Charles Darwin University

Australia's Northern Territory is home to Charles Darwin University (CDU).

CDU is unique. The Northern Territory campus locations showcase the best of a laid-back, tropical lifestyle, close to our neighbours in Asia. An award winning, young and dynamic university, CDU has ranked equal first among all Australian universities for graduate salary, and second for graduate employment (Good Universities Guide 2019).

CDU is a dual-sector university, providing both vocational (skills-based) and higher (academic-based) education in the same institution. Students can move from the CDU International College or vocational education and training (VET) to higher education studies, to develop the skills they need to follow their career paths. 

CDU is leader in online learning and has been delivering courses online for almost 20 years. Our broad range of courses from certificates and diplomas, to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees are built on our deep connections with industry. Courses include disciplines such as nursing and midwifery, engineering, environmental science, business and commerce, emergency and disaster studies, Aboriginal studies, health sciences, creative arts and humanities, and education.

For the latest course guide, go to the Charles Darwin University website.

CDU's research is considered world class with 82% rated at world standard and above according to the Research Excellence Rankings Analysis. We continue to stand out in areas such as tropical and desert knowledges, Aboriginal knowledges, human health and well-being, tropical health, social and public policy, and environment and livelihoods. 

CDU students are supported by skilled and experienced staff. At CDU, you will benefit from our ability to offer smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio of about once teacher to every 15 to 20 students. 

CDU provides a range of services and facilities for students. Some of these include: 

  • free academic and English language support
  • free personal support and counselling services
  • a well-supplied library, with computers and plenty of books and DVDs for hire
  • the CDU bookshop for all textbook needs
  • on-campus accommodation
  • cafes and dining options
  • sports facilities, such a tennis courts and covered basketball courts
  • gardens and green open spaces. 

Join a university that is developing real-world skills in its students. Join CDU to build your new world.

To find out more about the university, go to the Charles Darwin University website.

Charles Darwin University waterfront buildings