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UC is ranked among the top 100 young universities in the world and consistently delivers 90 per cent graduate employment and above-average graduate starting salaries.*At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach – as outlined in our Strategic Plan.We are committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Key to this goal is our focus on work-integrated learning which offers every student the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-work environment.We have already embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see our campus transform into an integrated learning community.
Here you will see academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space that enables access to exclusive placements and projects.Our teaching is enriched by our research culture that produces high-quality and high-impact work and makes an early and significant difference to the world around us.UC has also launched its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 outlining a university-wide approach to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians across four main areas: academic, research and innovation, employment, and community engagement.
*2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
UC offers a wide variety of courses, from pathway programs that help you gain entry to university, all the way to the highest-level research degrees.
Detailed information on all courses offered at UC can be found by searching our online course finder. This will guide you on the admission requirements, English language proficiency requirements and any additional information to help you with your decision.
The following International Qualifications - Entry Requirements is a guide only. Other qualifications not listed will be considered on an individual basis. This list provides minimum entry requirements for courses; however, some courses may have higher entry requirements. If you are unable to meet the above requirements, you may be eligible to access a pathway provided by college.
The following International Qualifications - Entry Requirements is a guide only. Other qualifications not listed will be considered on an individual basis. This list provides minimum entry requirements for courses; however, some courses may have higher entry requirements. If you are unable to meet the above requirements, you may be eligible to access a pathway provided by college..
Admission and additional requirements are outlined under each course description.
Admission and additional requirements are outlined under each course description.
(3 Term) / UCC International Foundation Studies
(2 term) / UCC GCAF
|Undergrad. courses, standard English proficiency reqs.||Postgrad. courses, standard English proficiency reqs.||Courses requiring an IELTS of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0||Courses requiring an IELTS of 7.0 with varying band score reqs.||Courses requiring an IELTS of 7.5|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic||5.5 overall (no min. band score reqs.)||6.0 overall (no min. band score reqs.)||6.0 overall with no band score below 5.5||6.0 with no band score below 6.0||6.5 overall with no band score below 6.0||7.0 overall with no band score below 6.0, 6.5 or 7.0||7.5 overall with no min. band score reqs.|
|Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): iBT2||46||60||Overall score of 60 with no skill score below:
||Overall score of 60 with no skill score below:
||Overall score of 86 with no skill score below:
||Overall score of 94 with no skill score below:
Overall score of 102 with no skill score below:
|Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic4||42||50||50 with no skill score5below 42||50 with no skill score below 50||58 with no skill score below 50||
65 with no skill score below:
|73 with no skill score below 65|
|Cambridge English Scale (CES)6||162||169||169 with no individual sub-score below 162||169 with no individual sub-score below 169||176 with no individual sub-score below 169||
185 with no individual sub-score below:
|191 with no individual sub-score below 185|
|Occupational English Test (OET)7,8||No grade lower than 'D' in any of the sub-tests||No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests||No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests||No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests||No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests||No grade lower than 'B' in any of the sub-tests||No grade lower than 'B' in any of the sub-tests|
2 Source: ETS Website, https://www.ets.org/toefl/institutions/scores/compare/.
3 ‘R’ refers to ‘reading’, ‘L’ to ‘listening’, ‘S’ to ‘speaking’ and ‘W’ to ‘writing’.
4 Source: Pearson website, http://pearsonpte.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PTEA_Score_Guide.pdf.
5 The skill score here refers to the common skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. The “no skill score below” requirement does not apply to the enabling skills listed in the test results.
6 The Cambridge English Scale is a range of scores used for Cambridge English exams results, including the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE). Source: Cambridge English website http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/cambridge-english-scale/.
7 Source: From https://courses.oetonline.net.au/mod/page/view.php?id=3991
8 Results for all four subtests are required. Results must be from tests taken in one sitting.
Choose your lifestyle
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.
Take a look at UC Lodge, Cooper Lodge, Weeden Lodge, and the University of Canberra Village.
Short-term stay accommodation
The University of Canberra Village offers tourists, groups, independent travellers as well as UC staff and faculty a range of self-catered apartments year round. They offer a number of convenient facilities, including an on-site café, coin operated laundry and common recreation lounge with Foxtel. The University of Canberra Village is a perfect choice for holiday, business, sports or conference groups visiting the Nation’s Capital.
For a limited period, and subject to availability and relevant terms and conditions, the University of Canberra Village is offering a 15% discount for students, staff & faculty on short-stay accommodation. If you are in need of contemporary accommodation right on-campus you can enjoy affordable room rates that start at just $50! Book for friends, family or make a group booking of up to 300 members (subject to availability). Their modern apartments offer bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and spacious living and dining areas. Catering is also available upon request.
Consider homestay, renting in the ACT, short term or temporary accommodation.
The University of Canberra and its Bruce (Canberra ACT) campus accommodation providers are pleased to offer guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing international students and first-year domestic students in 2018.
To be eligible for this offer, students at the University of Canberra (UC) or the University of Canberra College (UCC) must:
Applications are accepted at any time during the year and non-eligible students will be offered accommodation once all accommodation guarantee students have been placed in accommodation.
Applications which do not meet the accommodation guarantee criteria are subject to availability.
The accommodation guarantee applies to first-year domestic students and all international students who are interested in single bed campus accommodation in Canberra.
UCC diploma and ELICOS students arriving in Semester 1 2018 are also eligible for guaranteed accommodation.
A number of beds are available at various price points. Information on available accommodation can be found on our Accommodation Guarantee Portal. To access the Portal and register for guaranteed accommodation please click on the Accommodation Guarantee Portal image below.
Please note: Eligible applicants who have successfully submitted an application under the accommodation guarantee portal will receive an offer of accommodation for a bed with their nominated accommodation provider. Your first preference will be taken into consideration, however remains subject to room type availability and is not guaranteed. Where an applicant's first preference is not available, the accommodation provider will seek to offer an alternative room type.
Currently there are no scholarships available.