Key information

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Study mode

Online; On campus
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

7000
keyboard_arrow_rightEntry requirements

CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 2; Session 1; Session 2 201760; 201830; 201860
Session 2; Session 1; Session 2 201760; 201830; 201860

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

Online; On campus

Campus locations

Wagga Wagga
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisations) is an internationally recognised degree and has a proud history extending more than 20 years. 

Follow your interests

All students complete a common first-year program, which includes units in chemistry, anatomy and physiology, statistics and microbiology. From there, you can choose to stay in the general stream to gain a broad understanding of medical science or you can specialise in one of three areas that interest you the most. There is also the potential for movement between specialisations within the course.

Flexible study options 

Choose between full-time, part-time, on-campus and online study options to match your work and lifestyle commitments. There is also the potential for transfer from the Bachelor of Medical Science into other courses, such as the Bachelor of Pharmacy, during the course (based on grade point average (GPA)). Although no official approved articulation agreements exist, there are credit packages available to recognise students' prior learning.

Options to further your studies

Gain a broad foundation in medical science as preparation for entry into postgraduate study, research programs, or transfer into another university degree, subject to eligibility requirements.

Support when you need it

If you are studying on campus, you may be eligible to apply for a Science Scholarship, valued at $4000 per year.

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) has accreditation from the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) has accreditation from the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

Students will complete one or two workplace learning subjects (BMS237 and BMS351) depending on their specialisation. Students in the generic stream may also elect to take BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1 if they wish.

Students with appropriate concurrent employment may seek credit (recognition for prior learning) for BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1.

Immunisation

NSW Health is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all clients in health care settings and providing a safe and healthy working  environment for all staff and other clinical personnel, including students  undertaking workplace learning. This commitment includes adopting an assessment, screening and vaccination policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specific Infectious Diseases (PD2011_005) that minimises the risk of acquiring infectious diseases. Compliance with this  policy is mandatory for all health facility staff, including students on clinical placement.

Students must comply with NSW Health immunisation and vaccination requirements and be verified prior to being allocated to a workplace learning facility. This applies to all students regardless of state or territory. All students must undergo vaccination against infectious diseases prior to being allocated to a facility within NSW or other states. Results of these vaccinations are kept on a  personal record card (available from the School through which the student is  studying). This card must be presented, upon request, by NSW Health, or other health facility staff, whilst the student is attending workplace learning.

The Policy requires that you consult your local doctor to  obtain written proof of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,  measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the requirements of this policy have been met, and failure to comply with the requirements may jeopardise completion of your studies.

As a full course of vaccinations may take several months to complete, you are advised to consult your local medical practitioner well in  advance of the commencement of your studies.

PLEASE NOTE that, as many courses involve workplace learning in the first year of study, the hepatitis B immunisation should be commenced early to meet NSW Health requirements.

Further information is available from NSW Health.

Working with Children Check

Students must have a Working with Children Check. To apply for this Working with Children Check, fill in an online application form. Once the form has been submitted, follow the instructions for collection.

 

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component for distance education students:

CHM107 Chemistry 1B
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
BMS308 Immunology
BMS352 Molecular Pathology
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
BCM302 Food and Beverage Biotechnology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
BMS302 Clinical Biochemistry 2
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion
BMS238 Foundations of Biotechnology
BMS215 Microbial Biotechnology
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
BMS304 Fundamentals of DNA Fingerprinting
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - The median starting salary for a Medical Science undergraduate in Australia is $69,200

Career opportunities

This broad-based course offers you diverse career options in the healthcare industry and gives you the flexibility to choose an area of specialisation. Use your knowledge of medical science to enter a rewarding career in public health or health administration in the public or private sector. 

Pathology specialisation

This specialisation will qualify you for accreditation as a medical scientist with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Work in private and public sector hospitals and health laboratories, where you will be responsible for performing a range of medical laboratory tests to help clinicians in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of diseases.

Biotechnology specialisation

Graduate with a range of skills and knowledge in biotechnology and its uses in agriculture, food production, bioinformatics, genetic engineering and medicine.

Clinical Physiology specialisation

Take up a career in clinical management where you will perform physiological tests to diagnose and fine-tune the therapeutic management of already established disease and assess the physiological functioning of the nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Careers in clinical research are also available in hospital and university research teams. These often focus on the development of new measurement techniques and a better understanding of the processes of specific diseases.

This broad-based course offers you diverse career options in the healthcare industry and gives you the flexibility to choose an area of specialisation. Use your knowledge of medical science to enter a rewarding career in public health or health administration in the public or private sector. 

Pathology specialisation

This specialisation will qualify you for accreditation as a medical scientist with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Work in private and public sector hospitals and health laboratories, where you will be responsible for performing a range of medical laboratory tests to help clinicians in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of diseases.

Biotechnology specialisation

Graduate with a range of skills and knowledge in biotechnology and its uses in agriculture, food production, bioinformatics, genetic engineering and medicine.

Clinical Physiology specialisation

Take up a career in clinical management where you will perform physiological tests to diagnose and fine-tune the therapeutic management of already established disease and assess the physiological functioning of the nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Careers in clinical research are also available in hospital and university research teams. These often focus on the development of new measurement techniques and a better understanding of the processes of specific diseases.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

No special arrangements apply

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisations) is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisations) is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisations) online or on campus.

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYNN214554
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJSLR
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKSLR
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNISLR
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNESLS

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYNN214554
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJSLR
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKSLR
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNISLR
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNESLS

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Emma Kalle - Bachelor of Medical Science

"Practical placement was really useful to see what a career in the pathology industry is like in a way that theory lecturers can't show. With this degree, I'll be able to work in pathology labs."

Emma Kalle - Bachelor of Medical Science

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The course consists of 192 points comprised of:
compulsory common subjects (12 subjects; 96 points)  and either restricted elective subjects (96 points) or a specialisation in one of the following areas:

Biotechnology Pathology Clinical Physiology

Core subjects (96 points)
IKC100 Indigenous Health
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS308 Immunology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Restricted elective subjects for generic course (96 points)
Students can choose subjects from the two specialisations and can also select any of the following subjects:
BMS208 Human Nutrition
BMS233 Nutritional Physiology
BMS243 Nutrition, Metabolism & Human Disease
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
BMS406 Human Reproductive Biology
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SCI301 International Practical Experience
PSY214 Health Psychology


Biotechnology specialisation (96 points)
BCM302 Food and Beverage Biotechnology
BMS238 Foundations of Biotechnology
BMS215 Microbial Biotechnology
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1
BMS304 Fundamentals of DNA fingerprinting
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
SCI300 Biotechnology and Industry (16)
BMS344 Molecular Immunology
BMS345 Therapeutic Proteins
BMS346 Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics


Pathology specialisation (96 points)
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1
BMS352 Molecular Pathology
BMS302 Clinical Biochemistry 2
BMS337 Histopathology 2
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion
BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2

Clinical Physiology specialisation (96 points)
BMS239 Clinical Measurement
BMS291 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 1
BMS292 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 2
BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
BMS321 Clinical Neuroscience
BMS329 Clinical Neurophysiology
BMS332 Clinical Cardiovascular Physiology
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1
RSC201 Cardiorespiratory Anatomy and Physiology
RSC301 Asthma Management
RSC431 Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing
RSC441 Advanced Respiratory Laboratory Diagnostics

Bachelor of Medical Science (generic)

By full time study

Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
IKC100 Indigenous Health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]

Session 4
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]

Session 5
BMS308 Immunology
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]

Session 6
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]

By part time distance education study

Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous Health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 4
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2

Session 5
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics

Session 6
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
[restricted elective]

Session 7
BMS308 Immunology
[restricted elective]

Sessions 8-12
Student complete a total of 8 restricted electives

Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology)

By full time study
Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
IKC100 Indigenous Health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1

Session 4
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1
BMS337 Histopathology 2
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1

Session 5
BMS308 Immunology
BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS302 Clinical Biochemistry 2

Session 6
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
BMS352 Molecular Pathology
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaemotology and Blood Transfusion

By part time distance education study
Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 4
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2

Session 5
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics

Session 6
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1

Session 7
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1

Session 8
BMS337 Histopathology 2
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology

Session 9
BMS308 Immunology
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1

Session 10
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion

Session 11
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS302 Clinical Biochemistry 2

Session 12
BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2
BMS352 Molecular Pathology

Bachelor of Medical Science (Clinical Physiology)
 By full time study
Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
IKC100 Indigenous Health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS239 Clinical Measurement
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
RSC201 Cardiorespiratory Anatomy & Physiology

Session 4
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS321 Clinical Neuroscience
RSC301 Asthma Management
BMS332 Clinical Cardiovascular Physiology

Session 5
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1*
BMS291 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 1
BMS308 Immunology
BMS329 Clinical Neurophysiology

Session 6
BMS292 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 2
BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
RSC431 Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing
RSC441 Advanced Respiratory Laboratory Diagnostics

By part time distance education study

Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 4
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2

Session 5
BMS239 Clinical Measurement
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics

Session 6
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
RSC301 Asthma Management

Session 7
BCM210 Foundations and  Techniques of Biochemistry
RSC201 Cardiorespiratory Anatomy & Physiology

Session 8
BMS321 Clinical Neurophysiology
BMS332 Clinical Cardiovascular Physiology

Session 9
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1
BMS291 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 1

Session 10
BMS292 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 2
BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic

Session 11
BMS308 Immunology
BMS329 Clinical Neurophysiology

Session 12
RSC431 Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing
RSC441 Advanced Respiratory Laboratory Diagnostics

Bachelor of Medical Science (Biotechnology)
By full time, on-campus study
Session 1

BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Session 2
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS238 Foundations of Biotechnology
BMS215 Microbial Biotechnology

Session 4
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS304 Fundamentals of DNA fingerprinting

Session 5
BMS308 Immunology
SCI300 Biotechnology and Industry (16 points)(commence)
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BCM302 Food and Beverage Biotechnology

Session 6
SCI300 Biotechnology and Industry (16 points)(complete)
BMS345 Therapeutic Proteins
BMS344 Molecular Immunology
BMS346 Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

By distance study
Session 1

BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Session 4
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Session 5
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics

Session 6
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry

Session 7
BMS238 Foundations of Biotechnology
BMS215 Microbial Biotechnology

Session 8
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1
BMS304 Fundamentals of DNA fingerprinting

Session 9
BMS308 Immunology
BMS315 Medical Microbiology

Session 10
BMS344 Molecular Immunology
BMS345 Therapeutic Proteins

Session 11
SCI300 Biotechnology and Industry (16 points)(commence)
BCM302 Food and Beverage Biotechnology

Session 12
SCI300 Biotechnology and Industry (16 points)(complete)
BMS346 Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees. Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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Master of Medical Science (with specialisations)

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Advance your medical knowledge at the cutting edge of science and technology with CSU's Master of Medical Science. Medical science...

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