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Australian Catholic University


The Australian Catholic University (ACU) funded by the Australian Government is a not-for-profit public university established in 1991.

Eastern Australia’s four Catholic tertiary institutions amalgamated to form the current The Australian Catholic University (ACU).

  • The Catholic College of Education Sydney in New South Wales
  • The Institute of Catholic Education in Victoria
  • McAuley College of Queensland
  • Signadou College of Education in the Australian Capital Territory

Australian Catholic University National Students’ Association (ACUNA) is the Student Representative Council at ACU that works for student services and support. Professor Greg Cravenis the present Vice- Chancellor of ACU. Currently ACU has around 25000 across its seven campuses.


ACU’s seven campuses include

  • Brisbane Campus
  • Canberra Campus
  • Melbourne Campus
  • Adelaide Campus
  • Ballarat Campus

Sydney hosts ACU’s two campuses

  • North Sydney Campus
  • Strathfield Campus


ACU hosts a wide range of institutes and centres. The four faculties within ACU are

  • Education and Arts
  • Health Sciences
  • Law and Business
  • Theology and Philosophy


ACU is one of the top Universities for business in the world. The Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) has recognized ACU’s highly supportive learning environment. The Good Universities Guide 2014 has rated ACU with four stars for the employability of its students.


The scholarship schemes at Australian Catholic University (ACU) include:

  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
  • Indigenous Scholarships
  • Endeavour Awards
  • External Scholarships and´┐ŻBursaries
  • Development and Decline of Social Cognition and Emotion Processing
  • NRI and ACU PhD Scholarships in Stroke Research
  • ACU/OBI Regenerative Tissue Engineering Centre (AORTEC) Scholarships
  • National Church Life Survey PhD Scholarships
  • Goodstart Early Learning´┐Ż - Early Childhood Scholarship

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