The process to apply to study with us is simple, just follow these steps.
Steps to applying at CDU
Choose a course from the list of courses available to international students. Each course lists the fees for the course for that year.
Make sure you change the search filter to 'international'. This will ensure courses available for international students to study will display.
Alternatively, our 2020 course guide can be found online.
All of your course entry requires (academic and English) can be found online.
If you have not reached the level required for entry to your chosen course, there are other pathways you can follow.
Higher Education Application Dates
Summer Semester 2020
Semester 1 2021
Semester 2 2021
CDU Scholarships closing date
30 November 2020
15 May 2021
Last date to submit offshore applications
26 October 2020
18 January 2021
05 June 2021
Last date to submit onshore applications
26 October 2020
01 February 2021
19 June 2021
Last date to submit applications for course changes/transfers
N/A - Restrict course change and transfer for continuing students
19 February 2021
9 May 2021
9 November 2020
1 March 2021
19 July 2021
VET Application Dates
Semester 1 2021 Semester 2 2021 Last date to submit offshore applications 28 December 2020 21 June 2021 Last date to submit onshore applications
11 January 2021
5 July 2021
We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU. If you are applying for a scholarship, you must submit your scholarship application as part of your application to study at CDU. View international scholarships.
The application process requires all applications to be submitted online either directly, or provide a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it at a later date. There is no application fee when you apply online.
You can lodge a direct application. However, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you are not able to submit a direct application via the application portal, then apply through one of our registered agents.
Option 1: Direct
Submit your application to study at CDU via the online portal.
Option 2: Agent
We have authorised representatives in many countries, and you may use their services to assist you in the application process. Education agents are generally able to help you with your visa application as well as your university application.
Please select your country of nationality to find our other overseas or external representatives.
When applying for your course, ensuring the following will help your application be processed swiftly:
Ensure your application form is complete. Incomplete applications delay the application process.
Provide and correctly label all the required documentation:
- Passport copy showing all relevant information
- Proof of English language proficiency test
- A well-written Statement of Purpose(Single) or Statement of Purpose(Dual Family)
- Certified copies of all academic transcripts, award certificates including grading systems information and English translations (whenever applicable)
- Scholarship Application Form/s
- Other supporting documents
If you are an Onshore student studying in Australia, you must include copies of all your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE’s) for your studies in Australia.
Apply for Credit, Advance Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP) (if applicable)
Please indicate in your application if you will be applying for advanced standing based on previous studies and submit the following documents:
- Certified academic transcripts of your previous study along with unit outlines (A certified English translation, if required).
- Completed HE113 Application for Exemption form.
The University will ask for further documentation if required at any time of the application process. 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.
CDU will assess your application against:
- Academic entry requirements
- Any special entry requirements
- English language entry requirements
- Meeting the criteria as both a genuine temporary entrant (GTE) and genuine student (GS)
Please note that meeting the minimum entry requirements for a course does not guarantee an offer to study at CDU.
You will receive one of the following Letter of Offer once you meet the required admission and assessment criteria:
- A Provisional Letter of Offer
- A Conditional Letter of Offer
- An Unconditional Letter of Offer
Each Letter of Offer has instructions on what you must do next, how to accept your offer and fee payment information. You must not use your Letter of Offer to apply for a student visa.
You should make sure that you meet the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) requirements for a student visa before you accept an offer and pay any tuition fees.
To accept an offer, you are required to:
- Submit a signed copy of the Terms of Agreement (included in your offer)
- Pay your deposit, either through your StudyLink account or the CDU Web Pay portal using your Studylink ID and reference number.
- Submit payment receipt and any requested documents
CDU will issue an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) which you must provide to DHA to apply for your Australian student visa application.
As an international student, you are required to hold a valid Australian visa for the duration of your study in Australia. The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for issuing visas to students who wish to study in Australia, their website is where you can find the requirements and application process for student visas.
As an international student visa holder, you have a set of responsibilities related to your visa laws and you are obligated to make yourself aware of these responsibilities and visa conditions.
You can apply for your student visa as soon as you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) for a full-time course at CDU.
More information on student visa applications.
Before you can start at CDU, you will need to set yourself up as a student and enrol in the units you want to study. Complete your enrolment in three steps:
- Set aside some time
- Find your student number (this is listed on your CoE)
- Activate your account
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