How to apply

Before you apply for a course at Charles Sturt University (CSU), make sure you know what to expect, that you've selected the most appropriate program and study mode, and that you understand the University's refund policy.

Steps before you apply

Study in Australia, via CSU Online or Study Abroad

Apply online

Applying online is CSU's preferred option. Applying online allows us to begin reviewing your application sooner.

If you are unable to apply online, you can download an On Campus application form [PDF] or an Online application form [PDF] or a Study Abroad application form [PDF] and send it to the Admissions Team by post, email or fax (details on the form).

CSU Study Centre

Apply to study at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne

Study in Australia on Exchange

Download an application form [PDF] for incoming exchange partner students.

Supporting documentation

You need to demonstrate how you meet the CSU minimum admission requirements. You do this by submitting the following documentation with your application for admission. If you are submitting online you can upload and attach a certified/verified copy of these documents as you complete your application. More information on how to certify/verify your documents.

Some courses require additional documentation such as a portfolio, research proposal, questionnaire and referees reports. You should check the online course brochure for additional documents that may be required for the course you have applied for.

The Admissions Team will determine your eligibility for admission based on the documentation you have provided and advise you of the outcome. You can help this process by including all required documents with your application for admission:

  • Certified copies of your higher secondary school results and/or your academic transcripts for each year of tertiary study*
  • Certified copy of your Certificate of Completion for all tertiary study*
  • Any other official certificates, such as short courses and diplomas*
  • Evidence of your English language proficiency results, for example, IELTS or TOEFL
  • Agent Acknowledgement Form if you will be using an Agent or Representative.

*If any of the above documents are not in English, you will need to provide certified English translations.

International student visas

More information on international student visas

Terms and conditions

Before you apply to study at Charles Sturt University, you need to ensure you understand the terms and conditions of your application, including the University's refund policy, late enrolments, and the implications of your residency status.

Go to Terms and conditions page

In line with the Admissions Policy,  applicants intending to study in Australia on a student visa must be old enough that they will be at least 18 years old by their course start-date

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