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Why choose CDU

Like our namesake Charles Darwin, we think differently. We innovate, embrace change, challenge conventions and look for better ways.

We bring those with unique experiences and perspectives together in an inclusive and supportive learning environment to connect, discover and grow.

We are young, flexible and internationally recognised for teaching, research and First Nations education. 

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Here's how to easily apply for undergraduate, postgraduate and TAFE courses at CDU.

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Our university rankings

  • #7 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes

    According to The Good Universities Guide 2024 CDU ranks as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2024 ranks CDU as a leader for postgraduate employment outcomes

  • #5 Australian university for first-in-family study

    The Good Universities Guide 2024 ranks CDU as a leader in providing first-generation university education

Student stories and study advice

  • Female student lying on bed looking at a laptop

    5 questions you must ask a uni before starting an online degree

    A lot has changed lately. Online degrees have long been the norm for Charles Darwin University, but for many Australians, the idea of studying online from home is part of the ‘new normal’ post Coronavirus lockdown. But, not all online learning is created equal.

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  • CDU student Zoe White using a book vending machine

    Explained: Your 101 guide to certificates, diplomas and degrees

    If you know you’d like to study a certain subject, but aren't sure sure about the different courses, qualification levels and what they all mean, then read on!

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  • CDU nursing student in Sydney

    My 'Aha!' moment: Why I decided to apply to uni

    It can take months – or years – to decide whether to study at university, especially if life is busy with work, socialising and family commitments. Hear from these five students on what motivated them to take the final step and start studying.

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