International scholarships

International scholarships

Charles Darwin University offers a range of scholarships to International students, as well as information about other types of Australian Scholarships available. Find out more on the links below.

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CDU offers a limited number of 25 per cent and 50 per cent tuition fee scholarships for international students who
 have a record of academic excellence and high achievement. The tuition scholarships apply to the 
tuition fees for the full duration of an Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework degree.

The 
scholarships are exclusively available to students commencing a degree at CDU, and are awarded on demonstrated academic merit.

Applications for Semester 1, 2017 close on 15 October 2016.

Eligibility and Conditions

Eligible applicants must:

  • A demonstrated record of academic excellence and high achievement in previous relevant studies and qualifications
  • Must meet the University's academic and English entry requirement
  • An unconditional offer (SVP cleared) of admission to the degree at CDU for Semester 1, 2017
  • Not hold a scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsoring agency
  • Submitted a completed application for the scholarship by 15 October 2016 for commencement in Semester 1, 2017
  • Applicants must not hold a current Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizenship

Conditions of the Scholarship

Scholarship conditions are:

  • Students must commence studies in Semester 1, 2017
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester in the degree at CDU, at a Credit average or better (65 – 75%) and with no fail grade in any subject
  • The tuition fee scholarship will be applied directly upon enrolment each semester
  • Students must pay the remaining balance of their tuition on or before the start of each semester
  • The scholarship is neither transferrable for cash, nor refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, course or year
  • Students must abide by the Student of the University By-laws (PDF 9KB) 
  • Students must be paying international fees and not domestic fees
  • Students are required to inform the International Office via email international@cdu.edu.au of any visa status changes immediately as this may result in a termination of the scholarship

How to apply

Download the Vice-Chancellor's International High Achiever's Scholarship Application Form (pdf 213KB) and submit with your application for admission to a degree program at CDU.

Please note: the VCIHAS scholarships are very competitive and meeting the minimum eligibility standards
 described above does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship.
 All applicants who meet the minimum eligibility standards will be included in the selection 
process.
The decision of the University selection panel is final.

CDU offers a 10 per cent tuition fee discount for siblings.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be on a student visa
  • The applicant must provide satisfactory evidence to prove the sibling relationship
  • The discount applies only to second and subsequent siblings
  • The siblings do not need to study concurrently
  • This scholarship will be paid to the second and subsequent sibling each semester
  • The discount will be applied each semester, subject to satisfactory academic performance each semester
  • The scholarship is neither transferrable for cash, nor refundable and cannot be transferred to a non-sibling

How to apply

Students must complete the International Student Sibling Tuition Fee Discount application form (pdf 38KB).

Charles Darwin University provides Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research courses for Australia Awards Scholarship students.

Australia Awards Scholarship students enjoy the support services offered to all international students, plus:

  • support from the University's designated Australia Awards Scholarship Officer
  • a special Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
  • additional tuition support as recommended by academic staff

For further information and how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship scholarship and support services available to Australia Awards Scholarship applicants, go to Australia Awards, or email international@cdu.edu.au.

For information about scholarships, fellowships, awards and other sources of funding for study and/or research available through the Department of Education Science and Training (DEST), visit Australia Awards or email international@cdu.edu.au.

Charles Darwin University welcomes applications for Master by Research and PhD degrees from DIKTI scholarship awardees and offers the following additional scholarships to recipient:

  • 10 weeks of free Academic English language tuition
  • a tuition fee waiver for a third year of study for Master by Research (conditions apply)
  • a tuition fee waiver for a fourth year of study for PhD (conditions apply)

For further information and how to apply for these scholarships, please download the Special Offer for Indonesian Government DIKTI PhD Scholarship Awardees flyer (pdf 1.3MB).

CDU participates in the Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) to provide high quality masters and doctorate degree programs to current and future leaders from the Asia Pacific region.

ALA scholarships cover tuition costs and a living allowance and are allocated on a competitive basis. Applications for the scholarship close on the 31 July for study in the following year. Students must have a conditional offer of a place at CDU before applying for the scholarship.

Visit the Australia Awards website to find out further information about the ALA scholarship and the application process.

This is a useful starting point for students from the US, Canada and India who are seeking financial assistance through international financial aid programs to assist with costs associated with studying at Charles Darwin University.


US students

Federal student loans


Charles Darwin University is a 'Deferment Only' institution from 1st January 2013 and therefore no longer certifies US Federal Loans such as loans applied for under the Direct Loan Program (DLP) or the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).


Deferring Loans


Charles Darwin University can approve deferments for students who have already received US Federal Student Loans. If you have in the past received a US Federal Student Loan and you are enrolled at Charles Darwin University, you can apply to defer repayment of those loans. Please contact your lender for the appropriate deferment form and submit this with your request to the US Financial Aid Officer in the Office of International Services.


Additional resources


Below are some useful resources to assist you:





Canadian and Indian students


Global Education Management Services (GEMS) partners with highly regarded and experienced financing companies to provide the best in loan options for students from Canada and India who are pursuing their education outside of their home countries.




Important information


Please be reminded that any funds you receive as part of any loan must be repaid. Understanding your rights and responsibilities are very important to know before signing up with any loan provider.




Contact


For any additional information, please contact the US Financial Aid Officer in OIS
Brett Smith
E: brett.smith@cdu.edu.au
P: 08 8946 6048

Courses are available in the following areas:

Arts & Creative Arts
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester IntakeCourse Code
Bachelor of Arts18,52017,8083 YearsFebruary / JulyBAR
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)18,52017,8081 YearFebruary / JulyBAH22
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws19,260

17,980

5 YearsFebruary / JulyWARLA1
 Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Visual Arts)19,00017,4963 YearsFebruary / JulyBCAIVA
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(Communication)
19,00017,4963 YearsFebruary / JulyBCAICM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(New Media Design)
19,00017,4963 YearsFebruary / JulyBCAINM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (New Media Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology20,30018,8764 YearsFebruary / JulyBCNMIT
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours)N/ADiscontinued3 YearsFebruary /JulyBCAIH
Building Design & Architecture
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Design20,20019,3443 YearsFebruary / JulyBDES
Business & Commerce
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Accounting**20,44019.3603 YearsFebruary / JulyWACC01
Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of LawsN/A18,7565 YearsFebruary /JulyBACBL
Bachelor of Commerce20,44019,3603 YearsFebruary / JulyBCOMR
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of LawsN/A18,7565 YearsFebruary / JulyBCOBL

**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
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)****19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Visual Arts)****19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary/ JulyBEDSVA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Health and Physical Education)****19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSHP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Science) ****19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSSC
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Music)****19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSMU
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Mathematics)****19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSMA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Information Technology)****19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSIT
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences)****19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDSHS
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching19,80018,3204 YearsFebruary /JulyBEDEC
Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry)19,80018,3202 YearsFebruary / JulyBEDGE

**** 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
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Engineering Honours26,00024,3204 YearsFebruary / JulyVENG01
Bachelor of Engineering Science26,00024,3203 YearsFebruary / JulyWENG01
Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering26,37424,4045 YearsFebruary / JulyHENG01
Associate Degree in Engineering26,00024,3202 YearsFebruary / JulyXENG01

Diploma of Engineering

(Higher Education program)

26,000

24,3201 YearFebruary / JulyDIPEN
Environmental Science
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Environmental Science23,80022,2243 YearsFebruary / JulyBES
Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management23,40022,0721 YearFebruary / JulyTEMDM1
Health Sciences
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Alcohol and Other DrugsN/A18,8321 YearFebruary / JulyYAOD01
Diploma of Counselling 20,71618,8321 YearFebruaryYCOUN1
Diploma of Psychology 20,71618,1521 YearFebruary / JulyYPSY01
Bachelor of Psychological Science20,71618,8323 YearsFebruary / JulyWPSYS1
Bachelor of Pharmacy26,00024,7684 YearsFebruary / JulyBPHAR
Bachelor of Health Sciences22,80021,6723 YearsFebruary / JulyBHSC
Bachelor of Midwifery***24,20022,6803 YearsFebruaryBMID
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science 24,80023,1844 YearsFebruaryBMLSC
Bachelor of Nursing***24,20022,6803 YearsFebruary / JulyBNRSG

*** 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
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AdvocacyN/A17,1443 YearsFebruary / JulyBATSIA
Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges18,52017,1441 YearFebruary / JulyYATSI1
Information Technology
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology 21,60020,2562 YearsFebruary / JulyXICT01
Associate Degree of Network Engineering21,60020,2562 YearsFebruary / JulyXNENG1
Bachelor of Information Technology21,60020,2563 YearsFebruary / JulyBIT
Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours21,60020,2564 YearsFebruary / JulyBSENGH
Diploma of Network Engineering26,00020,2561 YearFebruaryDIPNE
Law & Legal Studies
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Laws19,96818,1521 YearFebruary / JulyYLAW01
Bachelor of Laws19,96818,1524 YearsFebruary / JulyWLAW01
Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)19,96818,1523 YearsFebruary / JulyWLAWG1

Associate Degree in Legal Studies

19,968

18,1522 YearsFebruary / JulyXLEST1
Science
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Exercise and Sport Science22,80021,6722 YearsFebruary / JulyXESSS1
Bachelor of Science23,40022,0723 YearsFebruary / JulyBSCI
Bachelor of Science Honours23,40022,0721 YearFebruary / JulyBSCIH
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 22,80021,6723 YearsFebruary / JulyBESS
Diploma of Science23,40022,0721 YearFebruary / JulyYSCI01
Diploma of Exercise and Sports Science22,80021,6721 YearFebruary / JulyYEXSS1
Graduate Certificate of Play Therapy N/A18,8320.5 YearFebruary / JulyUPLAT1
Social Work & Community Development
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies18,88017,9843 YearsFebruary / JulyBHCS
Bachelor of Social Work19,20017,9844 YearsFebruary / JulyBSW
Non Award    
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Study Abroad - One SemesterN/A8,0800.5 YearFebruary / July 
Study Abroad - Two SemestersN/A16,1601 YearFebruary / July 
Arts & creative arts
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees  $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester IntakeCourse
Code
Master of Public Policy 24,15223,4482 YearsFebruary / JulySPPOL1
Business & Commerce
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees  $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester IntakeCourse
Code
Master of  Professional Accounting**
(Professional Practice)
 25,00023,4482 YearsFebruary / JulySPAPP1
Master of Professional Accounting  25,00023,4481.5 YearsFebruary / JulySPACC1
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
 25,00023,4482 YearsFebruary / JulyMBAP14
Master of Business Administration 25,00023,4481.5 YearsFebruary / JulyMBA14
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 25,00023,4481 YearFebruary / JulyGDBA14
*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
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees  $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Graduate Certificate in Education (International) 10,600*10,1760.5 YearFebruary / JulyGCEI
Master of Education (International) 21,20020,3521 YearFebruary / JulyMEDI

**** 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
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees  $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Engineering 26,93624,4882 YearsFebruary / JulySENG01
Environmental Science
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees  $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Emergency and Disaster Management 23,40022,0722 YearsFebruary / JulyMEMDM
Master of Environmental Management 23,88022,6002 YearsFebruary / JulyMEM

 

Health Science
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees  $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Public Health 23,400NA1.5 YearsFebruaryMCPHTH

Information Technology
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees  $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering) 22,00020,6962 YearsFebruary / JulyMITSE
Master of Information Technology (Business Information Systems) 22,00020,8002 YearsFebruary / JulySITBI1

* 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

CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Doctor of Philosophy (EHS)19,360-22,720*19,360-22,720*4 YearsFebruary / JulyDPHEHS
Doctor of Philosophy (IAS)19,360-22,720*19,360-22,720*4 YearsFebruary / JulyDPHIAS
Doctor of Philosophy (LBA)19,360-22,720*19,360-22,720*4 YearsFebruary / JulyDPHLBA
Doctor of Philosophy (ACIKE)22,72022,7204 YearsFebruary / JulyDPHIKE
Master by Research (EHS)19,360-22,720*19,360-22,720*2 YearsFebruary / JulyMRSEHS
Master by Research (IAS)19,360-22,720*19,360-22,720*2 YearsFebruary / JulyMRSIAS
Master by Research (LBA)19,360-22,720*19,360-22,720*2 YearsFebruary / JulyMRSLBA
Master by Research (ACIKE)22,72022,7202 YearsFebruary / JulyMRSIKE

* 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
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Certificate IV in Business7,000*6,560*0.5 YearFebruary / JulyBSB40215
Certificate IV in Accounting7,000*6,560*0.5 YearFebruary / JulyFNS40615
Certificate III in Business7,000*6,560*0.5 YearFebruary / JulyBSB30115
Certificate III in Accounts Administration7,000*6,560*0.5 YearFebruary / JulyFNS30315
Environmental Science
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management7,200*6,720*0.5 YearJulyAHC51110
Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management7,200*6,720*0.5 YearFebruaryAHC40910
Cert III in Conservation and Land Management7,200*6,720*0.5 YearJulyAHC31410
Cert II in Conservation and Land Management7,200*6,720*0.5 YearFebruaryAHC21010
Cert IV in Residential DraftingN/ADiscontinued1 YearFebruary52515WA
Hospitality
CourseFees $AUD per year (2017)Fees $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Hospitality14,00013,1202 YearsFebruary / JulySIT50313
Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)14,00013,2801 YearFebruary / JulyFDF30710
Certificate III in Hospitality7,000*6,560*0.5 YearFebruary / JulySIT30713
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery14,00013,5201 YearFebruary / JulySIT30813

* Full course tuition fee

CDU Melbourne

CourseFees  $AUD per year (2017)Fees  $AUD per year (2016)DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Commerce20,44019,3603 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberBCOMR
Bachelor of Accounting**20,44019,3603 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberWACC01
Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice)25,00023,4482 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberMBAP14
Master of Business Administration 25,00023,4481.5 YearsFebruary /July / NovemberMBA 14
Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice)**25,00023,4482 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberMACPP
Master of Professional Accounting25,00023,4481.5 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberSPACC1

**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.

CDU Sydney

Course

Fees $AUD per year (2017)

Fees $AUD per year (2016)

DurationSemester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Commerce20,44019,3603 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberBCOMR
Bachelor of Accounting20,44019,3603 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberWACC01
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
25,00023,4482 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberMBAP14
Master of Professional Accounting
(Professional Practice)
25,00023,4482 YearsFebruary /July / NovemberMACPP
Master of Professional Accounting 25,00023,4481.5 YearsFebruary / July / November SPACC1
Master of Business Administration25,00023,4481.5 YearsFebruary / July / NovemberMBA14