School leavers

Everything you need to know about getting in to uni

The road from high school to the great beyond is exciting. It's important to get your journey started right. Studying with Charles Sturt will set you up for a fun and rewarding future in a career you’ll love. You’ll be taught by industry experts and learn hands-on skills that are highly sought after in the real world.

Keep up to date on everything you need to know about UAC, VTAC, your course preferences, accommodation, support, scholarships and joining our Charles Sturt community. And remember, we’re just a phone call away if you’ve got questions.

Hands-on experience from day one

Are you ready to be the change the world needs? To dig in and get your hands dirty? We are. Because it’s not what we say that makes a difference. It’s what we do.

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Ever wondered what it's really like to study with 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 come on campus and explore Charles Sturt at our open days and events.

From our hands-on Explore Days to our Open Days where you'll be given the keys to the campus, you'll have opportunities to get a sneak peek of what your future as a uni student could be like. You can even book a campus tour and check out our fantastic facilities for yourself.

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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.

If you'd like to find out what your options are for getting into uni all you need to do is reach out.

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Want to boost your finances?

A Charles Sturt scholarship could really help with the cost of study. We give away more than $3 million in scholarships and grants to students just like you each year. And you don't need to be at the top of the class to get one. We offer all kinds of scholarships – but you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Scholarships and grants take the pressure off and can make your uni experience that much easier. Extra cash in the kitty means you don’t have to stress about paying for things like course fees, accommodation, textbooks and attending work placements. Trust us, it’s worth your while.

Scholarships and grants

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*.

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

Leaders in excellence in learning and teaching

Charles Sturt is a Global Teaching Excellence Award 2018 finalist.

You might be asking...

  • How do I change my preferences?

    When you apply to study on campus through UAC or VTAC, you can choose five or eight course preferences respectively.

    If you want to change the order of your preferences, it's simple, and the same process for both UAC and VTAC.

    Log in to UAC

    Log in to VTAC

  • Where can I study?

    At Charles Sturt we’re geographically gifted. We have six campuses and plenty of other places you can study. From the beach to the bush, our diverse locations give you the options you’re looking for. You'll have a unique experience that combines the perks of city living with a relaxed country lifestyle. And if you can't make it to a campus? You're in good hands – we're one of Australia's top online universities.

    Find your new home in one of our campus cities.

    • Albury-Wodonga
    • Bathurst
    • Dubbo
    • Orange
    • Port Macquarie
    • Wagga Wagga

    Our locations

  • How much will it cost to study?

    The cost of your degree depends on the course you want to study. As a guide, tuition fees for your first year of full-time study could range between $6500 and $11,000 (based on 2019 undergraduate domestic fees). If this sounds like it could break the bank, relax – you won’t need to pay your tuition fees upfront. We offer ways to make investing in yourself even more affordable with a broad range of scholarships to help you tackle study costs. Here are some other costs to consider.


    If you’re moving away from home, you’ll need to think about costs like accommodation, travel, meals and other living expenses. Accommodation and meals can all be taken care of through our affordable student packages that are designed to meet your lifestyle and budget. And the best part of living on campus is that you won’t have to worry about bond, bills or furniture – it’s all included.

    Accommodation options

    Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

    When you go to university you’ll need to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for each subject you study. SSAF benefits you because it helps with the maintenance and improvement of essential services and amenities. It's pretty cheap: in 2019, the SSAF is $37 per 8-point subject.

    Textbooks, uniforms and workplace learning

    Depending on your course, you may 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 can I apply to study with Charles Sturt?

    Studying your Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) this year? You can apply to study on campus through UAC (Universities Admission Centre) or VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre).

    These guys take the hassle out of applying for uni, so you can focus on the important things like acing your Year 12 exams.


    If you're sitting your HSC exams in New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory, you’ll apply to Charles Sturt through UAC.


    Choose course

    Choose your course from our wide range of undergraduate courses.


    Special requirements

    Check your course to see if there are any special requirements, such as additional documents or forms you need to complete.



    Manage your application through UAC and – voilà – you’re one step closer to living your future career!

    Apply via UAC


    If you’re a VCE student and want to study on campus at Albury-Wodonga, you’ll apply through VTAC. And it’s easy when you follow VTAC’s step-by-step application guide.

    Apply via VTAC

    Applying direct

    Studying with us online? You’ll apply to Charles Sturt direct.

    Apply to Charles Sturt

  • What's uni really like?

    The best way to find out what it's like to be a uni student? Come on campus and see for yourself! There are plenty of opportunities to come on campus throughout the year.

    Book a campus tour

    Gather your friends, family or just yourself and book a personalised tour of a Charles Sturt campus. You’ll get the VIP treatment as a current student shows you the ropes and guides you around campus. You'll see all the facilities relevant to the course you want to study and find out what really happens on campus!

    Book a campus tour

    Explore Charles Sturt

    There are so many ways to discover what Charles Sturt is all about. Come to our annual Open Day and visit the campus of your choice, or get hands-on with an interactive experience at Explore Day. Check back soon for 2020 dates.

    Open days and events

    Social events

    The fun and excitement continue once you’ve accepted your offer to study with us. You’ll experience your first real taste of uni life as a student at orientation. Once the study session is in full swing, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to unwind and recharge with a wide range of student events. From toga parties and trivia nights to themed events and on-campus concerts, your diary will be packed.

    Explore university life

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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