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We're excited you're choosing Charles Darwin University to build your new world.

Learn how to apply to university so you can start studying in no time.

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International students

CDU International College 2020

The application process is a little different if you're an international student. We've created an easy to follow, step-by-step guide on how you can apply for a course at CDU.

How to apply as an international student

Higher Degree by Research

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For domestic applicants, applying for a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) starts with checking you meet the entry requirements and finding a suitable research supervisor or project.

Access domestic HDR application information

If you're an international applicant, you begin by completing the HDR expression of interest form.

Access international HDR application information

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Study pathways to get into university

Don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements; we have alternative pathways for you to start studying a course at CDU.

Explore our pathways to study

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    Advanced standing

    Advanced standing is a way for you to get credits towards your course from previous achievements. This can include previous study you've completed, work experience or other life experience you've gained.

    If you're an international student, you might have already applied for advanced standing when you enrolled.

    Learn more
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    Course fees

    Explore our course fees information for the different study areas and student types so you can prepare for your study with CDU.

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    CDU is committed to providing opportunities to students through our scholarship program. Scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government, community groups and the university to assist students with the financial burden of studying. Explore our Scholarships Finder to see what you may be eligible for. 

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