Support CDU


At CDU we have unique challenges that come with providing best practice teaching and learning in over 170 locations throughout northern Australia often in some of the harshest environments.

From the very beginning of the university in 1989 as the Northern Territory University, individual and business donors and supporters have provided crucial funds and in-kind goods and services that have enabled the university to respond positively to our challenges.

It is with the shared vision and dedication of our donors that allow us to deliver the innovation, the creative, the margin of excellence that defines the essence of a distinctive university that is now Charles Darwin University.

The university continues to work with people from all walks of life, developing close ongoing relationships and supporting a myriad of crucial project areas that would not be realised without their involvement and philanthropy.

We invite you to join our growing group of supporters. We welcome any enquiry to discuss your specific interest areas. Start today. Your involvement could make a significant difference tomorrow and into the future.


Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

With the continued support and partnership with industry, the community and an ever-increasing scholarships program, we will attract and retain the region’s best and brightest, providing more opportunities for young Territorians to study, work and forge a sustainable future.


CDU Foundation Membership


Supporting major new projects and initiatives

As the Territory's only university, we're asked to meet a huge range of needs in the community. Our current major projects are essential in the development of our university and with your support we can deliver a first class university


Naming rights opportunities

For major areas like the university's new Art Gallery space in the Chancellery Building to student garden benches.


There are many ways you can support CDU philanthropically. Contributions of any size and any kind are gratefully accepted. You can choose to make a:


Acknowledgment of Donors

The support provided by donors can be acknowledged in a variety of ways, such as:

  • naming rights to a nominated project, which will be granted to significant donors;

  • acknowledgment in appropriate university publications; and

  • invitations to major university functions, especially those in which donors may have a particular interest.



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