Welcome to Charles Sturt University

We believe wisdom transforms communities. With tenacity, we help to shape resilient, sustainable regions for the future. Acknowledging the culture and insight of First Nations Australians, our ethos is clearly described by the Wiradjuri phrase, yindyamarra winhanganha, meaning the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

Our vision and values

Our mission 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. Growing from our historical roots, we share our knowledge and expertise as a significant regional export industry and we bring strength and learning from this back to our regions.

Through our values, we create a welcoming community experience and learning environment that supports innovative research, advances society and gives back to our regions.

Message from the Vice-Chancellor and President

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Renee Leon

At Charles Sturt University, we believe in making a difference. We are proud of our international research across many disciplines, including agricultural and veterinary science; education; biological, environmental and chemical sciences; ethics and philosophy.

Our academics are proven experts in their fields, and our research connections span the globe.

When you graduate, you will be ready to take the lead and advance yourself either professionally or personally — whatever your passion may be.

Professor Renée Leon PSM
Vice-Chancellor and President

Important dates

Date Name Description
16 April 2024

2024 Graduation Ceremonies (April-June)

Graduation Ceremonies will be held across our regional campus locations during this time.

For specific ceremony details and information about applying to graduate, please see this page about Graduation.

31 May 2024

2024 S1 GRADUATION Deadline to Graduate with a Lower Award or request Major/Minor/Specialisation/Joint Study

Graduating soon? Check your course/award details are correct before completing your expected final teaching period of study:

Considering graduating with a lower award?

Need to submit a request to have joint study or a specialisation added to your award name?

Want to nominate a major/minor for your course?

The deadline to finalise these course/award details is before the start of the exam period in your last teaching period of study, prior to completing your course.

31 May 2024

2024 Session 1 On Campus Classes End

Session code: 202430

Last day of Classes for Session 1

See the full list of important dates

Who we are, what we believe

We're committed to advancing higher education and research opportunities for the people of regional Australia. We bring strength and learning back to our regions and together, we make this a world worth living in.

We're 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 First Nations Australians. We do this both within our regions and across Australia.

Find out more about our ethos



Study with us and you can create the world you want to live in through flexible learning that suits your life.



Work with us and you’ll be part of a diverse workforce that is shaping the future of the nation.



Contribute to the lives of our students and communities and help us build a better tomorrow.

Infographic - Highest Graduate employment rate in the country


See how our diverse alumni cohort are giving back to their communities, advancing Australia and making impacts globally.

Natarsha Belling

Natarsha Belling

Bachelor of Arts (Communication - Journalism) - 1996

Phil Persson

Phil Persson

Master of Networking and System Administration - 2008

Robyn McMillan

Robyn McMillan

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) - 2011

Subject Zero - Teaching zero tolerance to every student

We want our University to be a place of safety and respect.

Learn more

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