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Overview

Australia’s top university for graduate employment, Charles Sturt University offers excellent courses delivered on-campus and online.

There are three academic faculties including Arts and Education; Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences; and Science providing a wide range of courses for students to choose from.

Students studying with Charles Sturt University will get an internationally recognised qualification and so much more.

Charles Sturt University’s NSW campuses are located in some of Australia’s fastest growing regional cities: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Canberra, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga. Charles Sturt campuses are safe, close-knit communities. They offer a unique study experience with the benefits of a regional lifestyle.

There are additional study centres in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The university also has partner locations in countries including Cambodia and China, and international students can complete part of their studies at Charles Sturt University through a study abroad program.

Charles Sturt University works with industries, so that students get the relevant knowledge and skills that will set them up for success in your chosen field. Academic staff are experts in their fields and course content is designed with industry and government.  

The university’s vision is to transform society through wisdom, and to respect the culture of every member of the community. When they graduate, students will be able to incorporate these values with their own, and advance themselves to reach their professional or personal goals.

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COVID-19 update

The health and wellbeing of the entire university community is Charles Sturt University’s utmost priority. It’s working with the government and following all updates to ensure it responds best to the situation. On-campus classes are being moved online to help reduce the potential spreading of the virus in campus locations.

Charles Sturt University is one of the largest and most experienced providers of online education in Australia. Students studying online with Charles Sturt University will get everything they need with the click of a mouse. Lectures, tutorials, assessments, resources, community spaces.

New students are welcome to get in touch with the university if they have any questions about how the coronavirus might affect their future plans.

Department structure

There are three faculties which are home to a collection of academic schools and centres. These are operated across each of the campuses, where they design and deliver courses to students:

Faculty of Arts and Education

  • Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
  • School of Communication and Creative Industries
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Indigenous Australian Studies
  • School of Information Studies
  • School of Teacher Education
  • School of Theology

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

  • School of Accounting and Finance
  • School of Computing and Mathematics
  • School of Management and Marketing
  • School of Policing Studies
  • Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
  • Centre for Customs and Excise Studies
  • Centre for Law and Justice
  • School of Psychology

Faculty of Science

  • School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
  • School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Community Health
  • School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • School of Environmental Sciences
  • School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Courses are developed in line with industry requirements. Many are accredited by government and industry bodies which work closely with the university to ensure graduates are industry-ready. There are over 60 on-campus and 300 online courses to choose from.

Entry requirements

To gain a place at Charles Sturt University, international students need to meet both the academic and English language requirements. Those who wish to study on campus must also meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements, set out by the Australian government.

Academic requirements

Criteria depend on the country students come from. Some courses have specific admission requirements, such as interviews and supplementary forms.

Prospective undergraduate international students who completed their secondary education outside of Australia will need a competitive grade in an exam equivalent to Australian Year 12. Those who completed their secondary education in Australia will require:

  • Higher School Certificate with an ATAR appropriate to their course
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate with satisfactory completion
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Postgraduate students will need a recognised bachelor’s degree that’s equivalent to an Australian qualification.

English language requirements

Charles Sturt University courses require evidence of sufficient study in English or an English language test taken within the last two years. This could be one of the following, or equivalent:

  • Academic IELTS, with a minimum score of 6 and no band below 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT, with a minimum score of 80 and a writing score of 25
  • PTE Academic, with a minimum score of 54 and no skill below 46.

Some courses require higher English language levels. Students can find further details of all the above requirements at the university’s website.

Scholarships & funding

A Charles Sturt University degree is competitive in cost in comparison with other Australian universities. As campuses are based in regional centres, the cost of living is lower than in city locations.

To support students, Charles Sturt gives over AUD 3 million dollars in scholarships and grants to students every year. Each scholarship is different and suitable for a wide range of students. Some are awarded on merit, some on motivation, and some on participation in community service.

Scholarships that international students are eligible for include:

  • Destination Australia Scholarship – a limited number of awards of AUD $15,000 per year is on offer to support study and living expenses.
  • Charles Sturt Regional Scholarship – 9 – 16% of tuition fees every session on selected courses

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