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Charles Sturt University

4.3 out of 5 (14 ratings / 9 reviews) Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
The mission of Charles Sturt University is to build skills and knowledge in our regions. We offer choice and flexibility to students and work hand-in-hand with our industries and communities in teaching, research and engagement.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Journalism & Media (2)



Whilst we've been a university for more than 20 years, our history of professional education and research spans more than 100 years. This started with the establishment of the Bathurst Experimental Farm in 1895.


Charles Sturt University's three Faculties (Arts and Education, Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences, and Science) comprise a number of Schools and centres for specific areas of study and research.


Charles Sturt University has four Research Centres and three Faculties. They are designed to bring together staff around a coherent theme.

University Research Centres leverage their resources to attract external funding to promote achievement as they engage in identifying, pursuing and sharing intellectual leadership with quality domestic and international research partners. The research conducted within the Centres is strongly complemented by research conducted with the Faculties of the University.


The Career Service is one of the ways we can give you an edge after graduation. When you study with us you'll get:

  • career development workshops
  • support finding work experience placements
  • personal appointments with our career development officers
  • tips on job applications, résumé writing, interview techniques and job search strategies.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Study support services include:

  • individual consultations

  • workshops

  • drop-in sessions

  • short preparation courses

  • study spaces

  • self help resources.

Housing services

  • Bathurst Campus: A range of rooms in natural surroundings. 
  • Wagga Wagga Campus: A mix of modern and traditional accommodation.
  • Orange Campus: A welcoming and supportive community.
  • Albury-Wodonga Campus: A relaxed lifestyle in a scenic, eco-friendly setting. 
  • Dubbo Campus: Cottage-style accommodation that is your home away from home. 
  • Port Macquarie Campus: Experience living and learning in a relaxed coastal community.

Library services

The CSU library bsupports students, staff, researchers, alumni and the community by providing access to books, journals, and many other online databases and many other online databases and resources.

ICT services

The Division of Information Technology (DIT) is committed to a strong service culture and focuses on delivering 'fit-for-purpose' quality information and communication technology (ICT) services to the University community. 

Medical services

Charles Sturt University holds regular health information sessions on campus, and provide a website with further information, community contacts and reliable medical websites. We have a particular focus on drug and alcohol awareness as well as sexual and mental health.

Student Life

Campus life

CSU's NSW campuses are located in some of Australia's fastest growing regional cities, offering a unique study experience with access to the best of city living along with the benefits of a regional lifestyle.

Large campuses have allowed the development of fully operational, hands-on teaching facilities, including:

  • State-of-the-art scientific and computer laboratories 
  • Television studios
  • Broadcasting studios 
  • A simulated hospital. 
The facilities set us apart from other universities, allowing students to learn the skills required to be industry-ready from the first year of study.

Sports facilities

  • Basketball court on the Albury campus
  • Small grassed area at Thurgoona residences for kicking footballs, throwing Frisbees, etc
  • Hume and Hovell walking track cuts through Thurgoona campus
  • Bike track that links most of Albury and Wodonga is adjacent Thurgoona campus and will link direct to the campus in the next year or so
  • Thurgoona tennis courts (a few hundred metres from the campus)
  • Ovals with lighting for soccer, rugby league and rugby union
  • Training oval with lights
  • Fully equipped exercise gym
  • Outdoor sports area catering for tennis, netball and basketball with lighting
  • Indoor sports arena catering for indoor sports such as basketball, netball, volley ball etc.

Student Reviews

Intellectual, but Difficult
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I greatly enjoyed studying at CSU for the most part, however, repeated enrolment issues and IT problems have greatly disappointed me recently

I have the hope
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I am new in this university . They are so helpful and kind.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

CSU is really well set up for online learning. Everything from offer acceptance, to enrolment, to library access, participation in classes and assignment submission has been seamless.

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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