Why study at CSU Study Centres?

CSU Study Centre students

CSU Study Centres are located in the heart of three of Australia’s most exciting cities – Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. 


Charles Sturt University is one of Australia’s leading universities, made up of our city-based Study Centres in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and several campuses located throughout regional Australia and overseas. Our excellent standards in career-focused higher education attract curious students from more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia.

Our graduates get jobs and are highly paid

CSU has an average graduate employment rate of 83.6%among its undergraduate student, which is 18% higher than the national average of 67.5%, and our graduates have an average starting salary of AUD$60 000 compared to the national average of AUD$52 800!
Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offer a perfect balance of theory and practice, to thoroughly prepare you for the real world. Working closely with industry and professional groups, we make sure our hands-on courses, in accounting, business and IT, help our students develop the real world skills employers are looking for.

With a degree from CSU, you'll feel ready to tackle the real-life situations and challenges that will inevitably crop up along your career path.

*Taken from Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website (QILT), which is compiled by ANU's Social Research Centre.

12 unit postgraduate degrees 

Our unique offering of 12-unit postgraduate degrees means you only need to complete 3 unit of subjects per semester. This allows you to have a lighter workload while studying, gives you more time for extra curricular activities, while making your degree more affordable. You are still eligible to apply for the Post Study Working Visa when you graduate!

Flexible entry requirements

If you don't meet the English or Academic entry requirement to enter directly to CSU Study Centres, you can still get into your dream degree course at CSU Study Centres through our English or academic pathway programs.

Embassy English, provider of comprehensive English pathway programs into CSU Study Centres, is conveniently located on site at our centres in Melbourne and Sydney. Transitioning to university couldn’t be simpler.

Multiple intake dates that meet your needs

Begin your CSU degree at a time to suit you. Our degree programs allow for flexible entry, with multiple start dates available in February, July and November every year.  

Warm and supportive environment

We know studying in a new country can be a daunting experience, that’s why our teachers and campus staff are dedicated to provide extra care to you to make sure you adjust to life in Australia easier. Our classes are small and our teachers know our students by their names, so you won’t feel like a number in a large university, but part of a warm and supportive family. 

Find out more

Interested in applying for one of our work-focused degrees? Get in touch to find out more or download a prospectus.

If you've already decided to study with us, you can apply online now