Magnify your potential
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.
There are a number of entry options for those who aren’t starting their degree directly from school. Depending on your professional experience you may even be eligible to go directly into postgraduate study.
Enter with your year 12 result »
Regardless of how long ago you finished Year 12, if you meet the selection rank for the degree of your choosing, you can apply direct to UC using your ATAR, UAI or TER. There is no time limit for the use of your year 12 results.
Entry through prior study »
If you have completed a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification (Certificate III or higher), you can use this to study at UC. This may also apply if you have only partially completed the qualification.
Entry through professional experience »
If you have at least one year of full-time professional work experience, we can assess your suitability for admission. You just need to provide evidence of your employment on application.
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.
Our flexible learning solutions allow you to select online or in-person learning styles that work for you.
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.
Semester 1 2021 on-time* application deadline
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.
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.
The UC Uplift Package is designed to support you, with pathway options to study at the University of Canberra, no matter your situation.
You could be eligible for recognition of prior learning and work experience to gain credit in a course, allowing you to complete your degree sooner.
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.
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.
Bachelor of Communications and Media
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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
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
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
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.