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2020 has thrown all of us a curve ball. The importance of study has never been higher.

This year Canberra's major institutions have taken Tertiary Open Day online. We'll miss meeting you face-to-face, but you'll still have access to all the information you need. With several 'Open Days' planned by each institution, you'll have even more opportunities to discuss your future study. Have all of your questions answered, get a feel for campus life, and be ready to kickstart your studies in 2021.

Where you can study


Australian National University
Discover your future at The Australian National University's Virtual Open Week. Learn about our degrees and vibrant campus community or chat to current students. No matter where you are right now, you can discover what Australia's #1 * university has to offer you in 2021.
From 22-28 August
* QS World University Rankings 2020

Visit the Australian National University Open Day Page

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University of Canberra
This year, we've taken traditional Open Day and made it better than ever. Our virtual platform mirrors an on-campus experience, meaning you can visit different rooms, take tours, chat with staff and students, and learn everything you need to know about studying at UC from the comfort of your home.
From 22-28 August

Visit the University of Canberra Open Day Page


Australian Catholic University
Join us at Virtual Open Day
Deciding what to study is a pretty momentous decision. That's why we run Open Day – it's everything you need, in one place, to help make your choice.
This year we are running Virtual Open Days, so you can join us online from the comfort and safety of your own home.
29 August, 5 and 12 September

Visit the Australian Catholic University Open Day Page


Charles Sturt University
It's one thing to hear about what going to uni is like – but it's completely different to experience it for yourself. That's where our virtual Open Day comes in. We've got lots of interactive experiences for you to explore what's possible at Charles Sturt. From undergraduate course sessions and scholarships info, to video tours of our campuses, facilities and accommodation options – you'll get all the info you need, all from the comfort of your home.
15, 16, 17, and 26 September

Visit Charles Sturt University's Open Day Page


University of New South Wales, Canberra
UNSW Canberra at ADFA is dedicated to developing future global leaders within, and external to, the Australian Defence Force. This year we are facilitating a virtual Open Days experience featuring pre-recorded course information sessions and live Q & A sessions from Saturday 22 August 2020.
22 and 23 August

Visit UNSW Canberra's Open Day Page

Why Canberra

You'll love living and studying in Canberra

Our city is known for its great quality of life, welcoming community and easy lifestyle – coupled with a global reputation for excellence in education and research.

Each year we welcome around 60,000 tertiary students from around Australia and across the globe. Imagine yourself among them.

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Canberra is consistently named one of the world's most liveable cities Canberra is culturally diverse – our city is welcoming, safe and inclusive Our universities rank among the world's top 100, with several in Australia's top 10
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No matter where you live in Canberra you’ll have easy access to our beautiful natural environment Part-time employment is easy to find if you choose to work while you study With Australia's highest average income and lowest unemployment, our graduates enjoy strong employment outcomes
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Enjoy life while you learn. Our cultural calendar offers world-class concerts, exhibitions, festivals and sporting events Major universities offer new undergraduates guaranteed accommodation on campus The cost of living for students is lower than many other major Australian cities
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We're a regional city, so eligible international students can access an extra year of post-study work rights QS ranks Canberra in the top 25 'Best Student Cities' globally Learn what it's really like to study here from our Student Ambassadors
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