About the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory offers a real outback adventure. It is home to two of Australia’s world-famous natural wonders – Uluru and Kakadu National Park.

A map showing the major cities and town centres in the Northern Territory and the Territory's location in Australia.

Map of study locations in the Northern Territory.

A snapshot of the Northern Territory

Quality education

Charles Darwin University is ranked as the fourth Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes.

Employment opportunities

There are many job and career growth opportunities for international students.

Territory treasures

Home to some of the most spectacular natural waterholes and waterfalls in the world.

Diverse study options 

There are a range of Northern Territory education providers that are committed to delivering high quality education and training experiences for international students. 

According to The Good Universities Guide 2023, Charles Darwin University (CDU) ranks fourth for undergraduate employment outcomes.  

CDU is also internationally recognised for their research which is strongly aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Key industries  

The Northern Territory is home to some of the world’s largest mineral deposits making it a leader in the mining, mining equipment technology and services, renewable energy, and oil and gas industries. 

Other key industries in the Northern Territory include:  

  • agriculture, forestry and fishing 
  • construction 
  • tourism 
  • international education and training, and 
  • tropical health and research.  

Stunning escapes 

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is the largest sandstone monolith in the world at 348 metres high. It is deeply spiritual and sacred to the local Anangu people, who have lived there for more than 30,000 years. 

Students enjoying sunset at Uluru by camel back

Uluru. Image courtesy of Tourism NT and Rhett Hammerton

Kakadu National Park, is Australia’s biggest national park. It will take your breath away with its beautiful waterfalls, rainforests, exotic wildlife and ancient rock art. 

Alice Springs is also a favourite tourist spot with stunning desert landscapes, remote communities and a unique pioneering history.

About Darwin 

The Northern Territory’s capital, Darwin, is a vibrant city with many exciting cultural, social and food festivals throughout the year.

Darwin is the gateway to Asia so there is a strong Asian influence especially in the restaurant scene and buzzing night markets.

Darwin Waterfront, Darwin, NT

Darwin Waterfront, Darwin, NT. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.

A snapshot of Darwin

Major education providers

Charles Darwin University and CDU TAFE


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A diverse community

Darwin is one of Australia's most multicultural cities.

Darwin has a warm and welcoming community, and you can easily get involved in social, community and sporting clubs.

In your spare time there is so much to do and explore. From crocodile cruises to hikes and discovering nearby waterfalls and swimming holes.

There are genuine employment opportunities, professional and personal development, networking events with business and community groups.

There are also many employers who welcome international students with job and career growth opportunities, including casual work during studies, internships as part of your course, and with the right visa, post study employment in your field of study.

A café owner is teaching an international student how to make coffee.

Northern Territory information and support

Study NT offers information on student life, education and training institutions, scholarships as well as accommodation support.

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