Are online programs available for new students studying overseas? If so, which courses offer this option?
We offer almost every higher education program online for students studying overseas. You will receive information in your letter of offer where there are specific units that are conducted face-to-face, such as placements or practical units. Study plans will also be provided to assist you in planning your studies while overseas.
What is the minimum number of subjects/units that students must take each semester?
International student visa holders in Australia should be taking a full-time study load. However, CDU may approve a reduced study load on a case-by-case basis to support our students. Non-student visa holders and students overseas can take their preferred study load online.
Are the online tuition fees the same as the on-campus programs?
Yes, online tuition fees are the same as studying face-to-face. Online study is the same high-quality course, same experienced lecturers as on-campus study; with access to 24-hour support. Tuition fees depend on the number of units of study, not the mode of study.
Are scholarships available to me if I study online?
Scholarships for online study are the same as an on-campus study. Visit the international student scholarship page for more information.
What if I cannot get access to an English test centre? Can I still apply to CDU without a current English test?
Due to COVID-19, many English language testing facilities are closed. As such, the University has been able to approve the following alternative English language tests to ensure international applicants can commence studies for Semester 2 2021 and Semester 1 2022.
View the list.
Can I do part of the program online and then come to CDU to complete the program?
Yes, CDU offers this option. The added benefit to you is that online programs are taught on the same schedule as face-to-face programs. Our online students are virtually in the classroom face-to-face with other students. As COVID-19 travel restrictions lift, our students can easily transition to on-campus study.
For important Australian Government updates for international students regarding their visas, visit the Current International student's website and read Important Updates for International students.