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Charles Darwin University

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Founded in 1989, the Charles Darwin University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Darwin (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Northern Territory. This institution also has branch campuses in Alice Springs, Palmerston, Katherine and Sydney. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. Charles Darwin University (CDU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 35-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this Australian higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CDU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Charles Darwin University's Control Typepublic


Charles Darwin University's Entity Typenon-profit


Charles Darwin University' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Charles Darwin University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym CDU
Founded 1989
Motto The university for your new world
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University Location

Address 1 Ellengowan Drive, Brinkin
0909 Northern Territory
Charles Darwin University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Charles Darwin University Phone Number +61 (0)8 8946 6666
Charles Darwin University Fax Number +61 (0)8 8927 0612
Other locations Alice Springs, Palmerston, Katherine and Sydney

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Charles Darwin University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Charles Darwin University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Charles Darwin University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Charles Darwin University.

Charles Darwin University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Charles Darwin University's admission information.

Charles Darwin University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Charles Darwin University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Charles Darwin University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Charles Darwin University's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Charles Darwin University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Charles Darwin University has more than 2100 international students.

Charles Darwin University's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Charles Darwin University.

Charles Darwin University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Charles Darwin University has an enrollment range of 7,000-7,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Charles Darwin University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

Charles Darwin University's Control Type Control Type

Charles Darwin University is a public higher education institution.

Charles Darwin University's Entity Type Entity Type

Charles Darwin University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Charles Darwin University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Charles Darwin University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Charles Darwin University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Charles Darwin University's main facilities:

Charles Darwin University's Library University Library

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Charles Darwin University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Charles Darwin University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Charles Darwin University's main services:

Charles Darwin University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Charles Darwin University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Charles Darwin University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Charles Darwin University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Charles Darwin University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Charles Darwin University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Charles Darwin University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Charles Darwin University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Engineers Australia

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Charles Darwin University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Universities Australia
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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