Study in Australia for a Semester!
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. UC has students from 80+ different countries worldwide and offers majors spanning 28 areas of study.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is located in the south-eastern region of New South Wales. Canberra is the ACT’s capital city and the federal capital of Australia. With a population of 381,488, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. Canberra has a small-town feel with the cosmopolitan comforts of a capital city, offering top-quality sporting events, festivals, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and live music venues.
- Fall Semester: Early August to Mid November (Semester 2 in Australia)
- Spring Semester: Early February to Late May (Semester 1 in Australia)
For more information about the academic calendar please visit Canberra’s website
Canberra offers guaranteed on-campus housing placements to visiting students on a first come first served basis.
Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options. Students will submit their housing payment directly to Canberra or their housing provider.
For more information please visit Canberra’s visiting student Accommodation web page.
Paid to Appalachian State
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
||Semester Fee Paying
|Basic Exchange (App Tuition & Fees)
||based on your residency
||$9100 AUD ($7100)
|1OIED Program Development Fee
|Intl Health Development Fee
|Worldwide Health Insurance
*If no exchange spots are available students will be able to attend Canberra as a fee-paying study abroad student and Tuition and Fees will be charged at the Canberra rate
Estimated Additional Costs
1Housing costs will vary by housing type.
||$1600 - $2200
||$1600 - $2200
||$2500 - $4800
||$5000 - $12,300
|Housing Application Fee
|Housing Cleaning Fee
|Refundable Housing Deposit
||$500 - $800
||$500 - $800
||$1500 - $2000
||$3000 - $4000
||$1200 - $1800
||$2400 - $3600
|Books and Materials
||$200 - $400
||$400 - $800
||$150 - $450
||$300 - $900
|Required Australian Health Insurance
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|3US Based Health Insurance
|4Personal Travel and Spending
||$1000 - $2000
||$2000 - $4000
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
3Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
4Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit the Canberra website for additional information about living costs. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, Spring.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
For a listing of Canberra majors and minors please visit the course search page, and for a listing of course offerings by term (called units in Australia) please visit the international course web page. Clicking on the course name will bring you to a course description. When searching for courses please be sure to take note that the semesters are reversed in Australia (Fall in the US is semester 1 in Australia and Spring in the US is semester 2 in Australia).
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Canberra program will be required to enroll in 12 Canberra credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page