University of Canberra

The University of Canberra is a diverse and exciting learning organisation that provides courses at its Bruce campus in Canberra, and through partners in Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland, and internationally. 

Top reasons to study here

  • We are a progressive university on the rise, with big opportunities, a welcoming atmosphere and a great sense of community on campus.
  • We believe when you enjoy your time, you will succeed in your study and get a head start in your career.
  • We’ll do everything we can to see that your time here is interesting, relevant and enjoyable.

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Education

The courses include undergraduate courses, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters by Coursework, Masters by Research, professional doctorates and research doctorates. You can search for and find our courses and units on our Courses and Units Database.

We provide open courses through UC Open and the Open Education Resources Universitas.

We provide pathways programs, English language courses and professional education and training through the University of Canberra College.

CRICOS Code: 00212K

Research

The University of Canberra has a collaborative, innovative and dynamic research culture, with a focus on producing high-quality and high-impact work that makes an early and significant difference to the world around us.

We aim to deliver breakthroughs and be globally competitive in the main areas of:

  • Governance
  • Environment
  • Communication
  • Health
  • Education

Career

Careers UC supports you to develop your employability skills, secure jobs on and off campus and guide you in your career pathways. For questions about your resume, internship, the careers you could have after graduation or any other careers-related query, come to Careers UC.

The placement office has now moved in with Careers UC: 1C42 (above the refectory) and is available to answer questions around your placements.

If you have any questions please email careers@canberra.edu.au or alternatively come into the Careers office and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
484 117
2019
601 -50
2018
551
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
251 100
2018
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
690 123
2018
813
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Student Centre is your gateway to access support and advice throughout your University life. From your first enquiry about applying, through to graduation and becoming an alumnus, the Student Centre can support you with any enquiries or challenges you may face while studying at UC.

Housing services

Your accommodation sets the tone for your uni life.  Choosing on-campus housing where you will live with lots of others, or finding your own place in Canberra depends on your preference and budget.

At certain times of the year it can be extremely difficult to secure accommodation in Canberra, so it is important you start your search early.

Take a look at UC Lodge, Cooper Lodge, Weeden Lodge, and the University of Canberra Village. Experience the excitement of living in a truly multi-national community and making new friends with both local and international students!

Library services

The University of Canberra Library also provides:

  • information, reference and research services to library clients, along with subject-specific information skills instruction;
  • access to local and remote print and electronic resources; and
  • support for research students and academic staff, including the collection and preservation of UC research outputs.

Medical services

The University of Canberra's Medical & Counselling Centre is a service dedicated to the needs of University Students and the University Community. The aim of the Medical Centre is to provide a range of general practitioner, nursing and psychological services.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Canberra has a vision to create comfortable, attractive, safe and technology-enabled spaces and residences to foster an enriched environment for living and learning. We will continue to invest in new and refurbished infrastructure that fosters high-quality, collaborative and enriched educational and research experiences.

Sports facilities

Our sporting facilities are being developed on campus to help the University become one of Australia's leading tertiary sports institutions in scholarships and research.

Located within the UCRISE facility is an environmental chamber, which is a shared research and athlete training facility co-funded by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the ACT Government and the University. 

Other facilities located within the Sporting Commons include gymnasiums, medical and rehabilitation areas, plunge pools, a sauna, a main oval and skills field, and a purpose-built bocce court for Special Olympics ACT.

Student clubs

Run by students for students. Academic Clubs and Societies have been an integral part of student life at the University of Canberra (UC) for many years serving a range of courses and faculties. Joining a club is a great way to exercise your brain, learn new things, practice your leadership skills and make friends who share common academic interests. 

Some clubs and societies are free to join, while others require a small semester/annual fee. Your membership helps cover the cost of events throughout the year, as well as any specialised equipment or merchandise. Join a degree-related group to connect with your classmates, network with industry and lay the groundwork for your future career.

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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