Study Abroad in Canberra, Australia
The University of Canberra (UC) is located in Australia’s capital city. It has been recognized by the Australian government for its strong learning and teaching performance. It is home to state-of-the-art facilities and near many of Canberra’s top attractions. The university opened in 1967 and currently has more than 16,000 students. The University of Canberra also has four departments: Faculty of Arts & Design, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics, and Faculty of Health.
The Study Abroad Office at UC offers high levels of support for study abroad and exchange
Like Washington D.C., Canberra, Australia offers a unique range of opportunities and nationally important sites such as the Parliament House, High Court, War Memorial, National Gallery, National Museum, National Library, and the Australian Institute of Sport. Its central location between Sydney and Melbourne makes travel to Australia’s largest cities easy and affordable. Furthermore, the surrounding geography makes Canberra a dream for the outdoors enthusiast, as it lies within two hours of Australia’s largest mountain range; is surrounded by lakes, rivers and swamps; and is within two hours of the coast.
Activities & Excursions
The University of Canberra International Office organizes a variety of seasonal trips such as learning how to surf, bicycling, rock climbing, trips to wineries and more. The UC also hosts several annual events, socials, and offers many clubs and organizations for students.
Students must first complete the UNC Study Abroad application. Once nominated by UNC, they will receive a link to complete an online application for the University of Canberra.
- Spring Deadline: September 29
- Spring Semester: Early February - Late May
- Fall Deadline: March 12
- Fall Semester: Early August - Late November
Students of any major will find relevant course work at the University of Canberra. Courses are available in many subjects, including arts, business, communication, health, science, sport, technology and tourism.
After being accepted to the University of Canberra, but prior to the UC's Orientation, the student will be sent an Enrollment Guide so that s/he can enroll in his/her chosen classes.
Language of Instruction
At the University of Canberra, 3 credits is equivalent to 4 credits at UNC.
For information on UC's grading system and grade reporting, please see the chart here.
The University of Canberra requires that students arrive one week prior to the start of classes in order to attend Orientation Week (or O-Week).
The University of Canberra school system runs from February to January, with 2 full
semesters, as well as short summer and winter terms.
Semester 1: February - May Semester 2: August - November
To be eligible to apply, students must:
have at least a 2.5 GPA
have completed two semesters or 24 credits at UNC
This program is open to students of all majors.
There are a limited number of spaces available each year.
Students may apply for one semester or one academic year.