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Charles Sturt University

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Charles Sturt University is improving economic and social wellbeing and creating sustainable ecosystems for future generations .As Australia's leading regional university, we also promote social justice and human rights for Indigenous Australians. We do this both within our regions and across Australia.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

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.

Career

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
710 35
2019
745 122
2018
867
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
901
2017
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
-
2019
801
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

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. Rooms from $160.00 p/w
  • Wagga Wagga Campus: A mix of modern and traditional accommodation. Rooms from $129.00 p/w
  • Orange Campus: A welcoming and supportive community. Rooms from $150.00 p/w
  • Albury-Wodonga Campus: A relaxed lifestyle in a scenic, eco-friendly setting. Rooms from $175.00 p/w
  • Dubbo Campus: Cottage-style accommodation that is your home away from home. Rooms from $175.00 p/w
  • Port Macquarie Campus: Experience living and learning in a relaxed coastal community. $230.00 p/w

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

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.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's really nice to meet new people from different countries and nationalities and experience the new cultural things.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I suppose the most difficult issue with my University experience was the application for enrolment. It was tedious + laborious + generally useless information obviously ... for someone's phD. Oh well, I suppose that is of some use then ! When you get down to the study, that came relatively easy, the Modules were clearly expressed and the lecturers had clear expectations...

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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