Charles Darwin University

00300K Australia

Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview


Charles Darwin University (CDU), is an educational provider, with campuses in Casuarina and Alice Springs. CDU, ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world by Times Higher Education, is a dual-sector university. The University offers a full spectrum of education and training opportunities in Higher Education (HE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET). CDU gives more personalised attention to students through smaller-class sizes with a low student-to-teacher ratio - about one teacher to every 15-20 students. CDU is one of six members of Australia's Innovative Research Universities network.

University Ranking


FEEL AT HOME INDEX - Rank: 3.14%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 651

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 301

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 19.830

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 9.828

Australia Awards Scholarship

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Charles Darwin University provides Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research courses for Australia Awards Scholarship students. Australia Awards Scholarship students enjoy the support services offered to all international students, plus: support from the University's designated Australia Awards Scholarship Officer a special Introductory Academic Program (IAP) additional tuition support as recommended by academic staff

All international

For further information, please contact the university website.

Australian Government Scholarship

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All international

For further information, please contact the university website.

Australian Leadership Awards

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CDU participates in the Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) to provide high quality masters and doctorate degree programs to current and future leaders from the Asia Pacific region.

All international

ALA scholarships cover tuition costs and a living allowance and are allocated on a competitive basis. Applications for the scholarship close on the 31 July for study in the following year. Students must have a conditional offer of a place at CDU before applying for the scholarship.

31 July 2018

International House Darwin Scholarship

A$1,000.00 (US$ 782) total value

Must be enrolled in a Higher Education undergraduate course  - see eligible courses Must be enrolled fulltime for the duration of the scholarship Must be a current resident at International House Darwin (and remain a resident for the duration of this scholarship) Must have completed at least two semesters (excluding summer semester and semester 3) while in residence at International House Darwin

All international

Students can apply online.

2 March 2018

Sibling Award

CDU offers a Sibling Award which provides 10 per cent reduction in tuition fees for siblings of international students.

Applicant must be on a student visa The applicant must provide satisfactory evidence to prove the sibling relationship The award applies only to second and subsequent siblings The siblings do not need to study concurrently This scholarship will be paid to the second and subsequent sibling each semester The award will be applied each semester, subject to satisfactory academic performance each semester The scholarship is neither transferrable for cash, nor refundable and cannot be transferred to a non-sibling

All international

Students must send the completed application form through mail. For further information, please contact the university website.

Vice-Chancellor is International High Achiever is Scholarship

CDU offers a limited number of 25 per cent and 50 per cent tuition fee scholarships for international students who
 have a record of academic excellence and high achievement. The tuition scholarships apply to the 
tuition fees for the full duration of an Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework degree.

Eligible applicants must: Submit a demonstrated record of academic excellence and high achievement in previous relevant studies and qualifications Meet the University's academic and English entry requirement Hold an offer of admission to the degree at CDU for Semester 2, 2018 Not hold a scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsoring agency Submit a completed application for the scholarship by 01 May 2018 for commencement in Semester 2, 2018 Not hold a current Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizenship

All international

Your application for the VCIHAS scholarship will not be considered unless the following documents have been submitted:  Application and all required supporting documents for the chosen degree course at CDU  Copy of your passport  Proof of English language proficiency (meeting University is requirement)  Letter of support from two academic referees  Application Form for Vice-Chancellor is International High Achiever is Scholarship 

1 May 2018

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