International students

An unforgettable study experience awaits

Welcome to the University of Canberra, a highly ranked and welcoming university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Thousands of international students come from around the globe each year to experience our famous industry-based learning that sets our students apart.

Get a world class education

In Australia’s top 10 universities
Times Higher Education World Rankings 2020
Top 1% of universities in the world
Times Higher Education World Rankings 2020
Stay longer after study
Study in Canberra is classed as ‘regional’ for an extra 1 year post study work
Australia Government’s Department of Home Affairs

I am living..

Please select your location to see the right information for you

Living in Australia? We’re open for business.

In response to the COVID-19 environment, UC courses are being delivered through our virtual campus until the government advises it is safe to return to normal.

With a range of remote-access classes and workshops, video lectures, digital ways to interact with your classmates and support services, you can get a head start on building a better future for yourself all from your home.

Explore our courses

Search My Courses online

Download the 2020 Course Guide

UC Virtual Open Day

Saturday 22 August
9am–4pm

Discover Canberra

Prepare to fall in love with a city that boasts the perfect mix of lifestyle, landscape and atmosphere. Friendly locals will make you feel at home, whilst experiencing Canberra’s best food, wine and cultural attractions.

Within the city you’ll find museums, galleries and breweries for all tastes, and you don’t have to travel far for an outdoor adventure in the surrounding natural environment. Looking to start your career in Canberra? We also have the highest average salary and lowest unemployment in Australia, meaning it’s a great place to immerse yourself in our thriving local industry.

Don't miss a key date

Semester 2 on-time* application deadline

Semester 2 orientation week

Semester 2 commencement

Semester 1 2021 orientation week

Semester 1 2021 commencement

* Applications received after this date will still be considered, however we strongly recommend that you submit your application on time to allow for sufficient processing before the commencement period.

Discount your study costs with a scholarship

You’re invested in your future, and so are we. 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.

Browse scholarships

Jade

The University of Canberra sees everyone as an individual, no matter their nationality or culture. It is a diverse community where you come together and achieve your goals.

Jade | Kenya

Dehemi

Through industry projects, I’ve built connections with future employers long before graduating.

Dehemi | Sri Lanka

George

The teachers are why I chose UC, they are supportive, encouraging, welcoming and professional. Even my friends at other universities know that UC has this reputation for great teachers.

George | China

Explore our campus and accommodation

Our Canberra campus is a small community-focused learning environment specifically designed to accommodate study, work and play. As a first year student you also get guaranteed accommodation.

Campus West »

This accommodation village offers the largest range of living options and the lowest room-rate on campus and a community atmosphere. Facilities include a volleyball court and outdoor and indoor entertainment areas.

$142 - $359 

1 - 13 

5 min

Cooper Lodge »

Located in the heart of campus, this state-of-the-art building contains 296 fully furnished apartments. There are study rooms on each floor, a piano room with a six foot grand piano and a balcony with city views.

$203 - $324 

Studio - 5 

1 min

UC Lodge »

Located right next to the UC Library, there are 353 individual apartments in this new building. Facilities feature common areas, cooking facilities, private study rooms, a theatre room, laundry services and a rooftop terrace.

$203 - $324 

Studio - 5 

1 min

Weeden Lodge »

With 309 apartments, this residence is located in the heart of Belconnen; close to shopping, restaurants, bus exchange and Lake Ginninderra, while still being just a short walk to campus.

$165 - $289 

Studio - 7 

15 min

Start your degree from home this August

Whilst Australia’s international borders are currently closed for those living overseas, we have developed a solution for international students to get started on their studies sooner.

From August 2020, we’re offering new international students the chance to begin a selection of our degrees online. This means new students can get a taste for study with UC before relocating to Canberra when international borders reopen.

This opportunity only applies to the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we have listed below. If you’d like to study a degree that is not listed below, it may be possible if your degree allows you to select electives. Please check the study pattern for the degree of your preference, and if you’d like some personalised advice, please get in touch.

Study in Canberra

As the situation unfolds, we are hopeful that new international students will be able to return to Australia soon. If you would prefer begin your studies face-to-face, our full suite of degrees will be available to study once international borders reopen.

UC Virtual Open Day

Saturday 22 August
9am–4pm

Study from home with confidence

Cost effective
Get 10-25% off your tuition fees with an international scholarship. Relax knowing fees are frozen in 2021.
Money back guarantee
If your visa gets refused we’ll give you a full refund and credit for units studied*.
*please refer to the FAQs for full details.
Flexible Admission
We’ll accept new students with results pending. Simply provide them by 25 August 2020.

Explore the details

How it works

Only a limited selection of units will be available for online study from each of the degrees listed above. You may elect to study from one to four units depending on your preference. Once you’re in Australia, all other units will be available.

*Please check the full course information to ensure your choice of units aligns with your intended study plan and choice of major. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Discover Canberra

Prepare to fall in love with a city that boasts the perfect mix of lifestyle, landscape and atmosphere. Friendly locals will make you feel at home, whilst experiencing Canberra’s best food, wine and cultural attractions.

Within the city you’ll find museums, galleries and breweries for all tastes, and you don’t have to travel far for an outdoor adventure in the surrounding natural environment. Looking to start your career in Canberra? We also have the highest average salary and lowest unemployment in Australia, meaning it’s a great place to immerse yourself in our thriving local industry.

Don't miss a key date

Semester 2 on-time* application deadline

Semester 2 orientation week

Semester 2 commencement

Semester 1 2021 orientation week

Semester 1 2021 commencement

* Applications received after this date will still be considered, however we strongly recommend that you submit your application on time to allow for sufficient processing before the commencement period.

Discount your study costs with a scholarship

You’re invested in your future, and so are we. 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.

Browse scholarships

Chat with our current students

Jade

The University of Canberra sees everyone as an individual, no matter their nationality or culture. It is a diverse community where you come together and achieve your goals.

Jade | Kenya

Dehemi

Through industry projects, I’ve built connections with future employers long before graduating.

Dehemi | Sri Lanka

George

The teachers are why I chose UC, they are supportive, encouraging, welcoming and professional. Even my friends at other universities know that UC has this reputation for great teachers.

George | China

Explore our campus and accommodation

Our Canberra campus is a small community-focused learning environment specifically designed to accommodate study, work and play. As a first year student you also get guaranteed accommodation.

Campus West »

This accommodation village offers the largest range of living options and the lowest room-rate on campus and a community atmosphere. Facilities include a volleyball court and outdoor and indoor entertainment areas.

$142 - $359 

1 - 13 

5 min

Cooper Lodge »

Located in the heart of campus, this state-of-the-art building contains 296 fully furnished apartments. There are study rooms on each floor, a piano room with a six foot grand piano and a balcony with city views.

$203 - $324 

Studio - 5 

1 min

UC Lodge »

Located right next to the UC Library, there are 353 individual apartments in this new building. Facilities feature common areas, cooking facilities, private study rooms, a theatre room, laundry services and a rooftop terrace.

$203 - $324 

Studio - 5 

1 min

Weeden Lodge »

With 309 apartments, this residence is located in the heart of Belconnen; close to shopping, restaurants, bus exchange and Lake Ginninderra, while still being just a short walk to campus.

$165 - $289 

Studio - 7 

15 min

back to top