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At UC, we've always done things differently. As one of the top young universities in the world, we're contemporary, ambitious and connected, and fearless in our approach to education.

We’ll connect you with industry, give you access to international study, and make sure you graduate job-ready, life-ready, and ready to take on the world.

Discover why we’re the world’s fastest rising university. Take your career to the next level and start your university studies in 2020 with UC.


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Good Universities Guide 2019


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.


Your previous study or work experience is valuable, and could count towards your course.

See what options might be available to you through a credit transfer or recognition of prior learning (RPL).


At UC, we put you in control of your future. Our fast-paced, flexible courses empower you to pursue your passions while putting core knowledge into practice. Choose from an exciting range of dynamic, up-to-date specialisations to build your perfect degree and future-proof your dream career.

Explore UC’s range of progressive degrees from the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Why Choose UC

We’re on the rise

Ranked in the world’s top 100 young universities.

The University of Canberra has been named among the world’s top 100 young universities in the prestigious 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

The University is also ranked as 30th in the world for Generation Y universities, or those founded between 1986 and 2000.

Be in demand

UC graduates have higher starting salaries and an 89% graduate employment rate.

Our highly-qualified teachers, and courses with a strong emphasis on work-integrated learning, means our students gain valuable experiences and develop key workplace skills.

That’s why UC graduates have an 89% graduate employment rate and higher starting salaries than the top-performing universities in Australia. (QILT 2018)

Best courses

UC courses are ranked as the best, awarded the top '5-star' ranking from the Good Universities Guide.

According to the Good Universities Guide 2019:

  • UC’s Business and Management study areas are rated 5-stars for graduate starting salary
  • UC’s Nursing study areas are rated 5-stars for learning resources
  • UC’s Health Services study areas rated 5-stars for teaching quality
  • UC’s Computing and Information Systems study areas are rated 5-stars for graduate employment
  • UC’s Communications study areas are rated 5-stars for overall experience and graduate starting salary
  • UC’s Creative Arts study areas are rated 5-stars for graduate employment
  • UC’s Psychology study areas are rated 5-stars for graduate employment and teaching quality.
  • UC’s Rehabilitation study areas are rated 5-stars for skills development

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.

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.


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.


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.

Are you eligible?

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

Study Locations

In addition to our Bruce campus in Canberra, the University also offers courses at a range of partner institutions across eastern Australia and around the world.

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


On time application closing date for Semester 2

June 28

On time application closing date for Semester 2

It’s always best to get your application in earlier rather than later to avoid missing out.


Sem 2 Orientation Week begins

July 29

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.

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.


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