The world is on hold, but your future isn’t.

While you might not be able to travel right now, it’s never too early to start planning your overseas university experience.

Join the number one Catholic University in the Asia Pacific. Ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide, you can be assured of a quality education and a qualification that has global recognition.


About ACU

At ACU, we’re a university unlike any other. Large enough to make our mark on the world, but small enough that you’ll feel part of the ACU family. Driven by the Catholic intellectual tradition, but welcoming of people from all cultures and faiths. When you choose ACU you’ll be choosing a place to call home. We’re one of the fastest growing universities in Australia and have more than 35,000 students from more than 160 countries across our campuses.

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Our Rankings

We are ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide1 and are in the top 100 of Young Universities2. We are also the number one Catholic university in the Asia-pacific3 and are ranked number 1 for employability in Australia4.

Affordable Quality Education

We believe that education is for everyone, which is why ACU is one of the most affordable universities in Australia. Our recognised and accredited courses in education and arts, health sciences, law and business, and theology and philosophy offer you an excellent return on investment.

Pathway and English Courses

Learn English or prepare for degree on our university campus. If you don’t meet English language requirements, you have the option to package our English and Pathway Programs with your chosen degree. We offer English for Academic Purposes, IELTS Test Preparation, Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences) and more.


We offer a range of scholarships specifically for international students. Our most popular scholarships include

  • the ACU International Student Scholarship which covers half of the full-time course fees for commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students and
  • the Global Excellence Scholarship available to commencing business and IT undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Academic excellence

Top 2 % Ranking of all universities worldwide
Top 50 Generation Y universities global
No. 1 University for Graduate Employment in Australia
Top 300 ranking of all universities worldwide
Our campuses

Campuses across Australia

ACU is a truly multi-state university with campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Ballarat giving you the choice to study in some of the world’s most liveable and safe locations.

Gain practical experience while you study

Take on a professional experience internship with one of our partners and gain first-hand experience in a not-for-profit organisation.

Our study areas


ACU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the following areas:

  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Creative Arts
  • Global studies and international development
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition & biomedical sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Professional education
  • Psychology
  • Public health and administration
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Teaching
  • Theology
  • Youth work and community development
"I think having an MBA is a privilege. I don’t doubt it will help me grow my career, and it’s already an asset with my day-to-day work. It gives me the inside perspective on how businesses run, and my advice to other students would be to start an MBA as soon as possible to get your career progressing more quickly."
Vinston Fungsi
Vinston Fungsi is an ACU Bachelor ofCommerce graduate from Indonesia who is setting himself up for a career inbanking with help from an ACU MBA. Currently working at ANZ bank Title:
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1 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. Percentage calculated as ACU's world rank as a proportion of the total number
2 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019, where “young universities” are defined to be less than 50 years old
3 Based on International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) members ranked on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
4 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal 2020, full-time employment