Study Options

Distance education is all about flexible study choices without compromising the quality of your education. Study full-time or part-time, from home or at work, post graduate or undergraduate, or one subject at a time. All with the support of CSU's world class distance education program.

There are many advantages of studying by distance education, including:

  • being able to change or enhance your career prospects wherever you live, whether it be in  regional or metropolitan areas or overseas
  • the flexible delivery allowing you to fit study around work, social or family commitments
  • varying your study load to suit your schedule
  • developing self-motivation and self direction
  • being included in uni life through communication with students and lecturers via a wide range of channels
  • Having full access to university facilities across all campuses


Flexible study your way

As an Australian pioneer in distance education, CSU provides real study flexibility, allowing you the freedom to choose when and where you complete your degree. Choose part-time or full-time, study just one subject at a time, or mix study from home with periods of studying on campus.

Go to Flexible study your way page.

Pathways to uni

Wondering what your options for getting into uni are? Pathways are an alternative form of entry into courses at CSU including the Diploma of General Studies and Single Subject Study.

Go to Pathways to uni page.

Single Subject Study

Single Subject Study offers flexible study choices without the commitment of a full degree. Upgrade your qualifications, test the waters of a subject area, prove yourself capable of university study, or build your own degree, one subject at a time!

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Levels of study

Whatever stage of life you're at, you can improve your mind through further study. Selecting the right course is a vital step. CSU offers a wide range of course levels to suit your study needs.

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STUDY LINK short courses

Ideal for upskilling yourself in a variety of academic learning areas before you commence your course studies.

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Guide to study

CSU guide to study for future international students

A comprehensive guide for International students wanting to study at Charles Sturt University

Download an international student prospectus [PDF]

  • Video | Assignments and exams for distance education students


    Distance education students are assessed through a combination of methods that vary depending on the course being undertaken.

  • Video | Accommodation and the cost of living

    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.

  • Video | CSU Wagga Wagga

    Wagga Wagga is CSU's largest campus, spreading over 640 hectares and home to a range of technical facilities and industry standard production services.

  • Video | Travel from CSU to major cities

    Charles Sturt University is accessible from Australian major cities on the east coast of Australia by car, bus, plane or train.