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Charles Darwin University International College

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is one of Australia's most multicultural universities, with students from more than 60 nationalities.

If you aspire to enter a university program and study in Australia, our International College provides a pathway to study.

Our courses prepare you to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate programs at CDU.

CDU International College helps international students achieve their academic and career goals by providing a variety of pathway programs.

Programs are available in the following categories:

  • The Foundation Studies program is a direct academic pathway to a first-year undergraduate degree.
  • Our First-Year diploma programs are two-semester courses that function as an alternative first year of an undergraduate degree at CDU.
  • Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program provides access to specific postgraduate programs at CDU.
  • English for Academic Purposes is designed for students who need to meet English language skills for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

These programs are delivered in partnership with Up Education. Up Education partners with leading universities in New Zealand and Australia to provide learning pathways to international students, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel at English-language universities.

Students at the CDU International College benefit from a friendly and supportive place to learn, with full access to CDU campus facilities, social events, and support services. Students are enrolled in CDU units while being taught by educators from Up Education. The small class sizes provide an ideal foundation for international students, and the programs have been designed to prepare students for success at university.

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