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UK Exchange: Charles Sturt University
Bathurst, Australia; Wagga Wagga, Australia (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year Alt.,
The Education Abroad at UK deadline for adding this program has passed. To determine if it is still possible to add this program to your Education Abroad Application, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor or Education Abroad at UK (
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Restrictions: UK applicants only
Fees and Policies Academic Year Alt.,
Fact Sheet:
 Experience Type:
Study Abroad
 Area of Study:
Agriculture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Education, Equine Science, Graphic Design, Health, Journalism, Management, Mathematics, Media Arts and Studies, Microbiology, Nursing, Photography, Social Work, Theater, Visual Arts
 Course Language:
 Minimum Language Requirement:
 Housing Options:
Apartment, Guest House, Residence Hall
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
 Minimum GPA:
 Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Laurence Tuccori
 UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Purchase required (via EA at UK)
 Approved for VA Benefits:
Previously Approved
Program Description:

Charles Sturt University

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The University of Kentucky will be offering $1,000 scholarships to students who study at Charles Sturt University. Click on the link next to Fees & Policies above for more information!

Charles Sturt University

Program Overview:

Charles Sturt University is a regional university with a network of campuses located throughout New South Wales. It has campuses in Bathurst and Wagga Wagga. The university offers smaller class sizes, a hands-on approach to applications, easy access to teachers, and an opportunity for an authentic Australian "Outback" experience!

Program Highlights

  • Earn credit from Charles Sturt University in Australia
  • Experience Australian culture in a new light by living and learning with Australians and other international students


Charles Sturt University offers a wide range of course offerings. Academic strengths include Media and Communications and Agriculture. The university also specializes in the areas of Pharmacy, Visual and Performing Arts, Veterinary Science, Nursing, Education, Theology, Accounting, and Library and Information Studies.

CSU has four Faculties, with each Faculty offering a wide range of course offerings:

  • The Faculty of Arts
  • The Faculty of Business
  • The Faculty of Education
  • The Faculty of Science

For a complete list of course offerings, please visit the Charles Sturt University Course Selection website. Courses, or classes, in Australia are usually referred to as "subjects."

Academic Calendar

Charles Sturt University, along with most universities in Australia, follows the academic calendar typical in the southern hemisphere. Semester 1 (University of Kentucky's Spring Semester) is from February through June. Semester 2 (University of Kentucky's Fall Semester) is from July through November.

Housing and Meals

Charles Sturt University offers residence halls, apartments, or shared apartment settings called "guest houses" for students. All housing options are located within close proximity to campus. Kitchen and eating areas are available with all three housing options. The cost of housing is typically paid to the host institution upon arrival.

Make It Happen

The Education Abroad Scholarship Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for receipt of all Education Abroad at UK Scholarship application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should see their UK financial aid advisor as soon as possible to apply for funding.

There are also Education Abroad scholarships specifically for UK students. Check out our website for more information:

For more information about scholarship opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Scholarships page.

Passport & Visa Requirements

Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility, in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. Passport applications. For more information about U.S. Passport applications please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa for entry into Australia and have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the anticipated date of return. US Passport and non-U.S passport holders must check the Australian Government Immigration website for visa regulations. Students should be mindful of the length of time required to obtain the visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.

Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in HTH Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. The cost of Travel   Medical Insurance is included in the program fee. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. 

Program Costs

Please see the Fees and Policies page listed above for more information on program costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully. Be advised that costs associated with a student visa for Australia are approximately $500 US dollars.

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
The Education Abroad at UK deadline for adding this program has passed. To determine if it is still possible to add this program to your Education Abroad Application, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor or Education Abroad at UK (