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    Charles Sturt University, Australia: Rankings, Courses, Admissions 2021, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Content Curator | Updated on - Apr 29, 2021

    Charles Sturt University, Australia is one of the top public universities in Australia. It was established in 1989 and named after Charles Napier Sturt. The university has locations all across Australia including Orange, Dubbo, Bathurst, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and specialist campuses located in Canberra, Parramatta and Goulburn. Charles Sturt is Australia’s first certified Carbon Neutral University. The university offers its 100 year old education expertise to around 44,000 students every year from not just Australia but all around the world.

    The university offers over 350 bachelor’s, master’s as well as doctoral degree programs on-campus as well as online. The top programs offered by Charles Sturt University include Business, Arts, Medicine, Psychology, Science, Teaching, and Education. According to the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment Higher Education Statistics, Charles Sturt University is the top choice among students for online programs in the universities of Australia.

    This renowned university is home to students from 120 countries worldwide. Another reason why the university is preferred by numerous students is its excellent graduate employment rate. According to the QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019, the average salary of a Charles Sturt University Graduate is AUD 67,100 per annum.

    Charles Sturt University Rankings

    The latest rankings of Charles Sturt University are given in the table below:

    • US News and World Report 2021 Rankings:
      • #710 in Best Global Universities
      • #36 in Best Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand
      • #30 in Best Global Universities in Australia
    • US News Subject Rankings:
      • #202 in Agricultural Sciences
      • #397 in Plant and Animal Science
      • #463 in Social Sciences and Public Health
    • #1 for Graduate Employment by Good Universities Guide 2021


    Type Public
    Year of Establishment 1989
    Campus Setting Urban
    Total Enrolment 43,619
    International Students 23%
    Courses Offered 350 +
    Graduate Employment Rate 84.6%
    ELP Test Scores Required for International Students
    Financial Aid Scholarships/ Grants/ Awards Available
    On-campus Accommodation Available
    Official Website

    Charles Sturt University Campus

    • CSU has one of the largest campuses in Australia with over 10 campuses at different locations and 4 study centers located at Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Wangaratta Victoria.
    • The campuses of the university located in some of the leading Australian regional cities are Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Golborne, Manly, and Parramatta.
    • The University campus provides a plethora of facilities including art, scientific and computer laboratories, television studios, broadcasting studios, hospitals, cafes, gyms, restaurants, a wide range of shops, communication, and nursing facilities.
    • The Orange Campus is home to a world-class state of the art facilities including an award-winning health building.
    • The Charles Sturt university’s biggest campus at Wagga Wagga covers 640 hectares dotted with farms, vineyards, winery, and other sporting and technical facilities.
    • Clubs, sporting clubs, and societies of the university are a great way for students to explore their interests and showcase their talents. The fun-filled social events allow the students to interact and network.

    Charles Sturt University Residence

    • The Charles Sturt University offers accommodation to students in the form of residential homes and apartments.
    • All campus accommodation has basic facilities like air conditioning, meals, utilities, fully furnished rooms, internet, etc.
    • The housing is available at each campus i.e. Dubbo campus, Port Macquarie campus, Wagga Wagga campus, Orange campus and others.
    • The housing cost depends on each campus, all the campuses have well furnished rooms with scenic views in comfortable and eco friendly settings.
    • A lot of activities and services like health services, sports services, billiards and card tournaments, bookstore, restaurant and others are also offered to students.
    • Students are allowed to live off-campus. The university maintains an off-campus student accommodation register which can be used to look for board, shared or rental accommodation close to the campus.

    Charles Sturt University Courses

    • Programs offered at Charles Sturt University include degrees from the associate to doctorate levels and graduate certificate programs.
    • The university has 3 faculties namely Faculty of Arts and Education, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences and Faculty of Sciences.
    • The faculties further have various schools and centers such as CSU Engineering, School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Marketing, etc.
    • It is a university of choice for online education as more students choose Charles Sturt than to study in Australia.
    • The university’s engineering is one of Australia's only undergraduate entry master’s level engineering programs.
    • The Faculty of Science covers one of the most broad variety of scientific disciplines across Australasia with focuses on agricultural sciences, allied health, environmental sciences, wine science, nursing, dentistry and health sciences, etc.

    Top Program at Charles Sturt University

    Program Tuition fees (in AUD)
    Bachelor of Agricultural Science 30,400
    Bachelor of Accounting 28,224
    Bachelor of Criminal Justice 23,200
    MBA 31,936
    Master of Information Technology 33,216

    Charles Sturt University Application Process

    Application Portal: Applicants can apply for the Charles Sturt University admissions via

    Admission Requirements:

    • Completed Application
    • Official Transcripts
      • High School/equivalent
      • Bachelors/Masters Degree ( Graduate)
      • Should be accompanied by certified translations if not in English.
    • Certification of Finances
    • Copy of Passport
    • Statement of Purpose (PG)
    • Research Proposal (PG)
    • Resume (PG)
    • Program Specific Admission Requirements, if any
    • Letters of Recommendation
      • Undergraduate: 1 LOR
      • Graduate: 3 - 4 LORs
    • Minimum English Proficiency Test Score:

    Charles Sturt University Admission Deadlines

    • The application deadlines for admission to the upcoming admission sessions are given below:
    Session Application Start Application Deadline
    Session 2, 2021 Ongoing April 30, 2021
    Session 3, 2021 July 9, 2021 September 3, 2021
    Session 1, 2022 August 6, 2021 October 29, 2021

    Note: Students are advised to check the application dates prior to applying for the preferred intake.

    Charles Sturt University Cost of Attendance

    • Given below is the tuition fee for undergraduate and the graduate students at the Charles Sturt University:
    Tuition Amount (in AUD)
    Associate 30,400
    Undergraduate 19,600-60,800
    Graduate 20,000-33,600
    Doctorate 26,800-33,600
    Graduate Diploma 31,936-33,216
    • The recommended cost for international students staying in Australia for 12 months in the Charles Sturt University or any university for that matter is seen to be 21,041 AUD approximately.
    • The rent for various types of accommodation are as follows:
    Accommodation Type Rent (in AUD)
    Hostels and Guesthouse 90-150/ week
    Shared Rental 95-215/ week
    On-campus 110-280/ week
    Homestay 235-325/ week
    Rental 185-440/ week
    Boarding School 11,000-22,000/ year
    • The cost breakdown of the other living expenses are given below:
    Expense Amount (in AUD)
    Groceries and Eating Out 140-280/ week
    Gas and Electricity 10-20/ week
    Phone and Internet 15-20/ week
    Public Transport 30-60/ week
    Car (if purchased) 150-260/ week
    Entertainment 80-150/ week

    Charles Sturt University Financial Aid for International Students

    The university offers a total of 129 scholarships and grants to international students. Over AUD 3 million scholarships and grants are awarded to international students by the university.

    Some of the scholarships offered include:

    • Carole and Stan Droder Scholarship: Eligible Undergraduate Students studying full time on campus are granted AUD 20000 scholarship.
    • Destination Australia Scholarship: AUD 15,000 per year is awarded to eligible students for study and living expenses
    • International High Academic Achiever Scholarship: The academic excellent students from various fields of study are given a 25% reduction in tuition fees for the entire duration of the program.
    • Percy Allan Foundation Accommodation Scholarship: Maximum of AUD 24,000 is granted to students aged 25 and under pursuing Bachelors Of Agricultural Science, Business Management, Veterinary Science at Wagga Wagga Campus
    • Mark Smith Memorial Scholarship: The eligible students are awarded an AUD 3000 scholarship.
    • The Costa Avocado Agriculture Scholarship: Commencing students pursuing Bachelor of horticulture at Wagga campus are eligible for AUD 15,000 financial assistance.

    The university offers short-term loans up to AUD 300 to international students in case of emergency circumstances. For non-emergency need-based financial assistance, the students can claim loans up to AUD 500 to pay their study expenses.

    Charles Sturt University Alumni

    • Charles Sturt University has an alumni association of over 215,000 members. There are a number of benefits and perks of being a part of the university’s alumni. Some of the benefits offered by the University to the alumni are:
      • 10% discount on the fees for pursuing their postgraduate courses.
      • Lifetime access to the university library and university clinics.
      • Access to career counseling and workshops for support with resume, job applications, or interviews.
      • Invitation to various events as well as get the opportunity to receive awards for their achievements.
    • Some of the notable alumni members are Amanda Howard, Sussan Ley, Hamish Macdonald, Amanda Keller, Latika Bourke, Blair Milar, Melissa Doyle, and many more.

    Charles Sturt University Placements

    • Charles Sturt is known as one of the most coveted institutions for higher education in Australia for graduate students. It is a 5-star uni whose graduates earn an average starting salary of 67,100 AUD after graduation.
    • Graduates from the university get jobs faster than graduates from any other university which makes the university #1 for graduate employment.
    • Around 90% of the IT graduates of the university were employed after graduation.
    • Given below are the average salaries for Charles Sturt University graduates according to their degrees as per Emolument:
    Degree Average Salary (in AUD)
    MBA 181,000
    Bachelor of Science 110,000
    Bachelor of Arts 79,000
    Other degree 220,000
    Other bachelor’s degree 169,000
    Other master’s degree 124,000

    The university offers career support to its students through a career and skills hub wherein the university provides career relevant workshops and training sessions to graduating students. The university also has an option for students to opt for work while study programs. A mentorship program is also available at the university for students to enrol into.


    Ques. What is the ranking of Charles Sturt University?

    Ans. Charles Sturt University ranks 801-100th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

    Ques. What is Charles Sturt University known for?

    Ans. Charles Sturt University is known as the top university for graduate employment and salaries.

    Ques. How can I apply to Charles Sturt University?

    Ans. International students can apply at Charles Sturt University directly through the official website of the university or through an educational agent available at their home country.

    Ques. What are the IELTS requirements at Charles Sturt University?

    Ans. An IELTS score of 6.5 with a score of 6.0 in each section is required for admission to Charles Sturt University.

    Ques. What is the tuition fee at the Charles Sturt University ?

    Ans. The tuition fee at the Charles Sturt University varies from program to program. The tuition fee for undergraduate programs ranges between 19,600-60,800 AUD. The graduate tuition fee ranges between 20,000-33,600 AUD depending on the choice of program.

    Ques. Does Charles Sturt University offer scholarships to international students?

    Ans. Yes. A range of scholarships are available for international students at Charles Sturt University. International students can also apply for government-funded or external scholarships.

    Ques. Does Charles Sturt University provide accommodation to international students?

    Ans. Yes. Charles Sturt University offers accommodation to students across all its campuses.

    Ques. Are students allowed to live off-campus?

    Ans. Yes. Students at Charles Sturt University are allowed to live off-campus.

    Ques. How can students contact Charles Sturt University, Australia?

    Ans. International students can contact Charles Sturt University is +61 1800 275 278.

    Ques. What documents should I bring to Australia?

    Ans. Students travelling to Australia must carry the following documents:

    • Offer of admission
    • Passport and visa
    • English proficiency test results
    • Personal papers
    • Identification papers
    • Credit cards
    • Medical reports
    • Receipts for goods

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    6.3 /10

    After my education counselor seggested me to apply here, I did research and found that they offers a very good curriculum of my program, hence decided to opt for it. My GPA of 7 helped me to get admitted here. I was requitred to submit an application form. I was keen to get admitted here.

    Course Curriculum :

    Whether starting my studies with the Bachelor of Business, in which I could specialize in human resource management, or taking my learning further with a postgraduate qualification, I graduate equipped with specialized knowledge in employment law, contracts, and managing people and change within an organization, allowing me to work in a range of areas including equal employment opportunity.

    5 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    From single-subject to undergraduate to research degrees, my university has been on the front line of teaching and leadership excellence. The teaching methods have evolved and adapted to meet the shifting needs. Thus I was keen to get admitted here. My GPA was 6, and I was required to submit a common application.

    Course Curriculum :

    Offering next-level flexibility, a business degree from Charles Sturt University gave me unlimited opportunities across an extensive range of small and large businesses, and I could work from almost anywhere in the world. I started my career with a flexible generalist undergraduate degree, gaining tons of practical industry experience, choosing my specialization, and prepared myself for senior-level management and leadership positions.

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    6.3 /10

    low cost fees and can get admission easily and good curriculum having experienced lectures

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    Good theoretical knowledge with some good staff It lacks in practical experience

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    7.2 /10

    The University has a good schedule for the subjects. It is one of the best colleges in Australia.

    Course Curriculum :

    Academics was good in the Uni. For every semester you need to get enrolled to the subjects and its your choice to choose the subjects and also the schedule .

    10 /10 academic/food
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    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    8.8 /10

    It’s a brilliant University, however, the course is definitely community orientated which is where I want to venture my future profession. The course includes areas such as psychology, policing, politics, emergency management, sociology and indigenous subjects. It’s a thrill to be apart of and this subject will set me up for my future profession.

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    Dr Cassie's Cosmetic Clinic1.79 km
    George Street Medical Practice1.98 km
    Bathurst Private Hospital2.21 km
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    Bathurst Airport8.29 km
    Orange Airport41.11 km
    Camden Airport123.85 km
    Bankstown Airport142.66 km
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    Panorama Mini Mart & Takeaway0.56 km
    Keppel Street Books1.57 km
    Read Chambers1.69 km
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    Armada Bathurst Shopping Centre2.09 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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