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Charles Darwin University

Location

Darwin Campus, Casuarina Australia

Ranking

# 601-610QS World University Rankings

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40Undergraduate programs

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26Postgraduate programs

International

2319International students

About Charles Darwin University

At Charles Darwin University (CDU) we believe it’s the unique experiences, perspectives and opinions you bring that help make us the new world university. As Australia's first dual-sector university, and the only university based in the Northern Territory, we are proud of our history and our place in the world and look forward to a bright future. If you are interested in studying in Australia you have come to the right place. CDU is one of Australia's most multicultural universities and is deeply engaged with our Indigenous people and culture. No other Australian university serves such a large area of the continent, in such remote locations and with such a small population to sustain it.
Our main campus is located in Casuarina, Dariwn, and boasts breathtaking natural surroundings, a vibrant and engaged community and a tropical climate.   We also have study locations in Palmerston, the Darwin Waterfront, Alice Springs , Sydney , Melbourne and Perth . With courses spanning across Aboriginal and Australian Studies, Art and Design, Business and Economics, Computing and Information Technology, Education and Teaching, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law and Legal Studies, Medicine and Health, Music and Creative Arts, there is something for everyone at CDU.  
It is our vision to be Australia’s most connected university by being courageous and making a difference in the Northern Territory, Australia and beyond. Our values of courage, kindness, openness innovation and leadership underpin all decisions and actions at CDU

About Charles Darwin University

At Charles Darwin University (CDU) we believe it’s the unique experiences, perspectives and opinions you bring that help make us the new world university. As Australia's first dual-sector university, and the only university based in the Northern Territory, we are proud of our history and our place in the world and look forward to a bright future. If you are interested in studying in Australia you have come to the right place. CDU is one of Australia's most multicultural universities and is deeply engaged with our Indigenous people and culture. No other Australian university serves such a large area of the continent, in such remote locations and with such a small population to sustain it.
Our main campus is located in Casuarina, Dariwn, and boasts breathtaking natural surroundings, a vibrant and engaged community and a tropical climate.   We also have study locations in Palmerston, the Darwin Waterfront, Alice Springs , Sydney , Melbourne and Perth . With courses spanning across Aboriginal and Australian Studies, Art and Design, Business and Economics, Computing and Information Technology, Education and Teaching, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law and Legal Studies, Medicine and Health, Music and Creative Arts, there is something for everyone at CDU.  
It is our vision to be Australia’s most connected university by being courageous and making a difference in the Northern Territory, Australia and beyond. Our values of courage, kindness, openness innovation and leadership underpin all decisions and actions at CDU

Available programs

Charles Darwin Univeristy (CDU) is the perfect place to undertake your Bachelor's degree. With courses spanning across Aboriginal and Australian Studies, Art and Design, Business and Economics, Computing and Information Technology, Education and Teaching, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law and Legal Studies, Medicine and Health, Music and Creative Arts, there is something for everyone at CDU. 

CDU is a new world university built on social justice, sustainability, creativity and collective effort. We are young, vibrant and internationally recognised for teaching and research. Your individual needs, expectations and aspirations are our top priority.

It is our vision to be Australia’s most connected university by being courageous and making a difference in the Northern Territory, Australia and beyond. Our values of courage, kindness, openness innovation and leadership underpin all decisions and actions at CDU

Apply to undertake your Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at CDU , and you’ll be supported by committed supervisors who are experts in their fields, while you work in a distinct and unique part of Australia. Completing your Master by Research or PhD is an opportunity to specialise in your chosen field and contribute to delivering real and measurable impact in Northern Australia and beyond. Find out what you can study with CDU.

At CDU's heart lies our commitment to the perpetual evolution of knowledge through world-class, innovative and valuable research studies*. Harnessing our unique environment, we continue to attract global recognition for research excellence in areas including tropical and desert knowledges, Indigenous knowledges, human health and wellbeing, tropical health, social and public policy, environment and livelihoods and engineering and resources.

Our research makes a real, positive difference to people's lives and regularly contributes to the development of public policy, private sector decision-making, and the work of non-government organisations and communities. Our key partnerships with national and international universities ensure that our research capacity and capability continue to grow.  

Located in the far north of Australia, research is central to the purpose of CDU, and closely tied to the needs of the Northern Territory and our immediate region including Timor-Leste, Eastern Indonesia and the Arafura Sea. 

University information

General

1200+
3+
6+
60+

Bachelor

1200+
60+
6+
60+

Master

3+
135+
6.5+
79+
8,353
79%
21%
2,319
51%
49%
340
87%
13%

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

Charles Darwin University is one of the top public universities in Casuarina, Australia. It is ranked #601-610 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2014
    #471-480
  • 2015
    #551-600
  • 2016
    #551-600
  • 2017
    #551-600
  • 2018
    #651-700
  • 2019
    #651-700
  • 2020
    #651-700
  • 2021
    #701-750
  • 2022
    #701-750
  • 2023
    #701-750
  • 2024
    #601-610

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