As a new world university, we think differently. We innovate and embrace change. We challenge conventions and look for better ways. Whether studying on campus or online, you'll be studying with an innovative multi-sector university that is a leader in research and flexible study delivery.
A dual-sector university
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a dual-sector university, which means you will find the right study pathway for you, from Vocational Education and Training (VET) and undergraduate courses to postgraduate and higher degrees by research.
Not sure if you are ready for study or don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer free enabling courses to help you build your confidence and get started.
A leader in Indigenous education
Each year CDU teaches over 4,000 Indigenous students in over 150 locations across the NT.
CDU is committed to being a leader among Australian universities in relation to Indigenous participation and relevance in its Strategic Plan, and by implication, significantly contribute to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Indigenous people and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.
Flexibility and support to study your way
At CDU, you will benefit from our ability to offer smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio of about one teacher to every 15-20 students.
If you're a domestic student, you'll have the flexibility to study online or on campus. Most of our courses are offered both full time and part time, meaning you'll have the flexibility to fit study around your work and family commitments.
As an International student, you will have to study full time and on campus but with 11 campuses and centres located around Australia, you could be studying in tropical Darwin, the outback of Alice Springs or in one of our more famous cities - Sydney.
A leader in research
CDU is a member of Australia's Innovative Research Universities network which also includes Flinders University, Griffith University, James Cook University, La Trobe University and Murdoch University,
The network brings together the direct knowledge, capabilities and resources of all six members to enhance the outcomes of higher education.
Joint ventures and partnerships
CDU has relationships with universities and organisations at home and around the world, including partnerships with many nationally funded Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs), which focus on:
We know our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision - to make a positive change. We help our students achieve their goals and make a positive impact in their lives and those around them.
Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction. With on-campus, online, part-time and full-time study options, you'll have the flexibility and support to do it your way.
Whether you are looking for flexible-study so you can juggle work and family commitments or get involved in clubs and societies to leave a lasting impact on campus, there is something for everyone at CDU.