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Apply to study at UC

Applying direct to UC is quick, secure and easy.

If you are currently completing:

  • An Australian Year 12
  • International Baccalaureate in Australia
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3

UC anticipates that applicants will apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for our ACT campus or the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) for our courses offered in Queensland.

All other applicants may apply either directly through UC’s online applicant portal.

*Applicants wishing to study Master of Clinical Psychology, Master of Physiotherapy or Master of Occupational Therapy must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Before you apply

UC offers a wide variety of courses, from pathway programs that help you gain entry to university, all the way to the highest-level research degrees.

Detailed information on all courses offered at UC can be found by searching our online course finder. This will guide you on the admission requirements, English language proficiency requirements and any additional information to help you with your decision.

Check the Admission tab on your course search for admission requirements for your chosen course.

When applying to UC, applicants will be required to supply relevant documents to support their application. All documents should be official and certified.

If your documents are under a previous name, we will require official evidence of your change of name.

If your documents are not in English, we will require certified translations in addition to copies of your original documents.

Examples of the documents we may require:

  • certified copies of relevant academic transcripts and award certificates from completed or incomplete study
  • evidence of English proficiency
  • evidence of work experience in the form of a current resume and statements of employment which should be an official document from your employer outlining your job title, responsibilities and duration of employment
  • subject or unit outlines from your previous study if you are seeking credit into your UC course

Our admission dates let you know when applications are open. If you are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) check the UAC admission dates as they may differ from ours.

Some courses have an early closing date due to the additional time required to assess applications. Check the Admissions tab on your course search to see if your course has an early application closing date.

Semester 1 2018
On time applications due* 1 December 2017
On time change of course applications close 1 December 2017
Orientation Week 5 February 2018
Classes commence 12 February 2018
Semester 2 2018
On time applications due*  1 June 2018
On time change of course applications close 1 June 2018
Orientation Week 30 July 2018
Classes commence 6 August 2018

*Late applications may be considered

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website to nominate up to five courses you would like to study. Nominate the course you would most like to do first, followed by your second preference, and so on.

During the selection process, your course preferences are considered one at a time in the order in which you have listed them on your application.

Go to the UAC website

If you are an international student wishing to apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at UC, please apply through UC’s online applicant portal

If you are currently completing an Australian Year 12, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or the New Zealand NCEA Level 3, UC anticipates that you will apply through Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

Before you apply

UC offers a wide variety of courses, from pathway programs that help you gain entry to university, all the way to the highest-level research degrees.

Detailed information on all courses offered at UC can be found by searching our online course finder. This will guide you on the admission requirements, English language proficiency requirements and any additional information to help you with your decision.

Check the Admission tab on your course search for admission requirements for your chosen course.

Undergraduate  Courses

The following International  Qualifications - Entry Requirements is a guide only. Other  qualifications not listed will be considered on an individual basis. This list  provides minimum entry requirements for courses; however, some courses may  have higher entry requirements. If you are unable to meet the above requirements, you may be eligible to access a pathway provided by college. For UC College entry requirements click here.

Postgraduate  Courses

Admission  and additional requirements are outlined under each course  description.

When applying to study at UC, international applicants should include the following supporting documents along with their application:

  • certified copies of all relevant academic transcripts and award certificates from all your complete or incomplete study
  • evidence of your English proficiency level (if applicable)
  • evidence of your work experience in the form of a current resume and statements of employment which should be an official document from your employer outlining your job title, responsibilities and duration of employment (if applicable)
  • subject or unit outlines from your previous study (if you are seeking credit or advanced standing into your UC course)

If your documents are under a previous name, we will require official evidence of your change of name.

If your documents are not in English, we will require certified translations in addition to copies of your original documents.

All applicants wishing to study at UC must meet the English proficiency requirements for entry to their chosen course. For detailed information, visit UC's English proficiency requirements information page.

If you need extra help with your English proficiency, the UCC English Language Centre (UCCELC) offers English preparation courses. Visit UCCELC's information page for more information.

Our admission dates let you know when applications are open. If you are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) check the UAC admission dates as they may differ from ours.

Some courses have an early closing date due to the additional time required to assess applications. Check the Admissions tab on your course search to see if your course has an early application closing date.

Semester 1 2018
On time applications due* 1 December 2017
On time change of course applications close 1 December 2017
Orientation Week 5 February 2018
Classes commence 12 February 2018
Semester 2 2018
On time applications due*  1 June 2018
On time change of course applications close 1 June 2018
Orientation Week 30 July 2018
Classes commence 6 August 2018

*Late applications may be considered

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requires all international students who will be under 18 years of age when entering Australia on a student visa, to have appropriate accommodation, support and welfare arrangements in place. When you apply for a student visa, you will need to provide evidence that you will be living with a parent, custodian or relative, or that the University has approved your care arrangements.

For more information on your requirements, visit the Under 18 Students information page or read and complete the Welfare Arrangements for Under 18s form as part of your application.

You may also like to read about other pathways to UC, particularly:

  • university preparation courses
  • English Language tuition and
  • credit transfer arrangements

If you are applying for the following courses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Professional doctorate
  • Master level course by research

Applications are made directly to the University via the Research Degree Application Form (DOC, 293 KB)

Submit this form and supporting documents (see the Before you apply section below for information on supporting documents):

By email to:
hdrsupport@canberra.edu.au

OR

By post to:
Graduate Research
Locked Bag 1
CANBERRA, ACT, 2601

Applicants are encouraged to contact a faculty or research institute HDR representative to discuss your application and research proposal before applying.

Before you apply

UC offers a wide variety of courses, from pathway programs that help you gain entry to university, all the way to the highest-level research degrees.

Detailed information on all courses offered at UC can be found by searching our online course finder. This will guide you on the admission requirements, English language proficiency requirements and any additional information to help you with your decision.

Check the Admission tab on your course search for admission requirements for your chosen course.

A number of supporting documents must also be provided, including:

  • a copy of your academic transcripts, including the key to transcript results and testamurs (please provide both the original language and the English translation from a certified translator)
  • research proposal that is no more than 2 pages long (BGL applicants see below)
  • two (2) Research Degree Referees
  • your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • names of potential supervisors
  • proof of English Language Proficiency, either proof of tertiary study in English or Academic IELTS or TOEFL score (if you are an international student)
  • certified passport/birth certificate.

Please ensure that all copies of your academic transcripts and testamurs are correctly certified, find out how to certify your documents (PDF, 13.52 KB)

Faculty of Business, Government and Law applicants are required to submit a research proposal using the BGL research proposal template, available from the Faculty of Business, Government and Law Application Process page.

Applications for research courses are accepted at any time throughout the year. However, applicants are asked to nominate their preferred commencement semester (and check scholarship application deadlines if relevant).

Candidates who are required to undertake coursework as part of their degree will usually commence at the beginning of semester one or semester two (see dates below). Candidates admitted directly to research can apply and commence at any time during the year.

Semester dates for coursework

Semester 1 Orientation Week

5 February 2018

Semester 1 Classes commence

12 February 2018

Semester 2 Orientation Week

30 July 2018

Semester 2 Classes commence

6 August 2018


Notes about research applications

  • Research Scholarships are only available for Semester 1 commencement of each academic year.
  • Please allow up to 18 weeks to receive your Letter of Offer, organisation of flights and accommodation.
  • If you are an international student the Australian Diplomatic Mission in your home country can give you current and detailed information on visa procedures.
  • If you are an international student and you require information on the nearest Australian Embassy/Consulate please visit The Department of Immigration and Border Protection.