Length of exchange: semester or year; note that CSU’s academic year is from February-November, with a semester break in July
Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Australia was established in 1889 and has since evolved into a multi-campus university with an international reputation for excellence. With three campuses, CSU offers a diverse array of courses, all within the vast state of New South Wales.
CSU has several campuses and not all courses are available at all campuses, so students must select a campus that has courses in their field. CSU offers classes in Health Sciences, Animal Science, Agriculture, Education, Business, Communication, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Humanities, IT, Psychology, and many more. Subjects can be found at: www.csu.edu.au/handbook/handbook11/subjects/
Housing & Meals
CSU guarantees on-campus accommodation at some of the campuses and off-campus housing at others. Students living on-campus can purchase a meal plan or choose to prepare their own meals in shared kitchens.
Exchange students pay their regular tuition to UM, and their room and board in Australia. Study Abroad students pay CSU’s Study Abroad tuition rate and room and board in Australia. Per semester, on-campus housing ranges from AUD3740 to AUD11550 per semester. Students must also pay AUD185 per semester for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Students should also budget US$370 for a student visa to Australia. Financial aid can be applied towards living and travel expenses while on exchange.
Students register for classes upon arrival at CSU; space will be saved in the courses UM students request. Students should enroll in four 8-credit courses at CSU (8 CSU credits = 4 UM credits).
Semester 1: mid-February to late June
Semester 2: mid-July to mid-November
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: English
Language requirements: none
University website: www.csu.edu.au
New South Wales at a Glance
Cooler temperatures near the coast; subtropical towards northern border with Queensland
Sydney: 350 miles
Melbourne: 205 miles
Sydney: 130 miles
Melbourne: 490 miles
Wagga Wagga to:
Sydney: 310 miles
Melbourne: 290 miles
New South Wales, Australia
New South Wales is Australia’s most populated state. Below are descriptions of some of CSU’s campuses’ locations.
Located on the Murray River and straddling the New South Wales-Victoria border is this major regional center. Theses cities serve as the perfect base for trips to nearby snowfields and highlands, and world-class vineyards. With a combined population of 95,000, the Albury-Wodonga has all the cultural features of a much larger city.
Australia’s oldest inland settlement, It is a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant arts community and a variety of restaurants and cafes. However, it retains its closeness to nature: beautiful bushwalks, swimming holes, and farmland surround the city.
Located midway between Sydney and Melbourne, this is Australia’s oldest inland city. The city sits on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, has a proud sporting history, and a growing cultural and artistic community. It boasts a dynamic music & theatrical scene & hosts a variety of events such as music festivals and sporting championships.