Refugee students

We offer support to students from humanitarian or refugee backgrounds. In addition to a dedicated Student Liaison Officer to support you on campus, we can refer you to a range of services and programs to help you settle into your new home and approach university life with confidence.

Meet your Student Liaison Officer

International Student Liaison Officers can refer you to services and programs that will help you successfully complete your studies at Charles Sturt University.  They can discuss what services and support is available and help you navigate through the University’s processes.

You can contact the Student Liaison Officers (International) in-person, by email, telephone or via Skype appointments.  Your Student Liaison Officer can tell you about social events and activities on campus and you will also receive important information by email during the academic year.

This is a free service and it is optional for refugee and asylum seeker students, students with a humanitarian visa or students with a humanitarian background.

The Student Liaison Officers (International) can refer you to services that support refugees:

  • English Language academic skills (including numeracy)
  • Equity and Diversity
  • International Student Mentor Program
  • Study Coaching
  • Financial Advice
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Social and Community Networks
  • Faculty and Academic Liaison

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

See our scholarships

Help with admission, access, progression, English language requirements or discrimination issues

Email: equity.officer@csu.edu.au

Help to improve study skills

If English is not your first language or if you would like help to develop other study skills, we provide a range of free services and resources.

  • Academic Skills Advisers are available to help all students (online and on campus). Our Advisers provide assignment feedback, individual appointments, targeted workshops and online discussion forums.  You can also read useful study guides and tips on subjects including Writing at Uni or Referencing.
  • The Online Study team help students who are studying online. For more information see Online Study Team.
  • The Study Link program offers a range of short subjects that can boost your confidence and skills. Study Link is not just for new students. It is relevant for any student who needs to build their academic skills, at any stage of their university study.

Community Support Services

  • Refugee Council of Australia (National)

    The Refugee Council of Australia provides a range of support services to help refugees settle into Australia. It is a small, not-for-profit organisation that relies on public financial support to continue its vital work in research, education and advocacy.

  • Rural Australians for Refugees

    The pro-refugee network is a vast mosaic of overlapping networks: lawyers, church people, human-rights advocates, welfare workers, political activists and ordinary people; from highly skilled professionals with specific expertise to the many thousands who have joined a grassroots movement striving to return compassion and humanity to Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers.

  • Anglicare Refugee Services (Sydney)

    Anglicare, part of the Sydney Anglican Diocese, provides migrant and refugee assistance to develop and strengthen communities within Sydney.

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