Charles Darwin University, Australia

UIS has been working with Charles Darwin University on exchanging students for many years.  We have also been exploring collaborative opportunities in environmental studies/science and indigenous peoples studies.

Location:  Charles Darwin University is located in the ‘top end’ of Australia with its main campus located in Darwin on the northern coast.  It is in the tropics with a warm climate year round.  Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territories an area about the size of Alaska with a population around 200,000 (for the entire territory).

Founded:  2003 with the merger of Northern Territory University, the Menzies School of Health Research, and Centralian College.

Student Population:  20,000 (over three campuses)

Popular majors:  Environmental Science, Business, Visual Arts, Sociology/Anthropology

Charles Darwin University websites:


International Office (exchange programs)

Opportunities for UIS students

Full Semester/Year

CDU is an exchange partner with UIS which means that UIS students can study at CDU for one or two semesters while paying their tuition to UIS at the same rate they would be charged to study at UIS.  Financial aid applies and students are eligible to apply for travel scholarships.

Students can select from all departments at CDU.

Housing is available in campus units (similar to our town houses) as well as in private apartments in town.  There is a large shopping mall within walking distance from campus.

Information about the city of Darwin and the surrounding area

Things to do in the Northern Territories/Darwin website

Australia’s Northern Territory:  From Oceans to Outback  A YouTube video from Wanderlust Travel Magazine