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Charles Sturt University

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Charles Sturt University (CSU) has an international reputation for providing practical, industry-aligned courses that ensure graduates are highly sought after by employers. The University offers around 400 undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees to approximately 35,000 students studying on campus, by distance education, and through partner institutions around the world.

CSU is a national university providing excellence in education for the professions, strategic and applied research and flexible delivery of learning and teaching. Established in 1989 as a multi-campus institution, CSU has regional campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga; Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne; specialised campuses for theology at Canberra and Parramatta and policing at Goulburn, and the Australian Graduate School of Policing at Manly.

We pride ourselves on providing practical, hands-on courses that ensure students graduate with the skills required to step into employment opportunities. The University offers state-of-the-art facilities on its campuses, from an online newsroom and fully-equipped multimedia and television production area to dental, podiatry and veterinary clinics, and simulated courtroom and police station. CSU degrees are accredited with relevant government and industry bodies, and these organisations work hand in hand with the University in the development of courses to guarantee CSU graduates are industry-ready.

CSU is committed to excellence in strategic and applied research providing Research Higher Degree programs across a range of disciplines. CSU identifies and supports research projects that enable students to undertake internationally competitive research, collaborate with industry, and develop partnerships with professions, communities and other researchers.

We consider our regional, national and international roles to be integrally linked and mutually reinforcing. As a vital member of our regions, we are committed to maintaining a course and research profile that meets the needs and supports the aspirations of our communities. The University’s regional location enables it to make a distinctive national and international contribution in such fields as agriculture, education, allied health, and land and water management. Graduates are encouraged to continue to live and work in regional areas, helping combat skills shortages in these locations.


The history of Charles Sturt University dates back to 1895-6, with the establishment of the Bathurst Experimental Farm and Wagga Wagga Experimental Farm as places of training, education and research. Formed progressively through the amalgamation of regional institutes of higher education in south-western and western New South Wales, Charles Sturt University was officially incorporated as a University by the Governor of New South Wales on 19 July 1989.

Today, the University operates campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Canberra, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Wagga Wagga and in Ontario, Canada. While one of Australia’s newer universities, Charles Sturt University has been built on a tradition of excellence in teaching and research spanning more than 100 years.

Student Life

At CSU, you’ll also enjoy a great social life and all the benefits of living and studying in each of the regions.

Study Information


There is a huge range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at Charles Sturt University. Being granted a scholarship at CSU may be easier than you think. With our wide range of scholarships there's bound to be more than one that you might be able to apply for. Some scholarships are awarded across the full range of courses, while others are specific to a course or Faculty. Some specify that the scholarship must be awarded to a student in a particular year, and many are available for new or continuing students.

The best thing about scholarships is that selection criteria are not always based on academic achievement. Other criteria can include:

  • motivation to succeed
  • commitment to school, university or community life
  • residence in a particular area
  • educational disadvantage or financial hardship

For more information, please visit www.csu.edu.au/student/scholarships

Fee Help

If you're seeking financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, CSU provides access to a variety of scholarships, loans, subsidies and schemes.

The overall cost of obtaining a degree at CSU is lower than most other universities in Australia and our students find that the cost of living is less in a regional centre compared to metropolitan locations. When weighing up the costs of studying, remember the benefits of having the qualification you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.

CSU also continues to look at ways to support students returning to study. If you're not sure if you can afford to return to university study, please give us a call to talk about your options on 1800 334 733.

For more information on help with the costs of study, please visit our website.