The process to apply to study with us is simple, just follow these steps.
Steps to applying at CDU
Step 1: Choose your course
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 2022 course guide can be found below.
Step 2: Check the entry requirements and application dates
All of your course entry requirements (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
|Semester 2 2022||Semester 1 2023|
CDU scholarships closing date
Last date to submit offshore applications
|31 July 2022||12 February 2023|
Last date to submit onshore applications
|7 August 2022||26 February 2023|
Last date to submit applications for course changes/transfers
|14 August 2022||26 February 2023|
|22 August 2022||06 March 2023|
VET Application Dates
|Semester 2 2022||Semester 1 2023|
|Last date to submit offshore applications||26 June 2022||TBC|
|Last date to submit onshore applications||3 July 2022||TBC|
|Teaching commences||18 July 2022||TBC|
CDU International College
Semester 2 2022
Semester 1 2023
Latest application date (offshore)
8 August 2022
Latest application date (onshore)
19 August 2022
15 August 2022
22 August 2022
Step 3: Apply online or through an agent
Applications must be submitted online through our application portal. You’ll need 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 later. 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, ensure that your application form is completed as an incomplete application may delay the application process. You’ll also need to provide and label correctly all the required documentation below:
- Passport copy showing all relevant information
- Proof of English language proficiency test
- A well-written Statement of Purpose (Single) or Statement of Purpose (Family)
- Certified copies of all academic transcripts, award certificates including grading systems information and English translations (whenever applicable)
- Other supporting documents.
We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU. More information on available international scholarships can be found on our international student scholarship page.
Apply for Credit, Advanced 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 (and certified English translation, if required).
- Completed HE113 Application for Exemption form.
The University may 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. Remember to include this reference number in all correspondences with the University about your application.
Step 4: Application assessment
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.
Step 5: Receive an offer
You will receive one of the following Letter of Offer once you meet the required admission and assessment criteria:
- A Conditional Letter of Offer
- An Unconditional Letter of Offer
Each Letter of Offer has instructions on what you to 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.
Step 6: Accept your offer
You need to 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:
- Upload a signed copy of the Terms of Agreement (included in your Letter of Offer) to the application portal directly
- Upload the payment receipt and any requested documents to the application portal directly
CDU will issue an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) which you must provide to DHA to apply for your Australian student visa.
Step 7: Apply for your student visa
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 (CoE) for a full-time course at CDU.
More information on student visa applications.
Step 8: Enrol
Before you commence your studies, you will need to set yourself up as a student and enrol in the units recommended in your course study plan.
We encourage you to activate your student account which will grant you access to your enrolment. Once you’ve activated your student account, you can proceed to login to CDU Portal. Then select My Student Info and navigate to My Enrolment and follow the steps.