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Charles Sturt University

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
At Charles Sturt University we're improving economic and social wellbeing and creating sustainable ecosystems for future generations.As Australia's leading regional university, we also promote social justice and human rights for Indigenous Australians. We do this both within our regions and across Australia.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Law (4)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Whilst we've been a university for more than 20 years, our history of professional education and research spans more than 100 years. This started with the establishment of the Bathurst Experimental Farm in 1895.


Charles Sturt University's three Faculties (Arts and Education, Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences, and Science) comprise a number of Schools and centres for specific areas of study and research.


CSU has four University Research Centres. They are designed to bring together staff around a coherent research theme. Each Centre has broad influence and engagement across the University.

University Research Centres leverage their resources to attract external funding to promote achievement as they engage in identifying, pursuing and sharing intellectual leadership with quality domestic and international research partners. The research conducted within the Centres is strongly complemented by research conducted with the Faculties of the University.


CSU graduates have long enjoyed one of the best employment rates of any university in the country, and our focus continues to be producing job-ready graduates with the experience and skills to hit the ground running. Our Career Service is one more way we can give you the edge after graduation.

The Careers Service

When you study with us you'll get career development workshops, support finding work experience placements, personal appointments with our career development officers and tips on job applications, resume writing, interview techniques and job search strategies.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

Study support services include:

  • individual consultations

  • workshops

  • drop-in sessions

  • short preparation courses

  • study spaces

  • self help resources.

Housing services

Our NSW campuses are located in some of Australia's fastest growing regional cities. They offer a unique study experience with the best of city living and the benefits of a regional lifestyle.

CSU guarantees on-campus accommodation to all first year students.

Library services

Our campus libraries naturally have all the resources you'll need to get the most out of your degree, giving you access to thousands of electronic resources, audio-visual material, books, and journals. But our mission is to go far beyond that, providing library services to you anywhere, anytime, with online access, ordering, support and secure 24-hour collaborative study spaces.

ICT services

The Division of Information Technology (DIT) is committed to a strong service culture and focuses on delivering 'fit-for-purpose' quality information and communication technology (ICT) services to the University community. 

Medical services

We hold regular health information sessions on campus, and provide a website with further information, community contacts and reliable medical websites. We have a particular focus on drug and alcohol awareness as well as sexual and mental health.

Student Life

Campus life

Our NSW campuses are located in some of Australia's fastest growing regional cities. They offer a unique study experience with the best of city living and the benefits of a regional lifestyle.

Our large campuses have fully operational, hands-on teaching facilities, including:

  • state-of-the-art scientific and computer laboratories
  • television studios
  • broadcasting studios
  • a simulated hospital
Campus Locations:
  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bathurst
  • Orange
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Port Macquarie

Sports facilities

CSU students are great sports, in every sense. Our sporting clubs are a central part of campus life, and include lots of our online students who join us for events like the Australian University Sport Nationals. Joining a sporting club is a great way to meet new people and get the most out of your CSU experience.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

CSU is really well set up for online learning. Everything from offer acceptance, to enrolment, to library access, participation in classes and assignment submission has been seamless.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's really nice to meet new people from different countries and nationalities and experience the new cultural things.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the outline of the subjects and the way they are delivered. However, the subjects should include more practical parts with high interactivity in the class time. I don't like the fact that my university is not diverse. It lacks diversity and therefore, don't feel like motivated while studying. Well, diversity is not the only factor, I'm generally satisfied with the...

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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