Open Day — Saturday 26 August

Opportunity is knocking.

Begin your Open Day on 26 August with a FREE breakfast on the concourse from 9am; head to your information sessions and workshops; and then just relax and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

Learn about our courses, admissions and requirements, student accommodation, clubs and societies, support programs for new students and scholarship opportunities. And meet CareerBot, the career-driven robot, who can help you find your future career.

Think Tomorrow. Do Today.


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).

Create your personalised course guide

Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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 2017 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 a 90% graduate employment rate.

Highly-qualified teachers and a focus on practical, career-focussed courses means UC graduates enjoy a 90% graduate employment rate and higher starting salaries than the Australian university average.

Employers consistently choose UC graduates for their practical knowledge.

Best courses

UC courses are ranked by students as the best.

According to the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report, UC’s psychology, law and paralegal, and communication study areas top the list with the highest percentage of postgraduates in employment than any other Australian university. Our architecture and built environment study areas are ranked by students as number one on the ‘good teaching’ scale and our tourism, hospitality, personal services, sport and recreation, and psychology study areas are ranked number one for overall student satisfaction.

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 in 2017.

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.


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.


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.

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


Open Day 2017!

August 26

Open Day 2017!

This your opportunity to navigate your way around UC and ask all those questions on your mind about your future studies!

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

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