Charles Sturt University

Orange, New South Wales


University Location Orange, New South Wales
Address Leeds Parade, ORANGE NSW 2800 Australia
Main Campus Orange
City Population 38,000
Student Population 42,300 (across all campuses)
Semester 1 Start February
Semester 2 Start July


When you study at Charles Sturt, you get an internationally recognized qualification and much more—you get an Australian experience like no other.

Charles Sturt University is a multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.

The university is committed to achieving excellence in education for the professions and to maintaining national leadership in flexible and distance education. Industry-relevant courses and workplace learning support the university’s learning and teaching objectives.

Why Study Here?

When you study at Charles Sturt University in Orange you’ll learn using the latest equipment and technology, while building skills that are sought-after in the workplace. Classes at Charles Sturt are smaller than most other universities, so you can expect more one-on-one time with academic staff and, most important, more support.

Charles Sturt in Orange boasts modern, industry standard facilities including a new, award-winning health building, further enhancing the learning experience and preparing students for life after graduation.

Popular Charles Sturt University programs for Canadian students include dentistry, nursingpharmacy, and physiotherapy.

Location Details

Charles Sturt’s main campuses are in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga in regional New South Wales.

Orange Campus
Small enough to be relaxed and friendly, but big enough to offer the opportunity to thrive, Charles Sturt’s main campus provides dentistry students with outstanding facilities and support. Orange campus is the perfect place to meet new people, learn a new skill or join a club or sporting group, all while you study.

Nestled in the Central Tablelands of NSW, 260 km west of Sydney, Orange is a progressive city with a friendly country atmosphere. The city’s 40,000 residents enjoy excellent retail, sporting, educational and health services.

Albury-Wodonga is a vibrant regional centre situated on the border of NSW and Victoria. It is home to a great range of shops, theatre, cafés and restaurants, and just a stone’s throw from snowfields and wine regions, providing excellent day trips when you need a break from study.

Charles Sturt’s Albury-Wodonga campus was designed with sustainability in mind. Its buildings feature many environmentally sensitive features to minimize the use of heating and cooling. Ecologically significant wetlands and a huge variety of native flora and fauna can also be seen on the campus. A small and friendly campus environment means you will meet other students from a range of courses and feel part of a close-knit community.

Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie is a growing coastal hub in a picturesque setting. There is plenty for people of all ages to do, whether a high-speed boat or a scenic river cruise is your scene. There are beaches, rainforests, and wildlife, as well as a huge range of festivals and cultural events, shopping, and cafés.

Wagga Wagga
Situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga—known simply as Wagga to locals—has a proud sporting history, a thriving cultural calendar including theatre, music, art and markets, and a growing restaurant and café scene.

Charles Sturt’s campus at Wagga Wagga is the biggest, spanning more than 640 hectares and including a campus farm, equine centre, vineyard, winery, and huge range of technical and industry standard facilities. A central dining room provides for students who live on campus, and the campus offers a range of playing fields, netball, basketball, tennis and squash courts, and a gymnasium available for student use.

Owing to its altitude, Orange has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers (though with cool mornings) and cool winters with frequent morning frosts. Get ready for summers around 26°C, and cool winters around 11°C.


“The people here are very nice”

Campus is small and nice. The people here are very nice. I like class sizes and most of my instructors, however this uni doesn't allow dental students to come practice hand skills / drilling teeth on their own time.

Nate H
Bachelor of Dental Science
Charles Sturt University, 2023

“…can build strong friendships”

Like: people and can build strong friendships and closeness with faculty. Dislike: location, very small campus/town. Like: instructors and pace of first year. Organization of classes is not the best.

Tanisha P
Bachelor of Dental Science
Charles Sturt University, 2023

“Additional assessments are often provided if you fail any material…”

Like: - Simulation clinic begins in the second semester of the first year. (with clinical practice coming up next year) - Small class size - Additional assessments are often provided If you fail any material - The cost was cheaper than other Australian universities Dislike: - it was very difficult to get courses exempted, and the requirements seemed very arbitrary (I did eventually get 4 courses exempted halfway through the semester) - Many professors have quit in recent years ... Read More

Devon L.
Charles Sturt University, 2018