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Pathways to university for international students

At the CDU International College, we offer pathways designed to ensure you get the most out of your studies.

Attend classes at the modern CDU Waterfront campus in Darwin City, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive CDU student support.

Specialised language development, a well-rounded curriculum and smaller class sizes provide the support necessary to meet your goals and prepare for the real world.

Courses at the CDU International College

Foundation studies


Completion of a Foundation Studies program provides access to most CDU undergraduate degrees.

First-year diplomas


After completion of the first-year diploma, you may progress to the second year of one of the following degrees of a business, accounting, digital enterprise, computer science or IT undergraduate degree.

Master's preparation and qualifying programs


Students who successfully complete the Master's Preparation Program or Master's Qualifying Program gain direct entry to postgraduate programs listed in the prospectus (PDF, 2.69 MB).

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Important dates for 2021/2022


Latest Application Date (Offshore)

Latest Application Date (Onshore)

Teaching begins

Census Date

Semester 1 2022

21 February 2022

4 March 2022

28 February 2022

7 March 2022

Semester 2 2022

8 August 2022

19 August 2022

15 August 2022

22 August 2022

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