Our study centres

Frequently Asked Questions about Charles Sturt Study Centres

Charles Sturt has decided to focus our international education study experience on our main, regional campus network. International education remains one of Charles Sturt’s highest priorities.

All existing students will be able to complete their studies as planned and are unaffected by this decision. Charles Sturt University remains committed to providing all students enrolled in the Study Centres with the opportunity to complete their courses and graduate with Charles Sturt.

  • How many students will this change impact?

    There are approximately 1,600 students currently studying at Charles Sturt’s Study Centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • I am an international student studying at a Charles Sturt main campus (Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Albury-Wodonga or Wagga Wagga). Does this impact me?

    No, your study remains unaffected.

  • Have current Study Centre students been informed of this change?

    Continuing Study Centre students have been informed of the change via email. All existing students will be able to complete their studies as planned and are unaffected by this decision.

  • Will continuing Study Centre students be supported until the current agreement finishes?

    All existing students will be able to complete their studies as planned and are unaffected by this decision. Charles Sturt University remains committed to providing all students enrolled in the Study Centres with the opportunity to complete their courses and graduate with Charles Sturt.

    The University will ensure students receive the high-quality education, including teaching staff, facilities and support services that they are entitled to.

  • How will students enrolled at Study Centres in courses which are scheduled to finish after 31 December 2022 be supported after the current agreement lapses?

    All existing students will be able to complete their studies as planned and are unaffected by this decision. Charles Sturt will have all arrangements in place to ensure students graduate with Charles Sturt University.

    We will continue to support all current students to complete their studies by providing quality teaching and services.

  • I am currently studying at a Study Centre. Does this change affect my existing international student visa?

    No, your existing Confirmation of Enrolment and associated international student visa remains in place and valid. Should you need to apply for a new international student visa, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs or your education agent for assistance.

    If you require further information regarding your enrolment status and Confirmation of Enrolment, the Study Centre will provide assistance.

  • I am currently studying at a Study Centre. Does this change affect my post-study work rights in Australia?

    The change is unrelated to any post-study work rights for which you may be eligible. Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs for full details on post-study work visas.

  • I am currently enrolled at a Study Centre. Does this change affect my tuition fees?

    No, your fees remain unaffected.

  • What are my options if I have accepted an offer to study at a Study Centre but not yet commenced?

    Students who have received a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from Charles Sturt but have not yet commenced will be contacted individually by Charles Sturt to discuss their individual situation and work through options.

  • I have an application to study at a Study Centre. What happens to my application?

    If you have not yet received a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), your application and, if relevant, your offer for the CSU Study Centre will be withdrawn. However, we encourage you to speak with your education agent regarding alternative study options.

  • Is Charles Sturt no longer accepting international students?

    International education remains one of the University’s highest priorities. Charles Sturt will now focus on delivering an exceptional international student and research experience at its campuses in Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga.

  • Is this decision a result of COVID-19 and its impacts on international student numbers?

    While this decision coincided with a significant reduction in the number of international students across Australia due to closed borders, it would have been made regardless because of Charles Sturt’s renewed strategic focus on prioritising the University’s regional campuses.

  • How will Charles Sturt make up for the financial shortfall brought about by not renewing this agreement?

    Budget remediation measures and other Sustainable Futures-related changes undertaken in the last year have put Charles Sturt University in a strong financial position. This decision does not present any financial risk to the University.

  • Under this push to prioritise its regional campuses will the University be ceasing its other international partnerships and agreements?

    Partnerships and agreements with international universities are not dependent upon Charles Sturt owning or operating infrastructure and so will remain in place for the benefit of our students, staff, researchers and communities.

  • Will this change have any impact on the University’s domestic partnerships?

    The University’s domestic partnerships will not be impacted, and the University is committed to continuing work with our existing partners.

  • I am an alumnus of a Study Centre. Does this change impact my alumni status?

    No, you graduated from Charles Sturt and you remain a Charles Sturt alumnus along with fellow alumni who have graduated from multiple campuses and locations around the world.

  • Domestic students can undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the Study Centre. Does this mean this is no longer an option?

    No new students will be accepted at the Study Centres. Domestic students can continue to enrol in courses offered through either Charles Sturt’s on-campus or online study modes.