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ACU enjoys an established reputation for quality & innovative teaching with specialist undergraduate & postgraduate education in various disciplines.
A public university with 150+ years of educational heritage
Offers study options across 6 campuses in Australia
Maintains links with 190+ international universities
Students enjoy small classes & personalised learning
About Australian Catholic University
Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university funded by the Australian Government and is open to students and staff of all beliefs, nationalities and cultures. With over 150 years of educational heritage, ACU offers students high quality and internationally recognised qualifications.
ACU’s six campuses across Australia give you the opportunity to study in many different locations. The University’s campuses are located in the capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the national capital Canberra and the regional centre of Ballarat. The campuses are friendly and modern. Students enjoy small classes and personalised learning with easy access to lecturers, staff and facilities.
Australian Catholic University has relationships with more than 190 universities and education institutions in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. ACU students can attend an overseas university in more than 16 countries, complete international internships, and work in community programs around the world – all while receiving credit towards their degree.
The University’s focus on community engagement and practical skill development ensures ACU graduates are ready to make a real difference in the world. With well-established links to businesses, hospitals, schools, churches and welfare agencies ACU’s courses include practical work opportunities designed to prepare you for employment and leadership positions in the global economy.
Students undertake professional placements and volunteer work throughout their studies, with many securing excellent jobs before they graduate.
More than study
ACU is a great place to meet people and have new experiences.
Each campus student association hosts events such as barbecues, balls and concerts. There are also clubs, societies and sporting events such as ACU Games and University Games.
The Office of Student Success provides academic skills, career development and counselling services, as well as support for people with special needs or disabilities on each campus.
Campus Life Coordinators and the ACU National Student Association (ACUNSA) ensure students have the resources they need to achieve a healthy study/life balance.
North Sydney Campus,40 Edward Street,NORTH SYDNEY,New South Wales,Australia,2060
ACU’s six campuses where international students can study are located in…
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo)
The Brisbane Campus (McAuley at Banyo) has more than 5200 students, including over 400 international students. The campus is 12km north of the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) and is close to the Brisbane International Airport. The Brisbane Campus has a swimming pool available for use by students at no charge as well as a pool table and sporting ovals.
North Sydney (MacKillop)
The North Sydney (MacKillop) and Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) campuses together have more than 10,000 students including over 1450 international students.
Just a five-minute train ride over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Sydney city centre, the North Sydney Campus (MacKillop) is conveniently located in the North Sydney business precinct. Strathfield, Sydney (Mount St Mary).
Located in one of the suburbs in Sydney, the Strathfield Campus is 14 kilometres west of the Sydney city centre. It is easy to travel to and from the Strathfield campus with a free ACU shuttle bus between Strathfield Station and the campus.
Melbourne (St Patrick's)
The Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's) has more than 8,900 students including over 1000 international students.
The campus at Fitzroy is conveniently located next to Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). It is a short walk from the popular and busy Brunswick and Smith streets, known best for their cafes, shops and art galleries. Some of Melbourne’s finest parks, gardens and recreational facilities are also within easy walking distance. The main campus building is a multi-storey complex that has been completely renovated to provide students and staff with purpose-built facilities. It is a modern, compact study environment that is full of activity throughout the week.
The Signadou campus is conveniently located only five kilometres from the city centre and well-served by public transport. It is home to more than 1000 students including more than 30 international students.
The Ballarat campus, which is set in beautiful gardens, is near the commercial centre of Ballarat and close to facilities-125km west of Melbourne. The delightful old buildings and trees on campus reflect the history of the town and provide a peaceful environment for learning. The small campus is a cheerful place for students to meet, study and socialise. With around 1000 students, the campus offers quality teaching facilities including simulated nursing labs, computer labs, library, canteen, visual art rooms, gallery, bookshop, a gym, and dedicated student accommodation.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) has a wide range of institutes and centres as well as four faculties, across which study options are offered:
Education and Arts – Subject areas covered by this Faculty include education, arts and humanities, global studies and international development studies, digital media, social science, youth work, creative arts and visual arts and design.
Health Sciences – This faculty offers study options in subject areas that include counselling, science, exercise physiology, biomedical science, exercise science, mental health, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, public health, psychology, social work and speech pathology.
Law and Business – Subject areas on offer by this Faculty include accounting and finance, business administration, commerce, human resource management, information technology, law, management, marketing and occupational health, safety and environmental management.
Travelling to a foreign country to study can be a challenge. At ACU, the aim is to maximise students’ learning and development opportunities and eliminate stress and anxiety. Each campus is also well equipped with facilities to make their study time more enjoyable.
While facilities vary at each location, the commonly found facilities are:
From extensive experience, the University has also developed a number of academic and social support services to ensure that students are in the best position to achieve their goals at ACU.
Some of the services offered are:
Academic skills support
Each campus has an Academic Skills Unit with advisers who can help students to study successfully at the University. They will help students to develop learning, writing, and language strategies.
The International Student Advisers at ACU can assist students to find accommodation suiting their needs. More in the Accommodation section…
The University will arrange to pick students up from the airport provided that they have made an airport pickup booking on the University website.
Career development service
Careers Advisers are available on each campus of ACU to assist students with making career decisions, identifying personal career goals, developing employability skills, searching for employment and preparing employment applications.
Individual appointments with Career Advisers can be made. A variety of group workshops and web resources are also available to assist students to develop skills and knowledge enabling them to make informed career decisions and manage a successful transition from their university study into employment or into post-graduate study.
Qualified counsellors are available at each campus to offer free, confidential advice. The counselling service provides practical advice on study, finance and university procedures. Where necessary, they can also help with stress management, grief, depression and relationship difficulties.
Each campus has a Disability Adviser who assists students who have educational needs arising from a disability or long term medical condition. This service is free. Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Adviser as soon as possible, preferably before arrival in Australia, as it can take time to arrange any necessary educational adjustments.
English Language Centres are run in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The University offers programs for those wishing to improve their English for work, travel or to reach the English proficiency requirements for entry to the University.
International students receive a comprehensive Orientation Program to familiarise themselves with University procedures, Australian study methods and social customs and culture. Campus tours and "welcome events" are also part of the international student induction.
International student advisers
The University’s philosophy of pastoral care ensures students feel confident and secure in Australia. International Student Advisers provide advice on enrolment and course selection, assistance with visas, accommodation and finance.
Every ACU campus provides basic student recreational facilities such as common rooms, outdoor sporting or passive leisure areas. Sporting teams are often formed on campus and students’ involvement is always welcome.
Student clubs, associations and societies on each campus promote the welfare of students, social activities and encourage broad participation in university life.
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
PASS is a free, voluntary academic support program that provides small-group peer-led study sessions to first year students enrolled in specific units that are known to be difficult. PASS gives students the opportunity to learn from their peers in a relaxed, supportive and interactive environment.
The most common accommodation options for international students are as follows:
Students may choose to live in private rental accommodation near the campus. If necessary, the International Student Adviser will assist in finding a suitable property. Students should budget approximately AUD150 – AUD300 per week to rent a property shared with others. Utilities and food are not included.
Specialised apartment accommodation is available near most campuses. Melbourne and Brisbane have student living facilities and there is ACU Managed Residences in Sydney, Canberra and Ballarat See the ACU website for more.
Homestay offers international students the opportunity to live in a local home while studying in Australia. Homestay is suitable for stays ranging from a few weeks to many months. Students should budget approximately AUD250 - AUD300 per week for Homestay which includes utilities and most meals.
ACU Student Residence in Sydney
ACU offers accommodation for Sydney students in the ACU Living and Learning Community. The Miguel Cordero Residence (MCR) is located in the student hub of Camperdown which is very close to Sydney's city centre. It offers an enriching university experience and the chance to make life-long friendships. The residence features: furnished apartments in a secure building, communal lounges, study spaces and an atrium meeting place, academic, social, sporting and chaplaincy programs, public transport access to Strathfield and North Sydney Campuses, onsite management team and high-speed internet.
ACU offers up to 20 scholarships each year for students starting undergraduate or postgraduate courses. These scholarships cover 50% of the recipients’ full-time tuition fees. Read more about the International Student Scholarship.
For current students, there is the Executive Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarship. This is an academic scholarship valued at AUD2000 per recipient and is awarded to five Bachelors students per year, who achieve the highest GPA for their first year/ 8 units of study. The scholarship is awarded as a tuition fee reduction.
The Faculty of Law and Business also offer the Peter Faber Business School Community Development Prize. Valued at AUD2000, it is open to international students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is based on a written submission to demonstrate community service together with the student’s academic results in the first year/ 8 units of study. A selection panel will then make the final decision.
ACU offers a range of scholarships to students undertaking higher degrees by research. Read more about research scholarships.
Other ACU Scholarships
View the scholarships browser for other scholarships, bursaries and prizes available to ACU students.
Abhishek Bose, Master of Business Administration
“ACU is 'big and small' at the same time. It is a university with a national presence; yet you have your own identity on the campus; your faculty, the administration; the support staff; they give you a feeling of belonging there… ACU taught me the finer points of communication, management, accounting and marketing which I use every day.”
Prasad Shinde, Master of Business Administration/ Master of Professional Accounting
"My experience at ACU has been nothing short of truly amazing. I’ve met so many people from different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs which makes ACU the perfect melting pot for an international student. The tutors and lecturers are very helpful - if they weren’t, I’d be struggling with my assignments. Everyone is very helpful at ACU and I’m glad there is assistance around language, referencing, and peer support. It is very assuring to know that help is at hand, all you have to do is ask."
Yash Gautam, Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Marketing)
There are many reasons I would recommend ACU to other students, not just the given fact that you have a lot of work experience that you can get into through ACU, but the very fact that there is attention to each and every student who studies there. Plus, it’s 80% or 70% Australian students who will actually help you to be able to improve your English.
“I study Education and ACU is one of the best primary teaching degree providers. My course is challenging but my degree has equipped me for these challenges. When I first started my course, I couldn’t imagine I’d be doing some of the things that I am doing now. Studying at ACU has been a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wanted to study in Australia.”
Jasleen Kaur, Master of Accounting (Advanced)
“I have been living in Sydney for the last 6 months. I have fallen in love with not only the city but I love everything about it. The city has so much to offer and people from Sydney welcome you just as if you were from it too. I am currently studying Masters of Accounting at the ACU North Sydney campus. The lecturers are the most friendly and helpful people that I have ever met! The university offers an amiable environment to students, no matter where you hail from. Australia has furthermore given me a new direction in life and something very special that will linger on forever.”
Sanjay Sharma, Master of Business Administration
“As compared to other western countries the cost of living is less and the quality of education in Australia is excellent. ACU is a growing university with friendly and helpful staff, guiding students not only in academics but also provides guidance and counselling in career related fields. Moreover, in my personal opinion, the moral and the mental support provided by the staff and the faculty was excellent during my very first semester. I have realised that the student-teacher ratio is very excellent and low, which helps the students to take active class participation.
‘Melbourne Campus’ is the most excellent campus I have ever seen in my educational history. The local students are so co-operative and helpful that I can’t explain in words. The campus is in the main city and very near to the CBD and approachable by public transport. Very big library, excellent collection of literature, new infrastructure and many, many more stars go into its hat.”
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What Indian students say
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This is one of the best universities in all. Professors are great and good facilities are available.
Business is the word
So far i has been alright for me. Its just that the library here is not so good, because they have limited resources. I think you may like it here to study for undergraduate, but in my course you may need to find extra e
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So far i has been alright for me. Its just that the library here is not so good, because they have limited resources. I think you may like it here to study for undergraduate, but in my course you may need to find extra effort to get books.
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New life in Australia
I have no experience yet, since I just came to Australia, but so far everything has been going well. My advise is just be prepared with the cultural different and culture shock in a new country :)
life in Toowoomba
i was not expecting this much fun i will get before i come to australia. it was fun with study. At USQ there is lots of events they held infront of studies. they held other programs for international students as well. i
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i was not expecting this much fun i will get before i come to australia. it was fun with study. At USQ there is lots of events they held infront of studies. they held other programs for international students as well. i can say to new students that if you are hard working, and want to study come to USQ. they make your life better and better.
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all about business
I chose to study in Melbourne as my brother is already here since a long time. I thought he would prove to be very helpful and indeed he was. He helped me a lot with my part-time job. It was all because of him that I was
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I chose to study in Melbourne as my brother is already here since a long time. I thought he would prove to be very helpful and indeed he was. He helped me a lot with my part-time job. It was all because of him that I was able to get my first job where the pay was very good but, sad enough the company closed and now although I managed to get another job but the pay scale is not very good. However it is difficult yet I am coping up with my expenses.
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IT did not favour me
Originally i came here as an International student but now i have finished my studies yet i have not been able to get a job.My agent convinced me that after the completion of my course i will be able to get a job but the
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Originally i came here as an International student but now i have finished my studies yet i have not been able to get a job.My agent convinced me that after the completion of my course i will be able to get a job but there is no chance of me getting a job here.I am frustrated and anxious.MY life has become as dreaded and dark as hell.I see all other people getting a job and settling well but maybe i selected the wrong course.Now i have caught a lawyer.He is handling my case related to PR so hopefully i will be able to get my PR.I am worried as i have to pay my loan bank which i had taken from a bank to fund my studies
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Valuable Days in Life
I am enjoying it but not much because of the lack of time. Here study time goes very fast, coping with new study methods takes time for international students.
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