Study options

For more than 50 years, Charles Sturt University has been teaching generation after generation of students.

From single-subject to undergraduate to research degrees, we have been on the front line of teaching and leadership excellence. Our teaching methods have evolved and adapted to meet the shifting needs of future students.

Now, it's your turn. You'll quickly see why Charles Sturt is the number one regional university in Australia.

Explore your study options

If you do not meet the entry requirements to study with us, don't give up your study dreams yet. We have pathway programs and access schemes to get you on the road to learning with us.

We also have options for future students that want to study abroad, learn a single-subject, or include study with Charles Sturt as part of a degree undertaken somewhere else.

Get guaranteed entry into most of our bachelor degrees through our wide range of admission pathways.

Not everyone's journey to uni is the same. Access schemes take into account special considerations such as personal or financial hardship.

Coming to us from another uni? Study a Charles Sturt subject and have it count towards your degree.

CSU Global lets you have an overseas study experience through exchange programs, work placements and volunteering opportunities.

It's your study, so it's your choice.

When you enrol as a student at Charles Sturt University, your educational adventure all comes down to you.

With more than 350 courses to choose from, six campuses located across regional New South Wales, flexibility to study on campus or online, and the option to take on full-time or part-time study.

Go full-time or part-time – it's totally up to you.

To make time spent at university a success, our learning framework needs to fit your lifestyle as much as you need to fit in with exams or assignments deadlines.

You can vary your study load to fit your course around your life — whatever turns it may take. Charles Sturt accepts student intakes each year, so you can start your study when you're ready.

We are everywhere.

Charles Sturt University has six main campuses to choose from located in regional Australia.

We also have study centres in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, partnerships with other educational organisations like TAFE, plus several international partner locations around the world.

Our network of campus locations, teaching facilities, industry partners and community links make Charles Sturt University the place to be to get where you want to go.

We know that not everyone is the same, so take your pick: on-campus or online. Are you:

  • a busy professional working 9-5 wanting to build existing knowledge
  • naturally curious and wanting to learn about your secret passion
  • looking for something part-time that will slot in with a busy lifestyle
  • someone that fits an entirely different profile altogether?

We're guessing you fall into the last option: everyone is different.

That’s why Charles Sturt has developed flexible learning options to cater to all types of people.

Our courses give you the flexibility to study on-campus or online. You'll learn from the same subject experts, using the same course material. Best of all, you're on the way to making your study ambitions become a reality.

Complementing online study

Some subjects in your course may include a compulsory or optional residential school (colloquially known as 'res school'). A res school is your opportunity to come on campus for an intensive study experience for between one and five days. Res school provides face-to-face learning with academics and other students in your course, and gives you the opportunity to engage in practical learning, go deeper into course material and ask plenty of questions. You'll get to interact with your academic staff and peers, go to lectures, practicals and tutorials, and make use of a range of campus facilities. To find out if any subjects in your course have res schools check the course page.

You'll need to factor in res school costs to your overall course costs, they're not automatically included. You can take advantage of our reasonably priced on-campus residential school accommodation. Bookings open six weeks prior to the start of the residential school period – and we have discounted early bird bookings available for the first three weeks. What's more, to help make your res school experience that bit easier, we also have a range of grants and other financial assistance to give you a helping hand. For example, you may be eligible to apply for our Residential School Equity Grant to help with the cost of on-campus accommodation, a Fares Allowance to help with the cost of travel, and a student loan to help cover expenses. And don't forget, you may be able to use your student travel concession to make getting there easier.

What type of degree are you?

It sounds like a quiz from a magazine. However, if you want to find your perfect course, it can help to know which degree your study match is: undergraduate, postgraduate, research degree, international or single-subject study.





Higher Degree by Research

Higher Degree by Research





Single subject

Single subject

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