can the Indigenous Access Program (IAP) help me?

    Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

    Unsure you meet the entry requirements to attend university?

    The Indigenous Access Program (IAP) is here for you!

    The IAP is a five-day entry program which helps you assess your skills and suitability to study at Charles Sturt. Successful completion of the program will provide you with guaranteed entry into a range of our bachelor's degrees.

    Get in touch to find out more.

  • How can I access a Indigenous Student Centre?

    Indigenous Student Centres are located at our Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, 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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