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Charles Darwin University


Charles Darwin University (CDU) is based in the capital city of Darwin at the heart of Australia's tropical north. It is the Australian university located most closely to the Asia-Pacific region.

CDU has all the advantages of a dual-sector university including flexibility in study options – as a recognised leader in online education – creativity, adaptability and freedom to embrace the history and traditions of First Australians and the multitude of nations represented by our international student population.

Charles Darwin University

CDU is ranked =1st for graduate salary and 2nd for graduate employment in Australia. The Good Universities Guide ratings provide independent five-star performance ratings for every university in Australia.

CDU offers study options in Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Research in nine locations within Australia.

Whether you're looking for somewhere close to home or a change of scenery, find out where CDU can take you.

As a new world university, we think differently. We innovate and embrace change. We challenge conventions and look for better ways. Whether studying on campus or online, you'll be studying with an innovative multi-sector university that is a leader in research and flexible study delivery.

A dual-sector university
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a dual-sector university, which means you will find the right study pathway for you, from Vocational Education and Training (VET) and undergraduate courses to postgraduate and higher degrees by research. 

Not sure if you are ready for study or don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer free enabling courses to help you build your confidence and get started.

A leader in Indigenous education
Each year CDU teaches over 4,000 Indigenous students in over 150 locations across the NT.

CDU is committed to being a leader among Australian universities in relation to Indigenous participation and relevance in its Strategic Plan, and by implication, significantly contribute to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Indigenous people and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.


Flexibility and support to study your way

At CDU, you will benefit from our ability to offer smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio of about one teacher to every 15-20 students.

If you're a domestic student, you'll have the flexibility to study online or on campus. Most of our courses are offered both full time and part time, meaning you'll have the flexibility to fit study around your work and family commitments.

As an International student, you will have to study full time and on campus but with 11 campuses and centres located around Australia, you could be studying in tropical Darwin, the outback of Alice Springs or in one of our more famous cities - Sydney. 

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