Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Current Students

Much of the information you need throughout your candidature can be found at and you are encouraged to visit that site often to keep up to date.

On this page, we have gathered together information and resources that are likely to be of most use to you during your candidature.


Charles Sturt University has an annual scholarship round, with a closing date each year of 31 October. For details of available scholarships, please visit:

Research Professional is also an excellent source of external funding opportunities, including grants and travel bursaries. Searches can be restricted to those opportunities available to higher degree candidates. A CSU email address is required for access. Please contact your Graduate Studies Liaison Officer if you do not have a CSU email address and wish to set one up. For information on accessing Research Professional, including a user guide, please visit:

Confirmation of candidature

Endorsement of candidature is a major milestone, and forms a significant part of the probationary requirements in a higher degree by research. The Faculty has developed a comprehensive policy to guide supervisors and candidates through the process and provide advice on requirements for the seminar and research proposal document. Please find below links to the policy and reviewers' report forms:

Submission of thesis

From 2018, the Faculty is implementing a requirement for a Turnitin check prior to final submission of your thesis for examination.

Prior to final submission of your thesis for examination, you are required submit a final draft through Turnitin and submit the resulting originality report to your Principal Supervisor and the Sub-Dean, Graduate Studies, along with a completed copy of the Ethics and  Academic Integrity form.

You can register with Turnitin to create a Student Account under the CSU Turnitin Licence at

Further information on how to use Turnitin is provided within the Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism:

Doctoral workshop and professional development opportunities

The Faculty holds a doctoral workshop each year for candidates in researching in Business, Justice Studies and Psychology. The workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for doctoral candidates to network and share their research, and to develop presentation skills.  Details will be sent out to candidates via email and the Faculty Research Bulletin.

The Research Office offer a range of professional development activities throughout the year. Please keep checking the Professional Development Calendar throughout the year for programs that may be relevant to your research: