Global Education

Charles Sturt University

An HPU Exchange Program
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Poster_CharlesSturtUniversityCharles Sturt University was established in 1989 as a national university with a global focus, dedicated to providing students with a competitive advantage and capacity for success. It was named after the explorer Charles Sturt (1795-1869) – one of the first Europeans to venture into inland Australia. CSU is a public University and a member of the Australian Commonwealth of Universities. CSU’s on-campus teaching and research facilities are world class, and CSU is one of Australia’s most experienced online university educators. CSU also is proud to be a leading player in international research in ethics, theology, governance, security, water, food, agriculture, education, and the environment through a number of cross-institutional and collective research centers. CSU has campuses in various locations throughout New South Wales, offering courses across Australia and around the world. International students are a vital part of on campus communities that fosters a sense of community between local and international students, who all benefit from rich and diverse cultural and learning experiences.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Participate in high quality courses with accurate, relevant content to be successful in today’s global job market.
  2. Take part in a variety of hands-on, experiential learning courses.
  3. Enroll in small classes, which allow for interaction with the professor and students, more one-on-one time with teaching staff, and a personalized study experience.


Quick Facts


  • Bathurst, Australia (population: 39,000)
  • Port Macquarie, Australia (population: 74,949)
  • Albury, Australia (population: 45,600)
  • Orange, Australia (population: 39,800)
  • Wagga Wagga, Australia (population: 55,400)

University enrollment: 39,500, across campuses

Terms available: 

  • Session 1: February-June (including exams) & Mid-Session Break: April
  • Session 2: July-October (including exams) & Mid-Session Break: End of August-Beginning of September

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa information: See the Visa Information: Australia page for detailed information.


Academic Program

Charles Sturt University offers a range of experiential learning courses in a small class setting over several disciplines. HPU students will primarily study on the main campus in Bathurst, Australia, and can take courses in Business, Communication (PR, Journalism), Exercise Science, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Students also can take courses in Graphic Design at the Wagga Wagga campus.

For a list of courses, download the module listing for study abroad students. For course descriptions and information, visit the course catalog.


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the Charles Sturt University website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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