Think Tomorrow. Do Today.

UC students are distinctive.

They want a degree which will prepare them for their career tomorrow, but also for the careers they haven’t imagined yet.

They want to connect with employers and industry, to learn what their business is really about.

And they want their study, travel and work all wrapped up into their degree.

While others may be dreaming about the future, University of Canberra students are achieving their future today.

Think Tomorrow. Do Today.

Set the course of your career


At the University of Canberra we understand there is more than one way to achieve your goals.

Our UC College is committed to making quality university education accessible to everyone. We specialise in preparing both Australian and international students for successful study.


And we can help you at every step along the way.

UC participates in various supported access schemes and we offer bonus points and portfolio entry opportunities to support school leavers and students who have been out of study for some time.

Why Choose UC

We’re on the rise

Ranked in the world’s top 100 young universities. Ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide.

The University of Canberra continues its rise in world rankings after being named among the best young universities in the world in the prestigious 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) 150 Under 50 ranking.

The THE 150 under 50 ranking examines universities' performance in five areas of higher education excellence: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

Be in demand

Employers consistently choose UC graduates for their practical knowledge.

Careers UC supports current students and recent graduates (up to one year from the date of graduation) to ensure you have the skills and opportunities to find jobs on and off-campus and move into fulfilling careers.

Best courses

UC courses are ranked by students as the best.

According to the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report, UC’s psychology, law and paralegal, and communication study areas top the list with the highest number of graduates in employment than any other Australian university. Our architecture and built environment study areas are ranked by students as number one on the ‘good teaching’ scale and our tourism, hospitality, personal services, sport and recreation, and psychology study areas are ranked number one for overall student satisfaction.

Get practical

Practical work-based projects in every course.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Be flexible

Flexible study options that fit your life.

We deliver our courses through a range of modes – online, on campus, flexible, intensive, self-paced - as well as through our Australian and international partners. You choose the place, time and intensity of study to fit your life.

Earn more

Employees in the ACT earn the highest average salaries in Australia.

In an Australian Bureau of Statistics report released in November 2016, ordinary employees in the ACT were found to have the highest average earnings in Australia. With Canberra also being ranked as the city with the highest quality of living worldwide, this makes the ACT an outstanding choice for Australian and international students looking to get ahead in their careers.

See the world

Study a semester abroad or take an international field trip as part of your course.

At the University of Canberra you have the chance to study overseas as part of your degree. Whether it’s through a Study Abroad, exchange or a short term program, we offer many different opportunities to suit your interests and the length of time you wish to spend away.

Accommodation guarantee

Guaranteed on campus accommodation for all first year students and all new or continuing international students.

Moving to Canberra? We’ve got your accommodation covered. The University of Canberra and its Bruce campus accommodation providers are pleased to offer guaranteed accommodation to all new and continuing international students and all first-year domestic students in 2017.

Canberra is officially the best

Canberra has been ranked as the city with the highest quality of living worldwide.

Canberra's modest population has proven yet again that bigger is not always better, being ranked as the city with the highest quality of living worldwide. This is the 5th time Canberra has scooped the prestigious top place and reinforces the OECD’s 2014 report which found Canberra is the best place to live in the world.


Sometimes you just need a little help.

Our wide range of scholarships can help you focus on your studies so you get the most from your time at the University of Canberra.

You may also be eligible for one of the many government and non-government financial assistance schemes or loan options available.


Choosing the right accommodation sets the tone for your university life.

And our on-campus accommodation guarantee to all first-year students and all new and continuing international students makes the decision easy.

Book a campus tour

Don’t take our word for it!

Book a campus tour to get a feel for campus life and see the University of Canberra for yourself.

International Students

at UC

There’s a lot of great reasons to choose the University of Canberra.


We want all our students to succeed. Check that you meet our entry requirements and get your study off to a great start.

Find a
UC Agent

The University of Canberra has a network of international agents and in-country representatives who are ready to help you.

Coming to

Need a free pick-up from the airport? Looking for a checklist of everything you need to do?

Our support services, pre-departure guides and other resources can help you arrive in style.


Want to visit Australia just for a semester?

Our Study Abroad and Exchange programs let you study a semester in Australia and gain credits towards your home institution.

Key dates


UAC offer rounds

April 7

UAC offer rounds

UAC offer rounds will occur throughout April in to July for Semester 2. It’s always best to get your application in earlier rather than later to avoid missing out.


Last chance to put a direct application in for Sem 2, 2017!

July 16

Last chance to put a direct application in for Sem 2, 2017!

If you’re a non-school leaver make sure you get your application in and be accepted before 16 July to ensure you’re ready to start in week 1!


Sem 2 Orientation Week begins

July 31

Sem 2 Orientation Week begins

Meet other students in your course, find your way around the campus, and get all the information you need for a flying start to the semester.


Week 1 commences

August 7

Week 1 commences

Classes officially start. Get ready to get straight in to it!


Open Day 2017!

August 26

Open Day 2017!

This your opportunity to navigate your way around UC and ask all those questions on your mind about your future studies!

Important Dates for Applications & Enrolments

Important Dates for Applications & Enrolments

Click below for more important administrative dates relating to applications and enrolments.

Semester, Winter Term, Principle Dates

Semester, Winter Term, Principle Dates

Click below for more important academic calendar dates.

Still after more?

Personalised Course Guide

Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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