School leaver

Put UC first

School's out, uni's in. It’s time to choose your own adventure.

Our degrees rank the highest in the ACT for student satisfaction and it's not hard to see why.

At UC you'll thrive in an environment where innovation, collaboration and hands‑on experience unite to create the perfect future‑proof qualifications. We’ll connect you with industry, give you access to international study, and make sure you graduate job‑ready and life-ready.

If you're ready to expand your horizons and blaze your own path, make UC your first UAC preference today.

Explore our courses

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Don't miss a key date

Take a look at the University Admissions Center (UAC) calendar for all preference rounds and application deadlines.

UAC Applications for UC Early Offer close

UC Early Offer Round

SRS Applications close

UAC Early bird applications close

Fast Forward Program results

SRS offers released

March Round 1 offers released

UAC applications open

ATARS released

School leaver offers, first round

change preference cut off for offer in January round 1

January round 1 (e.g. round two for school leavers)

Semester 1 2021 orientation week

Semester 1 2021 commencement

Check out our scholarships

Receiving financial assistance can help you get the most out of your university experience. Our scholarships can assist you with living costs, textbooks, accommodation, relocation or contribution towards your fees.

You’ll need to have applied and accepted your offer to study at UC in order to apply for a scholarship. Once you do, applying is easy. Simply submit one application, and you’ll be considered for every scholarship for which you’re eligible.

Browse scholarships

Lewis Haskew

One of my lecturers was a former ABC journalist, with strong connections to ABC Canberra. She helped me get my first internship at the ABC studios, and my career’s progressed from there.

Lewis Haskew
Bachelor of Communications in Journalism

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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