For international students, beginning anew has never been easier thanks to Charles Sturt University — a top-choice institution. Here, learners from all walks of life are gaining the wisdom needed to spearhead organisational success and the betterment of communities. All discoveries are made in harmony — both within and outside the classroom.
It's an experience most learners wish could last forever, and thankfully, it can with Charles Sturt’s help. Excellent support is a perk for everyone here, and these are the reasons why most of its students are loving their time here:
Charles Sturt University’s New South Wales campuses are strategically and conveniently located in some of Australia's fastest-growing and largest inland cities — Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, and Wagga Wagga.
Choosing a regional lifestyle in one of these picturesque locations means enjoying all the tranquillity one would need to level out the rigours of a comprehensive education effortlessly. Students are never deprived from the entertainment, action and dynamism of city life either. Each location is vibrant in its own unique way, not to mention filled with opportunity.
For example, in partnership with Charles Sturt, IBM brought a massive economic boost to Bathurst in 2021 with the announcing of a new regional innovation centre. “This is going to be our own mini Silicon Valley,” said the Honourable Paul Toole MP, Deputy Premier of NSW.
“The partnership connects with each of our key focus areas of the University’s 2030 strategy that will see us achieve excellence in teaching and learning for our students; world-class standards for our research; engaged and highly-capable staff; and social responsibility in our outward engagement,” added Fiona Nash, Charles Sturt’s Strategic Advisor of Regional Engagement and Government Relations.
At Charles Sturt, dreams become reality. The University is home to over 350 courses across 19 career areas that are versatile enough to cater to every aspiration — think agricultural and wine sciences; animal and veterinary sciences; allied health and pharmacy; business; Christian theology and ministry; communication and creative industries; dentistry and oral health; environmental science; or psychology; amongst many others.
Thanks to the Division of Learning and Teaching, student learning is enhanced constantly and lineups are fine-tuned according to current industry demands.
Experiential opportunities come with the signature Charles Sturt experience — each set in place to ensure learners develop competencies today’s employers need and tomorrow’s employers will seek. The University believes practical, hands-on experience works best at instilling this know-how.
Through practical placement opportunities, student internships and real-life case studies alongside leading Australian and international organisations, students are making a name for themselves well before graduating. Frequently, they do well enough to secure full-time employment.
It’s no secret that Charles Sturt graduates get jobs faster than any other university (84.6% of graduates gained full-time employment in 2021) — international students included. By living and learning in a regional area, they get the opportunity to extend their post-study work rights by two years — more than enough time to leave a lasting impression on employers.
Of course, Charles Sturt plays a pivotal role in bringing these connections to life. The university offers ample career development workshops, support finding work experience placements, personal appointments with its career development officers, tips on job applications, résumé writing, interview techniques as well as job search strategies. The support doesn’t end once students graduate — anyone in need of résumé reviews and advice in the first year out of university will always be catered to.
Ayub Alam Khan
Master of Information Technology graduate
“I was really surprised by the cultural diversity in Australia – so many cultures in one place and I’ve learned a lot about different cultures from all around the world living in one place. Being in a regional city though, I’ve learnt way more about Aussie culture than I would have in a major city.”
“Studying at Charles Sturt University is a really rewarding experience. I am so grateful that I had such a great experience with affordable tuition and living expenses.”
Master of Professional Accounting graduate
Wei (William) Lu
Master of Professional Accounting graduate
“Port Macquarie is a beautiful place to live in and the people here are very helpful and friendly. Here we can go anywhere in a short time compared to the busy cities, so it saves a lot of time. In my spare time, I like to go to the beach and I have taken up a part-time job at the local supermarket. At the University, the teaching quality is excellent, so Charles Sturt offers a great place to live and study.”
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