Santa Clara University

Study Abroad

Australian Catholic University

Language of Instruction

The Location
ACU offers you the opportunity to study at any of their six campuses (Brisbane, Sydney (2), Canberra, Melbourne or Ballarat).

The North Sydney campus is a five minute train ride over the famous Sydney Harbour bridge; the city is renowned for its beaches, opera house, and cosmopolitan ambiance.  This campus focuses on business, business information systems, environmental science, English language and nursing.

The Strathfield campus is located in one of the older established suburbs of Sydney and is just 15 miles west of Sydney's city center.  Strathfield focuses on the arts and sciences, education, exercise science, social work and theology and philosophy.

The Melbourne campus is conveniently located on the fringe of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD). The Melbourne campus has the following study areas - arts and sciences, business, education, English language, exercise science, media communication, nursing, psychological science, social science and counseling and theology and philosophy.

The Brisbane campus is situated in the norther suburb of Banyo and provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for students.  The Brisbane campus focuses on arts and sciences, business, education, English language, exercise science, nursing, physiotherapy, psychological science, social science, counselling and social work, and theology and philosophy.

The Canberra campus is one of ACU's smallest campuses and is 5 kilometers from the city center.  The Canberra campus focuses on education, nursing, social work, theology and philosophy.

The Ballarat campus is set in beautiful gardens and is near the commercial center of Ballarat.  The academic focus at Ballarat is in education, nursing, theology and philosophy.

Information on courses offered by term at ACU can be found at:

Course descriptions can be found at:

For more information about each campus, click on the relevant link below:

North Sydney:






Course Selection

Each campus offers a wide variety of courses to study. There are options in Arts and Sciences, Business and Informatics, Health Sciences, and Education. For more information, see the website at:

Click on the link below find the SCU grade scale and unit conversion scales for ACU:


Housing Options
Students may find private accommodation--most cities offer privately owned and run dormitory style housing.  Consult advisors from the campus of your choice for more information about finding private accommodation.  Homestays are also available.

Official Contact Person

Tim Johnson, Exchange Student Coordinator:

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