University of Canberra Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,,Australia

  • Canberra,Australia
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Srishti Chatterjee

The University of Canberra (UC) is a diverse and energetic learning institution that provides courses at its Bruce campus in Canberra. It also has local and international partnerships with academic intuitions, such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Queensland. It provides self-paced courses that allow students to start their studies at their own pace. The university offers extensive student support, both online and in-person, to help students achieve their academic goals. Recognized as the fastest rising university in Australia and one of the fastest in the world by QS Ranking 2022, UC is focused on providing immersive student experiences to increase their employability opportunities. The university’s mission is to work collaboratively with the government, businesses, and industries in the country in order to the communities and nation as a whole.

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

At UC, undergraduate students have access to 143 degree programs, including bachelor and diploma programs. At the graduate level, it offers over 200 courses in the following fields of study:

  • Arts and design
  • Built environment
  • Business
  • Communication and media
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Politics, economics and society
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Technology

The university also offers pathways programs, English language classes, and expert schooling and preparation at the University of Canberra College.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

Eligibility requirements are course and country specific. For Indian aspirins, requirements are as follows:


UG Admissions

Completion of Grade 12 is required from any of the following recognized education boards with these minimum qualification:

Indian Education Board

Minimum Qualification Required

Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)

At least 65% average score using English and best three elective subjects

Indian Higher Secondary Certificate (state board)

The overall average grades across all academic subjects (0.7 or higher)

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

At least 65% overall percentage from the 4 best externally examined subjects

All Indian Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)

Overall 10 grade in best 4 externally examined subjects where A1=5 | A2 = 4.5 | B1 = 3.5 | B2 = 3 | C1 = 2 | C2 = 1.5 | D1 = 1 | D2 = 0.5


PG Admissions

Even if you have not finished a degree, you might still be eligible for specific postgraduate courses. If you hold the following non-tertiary qualifications plus paid job experience or professional memberships, the university will still regard your qualification as the equivalent of a bachelor's degree for postgraduate entry. These include:

  • Holding a professional membership or an advanced diploma or associate degree + 4 years of full-time paid work experience at a managerial or professional level.
  • Compleing a diploma plus eight years of full-time paid administrative or professional work experience.
  • A professional membership, completed year 12 or a certificate IV plus ten years of full-time paid administrative or professional work experience or membership.


Research Admissions

You will need one of the following to secure admission to a research degree program:

  • Bachelor degree from any Australian university with Australian honors
  • A master's diploma (or an international equivalent) containing a research component, for example, a master's thesis.
  • It would help if you exhibited an advanced understanding in the field related to your research subject in addition to your academic qualifications.
  • You will need a corresponding baccalaureate plus five years of professional experience in a related subject when you apply for a professionally certified doctorate.


English Proficiency Test

Any of these English test scores are accepted for international students: 

English Exams Accepted

UG Requirements

PG Requirements


6.0 overall with no band below 6.0

6.5 overall with no band below 6.0


Overall score of 60 with:

• R: 13

• L: 12

• S: 18

• W: 21

Overall score of 79 with:

• R: 13

• L: 12

• S: 18

• W: 21


50 with no skill score below 50

58 with no skill score below 50

Cambridge English

169 with no sub-score below 169

176 with no sub-score below 169

What all documents are needed for application?

Apart from academic transcripts, international students need to submit the following documents:

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

The university does not charge any application fee from international students for its programs.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

International students can expect the following tuition fee expenses while studying at UC:




Note: Tuition fees for all the courses shown above are revised before each academic year. Applicants are advised to check the student fees page on the official website of FedUni for the latest information on the tuition fees.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

UC offers scholarships and bursaries for international students to ease the financial pressures of studying and helping students get the most from their university experience. International students are automatically considered for any scholarships that they are eligible for as part of their application to study. A majority of the scholarships are awarded based on achievement, but UC is also committed to supporting students who have experienced financial or personal disadvantage. The university offers eight different types of scholarships to international UG students and six types of financial awards to international graduate students. Interested students are advised to check the university website for a list of eligible scholarships as per course or special criteria.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

As most of the programs are open for Spring intake, the application deadlines are usually in July. Do note that most courses have separate individual deadlines and a few programs may have rolling deadlines. However, international students are advised to apply six months in advance to give enough time for visa processes.

How to apply to UG and PG courses?

All students need to apply directly to the university through its admissions portal. You can use the portal link below and follow these steps to fill your application online. Do note that international students have the option of applying through a university representative as well.


Step 1: Go to the official page of UC for admission and register.




Step 2: Login with your details and start your application by choosing your program and course.




Step 3: Read the instructions carefully before proceeding.




Step 4: Fill in all the sections as shown below and upload all relevant documents.




Verify all the uploaded details and submit your application. The reference ID will be sent to your registered email ID. You can use this to track your application status.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

Within ten working days, the university will confirm the receipt of your application. If they need additional information, they can contact you. Decisions are made as quickly as possible on receiving the requested information, which is within 20 days. The university may extend this period by up to 15 days when necessary. Generally, the university reverts with a decision within four to six weeks.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

As long as your meet the eligibility criteria and have competitive scores, your chances of admission are high. The below admitted UG student profile will give you an idea of how competent the applicant pool can get:

Semester 1 Intake 2020

UG Student Type

Admission Basis

No. of Students

Non-recent school leaver

Admitted based on past higher education study (including bridging and enabling courses)


Admitted based on past vocational education and training (VET) study


Admitted based on work and life experience (previous achievement not in the above categories)


Recent school leaver

Admitted based solely on ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or other adjustment factors)


Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (eg portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)


Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (ie special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)


International students






How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

The university encourages a diverse student community and aims to admit more international students each year. For Semester 1 intake 2020, UC enrolled about 15% of international students. Among the countries represented at UC, students from China, India, Singapore, and Bhutan arrive in heavy numbers.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

The Australian minimum wage and entitlements apply to all workers, including international students, even if an international student has overstayed their visa. When working in Australia, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) can assist international students in understanding their employment rights and obligations. They can also seek the FWO to resolve workplace concerns such as wages and other benefits. To enable overseas students to get the assistance they need, the FWO and the Department of Home Affairs have agreed that a student's visa will not be revoked if they:

  • Received work permit as part of their visa and believe they have been exploited at work and reported their situation to the FWO.
  • They are actively cooperating with the FWO in their inquiry.
  • It holds as long as they:
  • Reaffirm their commitment to follow their visa policies in the future, and
  • There are no additional reasons for the visa being revoked (such as on national security, character, health, or fraud grounds)
  • Under this agreement, the Department of Home Affairs will not terminate a student's visa if they seek FWO's assistance and meet the preceding criteria.


Students should adhere to the time limits set for work:

Information for

Course 'in session'

Course 'out of session'

Students who have started a coursework degree

Subclass: 500, 573, 575, and 576

40 hours per fortnight

Unlimited hours

Students who have started a research degree

Subclass: 500 or 574

Unlimited hours

Dependents of a student visa holder enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate

Unlimited hours

However, you can only work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during any preliminary courses you undertake

All other dependents

40 hours per fortnight

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The University of Canberra’s main campus is the Bruce campus. It has established a network of locations through its partners across Eastern Australia, such as Sydney, Melbourne, and in multiple locations in Queensland. It also has international partners in China, Vietnam, India and Bhutan. UC has five faculties that offer a range of interrelated discipline courses.




Is on-campus housing available?

The university provides student housing to all enrolled students. The UniLodge suppliers are equipped to meet every choice and budget of all students with over 2,500 beds at four university authorized sites on or near the campus. Private studios, two twin rooms, and individual rooms in multi-story apartments are offered at UC Lodge, Cooper Lodge, Weeden Lodge, and Campus West.


UC Lodge

UC Lodge provides 353 independently furnished rooms and studios, community-building, sports events, study areas, and assistance. Situated in the center of the campus, UC Lodge makes moving between classrooms, libraries, and university activities easy. It offers many modern areas for relaxation and study, with a staffed, secure, and the latest student homes on campus. You can enjoy everything Bruce campus has to offer, including the university library, grocery stores, and cafes within 50 meters of the campus. Room rates for 2021-22 are given below:

Room Type

Rate/Month (AUD)



Studio Deluxe


Studio Double


Studio Double Deluxe


Five bedroom apartment


Source: University of Canberra

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

Students can contact the university at:

Address: 11 Kirinari St, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia

Telephone: +61-2-6201-5111/5342


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