Parent or guardian

All the information you need to help your child get into uni – and succeed.

Parent Information Session | 21 September Get your uni questions answered. How to apply, early offers, UAC, accommodation, and scholarships and fees. It’s all covered!

Courses and career areas

Courses and career areas

Your child can study one of 71 undergraduate courses across 21 career areas. From ag to wine science – and everything in between – they’ll find a course to kickstart their career.

Living on campus

Living on campus

Living on campus means your child will have everything they need on their doorstep – and be fully supported to take the first steps on their uni journey. We’ve got accommodation options to suit all lifestyles.

What it costs to study

What it costs to study

We know money matters. So we've outlined what costs your child can expect when they head to uni.

Getting an early offer to study with us

Getting an early offer to study with us

The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program can help your child receive an early, unconditional offer to study with us.



Scholarships are a great way for your child to get a financial helping hand. And there’s more than $3M up for grabs.

Other ways to get into uni

Other ways to get into uni

Dreams of going to uni don’t have to be shelved if your child is not happy with their ATAR come December. Charles Sturt University has other ways to help them get where they want to go!

Events, important dates and how to chat with us

Parent Information Session

Online | 21 September | 6.30pm to 8.00pm

We’ll step you through early offer programs, applications, understanding UAC, paths into uni, accommodation options and our student services. Plus, our experts will be available to answer questions specific to your child.

Find out more

Important dates for your child

30 September 2021 – UAC early bird applications close. Submit your child’s UAC application by this date and pay a $70 application fee, rather than $200.

17 December – ATARs released.

18 December 2021 – UAC December Round 2 applications close. Make sure your child changes their preferences by midnight!

22 December 2021 – UAC December Round 2 offers released at 7.30am. These are the first offers made to Year 12 students based on ATARs.

6 January 2022 – UAC January Round 1 applications close. Make sure your child changes their preferences by midnight!

13 January 2022 – UAC January Round 1 offers released at 7.30am. This is the second round of the two main offer rounds made to Year 12 students based on ATARs (along with December Round 2). The bulk of study offers are made during these two main rounds.

4 February 2022 – UAC applications close for Session 1, 2022. This is the last date your child can accept a study offer made via UAC.

Let's chat

Did you know that our consults are not just for students? You and your child can book to chat together with a friendly Charles Sturt adviser.

Online or by phone, these 45-minute consults are the opportunity to get all your questions about uni answered. Because sometimes you just need to speak with someone in the know.

Book a consult

Please note: this service is only available to Australian/New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia. For international enquiries, please contact

Get some Insight

Insight is your guide to exploring careers, next steps and undergraduate study with Charles Sturt.

Making a difference from day one

Is your child ready to be the change the world needs? They can make it happen at Charles Sturt University. Because it’s not what we say that makes a difference. It’s what we do.

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You might be asking...

  • How will my child afford uni?

    We don’t want finances to hold your child back from their future. That’s why we’ve got more than $3 million in scholarships and grants that they can apply for.  And if your child needs a hand getting to grips with budgeting, they can connect with Charles Sturt University’s dedicated financial support team to get the lowdown on all things dollars and cents. They can also help your child navigate the HECS system and access funds like the Away From Base grant. They’ll even help put the applications together! What's more, we have a team who can help your child find a part-time job while they're studying, as well as get to grips with writing a CV, job searching and networking with employers.

  • What makes Charles Sturt University special?

    Yindyamarra Winhanganha. This is a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ‘the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’. This ethos is at the heart of everything we stand for. It’s the reason we strive to actively create a world worth living in. We believe everyone offers something unique. At Charles Sturt University your child will become part of something bigger: join a tight-knit community from across the globe that is committed to changing things for the better. And wherever they want to take their career we’ll have the course to help them push the boundaries and make an impact. After all, we're Australia's number one university for graduate employment.*

    *QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

  • Can my child get an early offer to Charles Sturt University?

    The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program that started last year is back this year and yes, your child can apply. We’re working on our program right now and will let you know as soon as it opens. You can sign up for updates now.

  • Why should I come along to an Open Day?

    Definitely! Open Day is a chance for you and your child to get a feel for what Charles Sturt University is all about. Your child will be inspired by our academics, explore our world-class facilities and chat to current students about what Charles Sturt is really like. From information sessions and campus tours, to free food, live entertainment and giveaways – there’s something for everyone. Parent, siblings and friends are all welcome!

  • What if my child doesn't do well in the HSC trials?

    Don't panic! It's not all doom and gloom. Without getting into the details of moderation and scaling, your child's trial mark influences their internal rank and mark. However, these ranks and marks go through a moderation process – and the results are heavily dependent on their final HSC exams. The best thing your child can do is reset – and focus on the future.

  • I'm looking for a parents guide to university. Can you help?

    We certainly can. Download your copy now.

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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