School leavers

Everything you need to know about getting in to uni

High school is done and dusted. And you're starting the next stage of your future. We know you want that future to be secure and rewarding. At Charles Sturt, our professional, accredited courses give you the skills you need to make an impact in your career. Because with Charles Sturt, you’ll put ideas into action and get to work from day one. It’s what we do. And it’s what will give you the edge in your industry.

Right now, it might feel like the future is closed tied to your ATAR. Did you nail it and receive your Charles Sturt offer? Great stuff! Don't forget to follow the acceptance link in your offer and enrol. We're thrilled you're joining the Charles Sturt fam!

Didn't quite get your marks? That's gotta be disappointing. But missing out on your ATAR doesn't have to mean you miss out on a place at Charles Sturt. We know that you’re more than just a number. And we have plenty of admission pathways – there will be at least one that's right for you. Contact us to chat through your options. We'll help you work out your next step.

In 2021 there is a special government university scholarship for school leavers from rural and remote areas. Find out more.

Make a difference from day one

Are you ready to be the change the world needs? You 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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Discover what's possible at Charles Sturt

We're an open book and here to share the ins and outs of uni life with you. There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore what study at Charles Sturt is really like – and lots of them happen online. Keen to come on campus? You can do that too. Book a campus tour.

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We're here to support you from day one. We can help you find the right course for you and will connect you to all the support you need. From financial support through to tailored learning support - Charles Sturt University will go the extra mile to help you succeed.

You can now book a one-to-one video consult with one of our friendly team, and get all your questions answered.

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Want to boost your finances?

You want the best education, but it’s got to be affordable. We get that. With Charles Sturt University you can tap into more than $3 million in scholarships and grants. They make studying that bit easier for students just like you. Extra cash in your pocket means you won’t have to stress about course fees and textbooks.

Just ask Jacqui Sawer, who’s studying pharmacy: “I didn’t have the best academic skills, so didn’t think scholarships would be for me. I’ve never asked for help before but I decided to put my hand up so I can fulfil my goals. The scholarship gave me the funds to cover set-up and living costs, so I could concentrate on my learning.”

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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 2020

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 $68,900 straight after graduating.

QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

We're Australia’s online university of choice

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

¹Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics

You might be asking...

  • How do I accept my Charles Sturt offer?

    All you need to do is follow the acceptance link in your offer and enrol! It's a simple process, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us on 1800 275 278 and we'll help you out.

  • I didn't get into my first preference; what do I do?

    Whether you did or didn't receive your first preference, you can accept the offer that you’ve been made and then reorder your preferences before the next round opens. For UAC, make sure you remove the course you’ve accepted and any courses you’re no longer interested in. In VTAC, you need to move the course you’ve been offered below any courses you would still like to be considered for. If you’re made another offer via UAC/VTAC, you’ll have options! If not, check out our admission pathways and contact us to talk through options that can help you get to your #1 course.

  • Can I start a degree and transfer into my preferred one?

    Absolutely! We offer some degrees with lower admission requirements that allow you to start at uni then transfer to your #1 course. For example, successfully complete one year of a Bachelor of Educational Studies, and you could transfer into a Bachelor of Education (K-12)!

  • I didn't get a high enough ATAR to get into uni. What are my options?

    Don't stress. We have plenty of admission pathways – and we can help you find the one that's right for you. The Charles Sturt University Pathway is a free course (for all domestic students) that will give you guaranteed entry into most of our bachelor’s degrees in just 14 weeks of full-time study. Our Diploma of General Studies will give you both a diploma qualification and guaranteed entry into most of our courses, including education, computer science and IT degrees. Plus, credit for up to four subjects! A TAFE or Vocational Education Training (VET) qualification can also give you guaranteed entry into most of our undergraduate courses. Contact us to chat through your options.

  • What else can I do at Charles Sturt besides my course?

    There's heaps to get involved with at Charles Sturt University. Whether your interests are sporting, theatrical, artistic, cultural or religious – there's probably a club on your campus you can join. If not, you can create your own! And if you’re learning online, there are lots of ways to get involved and connect with your fellow students and teachers. Your Charles Sturt experience is just waiting to be discovered.

Applying to study online at Charles Sturt

Did you know you can study fully online with Charles Sturt University? You need to apply direct to us for online study. Check your course requirements and apply in as little as 15 minutes.

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