University of Canberra

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Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Department structure

The UC campus is home to a range of faculties that offer unique and diverse study options with specialties in a variety of interrelated disciplines.
Faculties include:
Faculty of Arts and Design
The UC Faculty of Arts & Design is a large and diverse faculty offering programmes that range from the highly conceptual to the deeply practical. Specialised study options cover a variety of areas including urban and environmental design, communication and media, and creative and cultural practice which focuses on film, media, graphics, web designs and creative writing.
Faculty of Business, Government and Law
Businesses, Government & Law  are the primary institutions that shape our world. The interaction between these three institutions, and their impact on society, forms the primary intellectual focus of this faculty with the core areas of academic study including government  and policy, accounting and finance, law and justice, and management.
Faculty of Education
The Education faculty offers new and redeveloped courses specialising in early childhood, primary and secondary education, which is in line with new national requirements for teacher registration. This faculty works closely with professional and industry partners to ensure that all its degree programmes combine the best components of practice, new knowledge, and innovative teaching and learning. All initial teacher education courses at UC have been accredited by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute and are recognised as such across Australia.
Faculty of Health
The Health faculty trains and educates clinicians, professionals, and researchers in a variety of health-related specialist areas. This faculty focusses on imparting students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become innovators, change agents and industry leaders in the ever-changing sectors of health and sport.
Faculty of Science and Technology
This faculty brings together the University is world-class academic programmes of environmental, medical, and forensic studies, and offers dynamic and cutting-edge teaching and research in information technology, information systems, engineering, and mathematics.
Study options
UC courses focus on developing skills for the real world. UC research is world-leading as recognised by the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015.

Entry requirements

UC offers a wide variety of courses, from pathway courses to help students gain entry to university; to research and doctorate programmes designed to help students navigate their studies all the way through to the highest-level research degrees.
Detailed information on all courses offered at UC can be found by searching through its online course finder. This online course finder itemises the specific admission requirements that potential student need to meet in order to be eligible to study at UC.
Undergraduate courses
There are specific entry requirements for gaining international qualifications..
If students are unable to meet the minimum requirements listed, they may be eligible to access the course via a linking pathway provided by UC College.
Other qualifications not listed here will also be considered on an individual case by case basis.
Postgraduate courses
Admission and additional requirements are outlined under each course description.
What to submit
When applying to study at UC, international applicants should include the following supporting documents along with their application:
certified copies of all relevant academic transcripts and award certificates from all their complete or incomplete study
evidence of English proficiency level
evidence of work experience in the form of a current resume and statements of employment which should be an official document from the employer outlining job title, responsibilities and duration of employment (if applicable)
subject or unit outlines from previous study (if seeking credit or advanced standing into their UC course)
If documents are not in English, certified translations in addition to copies of original documents are required.
English language requirements
All applicants wishing to study at UC must meet the English proficiency requirements for entry to their chosen course. For more details, visit UC's English proficiency requirements information page.


Bruce Campus 
The Canberra campus, situated in the suburb of Bruce, is a haven of tall native trees and wildlife, despite being only minutes away from Canberra's Civic Centre and boasts a vibrant on-campus life.
With an onsite library, cafes, health clubs, medical centre and more, the Bruce Campus has all your study, research and lifestyle options covered.
Other locations
In addition to the Bruce campus in Canberra, UC also offers students the opportunity to study in: Sydney, Melbourne, in multiple locations throughout Queensland; or internationally in Hong Kong, China and Bhutan. There is also a capacity to study at any of these locations remotely through online study.
UC offers guaranteed, modern and secure on-campus accommodation for all new international students. Students can pick from a wide range of accommodation options from private studio apartments through to 12 individual bedrooms in a multi-share apartment.
Campus developments
By 2030, UC is campus aims to be a leading example of how a modern, world-class university can transform its physical surroundings to create an integrated, innovative learning community.
Projects currently under construction include the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH), an aged care facility, a cancer care centre and an innovation park. These developments will allow a range of opportunities for the University is various research organisations and will provide students with more work-integrated learning opportunities such as internships and access to industry projects.


The University of Canberra (UC) is located in Bruce, Canberra, Australia, and is ranked among the top 100 young universities by the prestigious 2018 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. As a capital city, Canberra offers everything from culture, cafes, and sports, to vibrant shopping, community clubs, and exciting nightlife. Canberra has also been named Lonely Planet is third best city in the world to visit in 2018
UC graduates have an 89% employment rate on average have higher starting salaries than many top-performing universities in the country. Students also benefit from flexible study options - including intensive Summer and Winter programmes designed to speed up studies and allow for earlier graduation.
The University campus state-of-the-art facilities include subject-specific laboratories, a well-stocked library, cafe and bar, and numerous large, open lounge spaces for studying. There is also a convenience store, hairdresser, student radio station, health clinic and a highly-respected professional sports and fitness centre, which includes a fully equipped gym.
UC provides plenty of student support services including study skills programmes for additional help with learning and writing assignments, financial support, a confidential counselling service, and disability and international student support.
At the beginning of each semester, all new students are encouraged to participate in Orientation Week where they will get to meet other students, explore the campus, have any questions answered and adapt to their new environment.
There is also a dedicated Careers Service available to help students gain valuable job seeking skills and prepare them for a working career by teaching them how to: design CVs, write applications and learn interview techniques. There are also regular career workshops and training courses organised for students throughout the year.

Scholarships & funding

University of Canberra International Merit Scholarship
This is awarded to international students with Nepalese citizenship who are applying for admission to a UC master degree coursework.
Special criteria:
GPA 5 out of 7 or 70% or above
Full time student
Value: AUD5000
This is awarded at the time of offer to eligible students by the University of Canberra.
University of Canberra International Merit Scholarship
This is awarded to international students with Philippine citizenship who are applying for admission to a UC Master degree coursework.
Special criteria:
GPA 5 out of 7 or 70% or above
Full time student
Value: AUD5000
This is awarded at the time of offer to eligible students by the University of Canberra.
University of Canberra Postgraduate Onshore International Merit Scholarships
This is awarded to international students located in Australia who are applying for admission to a UC Master degree coursework.
Special criteria:
Credit average or above
Full time student
Value: AUD1000 per semester
This is awarded at the time of offer to eligible students by the University of Canberra.
UC/GBCA Bachelor of Commerce Scholarship
This is awarded to international students who are applying for admission into UC Bachelor of Commerce delivered in Melbourne.
Value: AUD 5000 per year
This is awarded at the time of offer to eligible students by the University of Canberra.
University of Canberra International Merit Scholarship
This is awarded to international students with Malaysian citizenship who are applying for admission to a UC bachelor or master degree coursework or UCC degree.
Special criteria:
Bachelor degree applicants (rank of 70)
STPM (aggregate of 5.5)
 Malaysian Matrikulasi (GPA 2.1 out of 4)
Malaysia UEC with a GPA of 2.0 or above grade
Master degree applicants (GPA 5 out of 7) or overall mark of 70%
Full time student
Value: AUD5000
This is awarded at the time of offer to eligible students by the University of Canberra.
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Teaching quality

UC is home to highly qualified experts who bring a vast amount of knowledge and industry experience from all over the world. Each member of staff is committed to contributing to the continued education and development of students; as well as helping progress their industry of focus through ongoing applied research. 
All UC courses are taught with a strong emphasis on work-integrated learning opportunities and using internships, work-based projects, professional placements and other activities to help students develop essential workplace skills and gain valuable experience.
All national and international students are evaluated equally and are subject to the same guidelines, teaching methods and assessment criteria as other students enrolled in the course.
Methods of assessment include:
presentations and seminars
individual and group projects
tutorial participation
Study experience
The University of Canberra is a progressive university on the rise, with significant opportunities, a welcoming atmosphere and a great sense of community on campus.
It is a safe environment where everyone settles in quickly and makes friends easily. The University does everything it can to see that the student experience is engaging, relevant and enjoyable.

What's new

UC partners in AUD200m digital health initiative
The Health Research Institute at the University Canberra has recently partnered in a new AUD200 million Digital Health CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) designed to focus on preventing chronic disease, improving health and well-being, and promote efficiency in the health system.
Over the next seven years, the centre will participate in a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving 24 commercial and 16 government organisations operating across the health, aged care, and disability sectors. This group will be made up of a mixture of established and start-up technology, advisory, and investment companies, as well as universities from across Australia.
Director of the University is Health Research Institute, Professor Rachel Davey, will co-lead one of the four work streams Consumer Empowerment and Positive Behaviour i within the programme.
Professor Davey explained that the CRC would enable government agencies, primary health networks, state/territory health departments and industry to make use of the national geospatial health hub to survey and map disease, linking big data i on health risk, health outcomes and health care costs.
Our collective success in this bid reflects our research strengths in areas of public health, disease prevention, health services research, information technology, data science, health econometrics and digital health. Using co-design approaches to increase patient engagement, we will develop novel smart i monitoring devices and digital technology to better engage people with chronic diseases and in putting the consumer at the centre of their own health and wellbeing, Professor Davey said.
The University of Canberra also has a leading role in the development of the Healthy Active Living Lab under the ACT Minister for Health and Wellbeing is new initiative to position Canberra as Australia is centre of excellence for preventive health.
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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 601st

Diversity Index - Rank: 97

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 4.22%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 551st

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 351st

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 19.830

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 9.516

Undergraduate Value

A$ 27.890

Postgraduate Value

A$ 29.100

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6

Undergraduate : 6


Post Graduate : 60

Undergraduate : 60

Australia Awards


Prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development and provides funding and contacts for International students and organisational representatives to study in Australia.

All international

For further details, please contact the university website.

Digitalbrief Scholarship

AUD $5,500 per year to an eligible candidate.

To qualify for a digitalbrief scholarship you must be: Aged between 18-25 years of age Undertaken the Higher School Certificate (HSC) Or be enrolled in a Tertiary or TAFE institution International applications welcome The successful applicant must demonstrate: Demonstrate academic potential through a minimum ATAR of 80 or equivalent Demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on Opportunity and Equity criteria Demonstrate evidence of community involvement in areas such as leadership or volunteering School leaver applicants will be considered on the basis of work experience and educational qualifications

All international

Applications are now open. Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel. If you are interested in applying please send an email with the following information: Your Curriculum Vitae The name of the University/TAFE institution and degree, diploma or course you ire currently enrolled in A cover letter explaining why you should receive the scholarship in 500 words or less.

1 July 2018

UC Chancellor's Scholarship for International Academic Excellence (UCIAE)

A$5,000.00 (US$ 3,911) total value

Awarded to commencing recent school leavers with a raw ATAR of 95-99.

All international

For further details, please contact the university website.

University of Canberra International Partner Merit Scholarship

A$3,000.00 (US$ 2,347) total value

Awarded to international students from selected international partner institutions who are applying for admission into a UC Bachelor degree SPECIAL CRITERIA  Commencing  Bachelor degree as determined by the agreement with the partner

All international

For further details, please contact the university website.

University of Canberra International Undergraduate Scholarship (UCIUS)

A$8,000.00 (US$ 6,258) a year

Awarded to commencing recent school leavers with a raw ATAR of 99+.

All international

For further details, please contact the university website.

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 4 / 5

Admission Process : 3 / 5

Scholarships : 3 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 3 / 5