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Study Abroad - One Sem

Casuarina campus
Course location
Casuarina campus
Course duration
0.5 year/s
0 year/s
Course duration
0.5 year/s
Availability for Admission
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
International online
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Can offers be deferred?
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code


CDU Central

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:

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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:


Course structure

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.

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.

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an opportunity for you to learn about the culture and history, strengthen your language skills, build new relationships and become part of the local community.

Contact the Global Mobility team to get started with your application.