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Support at every stage of your Australian study journey

This article appears in: Starting your studies, Studying in Australia
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CDU offers a range of student support services to help you confidently complete your studies.

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Financial support

CDU’s scholarships provide you with incredible opportunities and financial support to reach your full potential. With a range of scholarships covering up to 50% of tuition fees, international students can make their dreams to study in Australia come true.

The Buddy Program

When you first arrive in Australia, you may feel overwhelmed. CDU’s Buddy Program is designed to assist you with your transition to study. Be paired with a current student who will provide friendly and practical assistance, establish a supportive network for you and help you integrate into the CDU community. 

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Accommodation support

CDU offers a free and confidential service providing information and advice on housing options, tenancy advice and support and assistance with accommodation problems. Explore on-campus and off-campus accommodation options with CDU's Accommodation Services.

Visa compliance support

Your student visa is the document issued to you by the Department of Home Affairs that allows you to enter Australia to study. CDU’s dedicated International Compliance team is available to assist you with compliance around your visa requirements.

Support during your studies

Academic and language support

Free and confidential language and learning support is available to all students throughout their time at University. One-on-one support will help you to understand the requirements of assignments, develop your study skills and assist you with exam preparation.

In addition to this, free study skills workshops are available for all students. These workshops cover topics including study strategies, exams, assignment types and academic writing. With an array of online resources, staying organised and connected with others is easy.

Social opportunities

At CDU, you will make friends that you’ll keep for a lifetime. In addition to the people you’ll meet during events and in class, the CDU Student Association offers an extensive range of clubs. Offering everything from sports and exercise to magic and religion, find a club that appeals to you.

If you’re passionate about being connected to students, you can also become part of CDU’s Student Council

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Health and wellbeing

Many things can cause stress in our daily lives. It is important to find the right tools to support you during these times and as circumstances change around you. CDU provides a range of tools to assist you during life’s challenges, including free and confidential counselling.

Plan for the future

Career support

CDU’s Career Centre provide expert advice and resources to help increase your employability to give you a competitive edge in the job market. Improve your chances of securing the career you want by talking with our expert staff and accessing resources including: 

  • employment guide 
  • step up your employability 
  • resume tips 
  • LinkedIn tips 
  • improving your interview skills 
  • and much more

Alumni resources

Upon graduating, maintaining your connections with CDU brings so many rewards and opportunities. Some of these include:

  • Access exclusive opportunities to impact teaching and learning in your industry
  • Develop and maintain rewarding personal and professional connections
  • Contribute to leading research and knowledge development
  • Have a positive impact on future generations through the power of education
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With support for every aspect of your Australian study journey, you can focus on enjoying your time at university. At CDU, we’re with you every step of the way. 

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