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  • Locations: Canberra, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Art - Graphic Design, Art - Interior Design, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Child and Family Development, Chinese, City Planning and Urban Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Film and New Media, Finance, Foods and Nutrition, Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Humanities, Information Systems, International Business, International Security and Conflict Resolution, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Kinesiology, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Media Studies, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainability, Television
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:
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University Profile
The University of Canberra is a young vibrant university with a focus on learning and creativity, as well as creating rewarding opportunities and positive outcomes for its students. University of Canberra has students from over 80 different countries worldwide. The University of Canberra is located in Australia's capital city, Canberra, which is just three hours away from Sydney and two hours from the South Coast. The University of Canberra specializes in professional preparation for professional people and its degrees and qualifications are respected and recognized internationally.

Academic Notes
Students must study a full-time load of twelve credit points; usually four subjects. Participants are eligible to enroll in any undergraduate subject offered by UC as long as course prerequisites have been met. Students may select to study core subjects related to their degree or elective subjects. Students will need to have their UC subjects pre-approved by their home universities if they wish to receive credit for their semester overseas.

Upper Division Designation: Level 2, 3 or PG (course descriptions give level) 

Language Notes
All classes are taught in English.

Program Dates
Academic year: February to November
Semester 1 (SDSU Spring semester): February to June
Semester 2 (SDSU Fall semester): July to November

Note: Academic Calendar observes southern hemisphere calendar

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Note: At University of Canberra, SDSU considers Level 2, 3 or PG courses as upper division. The course level given in the course description. 

Housing and Meals
The University of Canberra Village is comprised of six on-campus self catered residential halls, offering a range of accommodation options to students at the University. All students live in single rooms with shared facilities. In addition, Arscott House is a catered facility; breakfast and dinner are included in housing fees. All accommodations are 
located in close proximity to campus, shopping, food and bars.

For more information visit the Student Accommodation page. 

Insurance Requirement
As a compulsory condition of a student visa, all international students must have approved Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which provides medical and hospital 
University of Canberra Campus
coverage for international students while in Australia.

All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.

U.S. citizens must acquire a student visa to study in Australia. Please refer to the Embassy of Australia website for more information about what is required to obtain that student visa. You will need the Certificate of Enrollment and Offer Letter in order to apply for the visa. 

Location Summary
The university campus is a quick walk to bars, restaurants, fresh food markets, supermarkets, movie theaters and a major shopping mall, and is only a short bus ride from Canberra 's city center. The city's lively nightlife of pubs, clubs and live music rubs shoulders with national and local arts, culture and politics, and the city comes to life each year during its numerous festivals. Some of Australia 's most important political and historical buildings and tourist attractions are located in Canberra . Bush land reserves, lake/shore and cycling/jogging trails are just moments away from the university for those craving the great outdoors.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA