University of the Sunshine Coast

Study in Australia at University of the Sunshine Coast. Experience the unique culture and relaxed atmosphere of the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

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Introduction

The University of the Sunshine Coast is located in Queensland on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. USC has a student population of 10,000 students, whereas 10% are international students representing 69 different countries. The university has received 5 stars for teaching quality by The Good Universities Guide, which is the highest of all the public universities in Queensland. You will find more than 100 bachelor and master programs at USC. From the coastline to the hinterland, the Sunshine Coast is famous for its natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere.

Location

The university’s main campus is located in Sippy Downs – a suburb to Sunshine Coast. The campus is centrally located near white-sand beaches, stunning hinterland, diverse cafés, restaurants and entertainment venues, vibrant attractions and markets. These reasons and more are why approximately 2.8 million visitors, from around the world, travel to experience the Sunshine Coast’s unique casual coast culture each year. As a student at USC, you get to enjoy these attractions on your doorstep daily. Best of all, most of these experiences are free.

More than 300,000 people live in the Sunshine Coast region. The university is situated one hour drive north of Brisbane, which is the capital of Queensland.

Study periods

  • Semester 1, 2015: March 2 to June 26 (apply by November 30)
  • Semester 2, 2015: July 27 to November 20 (apply by May 1)

Study options

You can study as a study-abroad student for 1-2 semesters or for a full bachelor’s or master’s degree. The university offers a wide choice of programs and subjects within these areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Communication, Media and Public Relations
  • Education
  • Engineering and Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • International Politics
  • IT
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Learn more abour your study options and the courses you can follow. 48 units or 4 courses normally correspond to 30 ECTS points.

See which full degree programs you can study at the links below:

Student housing

You can choose to live next to campus, near the beach or in other parts of the region. Three privately–owned, fully–furnished student accommodation complexes are conveniently located next to the university. UniCentral, Varsity Apartments and The Village are a short walk to campus via connected pathways and are close to public transport and the local shopping centre. For more details visit the university’s website.

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Entry requirements

To be accepted as a study-abroad student, you will need to satisfy the following:

  • have successfully completed at least one semester of study at a recognised tertiary institution, or
  • have completed and passed upper secondary school (gymnasium/videregående)
  • Meet the English language requirements (check with StudySEA for your country’s requirements)

Entry requirements for full degrees depend on the program you apply for. Please contact StudySEA for more information.

Tuition fees

As a study-abroad student you are required to pay tuition fees to the university. The tuition for study-abroad students per semester in 2015 is:

  • 8,900 Australian Dollars (AUD) for studies at bachelor level
  • 11,000 Australian Dollars (AUD) for studies at master level

Students from certain countries may be eligible for government financial aid. Find more information under Financing.

Budget template

StudySEA is happy to prepare a budget for you that indicates expected expenses in relation to your studies abroad at University of the Sunshine Coast.

Application fee

There is no application fee for students applying through StudySEA.

For more information

Are you interested in applying to University of the Sunshine Coast, then our study advisors can help you. Contact StudySEA today. StudySEA is official recruitment representative for University of the Sunshine Coast in Scandinavia.