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Australia: Charles Darwin University
Darwin, Australia (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Fall,
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission 07/16/2018 11/02/2018
Spring 2019 08/15/2018
Rolling Admission 02/19/2019 06/21/2019

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Program Name: Australia: Charles Darwin University Country: Australia
Program Type: Full-time Study Region: Australia/ Pacific Islands
Term: Fall, Spring City: Darwin
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior or Senior
Other Requirements: Demonstrated ability to do upper-division work in subject chosen Language of Instruction: English
Academic Fields Available: Arts and Performing Arts, Business and Management, Communications, Computer Science and Information Technology, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences and Health Professions, Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies, Law, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports Studies
Program Description:
Program Description:


Charles Darwin

About the Charles Darwin University Program

Charles Darwin University (formerly known as Northern Territory University or NTU) is the major tertiary education institution in the Northern Territory, providing a wide range of courses to around 11,000 students. CDU has developed research strengths in the areas of tropical environmental science, tropical plant science, Aboriginal studies, and Southeast Asian language, culture, and society.

Visit the study abroad section of CDU's website, at

Darwin is Australia's youngest city. Over one half of Darwin's permanent residents are under 30. Situated on a beautiful natural harbor, Darwin is a modern cosmopolitan city, just one hour's flight from Indonesia. There are two very distinct seasons in Darwin and the "Top End" of the Northern Territory: the "Dry" from May to October (warm sunny days and cool nights) and the "Wet" from November to April (Monsoonal currents bring both rain and humidity). About three hours drive away is Kakadu National Park and Katherine Gorge, with its 13 spectacular gorges separated by rapids.

Visit the city website:

CDU has recently undertaken a promotion to encourage young film makers to document their adventures and experiences at Charles Darwin University and in Darwin and the Northern Territory. The results are great! Here's a link to the details and some of the films which have been posted on YouTube:

The Brockport Program at Charles Darwin University offers you the opportunity to:

  • Live and study in a young city at the northern most point of Australia,
  • Live and study in air-conditioned, new buildings on a tropical campus,
  • Receive instruction in small classes, seminars and tutorials from members of the faculty at Northern Territory University,
  • Choose (and be guaranteed - before you leave the US) the coursework you want/need from a variety of disciplines including Indigenous Studies, Visual Art, Tourism, Tropical Environmental Science, GIS/remote Sensing and Education,
  • Total integration with Australian students,
  • Improve your writing and research skills.


Your experience at Charles Darwin University will:

  • Introduce you to Australian society and the Australian educational system,
  • Make you a better student,
  • Expand your outlook on the world tremendously,
  • Build your self esteem and self confidence,
  • Enhance your career prospects.

At Charles Darwin University you will:

  • Live with Australian students in modern, air conditioned [single bedroom/adjoining suite] Charles Darwin University-owned accommodation,
  • Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at Charles Darwin University that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
  • Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services.

Housing & Orientation


North Flinders International House is part of a network of International Houses in Australia and overseas where both local and overseas students live as a residential community. Located on Casuarina Campus, North Flinders International House is close to the library, university amenities and the teaching area. It is within easy walking distance of the Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Casuarina Shopping Square, 2 cinemas, Olympic swimming pool and parklands. Set amid lush tropical lawns and gardens, North Flinders International House offers the student fully catered or self catering accommodation alternatives.

For many international students, homestay accommodation offers a rewarding and rich cultural experience. You will be welcomed into the homes of typical Australian families who provide a caring, nurturing and safe family environment in peaceful suburbs only 10 minutes from the University. Housing is guaranteed.


An orientation program specifically for study abroad and exchange students is conducted by Charles Darwin University during the week prior to the commencement of classes in both semesters. Issues covered include settling in to life in Darwin, culture shock, accommodation, health insurance, clubs and societies, email access, study skills, weekend trips, and social events.         


Fee for Brockport's Charles Darwin University, Australia Semester Program

Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (Fall 2018)
$9,337.68 (Est. NYS Resident &  Non-NYS Resident Cost - Study Abroad)
$4,887.68 (Estimated - NYS Resident Exchange Costs)
$9,062.68 (Estimated - Non-NYS Resident Exchange Costs)

Budget Sheet for the Undergrad Program (Spring 2019)
$4,934.60 (Estimated - NYS Resident Exchange Costs)
$9,109.60 (Estimated - Non-NYS Resident Exchange Costs)
  • Tuition (at Brockport and at Charles Darwin University in most Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences programs*)
  • Program acceptance fee
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • On-site orientation upon arrival at Charles Darwin University
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
  • Various campus-specific fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
  • SUNY International Health Insurance***

  • Housing
  • Passport
  • Australian Visa
  • Australian Health Insurance
  • Airfare to and from Australia
  • Travel while in Australia
  • Textbooks/supplies
  • Meals 
  • Personal Expenses

    As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport Charles Darwin University Program will need to budget approximately
    $500 to $600 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS per month to pay for daily local travel, textbooks and other school supplies, entertainment,
    meals and other necessities.

    The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal
    spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.

Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school.  If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.

*Enrollment in most Science and Engineering programs at Charles Darwin are at an additional extra charge.
  • This estimate does not include the purchase of clothing; travel in Australia outside of the excursions/field trips organized by the program.
  • The group flight will cost participants approximately $2,000 (depending on departure/return dates, the point of origin of any
    connecting flights in the US, etc.).
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
***The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.

The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.



View information on the specific courses available, here.

Study Abroad Prospectus:


The semester at Charles Darwin University is usually 13 weeks long. Study abroad students are required to take a full course load of 4-5 courses per semester. The actual work load can vary from unit to unit and week to week across the university's disciplines. Students will select their course areas prior to their departure.


Participants in the Brockport Charles Darwin University Program will select (prior to departure) courses from the courses available to study abroad students at Charles Darwin University. All instruction in the Brockport Charles Darwin University Program is by Charles Darwin University faculty. Participants in the Brockport Charles Darwin University Program are examined in the same manner (and to the same standard) as their Australian counterparts and classmates. The majority of courses in which they will enroll are examined formally at the end of the semester and in order to be awarded credit, participants must take--and pass--the examination at the end of the study period in question.

Charles Darwin University offers a wide range of academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with strengths in: Environmental Sciences, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing, Aboriginal Studies, Art-including access to the Centre for Youth Music and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, plus a wide range of Humanities, Social Science, Science, Business, Nursing, Law, Education and Information Technology courses.

View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by Charles Darwin University as well as all of Brockport's university programs in Australia, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in Australia and New Zealand.pdf

Dates and Deadlines

Program Dates:

Spring 2019 (est):   February 19th - June 21st, 2019

Fall  2018 (est):      July 16th - November 2nd, 2018

Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor. 

Program Deadlines:

Fall Semester:  March 15th (est.)

Spring Semester: August 15th (est.)


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This program is currently not accepting applications.