Everything you need to know about getting in to uni
The road from high school to uni is exciting. You're starting the next stage of your future. And 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 from day one. It’s what we do. And it’s what will give you the edge in your industry.
Right now, we know you're focused on exams. And because we know about study, we've got the good stuff to help you through. Our HSC and VCE guides will help you bring your A-game, with heaps of tips on how to be healthy, happy and focused – because that’s when you'll do your best. 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.* Good luck with your exams – we're looking forward to welcoming you to the Charles Sturt community!
*Good Universities Guide 2020/21
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Insight is your guide to exploring careers, next steps and undergraduate study with Charles Sturt.
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.
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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.
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.”
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.
Good Universities Guide 2020/21
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 $67,100 straight after graduating.
QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019
We're Australia’s online university of choice
More students choose to study online with Charles Sturt University than any other university in Australia.¹
¹Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics
You might be asking...
I think COVID-19 may affect my exam performance; what should I do? chevron_right
Does Charles Sturt have a course in what I'm interested in? chevron_right
Will I be able to study on campus in 2021 or will all courses be run online? chevron_right
We expect to run our on-campus courses in 2021, pending any COVID-19 restrictions. Apply as usual through UAC and VTAC for our on-campus courses. If any need to be delivered online – even for a short time – we’ll let you know how to apply 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.
Are you running Open Day this year? chevron_right
Yes – virtually. We’ve taken the decision to cancel our on-campus Open Days. We’re disappointed we won’t get to meet you in person, but it’s the right thing to do at the moment. The good news is… you can discover everything that’s possible at Charles Sturt at our virtual Open Day in September!
We’ve got lots of interactive experiences for you to explore. Attend course and support info sessions. Take virtual tours of our campuses, facilities and accommodation. Chat with our team. Download info to your digital swag bag. Get advice on applying. Join a career connector workshop to help you decide on the right career for you. Tour the student portal. All from the comfort of your own home!
How will I afford uni? chevron_right
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.
Who makes the decisions around uni entry? chevron_right
When it comes to the HSC/VCE, ATARs and uni entry, there are a few different organisations that oversee different parts of the process.
For all things HSC/VCE and exams, that's the NSW Education Standards Authority and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority respectively.
Universities decide on the entry criteria for their courses (so that means things like the ATAR you need, any additional entry info, such as an audition for an acting course, and early offer requirements).
UAC and VTAC are the organisations that handle ATAR calculations and process applications for on-campus uni study, as well as SRS apps.
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.