The University of Ballarat offers courses and study pathways from certificate, diploma and advanced diploma through to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and advanced research.
UB is noted for its strengths in business, information technology, environmental sciences and management, food technology, behavioural and social sciences, humanities, human movement and sports science, education, nursing and health studies, rural and regional studies, and the visual and performing arts.
Courses and curricula are continually monitored and updated to meet society and industry demands, and the University is well known for preparing graduates for successful employment.
UB's courses are regularly updated to suit changes in the environment. The University's close links with industry play an important role in the design of programs which greatly benefit the new graduate.
Internationally recognised qualifications
UB qualifications are accredited by leading industry bodies and recognised worldwide.
Small class sizes
Small class sizes allow for personal contact with professors and teachers. At UB you will enjoy being part of the class, you will not get lost in the crowd.
Accessible academic faculty and staff
At UB you are a name not a number. Academic and administrative staff will get to know you.
Resources are put back into the University to develop facilities and services that benefit you as a student.
Excellent teaching and sporting facilities
Modern lecture theatres and outstanding sporting facilities.
Located only 1.5 hours from Melbourne CBD
Ballarat is ideally located just 1.5 hours by train to Melbourne CBD and 1.5 hours by bus to the beach.
First year students are allocated a senior student to act as their mentor and assist with the smooth transition to Australian student life.
Experience Australian life in a peaceful bush setting
The Mt Helen Campus is set on many acres of bushland, creating a peaceful study experience.
Excellent mix of Australian and international student population
The Ballarat campuses have a 10-12% ratio of international to Australian students, thus creating a multi-cultural learning environment.
IBM located on campus
UB and IBM have a very unique relationship. IBM is located on the Mt Helen Campus, giving many work opportunities to UB students.
Friendly and welcoming regional city
Ballarat is a progressive and dynamic "college" town that has many educational institutions; and friendly locals welcome international students.
Economical costs of study and living
Costs of studying and living in Ballarat are lower than most capital cities in Australia.