Our University

For the Public Good

We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.

We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.

The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

This phrase represents who we are at Charles Sturt University – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.

Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.

University Strategy

Our University Strategy 2030 will guide our ten-year journey towards a vision to be Australia’s leading regional university, advancing the careers of our students, inspiring research excellence and driving regional outcomes with global impact.

See our Strategy

Our history
Our ethos
Our mascot

Our mascot

Hello Charlie! Charlie the Cockatoo is proud to join Charles Sturt University. Charlie is an Australian native, perfectly at home in urban or regional environments, and very familiar with Charles Sturt University's regional footprint.

First Nations Success Awards

First Nations Success Awards

First Nations student and staff awards nominations open Monday 23 August and close Friday 3 September.

Infographic - Highest Graduate employment rate in the country

Important dates

Date Name Description
2 December 2022

2022 GRADUATION December Conferral Date

Monthly conferral for students who have recently completed their course and are eligible to graduate. More information, including deadlines, is available at conferral dates.

Conferral is when a student officially graduates from the University.  Charles Sturt University conducts regular conferrals each month throughout the year (excluding January), and students receive their graduation documents shortly after. Eligible students are then invited to attend a graduation ceremony in either August or December.

2 December 2022

2022 Session 3 Census Date

Session code: 202290

Last day to withdraw from Session 3 subjects without HECS/Financial liability.(International students should refer to the International Refund Policy)

Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence for Session 3.

Last day Charles Sturt University can accept whole/part up-front HECS payments.
Last day to submit Commonwealth Assistance Form.

Student Services and Amenities Fee Payment Date for Session 3.
Last Day for eligible students to submit an SA-HELP form.

More Finance and Enrolment information.

2 December 2022

2023 ADMISSIONS Session 1 Late Closing date

Session code: 202330

Closing date for late direct applications for Domestic students to study in Session 1

Applications received during this period will only be considered if places remain available in the nominated course and where the nominated course does not have a intensive school prior to the start of session.

Publications and Policy

Following our commitment to sustainability, we are minimising our printed publications and providing these online.

Our Leadership Team

Our insightful leadership and forward-thinking governance is helping to create the world we want to live in.

Working at Charles Sturt

The diversity, passion and engagement of our staff is integral to our success.