Fees and costs

International student fees

On campus and Distance education course fees and refund policies for international or overseas students without Australian or New Zealand citizenship, and who do not have permanent residency status in Australia.

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Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Health Cover for students

As an overseas student, you and your accompanying family must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your student visa in Australia. OSHC will help you to pay for any medical and hospital care you may need while studying in Australia.

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Cost of Living


Living costs include accommodation, food and bills, and clothing as necessary, and will vary according to your lifestyle. As a general guide, the estimated annual cost for a single student living in Australia comes to a total of approximately AUD$18,000.

Go to Cost of Living page.


Estimate how much you can afford by doing a budget. Consider expenses such as rent, food, books, stationery, printing, transport, calculators, CSU fees, entertainment, personal needs. If you're smart with your spending, you can cut down on your living expenses and save money.

Go to Budgeting page.

Employment Opportunities


Wondering if you can I get paid employment as an international student? International students are only permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during session, and full-time out of session.

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Enquiry information

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

CSU Study Centres

CSU Study Centres located in Sydney and Melbourne offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Business, Information Technology and Accounting.

Enquiry information

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

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 international student prospectus [PDF]