Charles Darwin University, Australia

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Minimum IELTS Score

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Undergraduate: 6
Postgraduate: 6.5
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Undergraduate: (Paper based) 543
Postgraduate: (Paper based) 565
Undergraduate: (Internet based) 80
Postgraduate: (Internet based) 90
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Accommodation Rs 4,87,276 per year
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Charles Darwin University

Ellengowan Drive


Charles Darwin University

Northern Territory


Located in Northern Territory, Australia

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Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a research-intensive university located in Darwin, the most northerly capital city in Australia. Charles Darwin University ranked in the top 2% of universities and in the Top 100 under 50 (Times Higher Education, 2013-14). CDU ranked 4th in Australia for environmental Sciences and Ecology (Thomson Reuters 2011).

Our students come from all parts of Australia and from more than 55 different countries around the World, which enriches the cultural diversity of campus life and leaning experience of all our students. Diversity and opportunity are the hallmarks of CDU, Australia’s most youthful University. Small class sizes, easy access to teaching staff and online learning facilities provide the individual attention and flexibility to support students to achieve their goals.

CDU is a comprehensive, dual-sector University, a full spectrum of education and training opportunities in Higher Education (HE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET).

We have several Schools:

With the vision of the internationalization of the whole institute, CDU has partnerships with leading universities around the world to create opportunities for students and staff to gain a global perspective, either in collaborative research, student exchange or Study Abroad programs in the following countries: China, Malaysia, Canada, USA and Indonesia.

Successful graduates of CDU can be confident of a recognized qualification enabling a world of career and employment choices, whether returning home to develop career prospects or pursuing a career in the Northern Territory.

About Darwin and the NT

Darwin is home to about 75,000 people, representing more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds. Darwin has a youthful population - the average age of residents is 31 years, compared with Australia's average 38 years.

Darwin and its surrounding areas, including Palmerston, have a combined population of about 124,800 people (ABS, June 2009).

Darwin is serviced by air, road and rail links with other Australian cities. The city has an extensive network of bicycle and walking paths, a thriving restaurant culture and colourful outdoor markets, with National Parks, fishing, sailing and hiking sites all within close proximity.

The Northern Territory is one of Australia’s fastest growing economies in 2013, with a low unemployment rate of just 4.5%. In Northern Territory, Students can experience the stunning landscapes of World Heritage Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) and Uluru.

Charles Darwin University accepts IELTS
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Posted by Paul

The course was great; I really enjoyed the group work." As a young boy growing up in India, I had concerns about humanity. My concern was that people had nowhere to turn for help this prompted me to move to Australia to get a Bachelor degr ...

Posted by Goutham

My experience really changed me and made me a better person" The most rewarding experience in my studies was my work placement, undertaken as part of my Master of engineering coursework. It made the transition to professional life easier. Now I' ...

Posted by Chin

The teaching and continuous support from lecturers and tutors was the best aspect for me. Charles Darwin University offered me a practical application to what I learnt and provided career opportunities. I am currently working as a Communications ...

Posted by Hemangi

I submitted my research papers in July 2008 and subsequently graduated in May the following year. Since my graduation I have taken up a part-time Job at Nightcliff Pharmacy and continue to work at the university as a nursing technician. I was re ...

Posted by Dennis Jose

I had a lot of fun while at University. This is one of the experiences I was waiting for in my life. The university offers so much at affordable tuition fees. It has s many facilities and most of all the environment is perfect to study with the ...

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