About applying to study

How to apply

Before applying to study, we suggest you read the available online course information, this will give you detailed information on your chosen course including the course requirement.

Once you have decided on your course, you can let us know about you and your choice by applying online.

Applying online is the preferred method, however If you are unable to apply online, you can download an Application for Admission form [PDF] and send it to the Admissions Office by post, email or fax.

Application process

Applications are accepted all year round.  We will determine your eligibility for admission and hold your application for consideration into the next available intake. 

CSU's academic calendar has 3 sessions - March, July and November. CSU courses offered in Australia will be available in these sessions.  Courses offered at CSU northern hemisphere campuses or with our international partners, may also be offered over 3 terms - January, May, August.

Applications received after the closing date will only be considered if courses do not have a residential school prior to the course start date and where places remain available.

We can only begin assessment of your application when all required supporting documentation has been received. Documentation such as copies of transcripts and awards from previous study; proof of citizenship or residency if you weren't born in Australia. You can upload and attach these documents as you complete your online application for admission.  If you need to post in these documents you need to do it immediately as late receipt will delay the consideration of your application.

For Ontario on campus study, please refer to the specific online course information for further information on closing dates and term duration.

For Melbourne and Sydney CSU Study Centres, Please refer to closing dates.

Applications for the Associate Degree in Policing Practice are accepted in accordance with the needs of the NSW Police Force. Applicants are advised to monitor the NSW Police Force - Recruitment site for application dates.

Applications for full-time on campus study for Australian and New Zealand citizens, as well as international students undertaking their High School Certificate or equivalent in Australia, are made through UAC or VTAC. Late applications after UAC/VTAC closing dates can be made directly to the University.

Enquiry information

Request course information
Call us on 1800 334 733, (International +61 2 6338 6077)

Needing Help?

Call our Admissions Office on
02 6933 4334, (International +61 2 6338 6077)

Application closing dates

Application closing dates may apply. Applications may be considered after these dates where places remain available.

Fees and costs

There are a number of aspects to consider when budgeting for costs at university; tuition fees, accommodation fees, course expenses like textbooks and materials, and general living expenses.


A huge range of scholarships is available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. Being granted a scholarship at Charles Sturt University may be easier than you think, and now is the time to start planning.

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