Cross institutional study

You can study a subject or course with us even if you're studying at another university or TAFE. The Cross Institutional Study Scheme means you can choose a unit of study at CSU that may not be offered at the university you're enrolled with, giving you credit towards your degree there.

Many of these subjects can be studied with CSU online, which means you can study whenever and wherever suits you best.

To qualify, you need to:

  • be a Commonwealth-supported student (please note: the cost of your CSU subject may not be the same as a subject at your main provider)

  • provide a letter from your home institution confirming that your CSU subject will count towards your award and a copy of your most recent CAN (Commonwealth Assistance Notice)

  • apply online to CSU for your subject(s) as early as you can and upload the two documents mentioned above.

To apply online, select the application type 'Single Subject Study and Cross Institutional Study' and use one of the admission codes below in the 'choose your course' section. Nominate the subjects you would like to study in the 'nominate your subjects' section.

Alternatively, you can download and complete an Application for admission form [PDF]. Clearly mark your application 'cross-institutional' in the course name field.


To browse CSU subjects, view our online handbook (please note: not all subjects are offered in all sessions)

When applying for cross-institutional study, the subject code should be entered into the strand or major field. You may need to attach a cover letter containing this information if you wish to study more than one subject.

Single subject study without credit

If you are not seeking cross-institutional credit and just want to pick up additional subjects, you don't need to worry about the criteria set out above. By choosing to study a single subject you can focus on an area that especially interests you.