Study in Darwin


Top 10 reasons to Study in Sydney

  • Top ten reasons to study in Darwin

  • Migrant Opportunities

  • Flexibility for International Students

  • Renowned for Research

  • Employment and Career Opportunities

  • Popular tourist destinations

  • High-quality education and training institutions

  • Social and cultural Uniqueness

  • Generous Schemes of Scholarship

  • Part-time opportunities

  • Public transport facility


Universities in Darwin

· Charles Darwin University

About the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is a warm and welcoming part of Australia, where people from many different lands have made a home. They are attracted by the thriving economy, stunning natural landscapes, relaxed lifestyle, culturally rich society and unique employment and education opportunities.

Abundant natural resources and oil and gas reserves are positioning the Territory’s capital, Darwin, as Australia’s major gateway to Asia. Set on a beautiful harbour, Darwin offers a cosmopolitan way of life with modern amenities – and a friendliness that is sometimes hard to find in a bigger city.

In Alice Springs, people enjoy the beauty of the Central Australian outback, contemporary facilities and proximity to world-class attractions such as Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock and the Olgas).

Why study in the Northern Territory?

The Northern Territory has a wide range of high quality education and training institutions. These include government and private or independent high schools, vocational education and training providers, and Charles Darwin University for bachelor and masters degrees, and PhD qualifications as well as vocational education certificates and diplomas.

Charles Darwin University is a member of the prestigious Australian Innovation Research Universities group and is ranked in the top 2% of world universities (Times Higher Education 2013-14). Students at Charles Darwin enjoy modern facilities and small class sizes and a supportive learning environment.

The overall study experience is enriched by social and cultural opportunities that are unique to the Northern Territory.

About 16% of Territorians were born overseas, and the Territory offers a diverse range of religious services and places of worship for residents and visitors of many faiths including Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian.

The Northern Territory has the lowest unemployment rates in the country, with excellent part-time employment opportunities for students and exciting career prospects for graduates.

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Studying in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory’s student population is around 10,000. Of these, around 57 per cent of domestic students are from interstate and a further nine per cent are from overseas (Department of Industry, 2013).

The main provider of higher education in the Northern Territory is Charles Darwin University, which has campuses and study centres throughout the NT and provides higher education courses for Indigenous Australians through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education.

Drawing on the unique local environment and culture, the NT is known for expertise in specialised areas such as tropical and desert science, Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous health and Southeast Asian studies. There is also a good selection of courses in general areas such as business, education, law and nursing.