Charles Darwin University
Charles Darwin University (CDU) dates back to 1989, when the Northern Territory University became the territory's first university. It was Australia's first dual-sector university, offering both higher education and vocational training. Students at Charles Darwin University can choose from over 300 courses in fields such as health, business, arts, education, and tourism. CDU offers courses at the associate, certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.

Cost of attendance

An individual's cost of living in Australia is approximately 21,041 AUD, which is similar to 11.9 lakhs. International applicants should budget up to 33,480 AUD, or 18.8 lakhs, for tuition.


Students wishing to study in Australia can stay on campus at Charles Darwin University. International House Darwin provides on-campus housing for both native and international students. The cost of on-campus housing ranges from $175 to $227 per week. Unistays and Unilodge Darwin offer low-cost off-campus housing to students studying at Casuarina, Palmerston, or Darwin Waterfront. The typical monthly rent for off-campus living is 600 to 800 AUD.

Acceptance rate

The total number of students enrolled at the university are 6537 with over 2,000 international students from 70 countries. Charles Darwin University a minimum overall average of 60%.


Charles Darwin University has five campuses in Australia, located in Casuarina, Palmerstone, Katherine, Alice Springs, and Sydney, and provides Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET), and Research education. Casuarina campus is CDU's main core for Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET), and Research programmes. Aside from that, the campus features an art collection and gallery, as well as a child care centre. Palmerston campus is close to Palmerston city core, which features two major shopping complexes, restaurants, pubs, several sporting clubs, a skate park, a water park, a cinema, and other amenities. There is also a library, computer facilities, a cafe, eateries, and hair and beauty shops on campus. Undercover and indoor study and recreational facilities are available on campus.


CDU is registered as an Australian University and has Self-Accrediting Authority by TEQSA to accredit its higher education courses.

Jobs and Placement

Charles Darwin University is ranked first in Australia for postgraduate full-time employment results, with a 94 percent full-time employment rate and a median graduate wage of AUD 68,000. It is also ranked second in Australia for undergraduate full-time employment results. Undergraduate students at CDU earn a median beginning income of AUD 68,000 and have an 81.4 percent employment rate.

QS Ranking

#701-750 by QS Top Universities in their Global World Ranking for 2022

The Ranking

Ranked 501–600th in World University Rankings 2022 by Times Higher Education

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