Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an Australian public university with about 22,083 students as of 2011. It was established in 2003 after the merger of Northern Territory University (NTU) of Darwin with the Menzies School of Health Research and Centralian College of Alice Springs, and it was named after Charles Darwin, the celebrated English naturalist.

The university offers a wide range of higher education degrees and vocational education and training courses with flexible study options, including part-time, external and online.

According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of 2015–16, Charles Darwin University is ranked 250–300 in the world and 15th in Australia.It is also ranked 48th in the world in the 2015 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50,making it the youngest university in Australia to make this list.

International student scholarships

We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU from around the globe. Our scholarships reward high achieving students with outstanding academic achievements and the potential to make a positive contribution. Scholarships are available to study in our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and pathway programs.

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Costs per year

Overall cost of living
Campus accommodation
The fees above are an indicative fees in indian rupees. Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

English score required

Minimum IELTS Score
Minimum TOEFL Score


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QS World University Rankings
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University Highlights

  • Charles Darwin University is a new world university built on social justice, sustainability,
    creativity and collective effort
  • More than 23,000 students spread across 11 campuses and centres in the Northern Territory, Sydney, Melbourne and online
  • Globally recognized degrees for best career and employment opportunities  University campus experience
  • Small class sizes to enhance teaching and learning success with a low student-to-teacher

University Address

Ellengowan Dr
Casuarina NT 0810

University Facilities

On campus accommodation



  • Charles Darwin University provides On-campus accommodation to its students
  • Its International House Darwin (IHD) particularly caters to international students and has 334 rooms available in 16, self-standing multi-level buildings, giving students access to affordable accommodation and a great community atmosphere

Off campus accommodation


Details for off-campus

  • The average rent is 600 to 800 AUD/month
  • The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
  • The private accommodation is perfect for students looking for convenient living with great facilities and a friendly environment all within a short walking distance to the University and public transport
  • The apartment comprises of a living area, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, plenty of storage spaces, and separate bathrooms