Learn More About Studying in Australia’s Capital

Looking to study in Australia?

Ready to kickstart your career? The University of Canberra is a great investment into your future. With real world experience built into every degree, get ready to graduate in high demand and with an impressive portfolio of experience to match your globally recognised degree.

Rated amongst the best student cities in the world*, Canberra is the perfect city for international students to live, study and work. Australia’s vibrant capital city is home to a safe and multicultural community, complete with the opportunity to gain an extra year of in-country post-study work^.

^For more information on the new regional visas that apply to Canberra, explore the Australia Government’s Department of Home Affairs website.

*QS, 2018

Discover Canberra as the ultimate study destination

Watch our recent webinar and hear top tips from Indian students and alumni living in Canberra on Canberra’s culture, environment and not to be missed events.

Get helpful advice on how to make friends in Canberra and find work whilst you study and where to find the best local food and cricket games!

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Get a world class education at UC

Fast Rising University

1 EXTRA YEAR Opportunity to gain an extra year of in-country post-study work

Top Universities in the World

TOP 1%of Universities in the world*

Top10 in Aus

TOP 10Universities in Australia*

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 ✝QS World University Rankings 2019

Study stress free with a scholarship

You’re invested in your future, and so are we. Whether you need a financial boost to fulfil your potential or want to be rewarded for academic success, a scholarship will help you start your studies with a bang. We offer a range of scholarships for Indian students including:

  • The International Merit Scholarship
  • The International Course Merit Scholarship
  • The International High Achiever Scholarship

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You’ll feel at home in Canberra

Indian Restaurants

Indian cuisine

Craving Indian culinary delights? Give your palette a quick refresher of the Indian cuisine. Treat your tastebuds with Tikka Take’s street food, enjoy the flavours of the south with Dosa Hut or pick up a desi meal from Punjabi Junction. The choices are endless with delicious options all over Canberra!

Events and Activities

Cultural events and activities

From Onam to Holi, Pongal to Diwali, Christmas to Eid, experience the feeling of community as Canberra celebrates Indian festivals and dances to Indian tunes. Feel at peace and get in touch with your spirituality by visiting various Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Temples, Churches and Mosques, throughout the national capital.

Venture out to some of Canberra’s most loved events and mingle with our multicultural locals.


Sporting and social activities

Join our inclusive and supportive community and come and say hello to the people at University of Canberra’s Indian Association (UCIA) where students come together to celebrate festivals, watch movies, play soccer and cricket, organize potlucks and host various events throughout the year. We also offer academic clubs that align with each study area.

Backyard cricket is a big part of any Australian BBQ, learn more about the food and lingo, and get ready to wow the locals with your cricket skills.

Find the degree for you


Information Technology

Unlock a career in one of the most in-demand industries

Equip yourself with the skills and qualifications to be on the frontline of the latest technological advancements with our specialisations in robotics and artificial Intelligence, data science, cloud computing and cybersecurity. Gain extensive hands-on experience and build incredible networks, ensuring that you graduate work-ready.

UC degrees in IT:


Business and Communication

Open up a world of opportunity

Kick start your international career with a degree in business or communications from Australia’s capital city. Explore the science and strategies behind international business and learn the skills to navigate complex business environments with ease and confidence. Enhance your creative skills to forge a successful career in the fast paced and ever-changing world of international communications. Benefit from unbeatable opportunities to learn from top industry professionals and build your very own personal network of international contacts.

UC degrees in business:



Build your future

Learn the secrets of architecture from world leading experts and combine that knowledge with your own creativity to design the homes, buildings and cities of the future. Taught by some of Australia’s most respected architects, this unique course offers considerable practical experience with tailored internships designed to enhance your natural design skills and help you specialise in the architectural career direction of your choice.

UC degrees in Architecture include:

Student experiences

Hear firsthand from our international students Gaurav and Pari who moved from India to Canberra.
Listen as they talk about life in the capital, how they adjusted to moving to a new city and what it’s like to study at UC.

Canberra is beautiful in every aspect: peaceful, nice weather, no traffic and great amenities. I’ll never regret my decision to build a life here.

UC Alumni, Rahul Gangurde

Security Consultant, IBM Services

Affordable living

Canberra is one of the most affordable cities for students, beating other major cities in Australia like Sydney and Melbourne with its low accommodation prices and costs of living.* Estimated weekly expenses in AUD are included below.**

Mobile phone & internet
Utilities (gas, electricity)
*As rated by QS Best Student Cities **Please note these are estimates only and your actual costs of living will be determined by your lifestyle


Your dollar will take you further at UC with some of the most affordable accommodation options in Australia, starting from just $144AUD per week. What’s more, international students are guaranteed accommodation on campus saving you the need to find a rental in a competitive housing market.


English Language Intensive Courses

Build fluency and accuracy in spoken English and improve your writing skills with an ELICOS course.

International student support

Get to know our International Student Advisors and receive guidance and support tailored to you.

Seeking employment in Australia

Are you eager to access the many career opportunities that are available in Australia? Explore visa options to study.

Make an enquiry

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

Apply now

There is no better time to turn your future dreams into your reality. Secure your international success today!

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Alternatively, applications can be submitted through one of our representative offices in your home country.

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