In 2014 Charles Darwin University celebrated 25 years of university education in the Northern Territory, a history that commenced with the opening of the Territory’s first and only university, the Northern Territory University, in 1989. Prior to the establishment of the Northern Territory University post-secondary education in the Territory had a history dating back to the late 1940s.
CDU's diverse Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses have been designed to suit a range of career fields. Flexible study options are available to help you complete your course - on campus or externally online. Both of these options are supported by CDU to ensure you feel confident in your studies.
CDU has established itself as an exciting and progressive research intensive university with a regional focus that prioritises the complex issues facing Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We have developed cross-disciplinary research teams, as well as partnerships and collaborative relationships with external agencies to build world-class research capability.
Our goal is to maintain and develop our high-impact research profile in areas of strength including Environment and Livelihoods; Human Health and Wellbeing; Social and Public Policy; Education at the interface with Health; and Energy. Indigenous Knowledges is a cross-cutting research focus.
The CDU Careers and Employment team offers career development services to current CDU students and recent graduates.
We can assist you to develop skills to manage your career and prepare for job search and employment. If you are making important decisions about your career, we can provide resources that will lead to informed decision making and improved career management strategies.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at Charles Darwin University!
There are plenty of accommodation options in Darwin: on-campus accommodation, student accommodation, and private renting.
The Office of Library Services (OLS) provides high quality information resources, services and facilities to support the learning, teaching and research needs of the Charles Darwin University community.
TheCDU Medical Centre is situated on the Casuarina campus of Charles Darwin University at the corner of Lakeside and Ellengowan Drives.
CDU students (in possession of a student card) will be bulk billed at the medical centre and a 10% discount will apply to all CDU staff.
The Gym@CDU is open to all members of the public. We have a great range of exercise classes including yoga and zumba, a well equipped gym and friendly qualified staff.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.