Your money questions answered
We’re here to set your mind at rest – unlike many other international academic destinations, the University of Canberra offers a fantastically affordable study experience.
Can I apply for a scholarship?
Receiving financial assistance while studying abroad can help you get the most out of your university experience. As an Amity scholar, you’re eligible to apply for a $1,000 AUD scholarship per semester which will be applied to your tuition fees.
In addition, three $3,000AUD scholarships are available for postgraduate students. If you score above 70% in your Bachelor degree, you’re eligible to apply for $5,000AUD scholarships.
Studying Information and Technology? Apply for the UC & Study Canberra Information Technology Scholarship, with $10,000AUD awarded to students who plan to bring their skills to the Canberra region.
Visit our website to find out more.
How does the cost of living in Canberra compare to other major cities?
Not only is Canberra beautiful, safe and fun, it’s also one of Australia’s most affordable cities.
In 2018, Numbeo ranked Sydney as the 16th most expensive place to rent in the world, while Melbourne was the 68th most expensive.
In contrast, Canberra was voted the fifth most popular ‘top city of study’ with international students, and the most affordable for students. We beat out other international cities including London, where the cost of living will set you back a whopping $578AUD per week on average.
Will living on-campus break the bank?
Not at all! With UC accommodation prices starting from just $140AUD per week, you can spend your money on more important things, like having life-changing travel experiences. What’s more, international students enjoy guaranteed on-campus accommodation for the duration of their degrees. Find out more about how great it is to live on-campus here.
Can I work while I study?
Working while studying helps with the financial pressure of living overseas. Luckily, you can work up to 20 hours a week while studying at UC. Because we put students first for all casual and short-term jobs on-campus, it’s easy to find a job. This means you can earn as you learn, while developing employment skills and gaining an edge in the graduate job market. Find out more here.
What do I stand to gain financially when I graduate from UC?
When you study at UC, you’re setting yourself up for success. Graduating work-ready with excellent networks of contacts, our students go far, quickly. UC students enjoy an 89% graduate employment rate in Australia, with UC graduates earning above average starting salaries.