University of New Caledonia

Area of Study Languages
Course Language(s) French
Average Credit Load 20-30 ECTS
Semester dates February - July
July - November

About the University

The University of New Caledonia (UNC) is a multidisciplinary university present in New Caledonia since its creation in 1987 under the name French University of the Pacific, in reference to the unique entity then constituted with French Polynesia. In 1999, she became autonomous with respect to French Polynesia and became the University of New Caledonia.

With about 3,000 students, the campus in Nouville only opened in February 2012 and offers students brand new facilities, student housing, restaurants, etc. Nouville located not far away from downtown Nouméa.


Nouville, Noumea, New Caledonia

Nouméa is the capital of the South Pacific archipelago and overseas French territory New Caledonia. Situated on the main island, Grand Terre, it's known for beaches and its blend of French and native Kanak influences. The Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre showcases Kanak heritage, and the Musée de Nouvelle-Calédonie has exhibits from across the Pacific region. The Aquarium des Lagons introduces local marine life.

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Courses available

More information on French taught course available, visit the UNC website.


Several on-campus accommodation options are available in halls of residences, ranging from a single room to individual apartments or flatting. Accommodation ranges from EUR 200-350 per month depending on the style.

Cost of living

Estimated all-inclusive costs are roughly AUD 10,000-15,000 for one semester, depending on your lifestyle. See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

A student visa is required for a stay of more than three months, in order to enter the country (not for EU passport holders). On arrival, holders of non-EU passports need to apply for a residence permit.

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