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Australian Catholic University (ACU): Rankings, Fees, Campus & Admissions 2024

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About Australian Catholic University

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Year of establishment1991
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Also Known AsACU
Accepted Exams
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Total International Students1191
Scholarships20
Accommodation expenses16360 AUD for 1 sharing (UG),20228 AUD for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   What are the Australian Catholic University rankings?

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Australian Catholic University is not just one of the best universities in Australia but also one of the top 500 universities in the world. Students can refer to the table below for the ACU University rankings:

Ranking Body, Category & YearAustralian Catholic University Rankings
US News & World Report - Best Global Universities 2024#416
US News & World Report - Best Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand 2024#27
US News & World Report - Best Global Universities in Australia 2024#24

QS World University Rankings - Best Global Universities 2024

#801-850
Times Higher Education - World University Rankings 2024#401-500
Times Higher Education - Impact Rankings 2023#101-200
Times Higher Education - Young University Rankings 2023#47
 

Q:   What are the benefits of studying in Australian Catholic University?

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Australian Catholic University is one of the best universities in Australia and students across the world desire to study here. Listed below are some benefits of studying in South Dakota Mines:

  • Strong academic reputation;
  • Affordable tuition fees;
  • Inclusive and diverse community of students;
  • Variety of generous scholarships and grants offered;
  • Safe surroundings;
  • Exceptional sports/recreation facilities; and
  • Strong economy and job market in Australia.
 

Q:   Is it tough to get into ACU?

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Australian Catholic University is not the most competitive university to get into, as its acceptance rate stands at 67%. This figure tells us that almost 67 out of every 100 applicants manage to get enrolled in ACU University, which is more than half of all the applicants. Therefore, once an applicant fulfills Australian Catholic University admission requirements, ie; competitive grades, English language requirements as well as relevant documents, they are most likely to secure an admission in the university. However, students must not take this lightly and apply to ACU University within the deadlines in order to get enrolled as a student for their higher studies.

 

Q:   Who are some of the Australian Catholic University notable alumni?

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Some celebrated alumni of Australian Catholic University include founder and director of Nudie Juice James Ajaka, Australian rugby union player Matt Burke, CEO of Ella Bache Pippa Hallas, writer Morris West, published author and rugby league historian Alan Whiticker, CEO of St. Vincent de Paul, Peter Maher, former AFL player, and Victorian state minister Justin Madden.

 

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Q:   Does ACU offer scholarships to international students?

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Yes, ACU offers a range of scholarships for international students. Listed below are the details of the Australian Catholic University scholarships for international students:

  • ACU International Student Scholarship: This scholarship covers half of the full-time course fees for commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Global Excellence Scholarship: Tuition fee waiver of up to AUD 2,500 each semester to commencing postgraduate and undergraduate students studying Business and Information Technology
  • ACU International Student Accommodation Scholarship: Supports international students with a 20% remission of rental fees in ACU student accommodation properties for a 12-month period
 

Q:   Are students allowed to work while studying in Australian Catholic University?

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Yes, Australian Catholic University allows students to work while studying in the university. Students must note the fact that they're allowed to work no more than 48 hours per fortnight. Also, visa holding students have no work restrictions when their course of study or training is not in session. Students cannot start working until the first day of their first semester at ACU.

Know more about part-time work options in Australia for international students.

 

Australian Catholic University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :AUD 110
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Winter31ˢᵗ May - 1ˢᵗ Jul 2024
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Q:   What are Australian Catholic University application deadlines for international students?

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Prospective international students of Australian Catholic University can apply either through the Application Portal available on the university's website or through an agent. Australian Catholic University application deadlines for international students varies as per the choice of program. However, the application deadline for all other courses except for the ones with specific deadlines for Semester 1 2025 is February 12, 2025.

*1 AUD = INR 55.27

 

Q:   How much is the application fee for Australian Catholic University?

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Australian Catholic University application fee for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants is AUD 110 (Around INR 6,000). Documents needed to complete the ACU application are given below:

  • Academic qualifications transcripts and completion certificates;
  • Evidence of English language proficiency;
  • Passport; and
  • Any other documents that can support the application like evidence of work experience, reference letters, and professional registration relevant to the course.
 

Q:   What is the acceptance rate for Australian Catholic University?

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Australian Catholic University acceptance rate is 67% according to unofficial sources. Looking at the acceptance rate, it can be said that ACU is moderately selective when it comes to admissions. So, to have an upper hand at the time of ACU University admissions, the applicants must meet the entry and application requirements. Applicants aiming to pursue UG courses are required to have an equivalent of an Australia Year 12 certificate. On the other hand, the general requirement to secure an admission in PG courses is having a bachelor’s degree with a passing average.

 

Australian Catholic University Cost, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
B.A.(32 courses)
INR 13 L - 15 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 50 - 65, TOEFL: 60 - 94
BSN(3 courses)
INR 16 L - 18 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 96 & Above, PTE: 64 & Above
B.Sc.(21 courses)
INR 13 L - 22 L
Duration1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 8, TOEFL: 60 - 94, PTE: 50 - 65
MS(4 courses)
INR 13 L - 19 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 79 - 94, PTE: 58 - 65
MBA/PGDM(4 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
BBA(12 courses)
INR 13 L - 17 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, TOEFL: 60 - 94, PTE: 50 - 65
M.A.(8 courses)
INR 14 L - 15 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 94 & Above, PTE: 65 & Above
MPH(2 courses)
INR 13 L - 14 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
MIM(3 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(4 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 60 & Above, PTE: 50 & Above
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Q:   What are the admission requirements for Australian Catholic University?

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Given below are Australian Catholic University admission requirements for international students:

Undergraduate Applicants: The applicants are required to have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 certificate for most of the undergraduate courses. The academic entry requirements for Indian applicants willing to take admission to bachelor’s degree are given below:

  • CBSE All India Senior School Certificate with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) with at least 65% average in the best of 4 academic subjects
  • Higher Secondary Certificate from the State boards listed as follows with a minimum average of 65% in best of 4 academic subjects: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal OR Higher Secondary Certificate from Punjab and Haryana State Boards with at least an average of 75% in the best 4 academic subjects
  • Non-academic subjects and local languages are excluded

Postgraduate: For admission to ACU postgraduate courses, the applicants must hold an equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute or university with a pass average. Individual courses may also have additional requirements.

Also Read: What are the Requirements to Study in Australia for International Students?

 

Q:   Does ACU accept PTE?

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Yes, Australian Catholic University accepts PTE scores. However, the applicants must note that the minimum scores needed in PTE vary as per bands. Required range of PTE score ranges from Minimum 50 – 65.

Listed below are the Australian Catholic University English language score requirements:

English Proficiency Exam

Minimum Score Requirements

TOEFL iBT

Overall score of 60 - 94

IELTS Academic

Overall score of 6.0 - 7.0

PTE Academic

Overall score of 50 - 65

 

 

Q:   How do you qualify for a Master in Information Technology in ACU?

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Australian Catholic University entry requirements for a Master in Information Technology course are:

  • Hold an equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline; and
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests).

Also, submit all the documents that are required with the application such as academic transcripts, English language proficiency score, passport, etc. 

 

Q:   What is the IELTS score required for MSW in Australian Catholic University?

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For admission to Australian Catholic University MSW course, a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all the bands). Applicants can also submit the other equivalent English language test scores as required. Other requirements for admission to MSW course of Australian Catholic University are:

  • Must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university that includes a minimum of 8 units (2 full-semesters) of study in Social Sciences;
  • Undergraduate units must have at least one unit in Human Behaviour and one unit in Sociology; and
  • For international students, a GPA of 5.0 on the ACU 7-point scale is an admission requirement for Canberra campus only.
 

Australian Catholic University Rankings 2024

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Q:   Is Australian Catholic University good for international students?

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Ranked at #801-1000 in 2024 by QS,  Australian Catholic University is ranked among the top universities in the Australia. It was also ranked among the top #251-300 in the world by THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking in 2023. ACU University has been positioned well since 2021. Due to its high ranking in the world as well as in the country, Australian Catholic University is good for international students to study in Australia.

 

Q:   What is Australian Catholic University MSN course ranking?

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Australian Catholic University has a good ranking globally and within the country. ACU excels in MSN, according to QS rankings from 2021 to 2023. These consistently high rankings reflect the university’s overall performance and show that the university is highly reputed. Below table showcases Australian Catholic University MSN ranking:

QS - Nursing Rankings Ranking Year 

Australian Catholic University Ranking 

2023 

#43 

2022 

#50 

2021 

#42 

 

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Q:   What are some of the top universities in Australia?

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Home to world class universities, Australia is one of the most popular study abroad countries for international students. Listed below are the top-ranked universities in Australia:

Universities in AustraliaRanking
The University of Melbourne#1
The University of Sydney#2
The University of Queensland#3
Australian University#4
Australian National University#5
The of New South Wales#6
The University of Western Australia#7
Australian University of Adelaide#8
University of Technology, Sydney#9
University of Wollongong - Australia#10
 

Q:   What is the cost of studying in Australia for Indian students?

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Cost of universities in Australia for international students varies upon the university enrolled in and the student's lifestyle. Listed below is the tuition fee of some of the top universities in Australia:

Universities1st year Tuition fees
The University of MelbourneINR 9.3 L - 53.6 L
The University of SydneyINR 10.7 L - 49.3 L
Australian University of QueenslandINR 8.4 L - 47.2 L
Monash UniversityINR 8.4 L - 48.5 L
Australian National UniversityINR 8.1 L - 29.1 L
University of New South WalesINR 5 L - 42.4 L
The University of Western AustraliaINR 9.4 L - 43.9 L
The University of AdelaideINR 6.4 L - 46.5 L
University of Technology, SydneyINR 9 L - 35.9 L
University of Wollongong - AustraliaINR 11 L - 26.1 L
 
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Australian Catholic University cost of living for international students is inclusive accommodation facilities, room and board, transportation, personal expenses and more. For Indian students, the total amount sums upto be around INR 15K - 28K.

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Cost of Living

Cost in INR

Accommodation

AUD 150 – AUD 300

INR 8K - 16K

Food

AUD 60 – AUD 100

INR 3K - 5K

Transport

AUD 15 – AUD 40

INR 800 - 2K

Extras

AUD 50 - AUD 80

INR 2K - 4K

TOTAL

AUD 275 - AUD 520

INR 15K - 28K

Conversion Used: 1 AUD = INR 54.87

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Australian Catholic University requirements for MBA for international students are given below:

  • An equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline is required or Graduate Certificate in a related discipline
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests)

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The duration of the Australian Catholic University MBA is 2 years. The tuition fee for first year international students is AUD 32,320 (INR 18 lakh). The applicants are eligible for ACU International Student Scholarship. As per this scholarship, postgraduate international students who have showcased

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Australian Catholic University requirements for Bachelor of Nursing course for international students are given below:

  • An equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate
  • English language proficiency

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University CityBallarat, Victoria, Australia
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Population of City1,01,588

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