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)

 Now open

dealines to be set

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.