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Student and course types explained

International or domestic, online or on campus?

Pathways to study

Use your current experience or find a pathway to gain entry to CDU.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

Explore study pathways and support services available.

Admission requirements

VET, undergraduate, and postgraduate study.

Additional Information

  • If you have already completed some study or have relevant professional experience, you can apply for Advanced Standing*. If approved, you’ll reduce the total number of units you need to complete for your course.

    Advanced Standing applications can take up to four weeks to process, so it’s a good idea to apply as soon as you accept your offer.

    Visit Advanced Standing for more information.

    *Advanced standing, also referred to as exemption, is credit applied to your course of study based on prior achievement.

  • Studying with CDU in Australia is a rewarding and life-changing experience.

    CDU provides students with a variety of pathways to advance their education. From English language programs to Vocational Education and Training (VET), university degrees and PhD programs, you can find a pathway to suit your needs.

    Read more about studying in Australia with CDU.

  • You don't have to wait until you've finished school to experience university life; there are many opportunities for students who are still at secondary school.

    And if you are a parent looking for more information, our Schools Engagement website has information specific to high school students on courses, scholarships, accommodation and more.

    Visit Schools Engagement for more information.

  • CDU is committed to being a leader in Indigenous participation while contributing to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Indigenous people and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.

    As an Indigenous student at CDU you will be given support and guidance to be successful in your studies.

    Find out more about Indigenous leadership at CDU.

  • Apply to be a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student at CDU and you will be joining a recognised global leader in research. We align our research closely to the needs of the Northern Territory and the our Asian and Pacific neighbours.

    Visit Research to find out more about research at CDU.