When you choose to study a degree with Charles Sturt University (CSU), you will be well-equipped to take on the world. CSU’s courses attract students from all across the globe who want a truly Australian university experience.
Established in 1989, CSU is a national university with a global focus. We are dedicated to providing you with a competitive advantage and giving you the skills and knowledge to achieve success in your future career.
Our campuses and study centres are located across New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Victoria. We offer courses throughout Australia and across the world. From the bush to the beach, you can choose the right study environment for you and gain an industry-accredited degree that will futureproof your career.
Away from the busyness of city life, CSU offers a truly unique experience where you will have the resources and facilities to achieve a balanced study and social life.
21 per cent of CSU students are international students studying on campus in Australia and overseas through partners or online from 120 countries.
High graduate employment rate
We focus on outcomes at CSU, and our goal is to see you reach your potential and score your dream career. A CSU degree will open up a wide range of career opportunities in the competitive workforce. CSU graduates are highly sought after by industry and we have the highest graduate employment rate in Australia with 83.9 per cent of our domestic undergraduate students finding full-time work within four months of graduating. This is 14 per cent above the national average.
“I’m enjoying the course and chose it to help broaden my career opportunities. I have found it easy to meet people on campus and through local activities like running club and hiking.” – Karina, CSU student (Peru)
Affordable study and living
An authentic regional Australian experience awaits you at CSU’s main campuses. Situated in six diverse locations across New South Wales, you’ll gain a real sense of what it’s like to live in a regional city. Living on campus at CSU means you’ll be a short walking distance to your classes and also be immersed at the heart of an Australiana paradise. You’ll be close enough to nature that you’ll be able to smell the gum trees and hear the kookaburras sing – and you might even get up close to a mob a kangaroos, known to frequent some of our regional campuses. Our affordable accommodation means you’ll enjoy a lower cost of living compared to metropolitan areas. Our courses are competitively priced and fees are locked in from you first year of enrolment.
“Being a regional university, studying with CSU has allowed me to make friends with lots of locals while also enjoying a peaceful and beautiful study environment.” – Sanghoon Han, CSU student (South Korea)
Practical, hands-on learning is a big part of CSU’s courses. You’ll get out of the classroom and complete placement in real workplaces and practical facilities. At CSU, learning takes place in our state-of-the-art facilities including on-campus farms, laboratories, clinics, production studios and smart learning hubs. This is your chance to apply theory and develop skills and experiences that will benefit you in the workforce. Our graduates gain valuable skills that employers look for and stand out from the crowd. You’ll be ready to hit the ground running in your future career when you graduate.
Professional teaching staff
CSU’s courses are delivered by professionals with relevant industry experience who will guide you through your studies. What better way to learn than from lecturers who continually seek up-to-date industry practices ensuring that their teaching is relevant to today’s world? Your lecturers and tutors will be happy to answer any course-related questions you may have. At CSU, we’ll support you every step of the way.
Small class sizes
At CSU, you can expect a truly personalised experience. Our class sizes are small, giving you more one-on-one time with your lecturers and other students in your course. You’ll also get to work with other students and may have the opportunity to do group projects, enhancing your teamwork skills for your career.
Our degrees are accredited with relevant Australian government bodies, with these organisations working closely wiht us to ensure you graduate industry-ready.
Safe and friendly environment
We offer a welcoming, friendly environment with social activities that help you make friends. You’ll have opportunities to get to know other students, starting with Orientation Week. Enjoy a host of on-campus activities including themed parties, trivia nights and live bands, or you might like to join one of our many sporting or social clubs.
“I feel very lucky to study at CSU. It is an amazing environment for studying and living. I live on campus and I like every one of my roommates. They are very kind and lovely. We will remain friends for ever!” – Lucy Li, CSU student (China)
Studying with CSU
International students choosing to study at CSU in Australia may study at our Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Canberra, Orange, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga campuses (depending on course offerings). Some courses are also offered at our partner locations in Australia including the CSU Study Centres in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney or in selected countries such as Cambodia, China or Hong Kong. Choose the course you’re interested in to see what options are available for you.
* Australian University Ratings and Rankings 2017/2018, The Good Universities Guide.