Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age (Times Higher Education, 2013-14).

CDU is one of the youngest Australian public universities. Our main campus is located in Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia. This unique and authentic part of Australia influences the teaching and research activities of the university. Students can also study a selected range of business and accounting courses in Sydney and Melbourne.

CDU is a member of the Australian Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group, committed to excellence in research, teaching and training.

Why study at CDU?

  • Small classes for a personalised and supportive teaching and learning experience
  • Merit-based scholarships
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Professional internships
  • Free internet and wi-fi
  • Post-study work visa


CDU is a comprehensive dual-sector university offering VET courses, bachelor degrees, masters degrees and PhD programs. All courses are nationally accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Courses are available in the following areas:

  • arts and creative arts
  • building design and architecture
  • business and commerce
  • education
  • engineering
  • environmental science
  • health science
  • Indigenous studies
  • information technology
  • law
  • science
  • social work and community development.

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We also deliver a selected range of CDU undergraduate and postgraduate courses in accounting and business at CDU Sydney and CDU Melbourne (ATMC). All courses are delivered in accordance with CDU policies, processes and admission requirements. Students are enrolled as CDU students and follow the same CDU curriculum and assessment. Upon completion, students graduate with a degree from Charles Darwin University.

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The university offers a range of free services, including:

  • a careers and employment centre
  • student counselling
  • off-campus accommodation advice
  • academic support.

The Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP) offers a range of free workshops to all students, which are aimed at developing the academic skills needed to succeed in university studies at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.


  • Student lounges
  • On-campus accommodation (Darwin)
  • A library, post office and ATM on campus (Darwin)
  • A bookshop (Darwin)
  • Cafes and a cafeteria (Darwin)
  • A gym and sports centre (Darwin)
  • Wi-fi

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