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0.5 year/s full-time
0 year/s part-time
0.5 year/s full-time


Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1
Online - No


Casuarina campus
Casuarina campus

Credit points required


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Study Abroad (ZSA1S1) at Charles Darwin University is an academic program for incoming international students who seek a one-semester study program in Australia.

Full credit for successfully completed studies will be transferred back to the home university degree. (For two-semester Study Abroad options see Study Abroad - Two semesters ZSA2S1).

Please contact the International Student Officer in the CDU International Office:

For further details visit the website:


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Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

Students can choose a maximum of 5 units per semester from a wide range, either at undergraduate or graduate level. Examples include environmental sciences, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Indigenous studies, creative arts and industries multimedia, graphic design, communication, music, involvement with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, tourism and hospitality, humanities, social sciences, science, commerce, nursing, law, education, and information technology.

Course structure

  • 2023 HE unit offerings are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 November 2022.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Units may be selected from any discipline, although some units may have prerequisite requirements.

The unit choice must be approved in advance by the Home University and by CDU. A standard semester for study abroad students is one semester (18 weeks duration):

  • Semester One: March - June
  • Semester Two: July - November


Study plan


A recommended study plan is not applicable to this course.

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Students must be enrolled at their home university and have successfully completed at least one year in their degree studies at the home university.

For further details visit the website:

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

English language requirements depend on the course being undertaken.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the approved English language tests.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.

* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please contact CDU Glabal Learning Abroad team via:


The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.


CDU student

Nikki Govan

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CDU Central
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Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on: 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

Domestic applications


For information on applying and/or enrolling in this course please contact Charles Darwin University Student Central for assistance.

T: 1800 061 963 (freecall)
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