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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.

You probably already know we're Australia's largest regional university. But did you know we are also Australia's most experienced online university?* We're also the first certified carbon neutral university in Australia. There's so many reasons to study with us! So if you’ve applied to uni through UAC or VTAC and you’ve got Charles Sturt as your top preference, you’re on the right track to joining the university with Australia’s highest graduate employment rate^ (there's another one!).

If you haven't got your preferences sorted yet, jump into your UAC or VTAC application and make sure your Charles Sturt course is #1. And following ATAR release, we'll help you work through any questions you have at our online ATAR Advice Days. We're here for you – just reach out if you need a hand.

*Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Higher Education Statistics

^Good Universities Guide 2020/21

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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, including our ATAR Advice Day, where you can get all your questions answered when your ATAR drops.

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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 make Charles Sturt my first preference in UAC/VTAC?

    In your UAC application you can list up to five courses; VTAC allows up to eight preferences. It's important that you arrange the courses in the order you’d most like to study them, as your preferences will be considered one at a time in the order you've listed them. So make sure the Charles Sturt course you most want to study is your first preference!

    If you change your mind on what you want to study, you can go back into your UAC/VTAC application and update your preferences. There's no additional cost to change preferences and you can update as many times as you like.

  • What's an ATAR Advice Day?

    We're holding an online event when ATARs are released so that you can get the info and advice you need to take your next best step. Whether you get the grades you needed and want to know what to do next, or just missed out and want to know your options, we'll be on hand to help.

  • Just in case: what if I don't get the ATAR I need?

    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.

  • Will I be able to study on campus in 2021?

    Yes! We will be running our on-campus courses in 2021. We have a comprehensive COVID-safe plan to ensure all safety requirements are in place. So you can apply as usual through UAC and VTAC for our on-campus courses. (And if you want to live on campus, that's available too - you can even start planning!) If things change and any courses need to be delivered online – even for a short time – we’ll let you know as soon as possible. More students choose to study online with us than any other university in Australia – so you're in safe hands. And if you want to study an online course, you can apply direct to Charles Sturt.

  • I want to study online. How do I apply?

    You apply direct to us if you want to study online. And it only takes around 15 minutes. We'll assess your application and, if everything checks out, send you an email with an offer. Then all you need to do is follow the acceptance link in your offer and enrol!

  • How will I afford uni?

    We don’t want finances to hold you back from your future. That’s why we’ve got more than $3 million in scholarships and grants that you can apply for. And we’re just a phone call away to help you with your application. Call us on 1800 275 278 or book a virtual consult.

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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