Study Abroad in Australia at the University of Canberra
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(51 Reviews)

Study Abroad in Australia at the University of Canberra

The Study Abroad program at the University of Canberra (UC) allows you to study in Australia and receive credit for one to two semesters of your degree. Choose from over 3,000 classes! Contact us to find out more by clicking the GET STARTED button above or visit our website by clicking VISIT SITE.

Program Highlights:
1. Living on campus at the UC means living just footsteps away from the resident kangaroos.
2. UC offers hands on, practical learning, aiming for job-ready graduates.
3. UC is ranked in the top 4% of QS World University Rankings
4. UC’s semester dates line up with well with the Northern Hemisphere University calendar, meaning you can study abroad and have that summer job or internship you want without compromise.
5. Canberra’s low unemployment rate means a much better chance of landing a job than in most other Australian cities.
6. Full support through our Study Abroad Office, loads of trips and activities, plus guaranteed housing

Oceania » Australia » Canberra
Oceania » Australia
Subject Areas
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Food Science and Nutrition
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
International Business
Landscape Architecture
Natural Sciences
Public Relations
Social Sciences
Degree Level
Academic Year
Year Round
Host Family
Online Application
Statement of Purpose
Official Transcripts
Language Requirement
GPA Requirement
Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition: AUD $8,500 per semester
Living expenses: AUD $9,000 per semester

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Program Reviews (51)

24 years old
St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada

UC Exchange Comments


The best part of the experience so far is meeting all the new people and getting to do trips and activities. I think it's great that the UC exchange program staff have been so involved with putting on activities to help the international students feel more comfortable and make friends.

24 years old
Canberra, Australia



Everything has been pretty great. Staff is so helpful and every other exchange student is just as within as you are to explore, do random things and ultimately spend time together. You make quick, awesome friends and the program is great.

24 years old
Canberra, ACT
University of North Carolina- Asheville

Semester at UC


If you're looking for an academic challenge, UC probably is not the place you want to study abroad. But coming from semester after semester of incredibly difficult and strenuous work at university in the USA, UC is a welcomed pause. It's not that the classes don't offer quality information and discussion or that the university has a bad staff -- it's that the workload is significantly less than a 3rd/4th year in an undergrad degree at a vigorous university. Like I said, a welcomed pause.

UC is further from the city center (Civic) than the city's other big uni, ANU, but bus transport is rapid and reliable during normal hours. Wish the bus ran later, as it stops at midnight. That can put a damper on night life in the city, but no worries -- there are so many opportunities to party that it doesn't really matter. There's a big student population in Canberra, so there are a lot of organizations and events based around that. You'll have lots of fun if you take advantage of everything that's out there.

The living situation on campus has its positives and negatives -- some houses are a complete dump, and the standards of upkeep seem to be lower than dorms in the states, but it can often depend on the people you are randomly paired with. I live in Globo (aka the "new apartments") and the structure of the apartment is really nice, my roommates are just a bit messy. But I've suspended my need for obsessive cleanliness and just gone with it. Otherwise, the residences organize a lot of events and opportunities to get you involved, and just living on campus makes it easy to meet Australians. Definitely more of a positive than a negative.

The study abroad program and staff at UC is really great -- organized, helpful, and definitely interested in making sure everybody has a good time.

Overall, I've met some really great people, had a lot of fun, and while it's not the most ideal university or the most exciting city, I'm enjoying myself a lot.

24 years old
Canberra, Australia

Exchange at UC


Well i've only been here for 4 weeks now, so i can't really say too much about the academic challenge.. Yet i do appreciate the Moodle platform and the recordings of the lectures!

About the housing, i must admit i wasn't too happy when i came here and saw it for the first time (old res). Online the pictures look really nice and it says newly renovated.. i don't know about this.. it is quite dirty in the common areas and the bathrooms, which are the most important ones.. The rooms itself could look a little more welcoming, with some paint on the wall, new chairs and so on..

But on the other hand, i do like living on campus a lot, only having to walk for 5 min to go to class is amazing compared to the 1hour i have to travel back home.

The study abroad staff is super friendly and helpful! I loved the weekend trip to Sydney and all the little gatherings that were organised. They are all appreciated!

What i don't really like is that you have to pay so much for Internet.. Especially exchange students that are thousands of kms away from their families and friends need a lot of it so skype and keep in contact.. and its not really an option to skype in the library..

Overall I'm happy though =)

32 years old
3254 W. McClernon
University of Canberra



When I first went into the Cooinda Hut to receive my dorm key I saw a sign that said University of Canberra was leading the way in Housing standards. My first thought was that it would be a nice place.

When I got to my room. The whole place was a mess. The kitchen wasn't up to par. Things seemed to look like they were falling apart. In my room I saw similar attributes. My phone looked like poop was smeared on it. When i would try to receive or make calls it didn't work. When told it would be replaced, 4 weeks later and still nothing has happened.

Now that I cleaned the place up, it feels a lot better. The accommodations look like they could be a great place to stay, there just isn't any up-keep with them so they are falling apart. I understand that a part of this is the students before me's fault. But there was a break between semesters when I arrived. There should have been some house cleaning done.

Other than the accommodations, I have been pleased with everything else. Great location and fun things to do.

24 years old
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo

I mean come on, it's Australia!


Compared to Architecture school in the US class is a walk in the park, which is great for studying abroad. 9 hours of class a week only on Tue and Wed. Plenty of places to go to party and all. Living conditions are not up to American Standards, it's like living in a frat house and most people don't want to live in frat houses. And the people who own the ressies just collect rent and don't really do much else other than but on some killer events. And yes, there are legit parrots and kangaroos on campus.

24 years old
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Great exchange :)


I've been having a great time here at UC so far. My units are challenging but interesting and the lecturers are willing to help when you need it. I love my housemate but it would be nice if we didn't have to place so many fix-it requests (though I know that is a CLV thing). Canberra is a great city, I find the bus transportation is awesome compared to where I am from, and it's really central for travelling to other cities. I would definitely recommend an exchange to UC!

24 years old
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

I love UC!


UC is a great place to study abroad! I loved studying here and met a lot of great people. The exchange staff are so helpful and make your experience the best it can be! The students are UC love exchange students and are very welcoming! Great social life! Easy place to travel around Oz from!

24 years old
Columbia College Chicago

One of the best places you can go abroad


University of Canberra is a tiny university compared to what I am used to back in the United States but the small setting enhances the exchanges' stay abroad. With a limited time in Australia, no one would like to end up with a gigantic campus where they would have a harder time getting around.

The best thing about UC is how friendly everyone is since. My experiences living on res were wonderful because the people were always happy, relaxed, and easy going. A regular routine on a school week was filled with may educational but also fun activities. At UC you don't have to chose between one or the other. I had time for school work and for hanging out with friends, going out, and on top of that travelling just about every weekend.

Go to UC and I promise you will have an amazing time

24 years old
San Diego, CA

Excellent Experience


I had a great time meeting people from different places in the world as well as locals.

The staff was great with responding to any of my questions or concerns.

I was able to travel around and still have time to do all my studying.

24 years old
Charleston, South Carolina
University of San Diego

Social Life


Uni of Canberra was a great place to study because the res life was amazing! There were so many ways to get involved, always something going on, and plenty of things to do to have a great time! I enjoyed actually living with Aussies and really getting to know there culture and way of life.

About The Provider


The University of Canberra is located in Australia's capital city, Canberra. Canberra is conveniently located 3 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from the south coast beaches and the snowy mountains. Canberra offers the perfect blend of city and nature, with all the amenities of