UC community notice
UC staff and student information on the University’s response
to the Australian Government’s travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is being updated regularly.
Review updates on travel, isolation, support and study.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice

The University of Canberra continues to monitor the unfolding Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to ensure that we respond effectively and appropriately in the best interests of our staff, students and broader university community.

These are unique and challenging circumstances in a constantly changing environment of global significance and the University is committed to providing our community with the best support possible.

Students in China

Find information here about deferral, accommodation, health and wellbeing, support and access the latest official Government advice.


The University has advised all students in China to defer their studies for Semester 1 by Monday 2 March.

Please use the application for intermission form.

Find out more about deferral »


Understanding that our students in China are unable to progress with their studies in Semester 1, the University is developing a guide to fees, charges and refunds.

Please contact internationalstudent@canberra.edu.au for advice.

Find out more about fees »


For students who were intending to commence or return to on-campus accommodation, the University has developed a number of solutions to assist with accommodation concerns.

Please contact uc.reservations@unilodge.com.au for advice.

Find out more about accommodation »


The University is committed to keeping in touch with our students in China. We have developed a number of solutions to keep students connected and engaged with the University community until a return to studying in Australia is possible.

Please contact internationalstudent@canberra.edu.au for advice.

Find out more about support »

Travel and visa advice

While the Australian Government’s travel restrictions remain in place, there are many questions and uncertainties around what this means for affected students.

Find out more about travel and visa advice »

Official health advice

The University is following the most current advice and guidelines on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as provided by the Australian and ACT governments.

Health and wellbeing in our community

The health and wellbeing of our entire UC community is important. Information, advice and support is available to all our staff and students—both here in Canberra, and those still in China. Our dedicated medical and counselling team offers expert advice to those in Australia via 0409 507 734. More mental health and health advice and support can be found on the Medical and Counselling Centre page.

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