Go beyond in Canberra

Canberra ranks among the world's top 25 Student Cities^ and was recently nominated as one of the top 3 cities in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. We are an innovative city that welcomes new ideas and new people.

Go beyond in Australia's education capital

Every day, over one billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries and innovations – including penicillin, IVF, ultrasound, Wi-Fi, the Bionic Ear, cervical cancer vaccine and Black Box Flight Recorders – to make our lives better.

As the nation’s capital, Canberra is a centre of creativity and innovation. Our city is home to five universities among the world's top 150 rankings, high quality vocational education and training, and some of Australia’s most prominent national research institutions are based here.

Canberra is a young, vibrant student-friendly city with over 25% of our population born overseas and the lowest median age of any major Australian city. A population of just over 410,000 people means that students here enjoy the benefits of living in a world-class city without the congestion, traffic and pollution of our larger counterparts. With our major institutions offering guaranteed on-campus accommodation for new undergraduate students from overseas and interstate we can reduce the stress of moving.

Studying in Canberra means more than just learning in world-class institutions. You will become immersed in one of the most active, healthy and safe communities in Australia. Our events calendar is bursting with major activities along with regular gallery exhibitions, concerts and festivals.

Engage your mind and fire your imagination. Go beyond in Canberra.

“Criminally overlooked Canberra packs a big punch for a small city. National treasures are found round almost every corner and exciting new boutique precincts have emerged, bulging with gastronomic highlights and cultural must-dos.” Lonely Planet

Over 17,000 international students choose to study in Canberra each year. Here are just a few of the programs offered by our institutions…

Space Science




Renewable Energy




Using the links above you can visit each institutions' website to find out about these programs and many more study options available, as well as how to apply.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra.

^QS Best Student Cities 2018