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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

Feel like you belong

Study in Canberra and you will receive more than an education. You'll be able to enjoy our terrific lifestyle, with a lower cost of living than many other Australian cities. From guaranteed on-campus accommodation for new undergraduates, to strong employment outcomes, there's a lot to love about studying in Canberra.

Australian students

Canberra is home to a number of high-quality institutions. We are also one of the most liveable cities in the world and boast a culture of innovation and creativity.

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International students

We are a young, vibrant city that embraces diversity. Study in one of our top-ranked institutions and you’ll feel welcome, included and safe.

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Why Study in Canberra

A great city for students

We are consistently named as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and rank as one of the best student cities globally.

Quality education

Our universities rank among the world’s top 100, with many in Australia’s top 10.

Employment outcomes

We enjoy a diverse employment market, with the highest average income and lowest unemployment in the nation.

Work while you study

If you want money to help with your living expenses, part-time or casual employment is easy to find.

A warm welcome

You'll feel welcome in our safe and inclusive city. Settling in and making friends will be quick and easy.

Guaranteed accommodation

Our major universities offer new undergraduate students guaranteed accommodation on campus.

Affordable lifestyle

Make the most of life while you learn, with a lower cost of living than many other major Australian cities.

Additional post-study work rights

International students can access an extra year of post-study work rights.

A vibrant city

Enjoy year-round festivals, and world-class arts, culture and entertainment.

Where you can study

We are Australia's education capital, with world-class education and research institutions, as well as vocational education and English language schools. Our school system is one of the best in the country.




The heart of Belconnen is Lake Ginninderra, where you can take a leisurely stroll and see local wildlife including the black swan, rakali and ducks.

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Living in Canberra

Our quality of life is among the best in the world. We are one of Australia’s most inclusive cities and we boast a jam-packed events calendar of arts, entertainment, night life and sport.

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All our major educational institutions, Government and many non-government organisations offer scholarships to help you cover some of your costs.

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Student Visas

The type of visa you’ll need will depend on what you are planning to study, how long you will be in Australia and other conditions.

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Interested in studying in Canberra?

Contact the Study Canberra team for information and advice