Your future looks great from here.

It's all about you

If you think you’ll get lost in the crowd at the University of Canberra, think again. We are a progressive university on the rise, with big opportunities, a welcoming atmosphere and a great sense of community on campus.

It is a safe environment where everyone settles in quickly and makes friends easily. We’ll do everything we can to see that your time here is interesting, relevant and enjoyable.

We believe when you enjoy your time, you will succeed in your study and get a head start in your career. Choose UC, and let us help you achieve your career goals today.

Your future looks great from here.

Set the course of your career

Why Choose UC

World Ranked

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 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings and 2016/17 QS Young University Rankings. The University is also ranked as 30th in the world for Generation Y universities, or those founded between 1986 and 2000.

UC Graduates Are 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 2018:

    • 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 graduate starting salary and learning resources
    • UC’s Health Services and Support 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 graduate starting salary
    • UC’s Creative Arts study areas are rated 5-stars for graduate starting salary and graduate employment
    • UC’s Psychology study areas are rated 5-stars for graduate employment, graduate starting salary, teaching quality and skills development
    • UC’s Rehabilitation study areas are rated 5-stars for teaching quality

Get practical

All courses allow learning first-hand through real work experiences.

Our degrees focus on developing skills for the real world. Our focus on applied education and our industry leading work-integrated learning philosophy (based around internships, work-based projects, professional placements and other activities) effectively prepare our graduates for their future careers.

Research Excellence

UC research is world-leading as recognised by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015.

  • The environmental sciences discipline received the highest rating possible (well above world standard) in the fields of ecological applications and environmental science and management.
  • The fields of genetics, human movement and sport science, nursing, and public health and health services also rated above world standard.

UC’s Campus Is Expanding

UC is going through a multi-billion campus development project.

By 2030, UC’s campus aims to be a leading example of how a modern, world-class university can transform its physical surroundings to create an integrated, innovative learning community. Projects currently under construction include the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH), an aged care facility, a cancer care centre and an innovation park. These developments will allow a range of opportunities for the University’s various research organisations and will provide students with more work-integrated learning opportunities such as internships and industry projects than ever before.

Canberra Is The Best City To Live In

Canberra is ranked as one of the world’s best cities to live in.

UC is located in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. It is a friendly and safe city. Canberra is 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 positions Canberra as the best place to live in the world. Canberra also has the highest average earnings, one of the lowest unemployment rates, and has a lower cost of living compared to Australia’s other big cities.

Campus in Prime Location

UC is a single campus in the Bruce suburb that is close to everything you need.

UC campus is located 10 minutes from the city and within walking distance from Belconnen Town Centre. UC is also close to the Australian Institute of Sport, GIO Stadium and Calvary Public Hospital. On campus, UC has a full range of facilities and services available for all students and staff. There is an on-campus medical centre, pharmacy, student-led health clinics, fitness centre and gym, food outlets and cafes, bank, bookshop, post office, multi-faith centre, childcare facilities and preschool.

Accommodation guarantee

Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for 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 in 2017.



On time international application closing date for Semester 2

June 1

On time international 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.

You Apply

Make sure you have all the details you need before you start your application to study at the University of Canberra.

To Study

Apply to study at the University of Canberra and take the first step towards a rewarding career.

Your Offer

There are a few things you must do before you can accept your offer. Make sure you have everything ready, and you will be on your way to study at UC.


You must meet minimum English and academic requirements to study at the University of Canberra.

Credit and

Your previous study could count towards your course. See what options might be available to you through a credit transfer.


If you don’t meet the English language or Academic level requirements to gain direct entry into the University, don’t think that’s the end. There are many different ways to gain entry into the course you’ve always wanted to do.

UC College offers quality programs, specialising in preparing international students for successful study.

English Programs

University of Canberra College English (UCCELC) has a range of intensive English courses that will help students develop the English skills they need to succeed at the University and in their career.


You will need to pay fees to study at the University of Canberra. The amount you pay will depend on what you are studying and the type of student you are enrolled as.


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.


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

You may choose to live in on-campus residences with lots of other local and international students, or find a house or apartment to share or live in by yourself.

Accommodation Guarantee

All new or continuing international students are guaranteed on campus accommodation at the University of Canberra Bruce (Canberra ACT) campus. Experience the benefits of living in a truly multi-national community and making new friends with both local and international students!

Coming to Australia

in Australia

Australia is one of the safest countries in the world. Explore its vibrant cities, gorgeous coastlines and beautiful countryside while you study.

in Canberra

Canberra is modern, diverse and vibrant, and is ranked in the Top 25 Best Student Cities in the QS 2017 ranking. It is a safe place to live, with one of the lowest crime rates of any major Australian city.

Life and

The International Student Support Service assists our international students to adapt and succeed at study and life in Australia.


As an International student holding a student visa, you have a responsibility to satisfy your student visa conditions.


All International students studying at the University of Canberra are required to have visa-length Overseas Health Cover (OSHC).

Pick Up

First time arriving international students can book a free pick up service from the Canberra Airport and Jolimont Bus Station.


Meet us in
your country

Our representatives attend various events around the world. Come and meet us in person to discuss your future at the University of Canberra.

an agent

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

an enquiry

Choosing where and what you study is a big decision. We have dedicated staff ready to answer your questions.

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