• News and Updates: (1.) New Partnerships!! Amity University joins hands with University of Canberra (Australia), University of Newcastle (Australia) and Brunel University (UK) for International programs in Management and Mass Communication
  • (2.) Scholarships!! University of Queensland awarded scholarship worth Rs. 20 Lacs to our BBA- International 2017 Batch student Adarsh Parhraj

About The University

University of Canberra (UC) is ranked among the top 100 young universities in the world and consistently delivers 90 percent graduate employment and above-average graduate starting salaries. Ranked in the top two percent of Universities worldwide, UC aims to be amongst Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions, continue its ascent in world rankings, and extend regional, national and international reach.

UC is committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. UC’s focus on work-integrated learning (WIL) in every course enables students to develop these skills in a real-work environment. Being located in Australia’s national capital also gives students access and to valuable internships, projects and industry networking opportunities not available elsewhere in the country. The teaching is enriched by UC’s research culture that produces high-quality and high-impact work and makes an early and significant difference to the world around us.

Currently 17,500 students study at UC in a campus spread across 120 hectares of picturesque bushland complete with kangaroos and native bird, with on-campus medical centre and pharmacy, gym, library, cafes, restaurants and bars, bank, bookstore, post office, hair dresser, supermarket and childcare centre. It is located 10 minutes from Canberra CBD with easy access to public transport.

The university's teaching and research is divided into five faculties (previously known as divisions) these are:

Times Higher Education (THE)

‘The University of Canberra has been named in the top 2% of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.’
‘The University of Canberra has been named among the world’s Top 100 young universities in the prestigious 2017 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.’
‘The University is also ranked as 30th in the world for Generation Y universities, or those founded between 1986 and 2000.’

QS

‘The University of Canberra is ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018.’
‘The University of Canberra is ranked in the Top 100 universities under the age of 50 in the QS Young University Rankings 2018.’

QILT

According to the 2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report:

Graduate employment and salaries - UG

  • UC’s graduate employment rate is 89%, which is above the national average, and higher than all the Go8 universities.
  • UC graduates’ starting salaries across all study areas are on average $60,000 per year, well above the national university average of $58,000.
  • UC graduates’ starting salaries match or exceed those of all the Go8 universities.
  • UC’s Business and Management graduates rank in the top two nationally for employment and the top five for graduate starting salaries.
  • UC’s Communications graduates rank in the top four nationally for highest graduate salaries.
  • UC’s Science and Mathematics graduates rank in the top four nationally for employment.
  • UC’s Psychology graduates rank in the top five nationally for graduates in full-time employment.

Student satisfaction, good teaching and generic skills development - UG

  • UC’s overall UG satisfaction rating is 80.5%, which is above the national average, and higher than all the Go8 universities.
  • 65% of UC graduates state they experienced good teaching practice, which is above the national university average, and higher than all the Go8 universities.
  • UC’s Psychology study area is ranked number two nationally for overall student satisfaction.
  • UC’s Creative Arts graduates rank in the top two nationally for good teaching and the top three for overall satisfaction.
  • UC’s Law and Paralegal study areas are ranked in the top five nationally for generic skills development.
  • UC’s Health Services graduates rank in the top five nationally for student satisfaction.

Graduate employment and salaries - PG

  • UC postgraduate full-time employment rate is 88%, well above the national average of 85%.
  • UC’s Law and Paralegal postgraduates are ranked number one nationally for the percentage of graduates in employment.
  • UC’s Nursing postgraduates are ranked number one nationally for the percentage of graduates in employment.
  • UC’s Communications postgraduates are ranked number one nationally for the percentage of graduates in employment and in the top two for graduate starting salaries.
  • UC’s Teacher Education postgraduates rank in the top two nationally for graduate starting salaries.
  • UC’s Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences postgraduates rank in the top two nationally for graduate starting salaries.
  • UC’s Business and Management postgraduates rank in the top three nationally for the percentage of graduates in full-time employment.
  • UC’s Social Work postgraduates rank in the top four nationally for the percentage of graduates in employment.
  • UC’s PG Psychology study area ranks in the top four nationally for the percentage of graduates in full-time employment.
  • UC’s Computing and Information Systems postgraduates rank in the top five nationally for the percentage of graduates in full-time employment.

Student satisfaction, good teaching and generic skills development - PG

  • 72% of UC postgraduates state they experienced good teaching practice, above the national university average of 69%.
  • UC’s postgraduate Health Services and Support study area is ranked number one nationally for student satisfaction and good teaching and in the top two for generic skills development.
  • UC’s postgraduate Communications study area is ranked number one nationally for student satisfaction and generic skills development and in the top two for good teaching.
  • UC’s postgraduate Teacher Education study area is ranked in the top two nationally for student satisfaction, good teaching and generic skills development.
  • UC’s postgraduate Law and Paralegal study areas rank in the top three nationally for generic skills development and in the top five for good teaching.
  • UC’s postgraduate Rehabilitation study area is ranked in the top five nationally for good teaching.

Q1. What is the ranking of University of Canberra in Australia?

University of Canberra’s rankings are attached for your use. Some relate to the whole university; some relate to individual study areas. Please feel free to use any of these which are relevant. Some updated rankings are due in the next few weeks, so if you can wait before you print anything we might have some better numbers to share with you soon.

Q2. What will be the Tuition Fee for the program?

Degree Annual 2018 Tuition Fee (A$)*
Bachelor of Science $31,000
Bachelor of Business Administration $26,220
Bachelor of Communication and Media $27,680
Master of Information Technology and Systems $31,500
Master of Business Administration $33,100

* The fees presented are an indicative annual fee only, based on 2018 historical fees or estimates for 2019. All fees are subject to change for 2019 intakes.

Q3. How much is the Scholarship that will be offered?

Students who progress to undertake Master of Business Administration or Master of Information Technology and Systems will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship per semester which will be applied to their tuition fees.

Q4. What will be the Living cost there?

Here is the estimated weekly student living budget

Cost On-Campus
(Self-Catered)
Off-Campus
Accommodation $155 - $385 $150 - $400
Utilities (electricity, gas, water) $25 $25 - $50
Food $80 - $100 $80 - $100
Entertainment $50 $50
Public transport $10 $20
Mobile phone $25 $25
Photocopying and stationary $10 $10
TOTAL $355 - $605 per week $360 - $655 per week

Q5. What will be the approximate overall Expenditure there?

Depending on the course being undertaken and the type of accommodation student prefers, the student’s overall expenditure may vary from $46,510 - $53,390 per year.

Q6. Accommodation in Canberra- Will it be provided by University of Canberra or is it to be arranged by self?

Guaranteed on-campus accommodation is available to all international students. A concise table of our on-campus accommodation costs is attached. Detailed information on our different accommodation options can be viewed at https://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/accommodation

Q7. What will be the Visa Expenditure? Which Student Visa has to be applied for?

Students will be required to apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500) to lawfully undertake their study in Australia. The current cost of this visa for the primary applicant is AU$560. However, additional charges may apply for additional applicants and applicants aged under 18. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs' website for further information on the visa information and charges: www.homeaffairs.gov.au

Q8. What will be the Insurance Expenditure?

The Department of Home Affairs requires international student visa holders to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). University of Canberra’s preferred OSHC provider is Allianz Global Assistance, and students may request UC to schedule OSHC on their behalf via the application process. For more information on what is included in the cover and a quote, please visit: https://allianzassistancehealth.com.au/en/student-visa-oshc/

Q9. Can the student work part time in Canberra?

Students will be eligible to work for 40 hours per fortnight while the course is in session. Students are eligible to work unlimited hours when the course is out of session. For more information and definition of the course in session, please visit: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/more/work-conditions-for-student-visa-holders

Q10. What Entrance Qualification is needed for application in this program: TOEFL / GMAT?

All students will need to undertake IELTS/PTE/TOEFL and achieve the required scores to qualify the English proficiency requirements for the program and qualify the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirements.

Test Listening Reading Writing Speaking Overall
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
Test of English as a Foreign Langauge (TOEFL) – iBT 15 16 22 18 60
Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 50 50 50 50 50

Q11. Post passing out this program, which/how vast is the Job Market available?

  • UC’s graduate employment rate is 89%, which is above the national average, and higher than all the Go8 universities.
  • UC graduates’ starting salaries across all study areas are on average $60,000 per year, well above the national university average of $58,000.
  • UC graduates’ starting salaries match or exceed those of all the Go8 universities.
  • There are more than 25,000 business in the ACT region alone, employing more than 50% of Canberra’s workforce, spanning across various industries including:
    • Building, Construction and Trades
    • Information and Communications Technology
    • Sports, Recreation and the Arts
    • Professional
    • Health
    • Education
    • Tourism and Hospitality

We are currently in the process of developing a video testimonial featuring an Indian student. In the meantime, here are a number of other international student videos if they could be of assistance: https://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/international-students/student-stories
With regard assets which showcase living in Australia, living in Canberra, and studying at UC, there are a number of assets below which you are welcome to use: