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University of Canberra

country rank  29
world rank  948

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Founded in 1967, the University of Canberra is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium city of Canberra (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Australian Capital Territory. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, University of Canberra (UC) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. University of Canberra (UC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 56-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this Australian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym UC
Founded 1967
Motto Australia's Capital University

University Location

Address University Drive, Bruce
2601 Australian Capital Territory
Tel +61 (0)2 6201 5342
Fax +61 (0)2 6201 5949

Study Areas and Degree Levels


The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the University of Canberra's academic range and degree level offering.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

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Programs and courses


What are University programs and courses? University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.

Programs and courses

uniRank publishes the following list of University of Canberra's programs and/or courses; however, the list might be not complete or up-to-date. Please contact or refer to the University of Canberra's website for a comprehensive list.

  • Associate Degree of Social Science in Justice
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Advertising and Marketing Communication
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Building and Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Informatics
  • Bachelor of Coaching Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Community Education
  • Bachelor of Cultural Heritage
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Forensic Studies in Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Human Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Sports Management
  • Bachelor of Sports Media
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Bachelor of Writing
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Community and Health Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma in Design and Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching and Community Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education in Autism
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in International Business
  • Graduate Diploma in International Customs Law and Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in International Revenue Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Languages
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Marketing
  • Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Marketing
  • Graduate Diploma in Preprofessional Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Development Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health Nutrition
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching (TESOL)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Community and Health Development
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Digital Design
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Environmental Design
  • Master of Exercise Science
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Inclusive Education
  • Master of Industrial Design
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of International Customs Law and Administration
  • Master of International Economic Law
  • Master of International Revenue Administration
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Legal Studies
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Marketing Communication
  • Master Of Marketing Management
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Technology
  • Master of Tourism Management
  • Master of Urban Management
  • Masters of Law
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Communication)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Design)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Government)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Sciences and Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
  • Professional Doctorate in Business Administration
  • Professional Doctorate in Information Sciences
  • Professional Doctorate in Legal Science
  • Professional Doctorate in Public Administration

Yearly Tuition


Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the University of Canberra. However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the University of Canberra's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Australia's cost of living.

Yearly Tuition Range Matrix

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
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Admissions info


Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.

Admission Info and stats

uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the University of Canberra's admission policy and statistics.

Admission Gender

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Admission Selection

Has the University of Canberra a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

The University of Canberra's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

International Admissions

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Admission Office Admission Office

University Drive
Canberra 2601
(0)2 6201 5342

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why:

  • Resources: a larger university may have more resources available to its students, including research facilities, libraries, and extracurricular activities. However, a smaller university may offer a more personalized experience and smaller class sizes.
  • Diversity: the size and profile of a university can impact the diversity of its student body, faculty and curriculum. Larger universities may attract more international students and offer a wider range of academic programs, while smaller universities may have a more homogenous population.
  • Networking: a larger university may offer more opportunities for networking and building connections with other students and professionals in your field, but smaller universities may offer a tighter-knit community and more personalized networking opportunities.
  • Quality of Education: a university with a lower student-staff ratio typically means that students will receive more personalized attention from their instructors. This can lead to more individualized instruction, more opportunities for feedback and guidance and a better learning experience overall.
  • Location: campus setting can have an impact on students' access to resources, cost of living, transportation, social life and safety.
  • Religious affiliation: while it may not be the most important factor for everyone, understanding the religious affiliation of a university can help students determine if it aligns with their personal beliefs and provide a unique academic and spiritual experience.

Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the University of Canberra.

Student Enrollment

The University of Canberra has a student enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 making it a large-sized institution.

Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 400-499 academic employees (Faculty).

Control Type Control Type

The University of Canberra is a public higher education institution.

Entity Type

The University of Canberra is a non-profit higher education institution.

Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Religious Affiliation

The University of Canberra does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the University of Canberra offer? University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.

Facilities and Services

uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the University of Canberra.


This institution has a physical Library for its students. Go to the University of Canberra's Library


This institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.

Sport Facilities

This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Financial Aids

This institution offers one or more types of financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid, etc.) for eligible students.

Study Abroad

This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Distance Learning

This higher education institution offers a distance learning mode for some programs or courses.

Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Career Services Career Services

Not reported

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system:

  • Institutional legal recognition: institutional legal recognition of a University refers to the formal recognition of the university's legal status by the government of a country. Legally recognized higher education institutions are chartered, registered and/or licensed by government bodies to be legal entities authorized to teach at the tertiary level.
  • Institutional accreditation: institutional accreditation is a type of additional quality assessment that evaluates the overall quality of an institution as a whole. Institutional accrediting bodies assess a University's overall mission, governance, leadership, faculty qualifications, student support services, financial stability and academic offering. Institutional accreditation is a concept that mainly exists in the US higher education system and a few other countries. So if you plan to study in the United States make sure that the University you choose is not only registered or licensed but officially accredited by a recognized accrediting body. In the US uniRank only includes accredited institutions.
  • Programmatic or specialized accreditation: programmatic or specialized accreditation, on the other hand, is a type of accreditation that evaluates and accredits specific academic programs within a University. Programmatic accreditation, granted by specialized national or international accrediting bodies, assesses the quality and rigor of a program's curriculum, faculty qualifications, student outcomes and resources and is focused on ensuring that a specific program or course meets industry standards and requirements.

uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.

Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

The University of Canberra is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Engineers Australia
  • National ELT Accreditation Scheme Limited (NEAS)
  • International Advertising Association and the Media Federation of Australia

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons:

  • Collaboration and networking: they can provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with other universities, academic institutions and industry partners. This can lead to joint research projects, sharing of resources and expertise and collaborations on educational programs and initiatives.
  • Access to resources: they can provide access to a wide range of resources, including research facilities, academic journals and funding opportunities. This can be especially beneficial for smaller or less well-resourced universities, which may not have the same level of access to resources as larger and more established institutions.
  • Quality assurance: membership in professional or industry organizations can provide a level of quality assurance for Universities, ensuring that they meet certain standards and requirements in terms of academic programs, research and student support services. However, membership in an organization does not necessarily imply a formal accreditation or quality assurance process for the University's programs.
  • Recognition and reputation: membership in prestigious or exclusive organizations can enhance the reputation and recognition of a university, both locally and internationally. This can lead to increased visibility and opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
  • Internationalization: memberships and affiliations can facilitate internationalization efforts, including student and faculty exchange programs, joint research initiatives and collaborations with international partners. This can help to broaden the global perspective of a university and provide opportunities for students and faculty to gain international experience and exposure.

Overall, university memberships and affiliations can provide a range of benefits for Universities and its stakeholders (students, faculty and staff), including collaboration and networking opportunities, access to resources, quality assurance, recognition, reputation and internationalization.

Memberships and Affiliations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Canberra's memberships and affiliations; however, the list might be not complete or up-to-date. Please contact or refer to the University of Canberra's website for a comprehensive list.

  • Universities Australia
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Australian National Business Schools

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following:

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Canberra's organizational structure.


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Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Here are some ways in which the official University of Canberra's social media channels can help potential students to understand and assess this or any university:

  • Researching universities: social media can be a useful tool for researching universities that prospective students may be interested in attending. By following the University of Canberra on social media, potential students can learn more about the university's culture, values, academic programs and campus life. They can also engage with current students and alumni to get a sense of their experiences and valuable perspectives from the inside.
  • Engagement with the University: social media allows the University of Canberra to engage with prospective students by answering questions, sharing news and events and showcasing the university's offerings. Potential students can appraise how up-to-date and relevant is the content published through social media and how prompt and efficient the University of Canberra is in answering their queries.

Overall, social media can provide valuable insights to prospective students and other stakeholders into the University of Canberra's profile and level of engagement.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some University of Canberra's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

University of Canberra's Facebook page review University of Canberra's official Facebook page

Twitter Twitter

University of Canberra's Twitter page review University of Canberra's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of Canberra's YouTube channel review University of Canberra's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of Canberra's official Instagram page

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Canberra's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.

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