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 CSU – 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.

Our history
Our ethos
Our future
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.

Infographic - Highest Graduate employment rate in the country

Important dates

Date Name Description
6 December 2019

2019 CENSUS date Session 3

Session code: 201990

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 CSU 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.

6 December 2019

2020 Session 1 Late Application date

Closing date for late applications for study commencing in Session 1 2020.  (Session code: 202030)

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 residential school prior to the start of session.

9 December 2019

2019 December On Campus Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation celebrations will be occurring across CSU Campus locations during December.  Indicative dates are 9 to 18 December - **Please note that dates are subject to change.  Please visit Graduations for individual ceremony dates, time and location once dates are finalised.

More about Graduations.

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 CSU

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