About University of Canberra, Australia

Canberra is a city that’s safe, inclusive and renown for having high average earnings, low unemployment rates and low cost of living compared to other cities in Australia.Canberra’s credentials include being named as one of the world’s most liveable cities, one of the world’s top cities for students and one of the best cities to visit in the world. The University of Canberra offers you all these benefits and much more.

UC offers a wide range of study options taught by experienced academics with a proven track record of producing profession-ready graduates and mission-oriented, problem-solving research – which goes some way towards explaining how UC has risen so quickly to rank among the world’s top 100 universities under the age of 50 and in the top two per cent of universities overall.

Choosing the University of Canberra is a strong financial decision. With higher graduate employment rates and higher starting salaries than the best universities in Australia, a UC degree is your pathway to a great career. Our on-campus accommodation is more affordable than many of the capital cities in Australia, and with generous scholarship opportunities, UC is a good financial choice.

About Canberra

Canberra is a city that’s safe, inclusive and renowned for having high average earnings, low unemployment rates and low cost of living compared to other cities in Australia. Canberra’s credentials include being named as one of the world’s most liveable cities, one of the world’s top cities for students and one of the best cities to visit in the world. The University of Canberra offers you all these benefits and much more.

Key facts

  • UC is located in Canberra, Australia’s capital city
  • UC has over 17,000 students from over 100 countries
  • The UC Bruce campus is walking distance to Belconnen town centre and only 10 minutes’ drive to Canberra city centre
  • The UC campus is home to retail shops, cafes, retail stores, medical and childcare centres, a brand new 140-bed hospital and student accommodation
  • UC has more than 82,000 alumni holding influential positions in public and private sectors in over 120 countries
  • Canberra is recognised as being one of the most beautiful, cleanest, secure and hospitable capital cities in the world
  • Canberra is home to world-famous landmarks including the Australian War Memorial, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive, National Capital Exhibition, and The Royal Australian Mint
  • Canberra rush hour is less than 10 minutes long
  • It is not unusual to see kangaroos feeding on the side of the highway
  • Canberra is home to the Canberra Raiders (rugby league), Canberra Capitals (women’s basketball), Brumbies (rugby union), and the Canberra Vikings (rugby union)
  • Canberra is an extremely friendly and safe city and is one of the best places to live in the world – according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) 2014 report

Achievements

  • The University of Canberra has been named among the world’s top 100 young universities (2018 Times Higher Education Young Universities)
  • The University of Canberra has been named in the top 2% of universities worldwide
    (2018 Times Higher Education Young Universities)
  • The University is ranked as 30th in the world for Generation Y universities, or those founded between 1986 and 2000(2018 Times Higher Education Young Universities)
  • The University of Canberra’s Business and Management graduates rank in the top two nationally for employment and the top five for graduate starting salaries (2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT))
  • The University of Canberra’s Business and Management study areas rated 5-stars for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2018)
  • The University of Canberra graduates enjoy an 89% employment rate and higher than average starting salaries (2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT))

Why The University of Canberra?

  • SAFE – A welcoming campus based in one of the safest cities in the world.
  • INCLUSIVE – People from all countries and cultures are all welcome
  • RESPECTED – The University of Canberra graduates are well respected both locally and internationally
  • RESPECTFUL – All religious and cultural beliefs are supported and encouraged
  • CLOSE – Nothing in Canberra is over 25 minutes away
  • SUPPORT – The University of Canberra offers a dedicated international student support service
  • NETWORKING – The University of Canberra students gain important work-integrated learning industry contacts while they study
  • WORK – Paid work and internship opportunities on campus and across Australia
  • VALUE – A The University of Canberra degree is great value for money
  • EXPOSURE – Meet and engage with people from all over the world
  • CAREER – The University of Canberra graduates experience an 89% employment rate
  • MONEY – Higher than average starting salaries
  • FAMILY – 82,000 alumni and growing
  • The University of Canberra campus is a living, breathing social hub with a full range of facilities and services available for all students and staff. With a medical centre, pharmacy, student-led health clinics, fitness centre and gym, food outlets and cafes, bank, bookshop, post office, and a multi-faith centre.
  • It’s also walking distance to the nearest town centre, 10 minutes from the city, and just around the corner from some Australia’s famous landmarks and icons including the Australian Institute of Sport, GIO Stadium, and the Australian War Memorial.
  • UC’s teaching practice combines the latest technology, industry research, practical hands-on experience and reflective practice and assessment, making our graduates more employable.
  • The International Student Support Service is the first point of contact for international students at The University of Canberra and is a dedicated service to provide support, guidance and information on international student matters, including orientation, grievances and scholarship matters.