How do I apply?

Applications to CDU must be submitted online. The process is simple, 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. There is no application fee when you apply online.

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

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:

Commence your online application

Application deadlines

Summer Semester 2015Semester 1 2016Semester 2 2016

Last date to submit

offshore applications

Late September

CDU Darwin - Not available

*Please allow time for visa processing

(up to 8 weeks for some cases)

Now open

deadlines to be set

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Last date to submit

onshore applications

Early October

CDU Darwin - Not available

*Please allow time for visa processing

(up to 8 weeks for some cases)

Now open

deadlines to be set

Now open

deadlines to be set

Last date to submit applications

for Course Transfer and

Course Change

9 October 2015

29 January 2016

17 June 2016

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.

See the list of CDU authorised representatives.

Courses are available in the following areas:

Arts & Creative Arts
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester Intake Course Code
Bachelor of Arts 18,520 17,808 3 Years February / July BAR
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 18,520 17,808 3 Years February / July BAH22
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws 19,260

17,980

5 Years February / July WARLA1
 Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Visual Arts) 19,000 17,496 3 Years February / July BCAIVA
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(Communication)
19,000 17,496 3 Years February / July BCAICM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(New Media Design)
19,000 17,496 3 Years February / July BCAINM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (New Media Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology 20,300 18,876 4 Years February / July BCNMIT
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) N/A Discontinued 3 Years February /July BCAIH
Building Design & Architecture
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Design 20,200 19,344 3 Years February / July BDES
Business & Commerce
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Accounting** 20,440 19.360 3 Years February / July WACC01
Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws N/A 18,756 5 Years February /July BACBL
Bachelor of Commerce 20,440 19,360 3 Years February / July BCOMR
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws N/A 18,756 5 Years February / 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 (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)**** 19,800 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Visual Arts)**** 19,800 18,320 4 Years February/ July BEDSVA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Health and Physical Education)**** 19,800 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSHP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Science) **** 19,800 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSSC
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Music)**** 19,800 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSMU
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Mathematics)**** 19,800 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSMA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Information Technology)**** 19,800 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSIT
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences)**** 19,800 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSHS
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching 19,800 18,320 4 Years February /July BEDEC
Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) 19,800 18,320 2 Years February / 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. Find out more information at AITSL notice of change to assessment criteria (PDF 35KB).

 

Engineering
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Engineering Honours 26,000 24,320 4 Years February / July VENG01
Bachelor of Engineering Science 26,000 24,320 3 Years February / July WENG01
Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering 26,374 24,404 5 Years February / July HENG01
Associate Degree in Engineering 26,000 24,320 2 Years February / July XENG01

Diploma of Engineering

(Higher Education program)

26,000

24,320 1 Year February / July DIPEN

Diploma of Network Engineering

26,000

20,256 1 Year February YNENG1
Environmental Science
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Environmental Science 23,800 22,224 3 Years February / July BES
Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management 23,400 22,072 1 Year February / July TEMDM1
Health Sciences
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs N/A 18,832 1 Year February / July YAOD01
Diploma of Counselling 20,716 18,832 1 Year February YCOUN1
Diploma of Psychology 20,716 18,152 1 Year February / July YPSY01
Bachelor of Psychological Science 20,716 18,832 3 Years February / July WPSYS1
Bachelor of Pharmacy 26,000 24,768 4 Years February / July BPHAR
Bachelor of Health Sciences 22,800 21,672 3 Years February / July BHSC
Bachelor of Midwifery*** 24,200 22,680 3 Years February BMID
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science 24,800 23,184 4 Years February BMLSC
Bachelor of Nursing*** 24,200 22,680 3 Years February / 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 :

Go to the Nursing webpage and select the pre-clinical tab.

Indigenous Studies
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advocacy N/A 17,144 3 Years February / July BATSIA
Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges 18,520 17,144 1 Year February / July YATSI1
Information Technology
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology 21,600 20,256 2 Years February / July XICT01
Associate Degree of Network Engineering 21,600 20,256 2 Years February / July XNENG1
Bachelor of Information Technology 21,600 20,256 3 Years February / July BIT
Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours 21,600 20,256 4 Years February / July BSENGH
Diploma of Network Engineering 21,600 20,256 1 Year February / July DIPNE
Law & Legal Studies
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Laws 19,968 18,152 1 Year February / July YLAW01
Bachelor of Laws 19,968 18,152 4 Years February / July WLAW01
Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) 19,968 18,152 3 Years February / July WLAWG1

Associate Degree in Legal Studies

19,968

18,152 2 Years February / July XLEST1
Science
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Exercise and Sport Science 22,800 21,672 2 Years February / July XESSS1
Bachelor of Science 23,400 22,072 3 Years February / July BSCI
Bachelor of Science Honours 23,400 22,072 1 Year February / July BSCIH
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 22,800 21,672 3 Years February / July BESS
Diploma of Science 23,400 22,072 1 Year February / July YSCI01
Diploma of Exercise and Sports Science 22,800 21,672 1 Year February / July YEXSS1
Graduate Certificate of Play Therapy N/A 18,832 0.5 Year February / July UPLAT1
Social Work & Community Development
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies 18,880 17,984 3 Years February / July BHCS
Bachelor of Social Work 19,200 17,984 4 Years February / July BSW
Non Award        
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Study Abroad - One Semester N/A 8,080 0.5 Year February / July  
Study Abroad - Two Semesters N/A 16,160 1 Year February / July  
Arts & creative arts
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester Intake Course
Code
Master of Public Policy  24,152 23,448 2 Years February / July SPPOL1
Business & Commerce
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester Intake Course
Code
Master of  Professional Accounting**
(Professional Practice)
 25,000 23,448 2 Years February / July SPAPP1
Master of Professional Accounting   25,000 23,448 1.5 Years February / July SPACC1
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
 25,000 23,448 2 Years February / July MBAP14
Master of Business Administration  25,000 23,448 1.5 Years February / July MBA14
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration  25,000 23,448 1 Year February / 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 (2017) Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Graduate Certificate in Education (International)  10,600* 10,176 0.5 Year February / July GCEI
Master of Education (International)  21,200 20,352 1 Year February / 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 download Changes to AITSL Assessment Criteria (PDF 26KB).

Engineering
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Engineering  26,936 24,488 2 Years February / July SENG01
Environmental Science
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Emergency and Disaster Management  23,400 22,072 2 Years February / July MEMDM
Master of Environmental Management  23,880 22,600 2 Years February / July MEM

 

Health Science
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Public Health  23,400 NA 1.5 Years February MCPHTH

Information Technology
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering)  22,000 20,696 2 Years February / July MITSE
Master of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)  22,000 20,800 2 Years February / July SITBI1

* 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 (2017) 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

Find out more about International Postgraduate Research Scholarships.

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 (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Certificate IV in Business 7,000* 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July BSB40215
Certificate IV in Accounting 7,000* 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July FNS40615
Certificate III in Business 7,000* 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July BSB30115
Certificate III in Accounts Administration 7,000* 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July FNS30315
Environmental Science
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management 7,200* 6,720* 0.5 Year July AHC51110
Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management 7,200* 6,720* 0.5 Year February AHC40910
Cert III in Conservation and Land Management 7,200* 6,720* 0.5 Year July AHC31410
Cert II in Conservation and Land Management 7,200* 6,720* 0.5 Year February AHC21010
Cert IV in Residential Drafting N/A Discontinued 1 Year February 52515WA
Hospitality
Course Fees $AUD per year (2017) Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Hospitality 14,000 13,120 2 Years February / July SIT50313
Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) 14,000 13,280 1 Year February / July FDF30710
Certificate III in Hospitality 7,000* 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July SIT30713
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 14,000 13,520 1 Year February / July SIT30813

* Full course tuition fee

CDU Sydney

Course

Fees $AUD per year (2017)

Fees $AUD per year (2016)

Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Commerce 20,440 19,360 3 Years February / July / November BCOMR
Bachelor of Accounting 20,440 19,360 3 Years February / July / November WACC01
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
25,000 23,448 2 Years February / July / November MBAP14
Master of Professional Accounting
(Professional Practice)
25,000 23,448 2 Years February /July / November MACPP
Master of Professional Accounting  25,000 23,448 1.5 Years February / July / November  SPACC1
Master of Business Administration 25,000 23,448 1.5 Years February / July / November MBA14

CDU Melbourne

Course Fees  $AUD per year (2017) Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Commerce 20,440 19,360 3 Years February / July / November BCOMR
Bachelor of Accounting** 20,440 19,360 3 Years February / July / November WACC01
Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice) 25,000 23,448 2 Years February / July / November MBAP14
Master of Business Administration  25,000 23,448 1.5 Years February /July / November MBA 14
Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice)** 25,000 23,448 2 Years February / July / November MACPP
Master of Professional Accounting 25,000 23,448 1.5 Years February / July / November SPACC1

**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.