International students

Study with Charles Sturt University – in Australia or from your home country.

Professional education by industry experts, hands-on learning and making friends with students from Australia and around the world. It’s the Australian university experience you've been looking for. When you study with Charles Sturt, you get an internationally recognised qualification and so much more.

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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. 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.

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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 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.

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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.

Good Universities Guide 2020/21

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 $67,100 straight after graduating.

QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019

We're Australia’s online university of choice

More students choose to study online with Charles Sturt University than any other university in Australia.¹

¹Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics

You might be asking...

  • Why is Charles Sturt my best choice?

    Deciding to study overseas is a big commitment. And we're happy to report it's one that many of our students make.

    Here are five reasons why around 21 per cent of all Charles Sturt students are from overseas.

    • Our graduates get jobs. We have Australia’s highest graduate employment rate, and we make sure you’re ready to make your mark in the workplace from day one.
    • Career-focused, academic excellence. Our academics have extensive experience in the industries they teach. And smaller class sizes mean you’re never a number – your lecturers know you by name.
    • Industry-accredited courses. We work with national and international organisations to give you the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge.
    • You’re part of the Charles Sturt family. When you study with us you’ll join our vibrant Charles Sturt community. We welcome students from all over Australia and the world. You’ll make friends for life.
    • Safe and secure environment. Our campuses are small, friendly communities based in regional Australia. You’ll feel safe and secure with our 24/7 on-campus security. If there’s ever an issue, we’ll be right there to support you.
  • Where will I find a Charles Sturt campus?

    At Charles Sturt we’re geographically gifted. From the bush to the beach, our unique regional campuses will give you the authentic cultural experience you’ve been looking for. What’s more, the cost of living is lower than in the big cities.

    We have six campuses for you to choose from and plenty of other places you can study. Find your new home at one of our campus cities.

  • What are my study options?

    Study with Charles Sturt the way you want to. You can learn on campus in Australia, or online from almost anywhere in the world.

    Learn on campus

    Have an experience like no other when you live and learn on campus. We have a huge range of on-campus courses for international students. And when you stay at our affordable on-campus accommodation, you’ll be living within walking distance of your classes. Even better, you'll be able to get involved in fun social activities through our events and clubs.

    Learn online

    Would you like to get qualified for the career you want without leaving home? You can! We offer a wide range of courses you can study from your country. Check out our online courses for international students.

  • What are the course entry requirements?

    You'll need to meet the minimum academic, English language and course entry requirements to study at Charles Sturt. Take a look at our courses for information on international student admission requirements.

  • Where can I find out about the cost of study?

    While a uni degree is a big financial commitment, it's one of the best investments you can make in your future. Find out about our costs and take a look at our scholarships and grants as well – there's so many ways we can help make your study affordable.

  • What other costs can I expect?


    If you want to study on campus in Australia, you’ll need to think about costs such as accommodation, travel, meals and other living expenses. Accommodation and meals can all be taken care of through our student packages, designed to meet your lifestyle and budget. And the best part about living on campus? You don’t have to worry about bond, bills or furniture – it’s all included.

    Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

    When you go to university you’ll pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for each subject you study. SSAF benefits you because it helps with the maintenance and improvement of essential services and amenities. It doesn't cost much. In 2019, the SSAF is $37 per 8-point subject.

    Textbooks, uniforms and workplace learning

    Depending on your course, you may also need to consider the cost of a few extras, like textbooks, uniforms and attending workplace learning. But none of these things need to cost a fortune. For instance, you may be able to buy your textbooks second-hand – or better still, borrow them from the uni library.

  • How do I apply 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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