Find the right study pathway for you
Student and course types explained
Pathways to study
If you have completed study previously or have relevant professional experience, you can apply for Advanced Standing and if approved, you’ll reduce the total number of units you need to complete for your program.
Advanced Standing applications can take up to four weeks to process, so it’s a good idea to apply as soon as you accept your offer.
Studying with CDU in Australia is a rewarding and life changing experience.
CDU provides students with a variety of pathways to advance their education.
From English language programs to Vocational Education and Training (VET), university degrees and PhD programs, you can find a pathway to suit your needs.
You don't have to wait until you've finished school to experience university life; there are many opportunities for students who are still in school.
And if you are a parent looking for more information, our Schools Engagement website has information on courses, scholarships, accommodation and more – specific to high school students.
CDU is committed to being a leader in Indigenous participation while contributing to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Indigenous people and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.
As an Indigenous student at CDU, you will be given support and guidance to be successful in your studies.
Apply to be a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student at CDU and you will be joining a recognised global leader in research closely tied to the needs of the Northern Territory and the Territory’s Asian and Pacific neighbours.