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University of Canberra

Australia
Overview

Overview

At only 30 years old, the University of Canberra (UC) is a young university with a fresh perspective on education. UC's hands-on approach to learning and strong alignment with industry has positioned the university amongst the top one per cent of universities world-wide and the top ten universities in Australia (Times Higher Education University Rankings 2021).

UC excels in their work-based approach to learning, providing an extensive range of industry projects and internships. It is this approach that has led to the university's excellent employment rates and starting salaries and it ensures that UC graduates are highly sought after by employers.

UC degrees are offered across a wide range of subjects and are designed to align with industry demands. Benefiting from their home in Canberra, political centre of Australia, UC degrees in law, business and politics give students a unique advantage. Degrees in IT and science are informed by industry, ensuring they are at the forefront of innovation and incorporate the latest developments.

In addition, UC is also a renowned specialist in sports, health and education. UC ranks highly for student support, learning resources and skills development, placing first in the ACT in this regard (Good Universities Guide 2022).

UC is based in the vibrant capital of Australia. Canberra is a safe, innovative and modern city that has been ranked as the world's most livable city by the OECD. Canberra remains number one in a range of areas including education, jobs, safety, environment, income and life satisfaction. Canberra has also been considered by the Australian Government as an eligible location for access to an extra third year of post-study work rights.

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What's new

What's new

Begin your studies online

UC understands how important it is for students to continue their study plans even while international travel restrictions are in place due to COVID-19. For this reason, the university offers a select range of online units for popular courses, enabling the online commencement of studies before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

In order to support students unable to travel to Australia, a 10% discount will be applied to tuition fees for students beginning their studies online (conditions apply). This discount can be combined with a number of generous scholarships making the cost of study more affordable.

New facilities

A new biomedical research laboratory has been completed and there are new hands-on design workshops and studio spaces for students in the Faculty of Arts and Design. These dedicated spaces will facilitate high quality research and even stronger engagement with industry.

Canberra's only eSports space

The University of Canberra is now home to the capital's only dedicated eSports lounge and the best eSports space in the higher education landscape. The space features over 20 PCs and consoles such as XBOX, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation loaded with the world's most popular games.

Chat to a current student

To find out about the UC experience first-hand, interested students can chat to current students anytime via The Access Platform (TAP), where they can interact, build trusted relationships and ask questions about student life in Canberra.

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Department structure

Department structure

The UC campus is home to five faculties that offer a range of 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 and Design is a large and diverse faculty offering bachelor's, master's and research degrees in a variety of areas including journalism, communication and media, design and architecture, international studies and humanities.

  • Faculty of Business, Government and Law

The faculty offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fields such as business, government and law, which includes economics, finance, entrepreneurship, law, public policy and administration, commerce and international relations.

  • Faculty of Education

The education faculty specialises in early childhood, primary and secondary education and TESOL, which is in line with new national requirements for teacher registration. All initial teacher education courses are 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 sectors of health and sport.

  • Faculty of Science and Technology

This faculty brings together the university's top-class academic programmes of environmental, medical and forensic studies. It offers cutting-edge teaching and research in IT, information systems, engineering and mathematics.

UC research

UC courses focus on developing skills for the real world by exceeding world standards in research across 28 different disciplines (ERA 2018). Five disciplines were awarded the top possible rating, namely environment, ecology, genetics, public health and clinical sciences.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Eligibility

UC offers numerous programmes, from pathway options that help students gain admission to university, to doctorate and research programmes.

Students will need to meet the general overall entry requirements of the university and specific programme-based requirements depending on the study option chosen.

Undergraduate programmes

There are specific admission requirements for gaining entry into international programmes. Students who have not met minimum entry requirements may access the programmes through pathway programmes that are on offer by University of Canberra College (UCC). Qualifications will also be considered on a case by case basis for admission.

Postgraduate programmes

Admission and additional requirements vary with specific programmes and are outlined under each programme description.

What to submit

International students must submit in line with their application, some supporting documents:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates showing completion of study
  • English proficiency level test scores
  • Work experience through a resume and statement of employment. This must be an official document that is produced by the employer outlining responsibilities, role and duration of employment
  • Overview of previous study (if students are seeking credit or advanced standing).

Certified translations are required if the requested documents are not in English.

English language requirements

All international students must meet minimum English proficiency requirements.

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Facilities

Facilities

Bruce Campus

Nestled in the suburb of Bruce and surrounded by native wildlife and trees, this is UC's primary campus. Located just minutes from Canberra's Centre, it offers a lively campus life for students.

With onsite cafes, bars, library, health clubs, medical centre and more, the Bruce Campus offers facilities that cater for study, research and a student-lifestyle.

Accommodation

UC offers guaranteed, modern and secure on-campus accommodation for all new international students starting from only AUD 160 per week. 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

A multi-billion-dollar campus development project has been designed to transform UC's physical surroundings to create an integrated, innovative and future proof, world-class academic learning environment. Developments will be focused on offering new opportunities for international partnerships, ground-breaking research, innovative learning experiences and lively networking activities.

Latest projects include the University of Canberra Hospital, sporting commons, basketball court and a new optometry lab. These developments will provide students with more work-integrated learning opportunities such as internships and access to industry projects.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

UC focuses on helping as many students as possible benefit from its quality education. A variety of scholarships are provided to assist international students with tuition fees and living expenses.

University of Canberra International Course Merit Scholarship

This is available for international students from India Nepal Bangladesh Pakistan Sri Lanka Bhutan Vietnam Philippines Latin America Kenya Nigeria Mauritius Indonesia South Korea and Japan who are applying for certain specific bachelor's or master's degree programmes at UC.

Value: 25 per cent discount on total tuition fee

Minimum criteria:

  • Citizen of any of the above-mentioned countries
  • Only for specific programmes
  • For bachelor's degree (Year 12 score of 70 per cent or equivalent)
  • For master's degree (undergraduate study score of 65 per cent or GPA of 5 on 7)

University of Canberra International High Achiever Scholarship

All international students applying for bachelor's or master's degree programmes at UC can take advantage of this scholarship.

Value: 20 per cent discount on total tuition fee

Minimum criteria:

  • Any citizenship
  • For bachelor's degree: 85 per cent or equivalent
  • For master's degree: 80 per cent or equivalent
  • Any bachelor's or master's programme

University of Canberra International Merit Scholarship

All international students applying for bachelor's or master's degree programmes at UC can take advantage of this scholarship.

Value: 10 per cent discount on total tuition fee

Minimum criteria:

  • Any citizenship
  • For bachelor's degree: 70 per cent or equivalent
  • For master's degree: 65 per cent or equivalent
  • Any bachelor's or master's programme

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

UC is rated as one the best institutions for graduate employment outcomes in Australia, with an overall employment rate of 89 per cent. The graduate outcomes for UC students are above the Australian national average. (QILT 2021).

UC undergraduates' median salaries across all study areas are also well above the national average, at AUD65,000 per year (QILT 2021).

Career support

Careers UC supports current students and recent graduates find jobs on and off-campus and move into fulfilling careers.

UC Partners

UC has developed strong partnerships with real world employers who are able to facilitate internships, placements and professional mentoring opportunities both here in Australia, and overseas.

  • Ernst & Young
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Deloitte
  • Intelledox
  • Xero
  • Instaclustr
  • Geocon Constructions
  • ActewAGL
  • Centre of Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Australian Border Force
  • Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • Canberra Times
  • ACT Brumbies
  • Fox Sports
  • Canberra Raiders
  • AFL Canberra
  • Basketball ACT
  • Netball Australia.

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University of Canberra - by, 2020-01-07
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University of Canberra University of Canberra
Rated4/5based on2 student reviews
Customer reviews:
University of Canberra - by, 2020-01-07
4.0/ 5 stars
University of Canberra University of Canberra
Rated4/5based on2 student reviews
Customer reviews:
University of Canberra - by, 2020-01-10
5.0/ 5 stars

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