Pathways to health study

There are lots of ways to start your university journey. Three Rivers UDRH and Charles Sturt University offer support to help students from diverse backgrounds complete a health degree. We value your life experience and your cultural and community links, as well as your academic ability.

We know that people from rural areas have unique skills, and life experiences. How can you make the most of them? We want to help you explore the opportunities that studying health at uni can bring.  We focus on increasing access for rural people to university and helping you make this transition a success.

How we can help

Being from a rural area can create many challenges and opportunities. We can help you use your strengths and experience to find the best way to get into your preferred course. We also want you to be able to pursue your interests and hobbies while you study.

Didn't get the ATAR you needed? Not sure what you want to study? Not sure if university is for you? That's okay. Before you start studying, we can help find the right entry path into your preferred course. There are also:

  • short courses you can do to get ready ahead of time
  • a range of scholarships to help fund your studies
  • new friends you can meet through Rural Health Clubs.

Some of the different entry pathways programs into Charles Sturt include:

Getting into uni

Find out how CSU's access programs can help you get into university.

Health courses at CSU

Learn about the health courses available at CSU

Career information for schools

Our team can help secondary school careers advisers explain and promote a career path in rural health.


Find out how we can help make Uni less expensive and more achievable.

Rural Health Club

Join our Rural Health Club to meet other students and get support.

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