The University of Canberra

    The University of Canberra
    World Rank: 193rd by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1967

    The University of Canberra (UC) is a public research university headquartered in Bruce, Canberra. The University of Canberra was founded in 1967. The University of Canberra is a youthful, dynamic, and modern university in Australia's capital city of Canberra. It is a place where insights are born, where creativity is fostered, and where opportunities are generated. Its worldwide ties are extensive and far-reaching, supporting innovation, meeting health-care needs, tackling environmental concerns, and training future leaders, thanks to its research, business associates, alum networks, and collaborations.

    Why choose Canberra?

    • Experience in the industry sets you apart: UC understands that hands-on experience gives you a competitive advantage. As a result, it established one of the most considerable work-integrated learning (WIL) programmes in Australian higher education history. It includes job experiences and real-world projects. If you enrol as a UC student, you will have individual access to these opportunities.
    • Employability: UC is ranked as one of the finest Australian institutions for graduate employment, with students achieving significantly above national average graduate results.
    • International students routinely report that UC is one of the best colleges in Australia for part-time work on campus or in the surrounding community.
    • Excellent Student Assistance: UC values your academic experience. At every stage of your journey, you will receive all the assistance required to excel academically and professionally.
    • Scholarship Program: Scholarships ranging from 10% to 25% are offered at UC to help overseas students with living expenses and tuition fees.

    Its graduates have a 90 per cent employment rate and higher beginning incomes than the Australian university average, thanks to a real-world, practical approach to education and deeply incorporated work-based learning. Many of its 86,000 graduates hold significant positions in 120 nations' public and corporate spheres. 

    UC is more than just a university. It embodies Canberra and everything that makes it unique — young, energetic, and liberal, with a far-reaching, global impact. Canberra ranked as one of the top student cities in the world, provides the ideal academic lifestyle for all tastes. Whether you're a foodie, a professional networker, a nature lover, or an event enthusiast, Canberra will keep you entertained.

    University Ranking

    The University of Canberra is a major public university in Bruce, Australia. The QS World University Rankings for 2023 are rated 511-520.

    University Highlights

    University Type

    Public Research

    Established Year

    1967 (1990 university status)

    Number of Courses

    310 undergraduate & 94 postgraduate

    Tuition Fees

    $25000 - $40000 per year

    Intakes

    Feb & August

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are February and August.

    Scholarship

    • UC International Course Merit Scholarship: This scholarship provides a 25% discount on the total tuition fee for the course duration.
    • UC International High Achiever Scholarship: This scholarship provides a 20% discount on the total tuition fee for the course duration.
    • The UC Gems International Merit Scholarship provides a 10% discount on the total tuition fee for the course duration.
    • UC International Alumni Scholarship: This scholarship provides a 10% discount on the total tuition fee for the course duration.
    • The UC International Merit Scholarship provides a 10% discount on the total tuition fee for the course duration.
    • UC International Partnership Scholarship: This scholarship provides a 10% discount on the total tuition fee for the course duration.
    • The Vice-Social Chancellor's Champion Scholarship provides eligible students up to $50,000 annually.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Work Experience (if any)
    4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    5. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    6. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirements

    Programs

    IELTS

    PTE

    TOEFL iBT

    Diploma

    5.5

    42

    46

    Nursing, Healthcare, Education

    7.0

    65

    94

    All other Undergraduate

    6.0

    50

    60

    All other Postgraduate

    6.5

    58

    79

    FAQs

    What are the fees to study at the college?

    The costs depend upon the courses you apply for. The cost can range from $25000 to $40000 per annum. However, medicine can easily cost more than $50000 per year.

    Can I work part-time as a student in Australia?

    Yes, you can work for 40 hours per fortnight during semester sessions and unlimited during semester break. This is to ensure that you are focused on your studies.

    Where is the university located?

    The university is located in Canberra.

    What are the main intake dates?

    The main intakes are February and August.

    Does the university offer any accommodation?

    Yes, the university does provide accommodation. The on-campus accommodation provider is UniLodge. UniLodge offers a range of different living arrangements and price options to choose from. The weekly rent cost around $142 - $379.

    Is it necessary for me to satisfy language requirements?

    Yes, the candidate must meet the language standards outlined above in the section on language requirements. IELTS, TOEFL, & PTE tests are recognised.

    Does the University provide scholarships to international students?

    Yes, the university does provide scholarships to international students. For more info, see the scholarship section of the article.

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