University of Canberra

UC is ranked among the top 100 young universities in the world and consistently delivers 90 per cent graduate employment and above-average graduate starting salaries.*

A young university with a bold vision

At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach.

We are committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Key to this goal is our focus on work-integrated learning which offers every student the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-work environment. 

We have already embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see our campus transform into an integrated learning community. Here you will see academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space that enables access to exclusive placements and projects.  

Our teaching is enriched by our research culture that produces high-quality and high-impact work and makes an early and significant difference to the world around us. 

UC has also launched its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 outlining a university-wide approach to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians across four main areas: academic, research and innovation, employment, and community engagement. 

*2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The facts

  • 78,000 graduates in over 100 countries
  • 17,000 students currently studying at UC
  • 1,600 students living on campus
  • 2,500 current staff
  • One of the world’s top 100 young universities under the age of 50**
  • Over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees available across 28 areas of study

** 2016-17 QS Young University Rankings

Study options

  • Flexible study options to suit your lifestyle
  • Practical work-based projects in every course
  • Graduate qualifications that are accepted and respected around the world
  • Employers consistently choose UC graduates for their practical knowledge

Our students

From Canberra, to every state in Australia, and all corners of the globe our Graduates are making a positive impact on the world in which we live. Click here to read some of their stories and see how a degree from the University of Canberra can truly be transformational. 


  • Accommodation guarantee for all first-year domestic students and all international students
  • Medical centre, gym, library, cafes, bar, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare centre and preschool
  • UC Public Hospital, a teaching and research facility, opening on campus in 2018
  • UC is Australia’s first bottled water free university
  • UC is a tobacco-free university


  • 10 minutes to the city
  • 2 hours from the beach
  • 3 hours to Sydney
  • Located near the Australian Institute of Sport and GIO Stadium

To find out more 

For domestic students: 
Enquire online 
Phone: 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) 

For international students: 
Enquire online 
Phone: +61 2 6201 5342
Fax: +61 2 6201 5381 

We have international agents in over 40 countries.

Canberra University Drive BRUCE ACT 2617
GBCA - Melbourne 338 Queen Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
TAFE NSW NSI - St Leonards 213 Pacific Highway ST LEONARDS NSW 2065
TAFE QLD Brisbane - South Bank 66 Ernest Street SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
TAFE QLD East Coast - Nambour 91 Windsor Road NAMBOUR QLD 4560
TAFE QLD Gold Coast - Coomera 198 Foxwell Road COOMERA QLD 4209
TAFE QLD North - Townsville Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810

2017 University of Canberra Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from University of Canberra for 2017.
Please select one of the drop down options to see the available scholarships.

Description The scholarship will assist rural and remote students in the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics with relocation expenses so they can focus on their studies.
Eligibility Applicants must: be rural or regional students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology; be Australian citizens or permanent residents; be considered full-time students; have relocated from a rural area to undertake their studies; and attach a 300 word written statement.
Annual amount $2,500
Application closing date March
Support types Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 1 years
Field of study
  • Education & Training
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences

2018 University of Canberra Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for University of Canberra were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.

Top 20% in AUS

Outside top 20% in AUS

Hover over our tooltip to see the Highest and Lowest percentage score universities in Australia have achieved for your rating type.

Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 6.00%
Staff Qualification 82.00%
Student Demand
L: 25% M: 70% H: 5%
Student Retention 3.00%
Student:Teacher Ratio 28:1
Learner Engagement 55.10%
Learning Resources 84.70%
Overall Experience 78.00%
Skills Development 79.40%
Student Support 70.50%
Teaching Quality 81.10%
Full-Time Employment 70.30%
Starting Salary $58,000

Name: Alex Garlan

Course: Bachelor of Building and Construction Management

Despite her young age, Alex is already an award-winning leader in the field of building and construction management.

Alex won Young Innovator of the Year at the 2015 ACT Australian Information Industry Association's iAwards and the Outstanding Achievement in the Construction Industry Award in 2014 from the National Association of Women in Construction.

Alex is the co-inventor of the smartphone application SignOnSite, which enables workers to sign on and off a construction site using their smartphone and therefore be located easily in an emergency. The app has resulted in over $125,000 in government and business grants and prizes in recognition of its innovation and potential to save lives.

"I don't think I could have gotten into this career without my UC degree. I think that, particularly for women in construction, having a university degree behind you goes a long way." 

Name: Kate Shephard

Course: Bachelor and Master of architecture degrees

Award winning architect Kate Shepherd is living out her passion for design by immersing herself completely in the lifestyle and demands of architecture. After graduating with her Bachelor and Master of architecture degrees (with a study in Finland as part of UC's international network), Kate went on to complete her architectural registration whilst working at local firm, Stewart Architecture. Currently Kate is working as project architect with multi-award winning Australian architecture practice, FJMT in their U.K. studio. Finally getting a chance to put her UC-instilled architecture skills to the test, Kate is now directly involved in the design process, master planning, leading her own projects, and working with high profile clients and government organisations.

"I think in the design environment, there is always an aspect of unknowingness and uncertainty in your own work," Kate says. "If I was to give one piece of advice to future graduates, it would be to take a risk, trust yourself and your ideas."

It wasn't just luck that helped Kate land an architect position right after graduating – it was dedication, talent, and networking. Throughout her time at UC, Kate entered several architecture exhibitions, including the 2010 ACT Government Light Rail Exhibition, the 2012 Canberra International Music Festival, and the 2012 and 2013 University of Canberra's Best of the Best Exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design (GAD). Most recently, Kate was a finalist in the ACT Government's Chief Minister's Challenge in 2015 and won second place at the 2014 ACT Light Rail Idea's competition (along with fellow UC Graduate Sarah Herbert) and her design was displayed at the GAD. Kate also won UC's Deans Excellence Award for both 2012 and 2013 and the Daryl Jackson Alistair Swayn Graduates Prize, the UC's highest architectural honor.

"The thing I miss most about UC is the element of open collaboration that you get working in the studio environment", Kate fondly recalls. "UC promoted a healthy level of competition and collaboration that has provided me with invaluable skills to confidently put forward my own views and ideas in a professional setting. This experience has been completely invaluable to me progressing as a young architect."

University of Canberra 2017 Open Day Dates

See below a list of open days that are being hosted by University of Canberra.

Please use the contact form on this page to receive further information about the day you're interested in.

University Drive
2617 ACT


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