PrintThe Australian Catholic University is a public university funded by the Australian Government and open to students and staff of all beliefs.

ACU has six campuses in Australia and offer programs throughout Australia and overseas. Their students enjoy the benefits of small, friendly campuses and small class sizes, and have direct access to highly qualified lecturers and quality student support services. Their campuses are located in Brisbane (Queensland), North Sydney and Strathfield, (New South Wales), Canberra (ACT), Ballarat and Melbourne (Victoria).

Additionally, ACU is dedicated to rigorous intellectual scholarship and the individual’s pursuit of truth and academic freedom. Its ethos is derived from Christian values and the Catholic intellectual tradition, and our core concern is with ethics in all fields of endeavor. In all its courses the university empowers students with a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the moral and ethical dimensions of their study and their professional and personal lives.

Note: Business courses taken at ACU will normally not transfer back to John Carroll. Business majors who wish to study at ACU will need to take courses which meet core requirements.

Financial Aid

Students participating on this program are eligible to take all financial aid with the exception of work-study to Australian Catholic University. This includes scholarships, federal, and state aid. Students on employee benefits packages are not eligible for these benefits on this program.

Additional scholarships from external sources may be available for study in Australia.

Program Costs

  • John Carroll University Tuition (2014-2015 Academic year) $17,300
  • Administrative Fee $1000
  • Housing (where available): At cost
  • $18,300 Program Total

Estimated costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books & Supplies $450
  • Personal Expenses $1600
  • Transportation $2000
  • Room $3000 – 8000
  • Board $1600
  • Homestay w/ meals $5700
  • Visa $580
  • Insurance (OSHC) $250
  • Total Indirect Costs: $9480-14480

Total Budget: $27,780 – 32,780

Room and Board are the responsibility of the student. ACU will invoice students directly for room and board charges. In some cases students can choose to be placed with host families in Australia.

The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

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