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Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
9,800 3,455 28% 31:0


The University of Canberra (UC) is a young, up-and-coming public university that is located in Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

With more than 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees spanning across 28 broad areas of study, students are prepared for any environment upon their graduation.

The University of Canberra is rapidly becoming the university of choice for students, staff and researchers looking to make their mark on the world.

The  cutting-edge sport facilities, the state-of-the art public hospital currently under construction and the  vibrant and exciting campus atmosphere provide a foundation for a rewarding university experience.

The University is proud of its academic, professional and personal support systems. It  delivers a professional education focused on equipping students with the skills they need to excel in their careers. Their  strong emphasis on work-integrated learning gives many of  16,500 students valuable experience in the workplace before they graduate.

Their purpose is clear; to provide transformative education experiences, engage in high quality research and creative practice and let these combined endeavours contribute to a just, prosperous and sustainable community.

The University of Canberra’s researchers are committed to delivering breakthroughs that help solve real-world problems and collaborate with national and international partners to produce broad reach research both locally and globally.

The  ambitious campus development activities will provide even greater opportunities for students to engage in work-integrated learning projects while they are studying, including internships and paid work opportunities.

The University of Canberra offers a world of opportunities for  students, staff and  communities.

Notable Alumini:

•           Adam Boland, producer Sunrise, Weekend Sunrise and The Morning Show - Channel Seven.

•           Justin Heazlewood, aka The Bedroom Philosopher, comedian/folk singer

•           Nathan Deakes, Olympic athlete and medallist, World Champion and World Record Holder in the 50 km Walk

•           Scott Fava, Western Force rugby union player

•           Betty Kitchener, founder of mental health first aid training and CEO of Mental Health First Aid International

•           Vivek Wadhwa, technology entrepreneur and academic

•           Ursula Stephens, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector

•           Steve Whan, Member for Monaro and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Minister for Primary Industries and Minister for Rural Affairs.

Undergraduate coursework courses and honours courses with "standard" English proficiency requirements require:

 overall IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.0 with no band score below 5.5.

 Postgraduate coursework courses (i.e. graduate certificate, graduate diploma, Masters) with "standard" English proficiency requirements require:

 overall IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.0 with no band score below 6.0.

Higher Degree by Research courses

General minimum entry requirement  Overall  ≥ 6.5   No band below 6.0

Undergraduate :

Completion of the All India Senior School Certificate (awarded by CBSC, CISCE and all other boards) with average of 60%


 Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University

Higher Degree by Research courses:

 applicants must have appropriate educational qualifications, deemed by the University to be equivalent to an undergraduate or graduate degree awarded by an Australian university.

 Admission is normally on the basis of:

 • a bachelor degree with above average performance or with honours in an appropriate field of study; or

 • a degree in any field of study followed by a graduate diploma in the same field as the masters program by research; and

• evidence of capacity to undertake research at the masters level.

 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Applicants intending to produce a creative thesis are required to submit a portfolio of creative work in the form and media they intend to use.

Different courses have different requirements. Please refer to the course for details. 


Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

 Bachelor of Building and Construction Management

 Bachelor of Design

 Bachelor of Industrial Design

 Bachelor of Interior Architecture

 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)

 Bachelor of Landscape Design

 Bachelor of Arts

 Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours)

 Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

 Bachelor of Communication in Advertising

 Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs

 Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations

 Bachelor of Journalism

 Bachelor of Sports Media

 Bachelor of Film Production

 Bachelor of Graphic Design

 Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation

 Bachelor of Media Arts and Production

 Bachelor of Web Design and Production

 Bachelor of Writing

 Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

 Bachelor of Educational Studies

 Bachelor of Primary Education

 Bachelor of Primary Education (Creative Arts)

 Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduate Entry)

 Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education)

 Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM)

 Bachelor of Secondary Education (Graduate Entry)

 Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education)

 Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Arts

 Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing Technology Studies

 Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Science

 Bachelor of Applied Economics

 Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy

 Bachelor of International Business

 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations

 Bachelor of Public Administration

 Bachelor of Social Science

 Bachelor of Accounting

 Bachelor of Business Informatics

 Bachelor of Finance

 Bachelor of Justice Studies

 Bachelor of Laws

 Bachelor of Business Administration

 Bachelor of Commerce

 Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management

 Bachelor of Human Resource Management

 Bachelor of Management

 Bachelor of Marketing Management

 Bachelor of Engineering in Network & Software Engineering (Honours)

 Bachelor of Information Technology

 Bachelor of Software Engineering

 Honours in Information Sciences

 Bachelor of Midwifery

 Bachelor of Nursing

 Bachelor of Nursing Advanced

 Bachelor of Human Nutrition

 Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours)

 Bachelor of Pharmacy

 Bachelor of Physiotherapy

 Bachelor of Science in Psychology

 Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours)

 Bachelor of Health Science

 Bachelor of Health Studies

 Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

 Bachelor of Public Health

 Bachelor of Vision Science

 Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies

 Bachelor of Biomedical Science

 Bachelor of Environmental Science

 Bachelor of Medical Science

 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

 Bachelor of Science

 Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation

 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

 Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours)

 Bachelor of Sports Management




Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

 Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

 Master of Architecture

 Master of Urban and Regional Planning


 Graduate Certificate in Communication

 Graduate Certificate in International Development

 Graduate Certificate in Social Media and Public Engagement

 Graduate Diploma in Communication

 Graduate Diploma in International Development

 Master of Communication

 Master of International Development

 Master of Strategic Communication

 Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing

 Graduate Certificate in Education

 Graduate Certificate in TESOL and foreign language teaching

 Graduate Diploma in TESOL and foreign language teaching

 Master of Arts in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching

 Master of Education

 Master of Education Studies

 Master of Teaching

 Master of Public Administration

 Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics

 Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics

 Master of Business Informatics

 Master of Professional Accounting

 Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law and Policy

 Master of Laws

 Master of Legal Studies

 Master's Degree Course in Juris Doctor

 Graduate Certificate in Business

 Master of Business Administration

 Master of Business Management

 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

 Graduate Certificate in Statistics


 Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

 Graduate Diploma in Statistics

 Master of Engineering

 Master of Information Technology

 Master of Information Technology and Systems

 Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing

 Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science

 Master of Nutrition

 Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

 Graduate Certificate in Health Research

 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy

 Graduate Diploma in Diagnostic Pathology

 Master of Diagnostic Pathology

 Master of Pharmacy

 Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research

 Master of Physiotherapy

 Master of Clinical Psychology

 Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

 Master of Counselling

 Master of Ecological Public Health

 Master of Medical Imaging

 Master of Medical Ultrasound

 Master of Occupational Therapy

 Graduate Certificate in Forensic Security

 Graduate Certificate in Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online)

 Master of Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online)

 Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online)

 Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science

 Master of High Performance Sport



Master of Applied Arts & Humanities (Research)

Master of Arts in Government (Research)

Master of Arts in Tourism (Research)

Master of Business (Research)

 Master of Law (Research)

 Professional Doctorate in Business Administration (Research)

Professional Doctorate in Legal Science (Research)

Professional Doctorate in Public Administration (Research)

Master of Applied Science (Research)

 Master of Education (Research)

 Master of Information Sciences (Research)

 Professional Doctorate in Education (Research)

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

Master of Health (Research)

Master of Nursing (Research)

 Master of Pharmacy (Research)

 Master of Physiotherapy (Research)

Master of Sport and Exercise Science (Research)

Master of Sport Management (Research)


Student accommodation

Accommodation guarantee

The University of Canberra and its Bruce (Canberra ACT) campus accommodation providers are pleased to offer guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing international students .

By living in University accommodation, you will become a member of a diverse and stimulating community. Experience the excitement of living in a truly multi-national community and making new friends with both local and international students!


There are three accommodation options for students - UniLodge (consisting of Cooper Lodge, Weeden Lodge and more recently UC Lodge, all run by UniLodge Australia Pty Ltd), University of Canberra Village (run by Campus Living Villages) and University Gardens (located in neighbor suburb of Belconnen, run by UniGardens Pty . All options are provided to all students, including international students.



 Weeden Lodge is located in the heart of the Belconnen town centre – only a short 15 minute walk to the University. The Lodge has 480 beds with over ten different room types including single studios and multi-share apartment living on offer. To make Weeden Lodge as affordable as possible, it is supported by the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) with financial assistance from the Commonwealth and ACT governments.



This is the University’s newest accommodation. Located in the heart of the university precinct, this state-of-the-art building has 416 beds and offers single studios and apartments, and multi-share, five-bedroom apartments. To make Cooper Lodge as affordable as possible, it is supported by the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) with financial assistance from the Commonwealth and ACT governments.

UC Lodge

UC Lodge is the University's newest student accommodation project. Located in the heart of campus, the 496-bed facility will provide students with accommodation that is close to their learning spaces as well as the growing amenities the campus has to offer.

UC Lodge includes a mixture of one-bed and multi-share accommodation options. Residents will also have access to a variety of public and private recreation and study spaces.

UC Lodge will be operated by UniLodge.


 The Village accommodation is self-catered and offers a variety of living options – from 12-room share residences to one-, two-, and five-bedroom apartments.  ResLife program boasts student exclusive events such as cooking classes, day trips, as well as private study spaces and wifi internet connectivity all over campus.

Off-campus accommodation

Staying in Canberra and surrounds

If you prefer to live off-campus or you haven't been able to secure a place at one of the University lodges, you have a number of options:

Temporary or short term accommodation

Emergency accommodation


The Australian Institute of Sport

Private rentals


Short-term stay accommodation

The University of Canberra Village offers tourists, groups, independent travellers as well as UC staff and faculty a range of self-catered apartments year round.  They offer a number of convenient facilities, including an on-site café, coin operated laundry and common recreation lounge with Foxtel.  The University of Canberra Village is a perfect choice for holiday, business, sports or conference groups visiting the Nation’s Capital.

For a limited period, and subject to availability and relevant terms and conditions, the University of Canberra Village is offering a 15% discount for students, staff & faculty on short-stay accommodation.   Their modern apartments offer bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and spacious living and dining areas. Catering is also available upon request.


The University of Canberra accommodation website contains information about off-campus accommodation options including family homes, apartments and share-house accommodation. Family homes and apartments cost from $380 to $450 a week depending on the size and number of bedrooms. Share-house cost is approximately $170 to $200 a week. A Homestay Program is also available for international students who would like to stay with an Australian family.

The University of Canberra and University of Canberra College offer limited number of scholarships for International Students.

 Scholarships are supported by community organisations, the Government, the University of Canberra and University of Canberra College.

University of Canberra International Merit Scholarship (India)

The University of Canberra is offering $5000 merit based scholarships to international students with Indian citizenship who are applying for admission to a UC Master degree coursework.

Academic High Achiever / Merit

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

University of Canberra International Undergraduate Scholarship (UCIUS)               

UC & Study Canberra Information Technology Scholarship                           

University of Canberra International Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) Scholarship                         

University of Canberra International Sports Courses Scholarship                

University of Canberra International Partner Merit Scholarship

One of the major scholarships programs available for international students is the Australia Awards. The Australia Awards is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Other award available is the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), a program that focuses on improving the quality of Australian research.

For more information, visit the University of Canberra’s scholarships website au/scholarships.

 For Australian government scholarships available in your country, please visit the Australia Awards website





Quick Facts





Fees may vary from 23,000 AUD$ TO 35,000 AUD$ annually . It depends on your course.


The Australian Government requires students to have access to AU$19,830 (Australian dollars) per year to meet their living costs. More information can be viewed on the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. Studying overseas will require you to pay more than just tuition fees. These costs will vary depending on your lifestyle, accommodation and personal requirements. In addition to study fees, you will also need to budget for accommodation, transport and parking and other living expenses such as groceries, entertainment and clothing. You will also need to budget for your return trip home, international phone calls, student visa and recreational activities.



QS World University Ranking  :: 551-600

QS Australia University Ranking ::25

Times Higher Education World Ranking (THE WUR Rank )  :: 401-500

Times Higher Education Australia Ranking  ::24

Academic  Ranking of World Universities (ARWU )  ::  601-700


University Drive, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory, ACT 2617, Australia

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