University of the Sunshine Coast

Campuses: 
Sunshine Coast, SouthBank, Cabooluture, Fraser Coast, Gympie and Moreton Bay
Location: 
Established: 
1996
Student Population: 
17,800
CRICOS: 
01595D
  • Kangaroo on campus at Sippy Downs. Photo credit: USCKangaroo on campus at Sippy Downs. Photo credit: USC
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At the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) every student matters, which is why we are rated one of Australia’s best universities for overall student experience. 

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC. Our programmes offer the choice and flexibility you need to get started on any career goal.

USC programmes include a strong focus on the core skills you’ll need in the future workplace. No matter what you study, you’ll learn to communicate well, solve problems and think creatively.

USC students receive a high quality educational experience while enjoying the relaxed lifestyle Queensland offers. Our students benefit from a friendly, supportive campus environment, access to highly qualified teaching staff, personal attention, and modern technology and facilities.

If you are looking to study abroad, either for a short period or for your entire degree, USC has something to offer at our locations in coastal South East Queensland:

  • USC Sunshine Coast
  • USC Caboolture
  • USC Fraser Coast
  • USC Gympie
  • USC Moreton Bay

Studying in Australia

Studying abroad not only provides life changing opportunities; it is also an academic and cultural adventure — one that allows you to move across the globe, continue with your academic studies, and fully immerse yourself in Australian culture.

Studying in Queensland

USC’s Sunshine Coast, USC Caboolture, USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie and USC Moreton Bay are all in South East Queensland. The state of Queensland is renowned for its warm climate, pristine beaches, tropical rainforests, and access to the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland also has vibrant cities and some of Australia’s favourite coastal towns, including Noosa.

USC Sunshine Coast

USC is an Australian public university. USC’s main campus is located in Sippy Downs, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is a destination of endless beaches, expansive hinterlands and a warm climate, and a relaxed and friendly community. Approximately 319,000 people call the Sunshine Coast their home, making it the third most populous region in Queensland. Located just an hour’s drive north of the state capital, Brisbane, it is home to the USC Sunshine Coast campus, renowned for its environmentally sustainable approach. The campus sits on a 100-hectare designated wildlife reserve, which provides sanctuary to native Australian wildlife, including the resident Eastern Grey Kangaroos, reptiles, and birds. 

At USC Sunshine Coast, you will become one of the locals in no time and enjoy making friends with Australians, while also meeting students from around the world. The friendships, experiences and memories you make at USC are sure to last a lifetime.

Undergraduate programmes

As an international student at USC, you can choose from a wide variety of undergraduate degrees. USC’s flexible structures let you create a study programme to suit your needs and career ambitions. Our combined degrees give you skills and knowledge in two different, but complementary, areas.

Postgraduate programmes

USC’s postgraduate programmes can enhance your previous degree, offer a change in direction, or create a new beginning. Whether you are refreshing your knowledge, advancing in your field, or discovering the joy of further learning, a USC postgraduate programme opens a world of opportunities.

Four good reasons to choose USC

  • Five-star education: USC has been awarded five stars for teaching quality, overall experience and learning resources*
  • Five-star student satisfaction: USC is ranked one of the top universities in Australia for the overall quality of educational experience for students**
  • Flexible degree options: USC students can plan study pathways to meet individual goals or get credit for previous studies 
  • Academic skills assistance: USC provides ongoing access to individual consultations, workshops and online self-help resources 

* Good Universities Guide 2020

** Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2018

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