Start online, finish on-campus

At Charles Sturt University, we’re here to help you achieve your goals, which is why you can now start your studies with us online* and move to on-campus, in Australia, when COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted. We're Australia’s largest online university of choice so you'll start your studies with the same level of exceptional, high-quality teaching and support you would get if you were studying on campus.

*Please note there may be additional requirements that need to be met in order for a confirmation of enrolment to be issued.

Scholarships available

We don’t want financial barriers or COVID-19 to prevent you getting the qualification you need to land the job you want. So we're offering International Student Support Scholarships for new commencing international students studying on-campus mode in the July 2020 or February 2021 intake. This scholarship is a 30 per cent fee discount, applicable for the first two sessions of study: July 2020 & February 2021, or February 2021 & July 2021. For more information, check out our FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get help to study online?

    When you study online with Charles Sturt University, everything you need will be available with the click of a mouse. Once you've started your course, you can access interactive workshops, one-to-one web-based training and online courses to help develop your study skills. Our online learning advisers will work with your lecturers to provide study skills workshops tailored to your course. Our extensive digital library is also available 24/7, with plenty of online resources and how-to guides to help you find what you need.

    Remember we’re here to help. For more information on how to successfully learn online with us, download your guide to online study.

  • What if my visa application is rejected when borders re-open?

    If you start your studies online and are based offshore, you will be offered a full refund if you are unsuccessful in obtaining a visa to study in Australia after the borders reopen and you do not wish to continue your degree online.

    Refunds, will not be given under the following conditions:

    1. Students cannot provide evidence of necessary funds. We will assess GTE ahead of visa application. Should the student fail this check, a refund will be offered except in cases where students cannot provide evidence of necessary funds.
    2. Student visa is rejected due to fraud. If a student provides fraudulent documents which cause a visa application to be rejected, a refund will not be offered.
    3. Student changes their mind. If a student changes their mind about continuing studies onshore. For example, the student has commenced, but decides to enrol with another university.

    Please note, once a student has been issued a confirmation of enrolment and student visa, our International Student Refund Policy will apply.

  • If I start my studies online will it impact my ability to apply for post-study work rights?

    Normally, students are permitted to study up to a third of their course online while holding a student visa. Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, online enrolment requirements have been relaxed to allow students to maintain study. However, for advice on whether additional online study can affect your opportunity to apply for any further visas in Australia, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs who are providing continual updates on how COVID-19 is effecting visas.

  • What if I change my mind?

    You will have until the census date on 9 August 2020 to change your mind. If you decide to withdraw before this date you can get a full refund on your fees. Please refer to our Enrolment Policy for further information.

  • What if I have technical issues when I'm studying online?

    You won't need to worry about any tech issues, with IT support available round the clock.

  • How can I find out if I am eligible for a scholarship?

    To be eligible to apply for 30 per cent fee discount, you must be a new international student applying for the 2020 or 2021 intake at our Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga campuses.

    The scholarship is not available for:

    • Continuing students
    • International students studying an online mode course (students on online by default due to COVID-19 restrictions are eligible)
    • International students studying via Charles Sturt University’s international partners
    • International students at a Charles Sturt University Study Centre
    • International exchange students
    • Research students
    • Some courses are excluded. For the full eligibility requirements and guidelines visit our scholarships page.
  • How many scholarships are on offer?

    We will award as many scholarships as possible, with an intent to reward every eligible student.

  • How do I apply for the scholarship?

    Your eligibility for the scholarship will be considered as part of the normal course admissions process, so you don't need to do anything other than apply for your chosen course!

  • How and when will the scholarship be paid?

    As long as you meet satisfactory academic progress and continue enrolment in your course, the scholarship amount will be deducted from your tuition fees at the commencement of each session.

  • Can I defer my scholarship offer?

    No, this scholarship is exclusive to students starting with us in July 2020 and February 2021.

  • When do scholarship applications close?

    Applications are open for July 2020 and February 2021 intakes and until further notice.

  • When does Semester 2 2020 start?

    The Semester 2 commencement date is 13 July 2020.

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