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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:


International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $8,500.00. This equates to $2,125.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study accounting at CDU?

Start a career in accounting as a forward-thinking CDU graduate. You’ll network with industry leaders while you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in roles across the finance and banking industry, as well as diverse roles in the public and private sector.

  • Study electives from other areas to complement your career options or interests
  • #2 Australian uni for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Study on campus, online, full-time or part-time as it suits you

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

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:


If you haven't studied for a while or need to improve on your grades from high school, enrol in CDU's free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP). This will help you lay the academic foundations to help you succeed as an undergraduate.


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

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