How do I apply?

Applications to study at Charles Darwin University must be submitted online.

Please see below for more information.

Note: Information on applying for research programs can be found on the Research page.


How to apply

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

Applying online to CDU is easy and quick. All you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

The online application process allows you to attach the relevant documents to your application. Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number which will allow you to track the status of your application.

A complete application includes the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of passport showing personal and visa details
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Financial declaration
  • Statement of purpose
  • Certified copies of all transcripts of results, award certificates, grading systems and English translations, if required
  • Unit outlines if applying for credit transfer
  • Other supporting documentation if applicable

Please click here to commence your online application

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Application deadlines

  Semester 1 2015            Semester 2 2015            
Last date to submit OFFSHORE applications

Early February - CDU Darwin

Mid February - CDU Sydney

 Mid February - CDU Melbourne

*Please allow time for visa processing

(up to 8 weeks for some cases)

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Last date to submit ONSHORE applications

Mid February

CDU Darwin, CDU Sydney, CDU Melbourne

*Please allow time for visa processing

(up to 8 weeks for some cases)

Now open

dealines to be set

Use a CDU Authorised Education Agent

CDU has authorised representatives in many countries and you may use their services to assist you in the application process. Education agents are normally able to assist you with your visa application as well as your university application. Please be aware that some education agents may charge a fee.
A list of CDU authorised representatives can be found here.

Courses are available in the following areas:

Arts & Creative Arts

Health Sciences

Building Design & Architecture

Indigenous Studies

Business & Commerce

Information Technology

Education

Law & Legal Studies

Engineering

Science

Environmental Science

Social Work & Community Development

Non Award

Arts & Creative Arts
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester Intake Course Code
Bachelor of Arts 16,960 17,808 3 Years March/ July BAR
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 16,960 17,808 3 Years March/July BAH22
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

16,480

17,980

5 Years March/July BARBL
 Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Visual Arts) 16,640 17,496 3 Years March/ July BCAIVA
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(Communication)
16,640 17,496 3 Years March/ July BCAICM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(New Media Design)
16,640 17,496 3 Years March/ July BCAINM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (New Media Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology 17,760 18,876 4 Years March/ July BCNMIT
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) 16,640 Discontinued 3 Years March/July BCAIH
Building Design & Architecture
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Design 18,240 19,344 3 Years March/ July BDES
Business & Commerce
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Accounting** 17,600 19.360 3 Years March/ July BACC
Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws 17,600 18,756 5 Years March/July BACBL
Bachelor of Commerce 17,600 19,360 3 Years March/ July BCOMR
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws 17,600 18,756 5 Years March/ July BCOBL

**Students wishing to register with a professional accounting body (such as CPA, ICAA) will need gain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 in all bands to meet the english language requirements for professional registration.

Education
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)**** 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/ July BEDP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Visual Arts)**** 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/ July BEDSVA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Health and Physical Education)**** 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/ July BEDSHP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Science) **** 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/ July BEDSSC
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Music)**** 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/ July BEDSMU
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Mathematics)**** 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/July BEDSMA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Information Technology)**** 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/ July BEDSIT
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences)**** 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/ July BEDSHS
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching 17,120 18,320 4 Years March/July BEDEC
Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) 19,200 18,320 2 Years March/ July BEDGE

**** From 1 January 2013 the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) will introduce changes to the assessment criteria for English language proficiency to be consistent with teacher registration requirements in Australian states and territories. For more information about the requirements, click here

Engineering
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Engineering Honours 22,240 24,320 4 Years March/ July BENGH
Bachelor of Engineering Science 22,240 24,320 3 Years March/ July BENGS
Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering
22,240 24,404 5 Years March/July BENSME
Associate Degree in Engineering 22,240 24,320 2 Years March/July ADENG

Diploma of Engineering

(Higher Education program)

22,240 24,320 1 Year March/ July DIPEN

Diploma of Network Engineering

19,040 20,256 1 Year March DIPNE
Environmental Science
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Environmental Science
20,960 22,224 3 Years March/ July BES
Health Sciences
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Psychological Science 17,760 18,832 3 Years March/ July BPSYS
Bachelor of Pharmacy 23,360 24,768 4 Years March/ July BPHAR
Bachelor of Health Sciences 20,640 21,672 3 years March/ July BHSC
Bachelor of Midwifery*** 21,600 22,680 3 years March BMID
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science 22,080 23,184 4 years March BMLSC
Bachelor of Nursing***

21,600 22,680 3 Years March/ July BNRSG

*** From 19 September 2011 a revised registration standard on English Language skills has been implemented. Find out more at: www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing Course at Charles Darwin University (CDU) who are undertaking units which involve a clinical placement must meet all pre-clinical requirements set by the University. For more information :

http://www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/health/practicum/preclinical_requirements.html

Indigenous Studies
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advocacy 16,480 17,144 3 Years March/July BATSIA
Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges 16,480 17,144 1 Year March/July DATSIK
Information Technology
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Information Technology 19,200 20,256 3 Years March/ July BIT
Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours 19,520 TBC 4 Years March / July BSENGH
Diploma of Network Engineering 19,040 20,256 1 year March/ July DIPNE
Law & Legal Studies
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Laws 17,120 18,152 4 Years March/ July BLAW
Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Course) 17,120 18,152 3 Years March/ July BLAWG

Associate Degree in Legal Studies

17,120 18,152 2 Years March / July ADLS
Science
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Science 20,800 22,072 3 Years March/ July BSCI
Bachelor of Science Honours 20,800 22,072 1 Year March/July BSCIH
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 20,640 21,672 3 Years March/ July BESS
Diploma of Science 20,800 22,072 1 Year March/July DIPSCI
Social Work & Community Development
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies 16,960 17,984 3 Years March/ July BHCS
Bachelor of Social Work 17,120 17,984 4 Years March/ July BSW
Non Award
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Study Abroad - One Semester 8,080 TBC 0.5 Years February/ July
Study Abroad - Two Semesters 16,160 TBC 1 Year February/July
Business & Commerce
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester Intake Course
Code
Master of Accounting**
(Professional Practice)
21,440 23,448 2 Years March/ July MACPP
Master of Professional Accounting  21,440 23,448 1.5 years March/July MPAE
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
21,440 23,448 2 Years March/ July MBAP14
Master of Business Administration 21,440 23,448 1.5 Years March/July MBA14
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 21,440 23,448 1 Year March/July GDBA14
*Students wishing to register with a professional accounting body (such as CPA, ICAA) will need gain an IELTS of 7 in all bands to meet the english language requirements for registration. 
Education
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Graduate Certificate in Education (International) 9,600 10,176 0.5 Year March/July GCEI
Master of Education (International) 19,200 20,352 1 Year March/July MEDI

**** From 1 January 2013 the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) will introduce changes to the assessment criteria for English language proficiency to be consistent with teacher registration requirements in Australian states and territories. For more information about the requirements, click here

Engineering
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Engineering 22,400 24,488 2 Years March/ July MENGIN
Environmental Science
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
 Master of Emergency and Disaster Management 21,120 22,072 2 Years March/July MEMDM
Master of Environmental Management
21,120 22,600 2 Years March/ July MEM

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Information Technology
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering) 19,520 20,800 2 Years March/ July MITSE

* Full course fee

Note: The University will review tuition fees annually and the new annual fees will apply to all international students, regardless of the commencement date of study.

Postgraduate Research

Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Doctor of Philosophy (EHS) 19,360-22,720* 19,360-22,720* 4 Years February/ July DPHEHS
Doctor of Philosophy (IAS) 19,360-22,720* 19,360-22,720* 4 Years February/ July DPHIAS
Doctor of Philosophy (LBA) 19,360-22,720* 19,360-22,720* 4 Years February/ July DPHLBA
Doctor of Philosophy (Acike) 22,720 22,720 4 Years February/ July DPHIKE
Master by Research (EHS) 19,360-22,720* 19,360-22,720* 2 Years February/ July MRSEHS
Master by Research (IAS) 19,360-22,720* 19,360-22,720* 2 Years February/ July MRSIAS
Master by Research (LBA) 19,360-22,720* 19,360-22,720* 2 Years February/ July MRSLBA
Master by Research (Acike) 22,720 22,720 2 Years February/ July MRSIKE

* Non Lab-based fees: AUD$ 19,360 - Lab Based-Fee:AUD$ 22,720

More information about International Postgraduate Research Scholarships can be found here

Note: The University will review tuition fees annually and the new annual fees will apply to all international students, regardless of the commencement date of study.

Business & Commerce
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Certificate IV in Business 6,160* 6,560* 0.5 Year February/ July BSB40212
Certificate IV in Accounting 6,160* 6,560* 0.5 Year February/ July FNS40611
Certificate III in Business 6,160* 6,560* 0.5 Year February/ July BSB30112
Certificate III in Accounts Administration 6,160* 6,560* 0.5 Year February/ July FNS30311
Environmental Science
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management 6,320* 6,720* 0.5 Year July AHC51110
Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management 6,320* 6,720* 0.5 Year March AHC40910
Cert III in Conservation and Land Management 6,320* 6,720* 0.5 Year July AHC31410
Cert II in Conservation and Land Management 6,320* 6,720* 0.5 Year March AHC21010
Cert IV in Residential Drafting 12,640 Discontinued 1 year March 52515WA
Hospitality
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Hospitality 12,160 13,120 2 Years February/ July SIT50313
Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) 12,160 13,280 1 Year February/ July FDF30710
Certificate III in Hospitality 6,160* 6,560* 0.5 Year February/ July SIT30713
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 12,400 13,520 1 Year February/ July SIT30813
Health Sciences
Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) 18,600 19,560 1.5 Years Applications will open shortly HLT51612

* Full course tuition fee

CDU Sydney

Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)

Fees $AUD per year (2016)

Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Commerce 17,600 19,360 3 Years March/ July/November BCOMR
Bachelor of Accounting 17,600 19,360 3 Years March/ July/November BACC
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
21,440 23,448 2 Years March/ July/November MBAP14
Master of Accounting
(Professional Practice)
21,440 23,448 2 Years March/July/November MACPP
Master of Professional Accounting  21,440 23,448 1.5 years March/ July/ November  MPAE

CDU Melbourne

Course Fees $AUD
per Year (2015)
Fees    $AUD    per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Commerce 17,600 19,360 3 Years March/July/November BCOMR
Bachelor of Accounting** 17,600 19,360 3 Years March/July/November BACC
Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice) 21,440 23,448 2 years March/July/November MBAP14
Master of Business Administration  21,440 23,448 1.5 years March/July/November MBA 14
Master of Accounting (Professional Practice)** 21,440 23,448 2 years March/July/November MACPP
Master of Professional Accounting 21,440 23,448 1.5 years March/July/November MPAE

**Students wishing to register with a professional accounting body (such as CPA, ICAA) will need gain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 in all bands to meet the english language requirements for professional registration.