Want to get the advantage?

Applications open soon for an early offer at Charles Sturt.

Want a guaranteed offer to study your preferred uni course before your final exams? Our Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is your chance to get into uni based on work you’ve already done and skills you already have.

Come to our online information session at 6.45pm on 2 August 2021 to learn all there is to know about the program. If you’re a Year 12 student, parent or career adviser, this one is for you!

Register now

How does it work?

We'll take a look at two things: your Year 11 results and your soft skills.

Soft skills are those personal attributes that will help you succeed at study – and life. Things like:

  • communication skills
  • resilience
  • empathy
  • motivation to create a world worth living in.
Key dates
Round two applications open 26 July 2021
Online information session 2 August 2021
Round two applications close Midnight 31 August 2021
Round two offers made Late September 2021

Think you’ve got what it takes?

If you’re successful, the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program will unlock a world of possibilities.

  • Take the pressure off your HSC/VCE by getting a study offer before you sit your exams.
  • Choose from our wide range of courses and get a guaranteed offer to study with us in 2022.
  • Access our exclusive support program that will help you step into uni life, full of confidence.

To get the Advantage, just answer three questions to show us that you have the soft skills we’re looking for.

Ready? You’ve got this!

How to apply

Submit your application online from 26 July 2021 and tell us the following.

  • How a Charles Sturt degree will enable you to be a positive influence in your community.
  • When you showed resilience during a difficult time.
  • A time when you demonstrated empathy and why you took the actions you did.

That’s it!

Register your interest and we’ll send you important program information and updates.

Sign me up!

Explore early offer courses

You can apply for an early offer to 56 Charles Sturt courses across our six regional campuses and online. Search the career areas below to see if your Charles Sturt course provides early offers.

Explore early offer courses

You’ll also need to meet any other entry requirements for your course (as outlined in course admission information) prior to beginning study.

Didn’t find the course you were looking for? Browse our full list of courses. With more than 320 courses and plenty of admission pathways, we’ll help you get where you want to go.


  • Am I eligible to apply for the program?

    The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is open to Year 12 students. To be eligible for the program, you’ll need to be a school leaver who:

    • has completed Year 11 and will be completing Year 12 in 2021
    • is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  • Can international students apply to the early offer program?

    No, sorry. The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens.

  • How many courses can I apply for with the early offer program?

    You can apply for up to three courses when you fill out your Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program application. If you’re successful, you’ll get an offer in order of your preferences. If you’re not successful, don’t stress. We have plenty of admission pathways that can get you where you want to go – and we’ll help guide you through the process.

  • I won’t be receiving an ATAR. Can I apply?

    Yes. Entry to this year’s program is based on your Year 11 results and soft skills – not your ATAR. Whether you’re getting an ATAR or not, you can apply for the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program if you meet the above requirements.

  • Do I still need to meet all course requirements?

    Yes, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve met all course entry requirements to begin study.

  • Is there a limit on the number of spots in the early offer program?

    While there isn’t a limit, some of our most competitive courses may have limits on the number of offers made via the Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program. So apply as early as you can.

  • Which are the most competitive courses?

    Competitive courses that are available through this program include:

    • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
    • Bachelor of Paramedicine
    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.
  • Will courses that are filled in Round 1 still be available in Round 2?

    No, if a course is filled in Round 1 it won’t be available for Round 2. But don’t worry if you miss out on your course – you can still apply for entry via the standard UAC/VTAC admission process.

  • What if I don’t receive an offer for my first course preference?

    If you don’t receive an offer based on your first preference, we’ll consider your second and third preferences. So, make sure you select three course preferences.

  • If I don’t receive an offer in Round 1, can I apply again in Round 2?

    Yes. If you don’t receive any offer in Round 1, you can apply for different courses in Round 2.

  • What happens if my Year 11 results haven’t been received?

    If we haven’t received your Year 11 results for Round 1, we will continue to follow up with your school. Your application will automatically be considered in Round 2. So don’t worry, you won’t need to reapply!

  • What happens if I don't get an offer?

    Don’t stress! There are other ways to get into uni. You’ll still be considered for entry to Charles Sturt via the normal UAC/VTAC process during other rounds.

  • Can I defer my early offer?

    Yes. You can defer if your course normally allows for deferrals (this is the case for almost all of our undergrad courses).