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Charles Darwin University

Northern Territory, Australia
  • 353 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 304 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 693 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 15%
Institution type Public

About Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a dual-sector university, in other words, they offer a complete spectrum of training opportunities and education in Higher Education (HE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET). CDU has 6,000 students from interstate and from over 100 nationalities around the world. The university's altruistic and adaptive culture which allowed it to thrive in the ever changing world. CDU understands that you may need help in achieving your goals. Hence, it is ready to provide as much of support as they can because your goal is their priority. 

CDU is a nationally recognised university that can help you achieve your goals in a supportive and friendly environment. When studying at CDU you will enjoy living in a tropical location, while making life-long friends with other students from a variety of multi-cultural backgrounds. It won’t take you long to feel at home with CDU.

CDU is one of seven members of Australia's Innovative Research Universities network, which involves members directing knowledge, capabilities and resources to enhance the outcomes of higher education. CDU sits alongside Flinders, Griffith, James Cook, La Trobe, Murdoch and Newcastle universities in the network.


Campus information

CDU has 24,000 students and more than 2000 international students from 58 different countries providing a truly multicultural environment for study and career development. The main campus is located in Darwin, Northern Territory (NT) with study locations across the NT and also in Sydney and Melbourne.

The CDU Gym offers their staff and club members, seniors and the general public, a modern, fully equipped, air-conditioned gymnasium with a comprehensive range of fitness programs, services and memberships. If you're looking for somewhere to stay, staff at CDU will provide you with all the necessary information as it has a range of accommodation options.

To ensure your comfort,  CDU also features a pool and barbecue area, games room with satellite television, pool table, a 24/7 computer lab and security. Students that need to buy a few text books you will find what they're looking for in the bookshop. The handy store also provides an online ordering system. The library provides a vast variety of books, DVDs and CDs for hire. There is also a computer floor on the first level.



Choose to live on or off campus while you study with CDU. Whether you are moving interstate or to Australia from a different country, you'll find your home away from home. And if you're just visiting campus for a placement or trade block, you can take advantage of the short-term accommodation options available to you.

On-campus accommodation is provided at:

  • Casuarina campus
  • Katherine campus
  • Alice Springs campus

When on-campus accommodation is not the best option for you, there are accommodation options off campus for you to consider. Our Accommodation Services team can provide advice on the options available to you.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


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