An unforgettable study experience
Welcome to the University of Canberra, a highly ranked and welcoming university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Thousands of international students come each year from across the globe to experience the famous industry-based learning that sets our students apart.
We are the leading university in Canberra for full-time graduate employment*, and it’s not hard to see why. We’ll connect you with industry employers and prepare you for a career in Australia or abroad with internships, industry projects, guest lecturers and more.
*Good Universities Guide, 2023
Get a world-class education
#2 young university in Australia
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2022
#1 in Canberra for full-time employment
The Good University Guide, 2023
Stay longer after study
Study in Canberra is classed as 'regional' for an extra year post-study work.
Build your career in Canberra
Australia’s bustling capital city is full of potential and the perfect launching pad for your career. Canberra has consistently had the lowest unemployment rate in Australia, alongside the highest average incomes in the country. Graduates in Canberra can enjoy strong career opportunities thanks to our growing economy.
Upon graduation, international students in Canberra are eligible for an additional one year’s post-study work thanks to our regional classification. To learn more about industries and career prospects in Canberra, download a course guide at the top of this page.
If you’ve done well academically, you could be eligible for a range of generous international scholarships ranging from 10–25% off your total tuition fee.
Our streamlined process means you’ll automatically be assessed for eligibility as part of your application.
International Course Merit Scholarship
25% off total tuition fee
Awarded to commencing international students from select countries applying for admission to a specific UC bachelor or master degree with a GPA 5/7 or above.
International High Achiever Scholarship
20% off total tuition fee
Awarded to commencing international students who are applying for admission to a UC bachelor or master degree coursework with a GPA 6/7 or higher.
UC International Merit Scholarship
10% off total tuition fee
Awarded to commencing international students who are applying for admission to a UC bachelor or master coursework with a GPA 5/7 or higher.
International student stories
Life in Canberra
University is about so much more than what you learn in the classroom. It's a chance to explore your interests, live on campus, meet new people and share experiences by joining a club, society or sports team. With the best overall experience of any university in Canberra, there are so many ways to get involved at the University of Canberra.
If you'd like to live in an apartment or studio on or near Bruce campus, there are plenty of campus accommodation options available.
Life in Canberra
A vibrant city with a homely feel, Canberra has no shortage of things to do. Our community is known for being friendly, welcoming and accepting.
Cost of living
Canberra is one of the most affordable cities in Australia for students, which makes studying at our Bruce campus a logical and exciting choice.
Our partnerships with higher education providers in Austalia mean you can study a UC degree at a number of locations.
Don't miss a key date
Semester 2 applications open
24 July 2023
On-time applications close
31 July 2023
Semester 2 starts
How to apply
No matter where you live or what you’re hoping to study, we are here to guide you through the application process and answer any questions.
Find an agent
The University of Canberra is represented by agents all around the world. They can help you with your course selection, application and more.
When you’re ready to apply to UC, you can apply directly using our online application portal.
Chat to a current student
Want to know what studying at UC is really like? Talk with one of our current students to find out firsthand.
Check the latest international student and alumni stories, tips, events and everything you need to know about studying in Canberra and Australia.
We are here to help you throughout your entire study journey at UC, and to support you in making Canberra your home away home.