Single subject study

Our single subject study is a flexible option that lets you choose one or two subjects without committing to a full degree. It's ideal if you're returning to study, preparing for a career change or professional development, or even if you're taking the first steps toward your degree.

You will study the same course material as students studying the full degree and have the same opportunities to interact with other students and lecturers in a supportive online learning environment. Most single subjects are open entry, so you can enrol and start learning right away, and your subjects will count toward a related full degree if you decide to pursue it later.

Find out more about single subject fees

How to apply

Step 1 - Find a subject

You'll need to find a subject that suits and note these details for your application:

  • subject code

  • subject name

  • on campus location (if required)

  • mode (either on campus or online)

  • session available

Find a subject


Step 2 - Complete an application

Apply Online

Once you've found your subject you can apply online. Just be sure to:

  • select Application Type – 'Single Subject Study or Cross Institutional Study'

  • choose the course - search 'Single Subject Study' - SSYW for domestic students or JSYW for international students

  • choose your subjects – select your subjects in the Nominate Your Subjects section of your application.

Then just fill out the rest of the form and you're done.

If you can't apply online, you can download an Application for admission form [PDF].

Step 3 - Supporting documentation

In most cases you won't need additional documentation for single subject study. But if you haven't studied at CSU before and your chosen subject has prerequisite study requirements you'll need to provide a copy of your academic transcript.

If you were not born in Australia but you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, you will also need to provide evidence of your citizenship or residency. You may also need to show you've met CSU's English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Completed paper application forms should be mailed to:

Admissions Office
Charles Sturt University
Locked Bag 676