STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL - AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA

 
STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL - AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
STUDY ABROAD
IN AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL
AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL - AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
UC Study Abroad Office
E studyabroad@canberra.edu.au

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STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL - AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
CONTENTS
           CANBERRA
           THE WORLD’S MOST LIVABLE CITY                2

           CAMPUS LIFE AUSTRALIAN STYLE                 5

           OUR STUDY ABROAD
           AND EXCHANGE PROGRAM                         6

           STUDENT ACCOMMODATION                       10

           TRIPS, ACTIVITIES AND CAMPUS LIFE           12

           EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS                        14

           FEES, COSTS AND HOW TO APPLY                16

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STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL - AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
CANBERRA
    THE WORLD’S MOST
    LIVABLE CITY

        Canberra is a unique place. It is the capital                      It’s a friendly, safe place with a growing population of
        of Australia and as you’d expect from a city                       400,000 but with all the amenities of a much larger city.
        whose inhabitants run one of the world’s top                       It is home to excellent entertainment and sporting venues,
                                                                           fresh food markets, wineries and some of the country’s
        20 economies, it’s vibrant and cosmopolitan.
                                                                           most important cultural institutions, including the National
                                                                           Museum, the National Gallery of Australia and the
        According to the latest OECD Regional Well-Being                   Australian War Memorial.
        Report, Canberra is the best place to live in the world*.
        Residents are among the healthiest, wealthiest and most            The countryside surrounding Canberra features impressive
        highly educated people in Australia. They live longer, report      mountains and rugged bushland, which is ideal for
        lower levels of stress, but still manage to earn significantly     outdoor activities such as bushwalking, horse riding, hot-air
        more than those in other Australian cities.                        ballooning and camping. Sailing and canoeing are popular
                                                                           on Lake Burley Griffin, while the ski fields of the Kosciuszko
        Canberra’s ethnic diversity is reflected in its dining,            National Park and the beaches of the beautiful South Coast
        music and theatre. It is a young and lively city that has an       are just a few hours away.
        exciting nightlife and plenty of interesting cafés, bars and
        clubs. Locals call Canberra ‘the 20 minute city’ because           What’s more, Sydney, with its iconic Bridge, Opera House
        nothing is very far away.                                          and harbour, is three hours away by bus or car and only
                                                                           45 minutes by air.

                                                                           * OECD Regional Well-Being: A Closer Measure of Life,2014.

                                                                                                                     BRISBANE

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                                 UNIVERSITY
                                 OF CANBERRA

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                                                CBD

                                                                                                               SYDNEY
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                                                                               ACT

                                     PARLIAMENT
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                                                                       MELBOURNE

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STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL - AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT CANBERRA

                      Canberra has been ranked as the world’s most            Canberra residents have the highest average
                      liveable city†                                          weekly income in Australia †

                      Canberra ranked #1 in Australia for education, jobs,    Canberra is a multicultural hub with around one
                      income, safety, health and accessibility to services*   quarter of the population born overseas*

                      Canberra is only a couple of hours drive to Sydney,     People from the ACT live longer than
                      the beach and the snowfields                            other Australians*

                      Canberra has more hours of sunshine per day than        Canberra is a youthful city with an average age
                      Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide                          of 34*

                      Canberra has the lowest commuting times of all          Canberra has the lowest national crime rate
                      Australia’s major cities

*Australian Bureau of Statistics, Live in Canberra campaign
 Source: canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/living
† OECD Regional Well-Being Report, 2014

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STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL - AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
CAMPUS LIFE
AUSTRALIAN
STYLE

When you ask most people, they say that their
university years were the best years of their life.
And here at the University of Canberra, we think
that’s exactly the way it should be.

Set in a native haven of clean air, tall trees and huge expanses
of lawn, you’ll enjoy the company of Australian wildlife including
parrots, cockatoos and even resident kangaroos. Despite its
peaceful setting, the campus is an exciting and inspiring
place to be.

While study will always remain your priority, there are plenty of
opportunities to socialise with your fellow students. There are
concerts including our famous music festival Groovin’ the Moo,
market days, dinners and different sorts of theatre from all over
the world. There are also a number of clubs and societies you’re
welcome to join. These range from social to cultural and are a
great way to meet others who share your interests.

If you like to keep fit there’s a sports and fitness centre that
includes a gymnasium as well as squash, basketball, volleyball
and tennis courts, plus ovals for all football codes. Our interest
in sport doesn’t stop there either. As well as enjoying a close
relationship with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), we’re
education partners with the Brumbies rugby team, the University
of Canberra Capitals basketball team and the Canberra United
women’s soccer team. When it comes time to unwind and
relax with friends, you won’t have to travel far at all. There are
bars, coffee shops and restaurants, all right here on campus.
When you study at the University of Canberra you’ll find
campus life exciting, entertaining and full of fun.

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OUR STUDY
    ABROAD
    AND EXCHANGE
    PROGRAM

    The University of Canberra’s Study Abroad and
    Exchange Program can be your passport to a new
    world of experiences, impressions and learning.
    It’s something you will remember all your life and
    an opportunity to develop a broader international
    perspective which can enhance your qualifications.
    UC’s Study Abroad and Exchange Program caters for
    university students of all interests and backgrounds.

    OUR STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE
    PROGRAM OFFERS:
    • Two semesters per year. These commence each February
      and August
    • A choice of more than 3000 subjects in a diverse range
      of disciplines
    • A low student-to-lecturer ratio, meaning smaller on‑campus class
      sizes with more personal attention from lecturers and tutors
    • A safe, friendly, multicultural environment with a relatively low
      cost of living
    • Lecturers who are recognised throughout Australia for their
      excellence in teaching
    • A wide range of services tailored to support
      international students
    • Fantastic social activities for students from Surf Camp and
      Aussie BBQs to scavenger hunts and a variety of cultural
      excursions and celebrations
    • A Facebook group, Buddy Program and Student Ambassador
      Program to ensure you meet the local students and help you
      integrate into your new Aussie life
    • The opportunity to see Australia, from the blue green tropical
      paradise of the Great Barrier Reef to the endless red plains of
      the Australian outback, without interrupting your studies or
      career path
    • Full support from the UC Study Abroad Office for pre‑arrival
      assistance, enrolment, orientation, activities and trips and
      general advising
    • Guaranteed on-campus housing and a free airport, train or bus
      pick up service from Canberra on arrival

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STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL - AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU                             WHAT IS THE
If you think you’ll get lost in the crowd at   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
the University of Canberra, think again.
                                               STUDY ABROAD AND
We are a medium sized university with a
great sense of community and a welcoming       EXCHANGE?
atmosphere. It is a safe environment where     In both programs students come to the University
everyone settles in quickly and makes          of Canberra for a minimum of one semester and a
friends easily. We’ll do everything we can     maximum of one academic year.
to see that your time here is interesting,     Students study full time to achieve credit which is
relevant and very enjoyable.                   applied to their home university degree.

                                               Study Abroad Students
                                               pay their tuition fees directly to the University of
                                               Canberra.

                                               Exchange Students
                                               pay their tuition fees to their home university.

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STUDY REQUIREMENTS                                                       four-day Intensive English program. All UC students also have
                                                                             access to the Study Help moodle site which offers a range of
    Study Abroad and Exchange students are required to study full            interactive online modules and resources to develop students’
    time at UC. You are expected to enrol in the standard full time          study skills.
    load of 12 credit points (normally four classes) unless you have         canberra.edu.au/studyskills
    special permission from your home university to enrol in our
    minimum full time load of 9 credit points. Most units (classes/
    subjects/modules) at UC are valued at 3 credit points, requiring an      24-HOUR COMPUTER CENTRE
    average of 150 hours of individual study and class time during the       You’ll have 24-hour access to the University’s Computer Centre,
    semester. The amount of time you will need to spend studying for         which has networked Macs and PCs as well as scanning, printing
    each unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior        and photocopying facilities. There’s free wireless access for laptops,
    knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Study Abroad         free email and you get a yearly Internet allocation to assist with
    and Exchange students can study across all our faculty areas and         your study.
    take any units offered in the appropriate semester, providing all        canberra.edu.au/studyskills
    eligibility requirements are met. At UC, your timetable will be
    composed of lectures and tutorials. For each subject you study,
    you will be scheduled to attend one or two lectures, plus a tutorial     DISABILITY SUPPORT
    or practical class. A lecture is usually a more formal class held in a   Inclusion and Engagement coordinates and implements services
    lecture theatre and often contains a large number of students. A         and supports to assist students with disability or ongoing health
    tutorial is a smaller, less formal group where you are expected to       conditions. This is achieved through the provision of reasonable
    participate and discuss ideas and theories arising from your lecture.    adjustments to enable equal access and participation in
    The tutorials allow you to receive more personal attention from          university life.
    your tutor, who is available to discuss your academic work and
    provide assistance throughout the semester.
                                                                             MEDICAL AND COUNSELLING CENTRE
    University of Canberra assessment is based primarily on the              The Medical and Counselling Centre provides confidential
    completion of assignments and essays which can vary from 1,000           services for all students, including medical consultations, accident
    to 4,000 words. There are usually three to four assessments and a        and emergency care, travel advice and vaccinations, sports
    final examination (or long essay) per class each semester. There is      medicine, a dental screening service, counselling, and more.
    a great deal of individual study involved. Most units do not have
                                                                             canberra.edu.au/medical-counselling
    a weekly class test or graded homework. To gain credit transfer
    towards your degree, your home university needs to approve our
    University of Canberra subject selection. It is advisable to discuss     CAREERS UC
    your study plans and gain approval before you commence your              Careers UC provides you with advice on getting part-time,
    study at UC                                                              vacation, and graduate employment, as well as running workshops
                                                                             to develop skills such as writing a resume or conducting an
                                                                             effective interview.
    STUDENT SUPPORT AT UC                                                    canberra.edu.au/careers
    While studying at the University of Canberra you can access a
    wide range of student services that will support your academic,          SAFETY ON CAMPUS
    social and personal needs. UC has been recognised by the
                                                                             The Security team work 24 hours a day to provide a safe
    Australian Government for providing outstanding services to
                                                                             environment for you.
    international students. All resources you need to support your
    study program are available.
                                                                             THE UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
    UC STUDY ABROAD                                                          STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (UCSA)
                                                                             UCSA is a student led advocacy service, who provides students
    The Study Abroad and Exchange Buddy Program will pair you with
                                                                             with information, assistance, advice and support on all student
    a local student to help you find your way around and adapt to the
                                                                             related issues.
    Aussie culture.

    STUDY SKILLS                                                             MULTI-FAITH CENTRE
                                                                             The Multi-Faith Centre offers pastoral support to University of
    Through drop-in study sessions in the Library students can get
                                                                             Canberra students and staff of all faiths and none. A dedicated
    help from Study Skills staff with assignment writing, finding
                                                                             Muslim Prayer Room and contemplation space is available.
    information and research skills, referencing, avoiding plagiarism,
                                                                             Canberra is also home to a number of churches, mosques,
    time management and exam preparation. Study Skills also runs
                                                                             temples and spiritual centres.
    orientation sessions, study skills and EndNote workshops and a
                                                                             canberra.edu.au/multifaith-centre

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WHAT CAN I STUDY?                                                Some of the most popular subjects to study at the
                                                                 University of Canberra include:
Study Abroad and Exchange students can study subjects from       • Leadership, Innovation and Change
any of the following areas. Check the University of Canberra’s
website to view specific degrees.                                • Networked Media Production

• Arts                                                           • Australian National Cinema

• Business and Government                                        • Indigenous Australia: Contemporary Issues

• Communications                                                 • International Studies

• Design and Architecture                                        • Creative Writing

• Health and Community                                           • Design

• Information Sciences                                           • Ecology and Biodiversity

• Law                                                            • Cultures and Diversity

• Science                                                        • Tourism and the World Economy

• Sport                                                          • Sport and Performance Psychology
• Teaching                                                       The university offers many more courses and units.
• Technology and Maths                                           Check our website for more information.

• Tourism                                                        canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/
                                                                 study-abroad-and-exchange-how-to-apply/the-application/
                                                                 studying-at-uc

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STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

     WHERE WILL I LIVE?
     The University of Canberra offers campus accommodation for
     more than 2400 people from Australian and around the world. You
                                                                           INTERNATIONAL
     can choose from University of Canberra Village, Weeden Lodge,         STUDENT
                                                                           ACCOMMODATION
     Cooper Lodge and UC Lodge. Wherever you end up, you’re
     sure to find a safe, comfortable and friendly place to live. It’s
     important to note that there is a high demand for on-campus
     accommodation, so applying early gives you a better chance of
                                                                           GUARANTEE
     getting the place you want.                                           That’s right, we’ve all heard stories about how difficult
                                                                           student accommodation can be to find, well not at
                                                                           UC! The University of Canberra accommodation
     SAFE AND SECURE                                                       providers at Bruce campus will offer guaranteed
     Security staff can be contacted 24 hours a day and the                accommodation for international students in
     accommodation facilities are regularly monitored, which means         2017–2018. International students can apply for this
     you’ll live in a very safe environment.                               at any time during their study and the guaranteed
                                                                           accommodation is for the duration of their degree.
     ADVICE AND ACTIVITIES                                                 Yes, we guarantee it!

     All the accommodation facilities have active resident support         To check our or eligibility requirements and our
     programs that offer social, emotional and academic support.           housing comparison guide:
                                                                           canberra.edu.au/future-students/
                                                                           accommodation-guarantee
     OFF-CAMPUS
     ACCOMMODATION
     The University of Canberra accommodation website contains
     information about off-campus accommodation options including
     family homes, apartments and share-house accommodation.

     Family homes and apartments cost from $380 to $450 a week
     depending on the size and number of bedrooms. Share-house cost
     is approximately $170 to $200 a week. A Homestay Program is also
     available for international students who would like to stay with an
     Australian family. Prices start at $190 a week.
     canberra.edu.au/on-campus/accommodation/off-campus-
     accommodation

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ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VILLAGE
The University of Canberra Village is a 1334-bed facility located on the University campus. It is self-catered and offers a variety
of living options, including 12-bedroom share residences, one, two and five-bedroom apartments and options for postgraduate
and mature-age students.

studentsupport.clv.com.au/hc/en-us/articles/115007328688-Study-Abroad-Students

WEEDEN LODGE
Weeden Lodge is a 480-bed facility located between the University and the Belconnen town centre and close to
shops, restaurants and the Belconnen bus interchange. It is self-catered and you can choose from studio, share and
multibed‑apartment living. To make it more affordable, Weeden Lodge is supported by the National Rental Affordability
Scheme (NRAS) with financial assistance from the Commonwealth and ACT governments.

unilodge.com.au/lodge/weeden-lodge

COOPER LODGE
Cooper Lodge is the University’s newest 416-bed accommodation facility. It is located right in the heart of the University
campus next to the University of Canberra College. It is self-catered and you can choose from studio and multi-bed apartment
living. To make it as affordable as possible, Cooper Lodge is supported by the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)
with financial assistance from the Commonwealth and ACT governments.

unilodge.com.au/lodge/cooper-lodge

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TRIPS, ACTIVITIES
     AND CAMPUS LIFE

         TRIPS                                                      SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
         The UC Study Abroad Office designs unique trips            The UC Study Abroad Office also runs an
         and activities specifically tailored to help you make      Ambassador Program (for Australian students
         the most of your limited time and money in Australia.      returning from exchange) and Buddy Program to
         Each semester starts with the excitement of O-week         assist in organising activities in accordance with
         and our Orientation Trip, a weekend to Sydney              student interest. In the first couple of weeks, the
         and either the Blue Mountains or Manly Beach               office hosts a Buddy BBQ to pair international
         depending on the season. Our office also works             students with domestic student buddies to
         with Surf Camp Australia to provide students with          assist in adjusting to life at UC and Australia in
         the opportunity to try surfing over an action packed       general. Through the Ambassador Program,
         weekend at Seven Mile Beach. A third trip later            Australian students organise special events such
         on in the semester will take you to either the Blue        as an international dessert night, camping trips
         Mountains for a weekend of Australian wildlife and         and organised outings to Canberra’s numerous
         hiking or to the South coast to soak up the sun and        cultural festivals or local hikes on one of Canberra’s
         practice your new surf skills. The newest trip is a full   numerous trails. The possibilities are endless and our
         week exploring tropical north Queensland and the           office works to ensure that no one will return home
         Great Barrier Reef during the mid-semester break!          disappointed. The university also has great sporting
                                                                    facilities, including a fully equipped gymnasium and
                                                                    playing fields. There are many clubs and societies, all
                                                                    keen to welcome new members.

                                                                    Here are just some of them:
                                                                    • Netball
                                                                    • Gridiron
                                                                    • Advertising and Marketing Society
                                                                    • Graphic Design Club
                                                                    • Fellowship of Christian University Students
                                                                      (FOCUS)
                                                                    • Japan Club

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SPORTS                                                   CAMPUS LIFE
Sport is an important part of ‘Aussie life’ and a huge   When not in class, you can laze on the lawns and
part of life at UC. The University of Canberra           spot kangaroos, eat and drink at one of the cafés or
Capitals women’s basketball team is currently            bars, use the computer labs, or study in the library.
Australia’s most successful women’s sporting team        UC also hosts many different music festivals and
and the most successful sporting team in Canberra.       concerts, as well as other events on campus with
Not only is campus only a stone’s throw away from        weekly Market Day stalls on Wednesdays. ‘The Hub’
Canberra’s biggest football stadium, but UC is home      is the commercial centre of campus where you can
to Canberra’s Rugby Union team, the Brumbies.            eat, drink, have your hair cut, do your banking, mail
A brand new sporting hub on campus serves as a           things home, buy books and lots more. Campus is
research and training facility for the Brumbies and      also a short walk from the Westfield Belconnen mall,
UC students. UC is also walking distance from the        housing a variety of amenities, shops and restaurants.
Australian Institute of Sport, a premium national
facility and the training ground for Australian
Olympic athletes. If you are interested in sport
studies, UC also offers the Australian Sporting
Industry Short Course, giving students an amazing
opportunity to travel and experience Australia while
studying Australian sport!

For more details on the short course, visit
canberra.edu.au/ future-students/courses/
short-courses/australian-sporting-industryshort-
courses

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EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

     STUDY IN THE HEART OF                                                 socialising with fellow students from Australia and other countries;
                                                                           you’ll find your new ‘Aussie mates’ are keen to help you enjoy
     ONE OF THE WORLD’S                                                    your visit. Planned social activities for study abroad and

     GREAT TOURIST                                                         exchange students are held each semester.

     DESTINATIONS                                                          With your new found friends, you might even venture to the
                                                                           South Pacific region while on exchange at UC. The most popular
     While studying at the University of Canberra you have the             destinations among past students include New Zealand, Fiji and
     chance to explore and experience Australia. From this central         parts of Asia. You could plan a stop on your way to Australia,
     location you can travel anywhere in the country relatively cheaply    during your mid-semester break or on your way back home, and
     and quickly. It’s easy to visit the Australian Alps (by bus or car)   the UC Study Abroad and Exchange Facebook group provides
     for summer hiking or winter snow skiing, tour the South Coast for     the opportunity to make travel arrangements with students before
     swimming, surfing, scuba diving and fishing, or just stroll along     you even arrive!
     miles of deserted white beaches. Hike through millions of acres       So whether you’ve climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, seen
     of unspoiled bushland, or investigate the charming country towns      the sun set over Uluru, watched whales at Byron Bay, visited the
     in the area. You might prefer to spend your weekends absorbing        mighty Wandjina in the Kimberley, big-game fished in Cairns
     the big-city energy of Sydney, a cheap and easy three hour            or Broome, caught a concert at The Opera House or just
     bus ride away. In longer semester breaks you could choose to          soaked up the sun on any one of a thousand beaches, you’re
     explore the Australian Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, western       sure to take home some amazing memories. For more ideas,
     or northern Australia. There’ll be numerous opportunities for         please visit australia.com

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GET A TRULY AUSSIE EXPERIENCE
AT UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA

                        The study abroad team at UC has
                        been welcoming and beneficial in
               making my school experiences, traveling
               experiences, and community experiences
               easy and enjoyable in Australia! I’ve had
               a truly amazing time studying abroad at
               the University of Canberra!

               Alison Sieg, Study Abroad Student

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FEES, COSTS
             AND HOW TO APPLY

     ELIGIBILITY                                                                             COST OF LIVING
     To be eligible to study abroad or exchange to UC you must;                              You will find that the cost of living in Canberra is affordable and
     • Be enrolled as a full time student at a university in your                            cheaper than larger Australian cities, plus you’ll be living in a safe,
       home country.                                                                         pollution free environment. In the green table below, the UC Study
                                                                                             Abroad Office estimates typical student living costs, but please note
     • Have successfully completed at least your first year of study,                        that these are not exact costs and that costs will vary based on your
       but not yet completed your degree.                                                    lifestyle. In addition to your living expenses, you should also factor in
     • Meet the University of Canberra’s English language                                    your flight to and from Australia, tuition costs and any desired travel.
       requirements. The University offers an English language program                       Keep in mind that the currency exchange rate can fluctuate and
       to help you improve your English if needed. Please see canberra.                      affect your financial planning. Different tuition fees and methods of
       edu.au/future-students/internationalstudents/study-abroad/                            payment apply depending on whether you are a Study Abroad or an
       eligibility for more information.                                                     Exchange student. See the green table above for more information.
                                                                                             Unless you are a citizen of Sweden, Belgium or Norway, you will have
     • Have a satisfactory GPA: a 4.5 on a 7point scale, or a 2.5
                                                                                             to pay the compulsory Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) fee when
       on a 4 point scale.
                                                                                             you accept your UC offer in order to get your visa.

                                                                                             FEES
                                                                                             Tuition fees for Study Abroad Students are paid to the University
                                                                                             of Canberra. The 2018 fee is $9,100 AUD per semester for a
                                                                                             full time study load of 12 credit points. Tuition fees for Exchange
                                                                                             Students are paid to your home institution.

       INDEPENDENT                               ON-CAMPUS                                 HOMESTAY (CATERED                          OFF-CAMPUS
       STUDENT COSTS                             (SELF-CATERED)                            AND SELF-CATERED)

       Rent*                                     $220.00                                   $235.00                                    $250.00

       Food                                      $80.00                                    $50.00 ‡                                   $80.00

       Entertainment                             $25.00                                    $25.00                                     $25.00

       Mobile Phone                              $15.00                                    $15.00                                     $15.00

       Photocopying and Stationery               $30.00                                    $30.00                                     $30.00

       Internet                                  $15.00                                    $15.00                                     $15.00

       Public Transport                          $5.00                                     $30.00                                     $30.00

       Total (per week)                          $390.00                                   $400.00                                    $445.00

       Set aside for Unexpected                  $500.00                                   $500.00                                    $500.00
       Events (per year)

       Security Deposit †                        $981.00                                   $1,182.00                                  $1,000.00

       Total (per semester)§                     $8,111.00                                 $8,482.00                                  $13,070.00
     * Average rent for On-campus is based on staying at UC Village, Homestay is based on Australian Homestay Network and Off-campus is based on rates from Allhomes.com.au.
     † Average Cost at the beginning of a contract (one-off fee).
     ‡ Average cost of food for over 18 students that chose a range of homestay options from catering 2 meals a day, dinner only and no meals included.
     § Based on 17 weeks for On-campus and Homestay and 6 months (26 weeks) for typical Off-campus contracts.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

                                                                                                        PLEASE NOTE:
                                           Apply to UC*
                                                                                                        *	This process is quickest by email.
                                                                                                           Your application should be emailed
                                                                                                           to studyabroad@canberra.edu.au after
                                                                                                           speaking to your University’s study abroad
                UC Study Abroad and Exchange will assess your application                                  and exchange office. If you plan to live on
                                                                                                           campus, apply for housing at the same time
                                                                                                           (directions on the UC application).
                                                                                                        †	The quickest way to accept your offer and pay
                                                                                                           is by scanning and emailing your documents to
         Conditional Offer                                             Offer                               international.admissions@canberra.edu.au
You must meet all stated conditions prior             UC will make you a full offer if you satisfy         and copy in the studyabroad office at
     to commencing your studies.                                 all requirements.                         studyabroad@canberra.edu.au
                                                                                                        ‡	Australian provided OSHC, Overseas Student
                                                                                                           Health cover, is compulsory for issuing your
           Accept and Pay                                         Accept and Pay                           student visa unless you are a citizen of Sweden,
   Accept your offer and pay all fees †                   Accept your offer and pay all fees †             Belgium or Norway. oshcworldcare.com.au
          (including OSHC ‡ )                                   (including OSHC ‡ )                     §	Visa processing varies by country. For more
                                                                                                           information please visit immi.gov.au

                  COE                                                 COE
      UC will send you a conditional                    UC will send you a Confirmation of
    Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)                   Enrolment (COE) allowing you to apply
allowing you to apply for your student visa                    for your student visa
                                                                                                        APPLICATION DEADLINES
                                                                                                        Semester 1 (February–May)
                 Visa                                                  Visa                             Applications open September 1
    Use your COE code to apply for                        Use your COE code to apply for
          your Student Visa. §                                  your Student Visa. §
                                                                                                        and close November 15

                                                                                                        Semester 2 (August–November)
                                                                                                        Applications open February 15
    Meet the Conditions of your offer
   letter and receive an email verifying
                                                                                                        and close April 30
           your conditions met.
                                                                                                        APPLY NOW at
                                                                                                        canberra.edu.au/future-students/
                                                                                                        applications/apply-now/study-abroad-
                        Purchase your flights and depart for Australia!
                                                                                                        and-exchange-how-to-apply/the-
                                                                                                        application

HOW TO APPLY

UC’S STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM                                                                            UC’S EXCHANGE PROGRAM

1. Apply through the Study Abroad office at your home university.                                    You must apply for UC’s student exchange
                                                                                                     program through one of our exchange
   Your university may have affiliations with the University of Canberra or with a
                                                                                                     partners. In other words, you must attend a
   Study Abroad agent.
                                                                                                     University which holds an existing exchange
                                                                                                     agreement with UC. Please check our
2. Apply through a Study Abroad agent.
                                                                                                     website to view a complete list of our partners
   UC is affiliated with Study Abroad agents from around the world. You can                          canberra.edu.au/future-students/
   contact one of these agents to arrange your Study Abroad application to UC.                       international-students/study-abroad/
   Please refer to the following website                                                             at-uc/exchange-partners
   canberra.edu.au/international/uc-agents-and-international-
                                                                                                     For more information on how to apply,
   representatives/find-an-agent-near-you
                                                                                                     please visit
3. Apply directly to UC.                                                                             canberra.edu.au/future-students/
                                                                                                     applications/apply-now/study-abroad-
   Fill out our fully online application at                                                          and-exchange-how-to-apply/the-
   canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/study-abroad-                              application
   and-exchange-how-to-apply/the-application

                                                                                                     STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL                      17
FREQUENTLY
                              ASKED
                              QUESTIONS
                              Q. Can I get credit for my semester at the
                                  University of Canberra?
                              A. Yes, as long as you stay enrolled in classes
                                 approved for credit by your home university.

                              Q. Does the program extend my degree
                                  by a semester or a year?
                              A. The program should not extend your degree,
                                 however, it can if you do not stay within an
                                 approved study program or you fail some classes.

                              Q. How early should I start planning for
                                  my studies in Australia?
                              A. To prepare a strong application, you should
                                 give yourself at least 3 months to research your
                                 program ahead of the application deadline.

                              Q. I’m a first year student.
                                  Am I eligible for the program?
                              A. You must have completed at least 1 semester of
                                 full time study at your home university before
                                 applying to UC. By the time you arrive at UC,
                                 you should have completed at least one year of
                                 undergraduate studies at your home university.

                              Q. I’m a post-graduate student.
                                  Am I eligible for the program?
                              A. While exchange is primarily an undergraduate
                                 program, we often accept masters level
                                 students as well.

                              Q. Can I take classes ‘just for interest’
                                  on exchange?
                              A. Your primary goal must be to take classes that
                                 can be credited to your home degree. If you
                                 have electives as part of your degree, you may
                                 be able to take some classes for interest’s
                                 sake‑perhaps an Australian or Aboriginal unit.

                              Q. Can I go on exchange for a year
                                  instead of a semester?
                              A. Most students study at the University of
                                 Canberra for one semester. However, if your
                                 home university approves, you may apply for
                                 up to one year or to extend your stay after you
                                 have arrived.

18   UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
The UC Exchange Program
         has helped me create a home
away from home! They helped me easily
transition to a new school, go on once in
a lifetime adventures, and meet lifelong
friends from all over the world along
the way! Y’all are great! Thanks for
everything so far this semester!

Brooklyn Sanders,
UC Exchange Student — University of Southern Indiana

IMPORTANT DATES
AND DEADLINES
For important dates and deadlines, please view the
University of Canberra Calendar at: canberra.edu.au/
future-students/key-dates/semesters-winter-term-
principal-dates

FURTHER INFORMATION
OR ENQUIRIES
Check out our website at
canberra.edu.au/study-abroad

or email us at
studyabroad@canberra.edu.au
NOTES
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA HIGHLIGHTS
• Full support from the UC Study Abroad team including           • Canberra’s low unemployment rate means a much
  trips and activities!                                            better chance of landing a job than in most other
• UC has been named among the world’s                              Australian cities
  Top 100 young universities*                                    • On-campus medical centre, gym, library, book shop,
  *2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings     bank, convenience store, small supermarket, post office,
• UC has a diverse community of 17,500+ students,                  cafes and bars
  including 4500+ international students from 107+               • Located near the Australian Institute of Sport and
  countries                                                        Canberra Stadium
• Qualifications are accepted and respected around               • Strong partnership with Canberra’s rugby union team,
  the world                                                        the Brumbies
• Located 10 minutes from Canberra’s city centre                 • UC’s semester dates line up well with the Northern
• Living on-campus means living just footsteps away from           Hemisphere university calendar, meaning you can
  the resident kangaroos and colourful Australian parrots          study abroad and have a summer job or internship
                                                                   without compromise
• Guaranteed on-campus housing and free airport pick up
  for study abroad and exchange students

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