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Why choose UC

The University of Canberra (UC) – About Our Campus

  • is a single campus university located in the national capital of Australia, Canberra
  • set on 120 hectares of picturesque native bush land, complete with resident kangaroos 
  • is located 10 minutes from Canberra's CBD and within walking distance of a major shopping and entertainment complex
  • By 2030, UC campus will be transformed into precincts for national, international partnerships and transformational research
  • In 2018, UC Public Hospital will open on campus
  • has a diverse community of 12,500+ students, including 2500+ international students from 107+ countries
  • has on-campus medical centre, fitness centre and gym, food outlets and cafes, bank, bookshop, post office, multi-faith centre, childcare and preschool, and a full range of student support services and facilities including 24/7 computer laboratory, library and wireless access
  • Guaranteed on campus accommodation for all new or continuing international students
  • Tuition fees are moderate and small class sizes

Quick Facts

  • UC is ranked top 4% of universities worldwide*
  • Top 100 young universities worldwide*
  • Consistently among Australia's top universities for getting a job and starting salary
  • UC degrees focus on skills for the real world, with many including hands-on experience and a renewed emphasis on 'work-integrated learning' across the curriculum
  • UC Creative Arts graduates are the highest paid in their field**
  • UC is ranked #1 for Rehabilitation and Sports degree in Australia**
  • Ranked top 5 for law degrees in Australia**
  • UC Information Technology students won the Microsoft Imagine Cup 5 out of 10 years making them best in Australia
  • UC’s research in field of genetics, human movement and sport science, nursing, public health and health services are rated above world standard***

*QS World University Rankings 2016
**Quality Learning and Teaching Indicators (QILT) 2015
***Excellence in Research for Australia 2015


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