Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University is ranked in the Top 2% and Top 50 under 50 in the world (Times Education Higher Education Rankings 2012-13) 

Located in the capital city of Darwin, CDU is a comprehensive teaching and research intensive university and the only university in the Northern Territory of Australia. This is a unique and authentic part of Australia; a vast region of one of the oldest landscapes on the planet and among the most culturally and biologically diverse. Darwin is one of the fastest growing economies in Australia.

This unique region profoundly influences the teaching and research activities of the University and the learning experiences and outcomes of our students. 

Why study at CDU:

  • Small classes with personalised and supportive teaching and learning environment
  • Excellent part-time work prospects and high graduate employment rate
  • Enhanced career opportunities in a fast growing economy in Australia
  • A modern, friendly, safe and multicultural environment
  • DARWIN has been named as one of the best cities in the world to visit in 2012 by Lonely Planet.
  • Masters program in Accounting, Business Administration and Engineering that include a 12 weeks work experience component with a local company

CDU now offers a range of accounting and business courses in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Airport pickup and reception services
  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • Halal food
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Religious Facilities - Christianity
  • Religious Facilities - combined facilities
  • Religious Facilities - Muslim prayer rooms
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs
  • Sporting facilities - Gym
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports

International House Darwin (IHD) offers a range of student accommodation options situated on the Casuarina Campus of Charles Darwin University in Darwin.

Information about IHD is available on our website at

CDU offers a limited number of scholarships to international students.

The most up-to date Information about CDU Scholarships is available on our website at

The Office of International Services at Charles Darwin University processes applications for incoming and outgoing exchange students and incoming study abroad students.

For more information about Study Abroad is available please visit:

  • Year institution founded: 1985
  • Total enrolled: 22000
  • International to domestic ratio: 5%
  • Average student age: 20-25
  • Number of academic staff: 150
  • Percentage of staff with a PhD or Masters: 40
  • Year MBA first offered: 2010
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Student Reviews

Hemangi Surti (India) - Masters by Research

Testimonial from Hemangi Surti (India) - Masters by Research, student at Charles Darwin University

Indian born Hemangi Surti, submitted her research paper in July 2008 and subsequently graduated in May the following year. Since graduating Hemangi has taken up a part-time post at a Nightcliff pharmacy and continues to work at the University as a nursing technician. Hemangi was recently granted Australian residency and hopes to register as a pharmacist.

Emma Bell (United Kingdom) - Bachelor of Business

Testimonial from Emma Bell (United Kingdom) - Bachelor of Business, student at Charles Darwin University

"Darwin is unique compared to the rest of Australia ... I wouldn’t study anywhere else"

I have fallen in love with the outdoor life, the gorgeous weather, even the wet season. I love to fish, camp and socialise with friends. Darwin has a growing economy and CDU is well placed to service this growing, diverse city.

Maria (Helena) Bravo (Philippines) - Master of Accounting

Testimonial from Maria (Helena) Bravo (Philippines) - Master of Accounting, student at Charles Darwin University

"I have found it easy to obtain work in Darwin and I am able to work full time during school holidays."

This has enabled me to save money for my school fees and other expenses. I have found my daily expenses as a student are much less than when I was working in Quezon City.

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