As an international student, there are a few things you'll need to do to prepare for your study in Australia.
Complete the tasks below before you leave home.
Talk to an International Student Liaison Officer.
What you must do before you leave home
You must complete these steps before you organise your travel to Australia.
Get your visa
You must have a valid student visa to study in Australia.
Get health cover
It is a requirement of your student visa that you have current Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire time you are in Australia.
Login to the Student Portal
Check that you can login to our Student Portal where you'll find valuable information about your course.
Before you arrive
Make sure you read and complete these tasks before you arrive in Australia.
You can also tell us when you're due to arrive by completing our International Student Arrival Notification form.
You must find accommodation for yourself before you arrive in Australia. The University cannot do this for you.
Decide what to pack
As soon as you decide to study in Australia, we recommend you prepare a folder of official documents (and official English translations of these documents) to bring with you.
Learn how to get to campus
You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to Australia, and to the city where your campus is located.
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Your region and campus
Charles Sturt University has study locations across New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria, so you can live and learn wherever suits you best.
Your English skills
Our English Language Advisers can help you to develop your English language skills for academic purposes.
Our International Student Liaison Officers can provide information on various services and facilities.
ESOS, complaints and appeals
Your rights and responsibilities as an international student are governed by the Educational Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS).
International At Risk Notices
At the end of each session your progress will be reviewed when grades are released. If you have not passed at least 50% of your subjects, you will be considered to be 'at risk' for that session.