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The world may have changed, but there’s no need to put your study ambitions on hold. Whether you’re changing career direction or upskilling to get ahead, a qualification from the University of Canberra can help get you there.

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, support services and ways interact with your classmates, you can get a head start on building a better future for yourself, all from your home.

UC Virtual Open Day

Saturday 22 August
9am–4pm

It’s your time

Whether you’ve studied before, or you’re taking the leap for the first time - you’ll fit right in at UC. With over half of our students returning to study after a break, we know how important this next step is for you.

When you’ve made the decision that it’s time to invest in your future - you can be sure that the University of Canberra is the right place to start your life changing journey. As ACT’s #1 university for graduate employment, our industry-aligned, practical approach to learning is proven to prepare students to achieve their career ambitions.

Balancing study with your lifestyle

We know going back to study and working full-time can be daunting but we are here for you every step of the way. UC’s flexible nature makes juggling workloads, family and social commitments possible.

Flexible learning

Our flexible learning solutions allow you to select online or in-person learning styles that work for you.

Part-time study

Part-time study is a great way to ensure you’re not taking on more than you can handle.

Study when it suits you

Choose from lectures, tutorials and workshops at the time of day that suit you. Many of our lectures can also be viewed online.

Virtual campus

In response to the COVID-19 environment, UC has transitioned to a virtual campus. Get a head start on building a better future for yourself - All from your home.

Explore our courses

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Don't miss a key date

Semester 2 on-time* application deadline

Semester 2 orientation week

Semester 2 commencement

Semester 1 census date

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.

Experience counts

Whether you’ve been busy gaining valuable work experience, studying another qualification or travelling the world there, has never been a better time to invest in yourself and upskill. There are a number of entry options for those who aren’t starting their degree directly from school. Depending on your previous qualifications or work experience, you may also be eligible to gain credit for units within your degree, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helping you to finish your studies sooner.

Money matters

Worried about how you’ll afford your degree? The University of Canberra is a registered FEE-HELP provider, meaning domestic students can begin study now and pay course fees later through your income tax. To find out if you’re eligible use the eligibility calculator on the study assist website.

Some courses also provide Commonwealth Supported Places, meaning the government subsidises your course fees. To find out if this applies to your degree, simply navigate to the fees tab in your online course listing.

UC also offers a variety of scholarships to assist you with living costs, textbooks, accommodation, relocation or contribution towards your fees. Simply submit one application, and you’ll be considered for every scholarship for which you’re eligible.

Keisha Preston

After high school, I was in full-time work for four years and I took time for some soul-searching and to decide what I wanted to study. One day I decided I had to stop comparing my path to everyone else’s and just know that this was where I was supposed to be.

Keisha Preston
Bachelor of Communications and Media

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

Discover Canberra

If you're relocating to Canberra or if you've lived here forever, this place was built for you. Somewhere between all the fresh air, the foodie explosion and an amazing cultural scene, you'll discover the World's most liveable city.

Canberra has the highest employment rate in Australia, the highest average salary, well established infrastructure and services and a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. You'll love calling this place home.

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