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 Indigenous 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

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 Andrew Vann
Vice-Chancellor and President

Important dates

Date Name Description
30 October 2020

2020 SESSION 2 Ends

30 October 2020

2021 Session 1 Application closing date

Closing date for on-time direct applications for study in Session 1 2021. (session code: 202130)

2 November 2020

2020 Session 3 Extended Application date

Extended date for direct applications for study commencing in Session 3 2020.  (session code: 202090)

Applications received during this period will only be considered if there are places still available in the nominated course and providing the nominated course does not have a residential school prior to the session start date.

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 Indigenous 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

Respect. Now. Always.

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

Learn more about our commitment

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