University of Canberra

University of Canberra

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.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (22)
Education & Training (9)
Arts, Design & Architecture (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Engineering & Technology (5)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (5)
Journalism & Media (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



From humble beginnings as the Canberra College of Advanced Education, the University of Canberra has grown into a world ranked University in less than 50 years.


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

CRICOS: 00212K


The University of Canberra is riding a wave of success across its research areas and with significant new projects underway, there’s a growing sense that our research is making a difference in the world around us.


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, placement, or career, come to Careers UC.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
193 58
251 100
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
484 117
601 -50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
645 45
690 123
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.


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.

Library services

  • The University of Canberra Library (UC Library) aims to provide a range of high quality scholarly information resources and services to the University community. 
  • The Library recognises the importance of our clients, both staff and students. 

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

  • The sporting facilities are being developed on campus to help the University become one of Australia's leading tertiary sports institutions in scholarships and research.
  • Stage one of the project, the Sporting Commons, was completed in 2014 and attracted the attention of local Super Rugby franchise the ACT Brumbies, which now calls UC home. Special Olympics ACT, the ACT Sports Hall of Fame, UC Fit! and the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) are also based at the Sporting Commons.

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.


  • The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has accredited the Bachelor of Business Informatics at the professional level.
  • The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) has accredited the Bachelor of Building and Construction Management. 
  • CPA Australia has accredited the Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting programs. 
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) has accredited the Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting programs. 
  • The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) has accredited the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning. 

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