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Surrounded by iconic Australian bushland with a bustling city centre, Canberra has all the benefits of both big city and small-town living. 

Canberra is rich in opportunity. Not only is the city famous for museums and galleries, world-class dining and entertainment, Canberra is known for its inclusive community and diversity, with a quarter of the city’s population born overseas. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is encouraged to succeed. People in Canberra value education, creativity and progressive thinking. Graduates in Canberra have strong job prospects, with Canberra recording the lowest unemployment rate in the country. 

Close to Sydney, snow fields, national parks and beaches, it’s easy to see why the nation’s capital has repeatedly earned the title of Australia’s Most Liveable City. 

The University of Canberra has been ranked in the top one per cent of young universities worldwide (THE YUR 2022), placed number one in the world for reducing inequalities for two consecutive years (THE Impact Rankings 2021, 2022), and ranked number one in the ACT for full-time employment and teaching quality (GUG 2022). 

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It will not be possible to complete a year abroad at this University if you have any assessments, such as supplementary or deferred exams, during the August assessment period at Swansea University.