Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.
CSU has more than 350 courses on offer than can unlock student potential to create a better life for them, their family, their community and the world.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is one of Australia’s leading universities – in one of the most incredible countries in the world
We are passionate about what we do and aim to ensure all our students excel in their studies and enjoy life at our study centres.
Charles Sturt was a British explorer who led the first expeditions to inland Australia. We want you to explore your unmapped potential and discover new possibilities.
At CSU Study Centres we pride ourselves on providing hands-on, practical courses that prepare graduates for a range of exciting employment opportunities. With a degree from CSU, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to succeed in your professional career and the confidence to tackle any challenges.
- CSU received 631 Academic Achievement Awards and 71 Executive Dean’s Awards for outstanding results in 2017
- Degrees are designed in collaboration with academic and industry professionals to ensure quality and relevance
- All our teachers are highly qualified, with practical experience
- Our excellent standards in higher education attract quality students from more than 60 countries around the world
Charles Sturt University Study Centres
CSU Study Centres are located in the heart of Australia’s most exciting cities – Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. You can look forward to great weather, stunning scenery, a vibrant culture, fabulous food and welcoming locals.
CSU has a well-earned reputation for providing an exceptional education program, delivered by dedicated professionals with relevant industry experience. Our lecturers are regularly consulted regarding the latest research, methods and practices in their discipline.
CSU has a graduate employment rate of 87.5%*, which is 14% higher than the national average. Our graduates are also higher earners, with an average starting salary of AUD$63,400 compared to the national average of AUD$61,000.
*Taken from Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website (QILT), which is compiled by ANU’s Social Research Centre.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offer a perfect balance of theory and practice, to prepare you for the real world. Working closely with relevant industries, we offer study opportunities that help students develop real-life, employable skills. We also offer a 12-week internship after graduation*, so you can add practical workplace experience to your resume, which is a major selling point on job applications.
*Internship program is a Study Group initiative.
12 subject postgraduate degrees
Thanks to our unique 12 subject postgraduate degrees, you only need to complete three subjects per semester. This gives you a lighter workload, which allows time for extra curricular activities and makes your degree more affordable. You are still eligible to apply for the Post Study Working Visa when you graduate.
Flexible entry requirements
If you don’t meet the English entry requirement for your place at CSU Study Centres, you can still get into your dream degree course through an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. Embassy English provides a comprehensive English pathway program into CSU Study Centres, and is conveniently located on-site at our centres in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Transitioning to university couldn’t be simpler.
Multiple intake dates
Begin your CSU degree at a time that suits you. Our degree programs allow for flexible entry, with multiple intake dates available in February, July and November every year.
Our small classes enable more individual attention, which encourages greater academic success. It also means our teachers know their students by name, so you won’t feel like a number in a large university, but part of a warm and supportive family.
We know studying in a new country can be a daunting experience, that’s why our teachers and centre staff are dedicated to providing extra help to our international students, to ensure you adjust to life in Australia.
To give you the confidence you need to thrive at CSU Study Centres all our students receive FREE Academic Writing and Learning Skills Workshops, which includes one-to-one appointments with our Study Support Coordinators.
CSU Study Centres commits to complying with the ESOS framework which is comprised of legislative requirements and standards for the quality assurance of education and training institutions offering courses to international students. More information can be found on the Australian Government Department of Education and Training website.