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 2, 2016 close on 15 April 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 2, 2016
  • Not hold a scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsoring agency
  • Submitted a completed application for the scholarship by 15 April 2016 for commencement in Semester 2, 2016
  • 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 2, 2016
  • 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 CDU (Student of the University) By-laws
  • 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 59KB) 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 more information about the support services available to Australia Awards Scholarship applicants, read through OIS's Australia Awards Scholarship website.

For further information and how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship scholarship, visit the Australia Awards Scholarship website or email international@cdu.edu.au.

CDU offers a number of scholarships which are open to both international and domestic students.   
Closing dates and the application process differ to those offered only to international students.  

To be eligible to apply for these scholarships you must:

  • have a CDU student number (for example  s123456), and
  • meet the eligibility criteria listed in the scholarship terms and conditions

(Please do not submit an application until you have received your CDU student number)

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 4 March 2016. 

Scholarships available to Higher Education Students

CDU Foundation IT Scholarship (PDF 240KB)  

Garth and Lorna Robertson Scholarship in Social Sciences (PDF 280KB)   

Matarazzo LC Scholarship (PDF 370KB)

Maxwell Carment Honours Scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences (PDF 275KB) 

Northern Territory Field Naturalists' Club Scholarship (PDF 240KB) 

Top End Native Plant Society Scholarship (PDF 240KB)

Department of Corporate Information Services Scholarship (PDF 240KB)

Scholarships available to VET Students

Luma Luma Holiday Apartments Scholarship (PDF 240KB)

Further Information 

There are also non-CDU scholarships open to international students offered by external organisations.

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.

The following information has been provided as 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 OIS.


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

17,980

5 Years February / July WARLA1
 Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Visual Arts) 17,496 3 Years February / July BCAIVA
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(Communication)
17,496 3 Years February / July BCAICM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries
(New Media Design)
17,496 3 Years February / July BCAINM
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (New Media Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology 18,876 4 Years February / July BCNMIT
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Honours) Discontinued 3 Years February /July BCAIH
Building Design & Architecture
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Design 19,344 3 Years February / July BDES
Business & Commerce
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Accounting** 19.360 3 Years February / July WACC01
Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws 18,756 5 Years February /July BACBL
Bachelor of Commerce 19,360 3 Years February / July BCOMR
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws 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 (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching)**** 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Visual Arts)**** 18,320 4 Years February/ July BEDSVA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Health and Physical Education)**** 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSHP
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Science) **** 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSSC
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Music)**** 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSMU
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Mathematics)**** 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSMA
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Information Technology)**** 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSIT
Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences)**** 18,320 4 Years February / July BEDSHS
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching 18,320 4 Years February /July BEDEC
Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) 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 (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Engineering Honours 24,320 4 Years February / July VENG01
Bachelor of Engineering Science 24,320 3 Years February / July WENG01
Bachelor of Engineering Science/Master of Engineering 24,404 5 Years February / July HENG01
Associate Degree in Engineering 24,320 2 Years February / July XENG01

Diploma of Engineering

(Higher Education program)

24,320 1 Year February / July DIPEN

Diploma of Network Engineering

20,256 1 Year February YNENG1
Environmental Science
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Environmental Science 22,224 3 Years February / July BES
Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management 22,072 1 Year February / July TEMDM1
Health Sciences
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs 18,832 1 Year February / July YAOD01
Diploma of Counselling 18,832 1 Year February YCOUN1
Diploma of Psychology 18,152 1 Year February / July YPSY01
Bachelor of Psychological Science 18,832 3 Years February / July WPSYS1
Bachelor of Pharmacy 24,768 4 Years February / July BPHAR
Bachelor of Health Sciences 21,672 3 Years February / July BHSC
Bachelor of Midwifery*** 22,680 3 Years February BMID
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science 23,184 4 Years February BMLSC
Bachelor of Nursing*** 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 (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advocacy 17,144 3 Years February / July BATSIA
Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges 17,144 1 Year February / July YATSI1
Information Technology
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology 20,256 2 Years February / July XICT01
Associate Degree of Network Engineering 20,256 2 Years February / July XNENG1
Bachelor of Information Technology 20,256 3 Years February / July BIT
Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours 20,256 4 Years February / July BSENGH
Diploma of Network Engineering 20,256 1 Year February / July DIPNE
Law & Legal Studies
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Laws 18,152 1 Year February / July YLAW01
Bachelor of Laws 18,152 4 Years February / July WLAW01
Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) 18,152 3 Years February / July WLAWG1

Associate Degree in Legal Studies

18,152 2 Years February / July XLEST1
Science
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Associate Degree of Exercise and Sport Science 21,672 2 Years February / July XESSS1
Bachelor of Science 22,072 3 Years February / July BSCI
Bachelor of Science Honours 22,072 1 Year February / July BSCIH
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 21,672 3 Years February / July BESS
Diploma of Science 22,072 1 Year February / July YSCI01
Diploma of Exercise and Sports Science 21,672 1 Year February / July YEXSS1
Graduate Certificate of Play Therapy 18,832 0.5 Year February / July UPLAT1
Social Work & Community Development
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies 17,984 3 Years February / July BHCS
Bachelor of Social Work 17,984 4 Years February / July BSW
Non Award        
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Study Abroad - One Semester 8,080 0.5 Year February / July  
Study Abroad - Two Semesters 16,160 1 Year February / July  
Arts & creative arts
Course Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester Intake Course
Code
Master of Public Policy 23,448 2 Years February / July SPPOL1
Business & Commerce
Course Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester Intake Course
Code
Master of  Professional Accounting**
(Professional Practice)
23,448 2 Years February / July MACPP
Master of Professional Accounting  23,448 1.5 Years February / July SPACC1
Master of Business Administration
(Professional Practice)
23,448 2 Years February / July MBAP14
Master of Business Administration 23,448 1.5 Years February / July MBA14
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 23,448 1 Year Febraury / 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 (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Graduate Certificate in Education (International) 10,176 0.5 Year February / July GCEI
Master of Education (International) 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, click here

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

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Information Technology
Course Fees  $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering) 20,696 2 Years February / July MITSE
Master of Information Technology (Business Information Systems) 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 (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Doctor of Philosophy (EHS) 19,360-22,720* 4 Years February / July DPHEHS
Doctor of Philosophy (IAS) 19,360-22,720* 4 Years February / July DPHIAS
Doctor of Philosophy (LBA) 19,360-22,720* 4 Years February / July DPHLBA
Doctor of Philosophy (Acike) 22,720 4 Years February / July DPHIKE
Master by Research (EHS) 19,360-22,720* 2 Years February / July MRSEHS
Master by Research (IAS) 19,360-22,720* 2 Years February / July MRSIAS
Master by Research (LBA) 19,360-22,720* 2 Years February / July MRSLBA
Master by Research (Acike) 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 (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Certificate IV in Business 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July BSB40212
Certificate IV in Accounting 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July FNS40611
Certificate III in Business 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July BSB30112
Certificate III in Accounts Administration 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July FNS30311
Environmental Science
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management 6,720* 0.5 Year July AHC51110
Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management 6,720* 0.5 Year February AHC40910
Cert III in Conservation and Land Management 6,720* 0.5 Year July AHC31410
Cert II in Conservation and Land Management 6,720* 0.5 Year February AHC21010
Cert IV in Residential Drafting Discontinued 1 Year February 52515WA
Hospitality
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Hospitality 13,120 2 Years February / July SIT50313
Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) 13,280 1 Year February / July FDF30710
Certificate III in Hospitality 6,560* 0.5 Year February / July SIT30713
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 13,520 1 Year February / July SIT30813
Health Sciences
Course Fees $AUD per year (2016) Duration Semester
Intake
Course
Code
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) 19,560 1.5 Years February / July HLT51612

* Full course tuition fee

CDU Sydney

Course

Fees $AUD per year (2016)

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

CDU Melbourne

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