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International students

Take the first step to a successful career, experience a new culture, and join us in our mission to create a world worth living in.

Why choose Charles Sturt University?

tickWe have hundreds of courses spread across five welcoming campuses.

tickOur graduates get jobs faster than any other Australian university.

tickBy studying in a regional area, you could be eligible for extended post-study work rights.

tickBeyond the classroom, we have got your back from day one. Great support is part of the experience.

Ways to study with us

Charles Sturt University offers flexible learning options that fit in with your life, not rule it. Study online from where ever you are in the world, on-campus in Australia, or at one of our many partner institutions. We have Study Abroad and Exchange programs available too. Whichever way you choose to study with us, we’re here to make sure that you are supported every step of the way.

Study with us on campus in Australia. We welcome students from all around the world.

Take advantage of distance learning. Study online with Charles Sturt and earn a degree from anywhere in the world.

Study at a Charles Sturt University partner location in Australia or in selected overseas locations, such as Cambodia, China or Hong Kong.

Study part of your degree in Australia, Or, if you are already a student with us complete some of your course overseas with one of our partner universities.

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*.

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021

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 $70,000 straight after graduating*.

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021

We're Australia’s online university of choice

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

Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics



Live and work

Live and work



Fees and costs

Fees and costs



Get in touch

Get in touch

Our campus locations

Our campuses are ideally located in some of the fastest growing inland cities in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and offer international students a safe, friendly and genuine Australian cultural and social experience.

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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 five 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. It doesn't cost much.  This fee goes towards providing non-academic support services and facilities to improve the student experience whilst studying. For the calendar year 2023, the SSAF will be $40 per 8-point subject, with a maximum annual fee capped at $320 per student.

    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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