About applying to study at CSU

About us

We believe wisdom transforms communities. With tenacity, we help to shape resilient, sustainable regions for the future. Acknowledging the culture and insight of Indigenous Australians, our ethos is clearly described by the Wiradjuri phrase, yindyamarra winhanganha, meaning the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

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Admissions criteria

You may fit into one of the following categories when you're apply to study at CSU:

  • Applicants with previous higher education study
  • Applicants with previous vocational education and training (VET) study
  • Australian secondary studies
  • Applicants with work and life experience
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Additional information for admission

Other criteria we may assess as part of your application may include:

  • access to our Indigenous Access Program
  • your overseas qualifications
  • your English Language Proficiency

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Accommodation, services and support

When you study with CSU, you're studying with us – we're all in this together. From the day you start thinking about further study to the moment you graduate, and later as a CSU alumni, our staff are on hand with the support and advice you need to succeed.

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Fees and payment options

Your course fees will depend on the number of subjects you enrol in, the course you are studying and the type of student you are - for example Commonwealth supported, fee-paying or international.

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Student profile

You can view data on students who commenced undergraduate study in the most recent full year of intake at CSU, including students admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

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How to apply

When applying to study at CSU, you should use our Online Application for Admission Form. Using this form, you can apply to:

  • study online at an undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • study on campus as a non-school-leaver (if you are at High School in Australia, the button below will give you more information)
  • study on campus as an international student
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Advanced Standing, Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

When you apply to study at CSU, you may be eligible to receive credit based on your previous study and/or work experience. This includes:

Where to get further information

There are many places that you can learn more about applying to study at university.

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Here you will find our definitions of the common terms we use at CSU.

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