University of Canberra

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

  • The University is a learning community of students, staff and external stakeholders, built on principles of intellectual enquiry.
  • Students learn through immersive and engaging learning activities, based on critical and creative inquiry informed through research and scholarship.
  • The University is committed to academic integrity, which underpins all scholarly activities.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (22)
Arts, Design & Architecture (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (2)



The University puts the student learning experience at the centre of its purpose and upholds a student-centred approach to learning.


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 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 boast over 17,000 students from over 100 countries. We’re serious about producing profession-ready graduates and problem-solving research. We believe inclusion inspires innovation and equity, diversity, and access is at the heart of everything we do.

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
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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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
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Student services

UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

If you're not sure who can help you or where to go, our Student Welfare Officers are on hand to refer you to services at UC or around Canberra, or they can just be someone to talk to. 

They can also provide support with a variety of issues, from financial difficulties, study challenges, finding accommodation, misconduct or grievance resolution, and anything else you may be worried about.

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 Medical & Counselling Centre, is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory.  Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus.
  • Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone.

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. 

Student Reviews

Life of a student
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Got so much fun and the life there is very good. Many are diverse especially in cultures and raises but in all it is fun!

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Experience of my life

Effective Human Resource Management
Kishor Biswa rated 1 out of 5 stars

Studying under this university greatly help to enhance professional and personal skills in the field of business management.

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