Before you apply

Before you apply for a course at Charles Sturt University, make sure you know what to expect, that you have selected the most appropriate program and study mode, and that you understand the University's terms and conditions.

Step 1

Research your course

Explore our range of courses and find one that looks like a match. There lots of ways to research and assess suitable courses. Some questions to answer as you look at study options include:

What type of program do you want to undertake?

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate by coursework
  • Research Higher Degree
  • Study Abroad
  • Exchange
  • Volunteer

Step 2

Research your study destination

Locate where you might study on a map

Look at the accommodation options available to you if you plan to study on campus. Skip this step if you have applied to study online.

Our regional campuses include

  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bathurst
  • Orange
  • Port Macquarie, and
  • Wagga Wagga

Smaller campuses are located in Parramatta and Canberra.

Charles Sturt University Study Centres are located in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

Check the application closing dates for your course.

  • Give yourself enough time to prepare your application. This includes allowing enough time to find an education agent to work with to submit your application.

Look at your accommodation options.

  • When you are offered a place at Charles Sturt, we recommend booking your housing and accommodation at the same time that you accept your offer. Know what your options are ahead of time.

There are different entry requirements for each location. You should be aware of what these requirements are at the place you plan on studying at before you apply

Step 3

Minimum academic requirements

Entry requirements for Charles Sturt University courses vary from country to country.

Basic entry requirement information is listed below as a guide only. All applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

Our International Admissions Matrix has minimum academic requirements for specific courses.

Entry requirements can vary from country to country. See the International Admissions Matrix or specific criteria related to the country you are from. Different entry requirements are also in place for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

More information on Minimum academic requirements

If you are considering study at one of our Study Centres, you can find entry requirements for them on their website.

Step 4

Get credit for previous study or work experience

The University does not usually expect students to repeat study completed to an acceptable standard at a recognised university or college, or to study subjects in which they are already competent because of work or other experience.

Step 5

Understand your responsibilities and expectations as an international student

The Australian Government requires international student visa holders to ensure that they meet the obligations and conditions of their visa type. It is your responsibility to ensure that they comply with these obligations and conditions at all times. Your enrolment at Charles Sturt University may be cancelled for failing to meet the University's policies and procedures and the University is required by Australian Law to report any breaches of visa conditions, which may include:

  • Not paying your fees.
  • Not maintaining satisfactory course progress.
  • Failing to maintain a full-time load without Charles Sturt University's permission.
  • Failure to enrol in a term of study.
  • Academic or general misconduct.

You should also understand all the terms and conditions of accepting an offer to study with us.