Study in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District and immerse yourself in one of Australia’s world’s most dynamic, vibrant and multicultural cities. With its picturesque harbour, world-famous landmarks and golden sandy beaches, Sydney offers a mix of natural beauty and urban sophistication.
Whether you’re soaking up the views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, strolling along iconic Bondi Beach, or exploring the arts and music scene, there’s always something exciting to discover in this lively metropolis.
CDU is ranked in the Top 50 universities in the Asia-Pacific region
Source: Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2018
CDU is ranked top 7 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes
Source: Good Universities Guide 2024
Sydney is the 5th most liveable city in the world
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit 2018
Message from the Associate Vice-Chancellor
Welcome to Charles Darwin University Sydney, where knowledge meets innovation and excellence thrives.
In the bustling heart of Australia's largest city, CDU Sydney proudly offers state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research opportunities, and a vibrant, inclusive campus community, creating a truly dynamic and exciting place to study.
We are committed to ensuring our students have an extraordinary learning experience, empowering them to become influential leaders and catalysts for positive change. We embrace and celebrate diversity, fostering an environment where every individual feels valued and included.
The CDU team is genuinely invested in the success of our students, which is reflected in our graduate outcomes.
Dr Penelope Sweeting, Associate Vice-Chancellor, Sydney region
International students play a vital role in the diverse fabric of Charles Darwin University Sydney, representing a significant portion of our community. We embrace and support our international students, ensuring they have an inclusive and enriching experience while studying with us.
Through a wide range of events, workshops, orientations and welcome evenings, we actively encourage international students to connect not only within CDU but also with the wider Sydney community.
We also take pride in commemorating significant dates and holidays that hold special meaning for our international students, celebrating their diverse cultures and creating a sense of belonging.
I’ve loved my experience at CDU Sydney so far. My course has equipped me with critical thinking skills, sound clinical reasoning, and comprehensive health assessment abilities from supervised clinical placements in a variety of health care settings.
One of the highlights of my CDU Sydney experience has been the Simulation Block. Interacting with lecturers who are experts in nursing really inspired me to stay focused on my goal. I’ve also really enjoyed the events and gatherings organised by CDU, which have been a great way for me to develop my social skills and meet new people.
Another great thing about CDU Sydney is the location. Being in the heart of the city, there’s easy access to restaurants, shops and public transport which makes uni life a lot more convenient.
Mark Angelo Cabrera, Master of Nursing Practice student
Learn more about what it's like to study in Sydney, Australia
At CDU Sydney, we are committed to providing international students with a truly transformative university experience.
Are you ready to study in Australia?What we offer
"Whether you are a prospective student, a current member of our university family, or one of our esteemed partners, we warmly invite you to embark on an exploration of the boundless possibilities that CDU Sydney has to offer"
Dr Penelope Sweeting, Associate Vice-Chancellor, Sydney Region
At CDU Sydney, our research areas are diverse and impactful
Through our multidisciplinary approach, we strive to make meaningful contributions and create a positive impact in these important fields.
Check out some of the research areas you can explore in Sydney:
- Computational intelligence, including smart algorithms for data analysis and interpretation, prediction of different phenomena, clustering and classification of unorganised data and creating smart decision-making systems for different applications.
- Humanitarian rights.
- Mental health and wellbeing.
- Health service management/education/leadership.
- Surrogacy and social policy.
- Human factors and healthcare safety.
- Aged care.
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
Ready to start your research journey with CDU? Find out more
Where to find us
General enquiries via your one-stop shop.
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 3 pm
You can find the CDU Sydney campus directly
across from Central Station in the Sydney CBD.
815 George Street