Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
9,545 3,150 16% 28:5

 

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is a public university based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Having opened in 1994 as the Sunshine Coast University College with 524 students, it was renamed the University of the Sunshine Coast in 1996.

 About 100 kilometres (60 mi) north of Brisbane, the campus is a 100-hectare (250-acre) flora and fauna reserve, adjoining the Mooloolah River National Park. It  is a scenic 100-kilometre stretch of coastline, beach resorts, villages, forests and hinterland which attracts millions of tourists annually.

The main campus is situated at the old cane farm by Sippy Downs, 100 kilometres north of Brisbane, Australia’s third most populous city, and well-connected by road, with the motorway nearby and a dedicated shuttle bus linking the university’s sites.

Among the USC-owned campuses is one in Hervey Bay, two and a half hours north, which offers courses such as business, commerce, animal ecology, sport, science and nursing. It is near Fraser Island, the biggest sand island worldwide, where USC runs a Research and Learning Centre to facilitate field trips and research.

The University is one of Australia's fastest growing, with significant increases in student enrolments since foundation. The University's graduates are making their mark on our local region, nation and around the world.

Having performed well among universities in Queensland, USC often performs well in Australian rankings, and its research has been noted as being particularly good in numerous areas. Its sub-tropical campus buildings have won dozens of architectural awards. The university’s sports facilities, which now include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, have also been highly praised.

Notable Alumini:

•             Jarrod Bleijie, politician in the Queensland parliament.

•             Brendan Burkett, Paralympic swimmer

•             Rebecca Creedy, ironwoman and Commonwealth games swimmer

•             Karen Foxlee, award-winning novelist

•             Marayke Jonkers, medal-winning Paralympic swimmer and Queensland Young Achiever 2005

•             Kristy Munroe, world Ironwoman title winner and surf lifesaver

•             Soo Wincci, Miss World Malaysia 2008, international recording artist, actress, composer, host and entrepreneur

 

 

IELTS (Academic)

Undergraduate (including undergraduate Study Abroad)

 Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

Postgraduate coursework (including Honours and postgraduate Study Abroad)

Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

Higher Degrees by Research (including Master by Research and Doctoral)

IELTS 6.5, with minimum sub-score 7.0 in the written component and no other sub-score less than 6.0 (or equivalent level of proficiency demonstrated in other accepted measures which are listed on the USC website).

Qualifications:

Undergraduate Qualifications: 

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

One of the following:

o             All India Senior School Certificate – awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with a minimum grade average of 60% or better in the best 4 academic subjects in final year; or

o             Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) with a minimum grade average of 60% or better in the best 4 academic subjects in final year; or

o             State board exams, other than Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) and Haryana State Education Board (HSEB), with a minimum grade average of 65% average across the 4 best academic subjects in the final year; or

o             Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) and Haryana State Education Board (HSEB) exams, with a minimum grade average of 70% average across the 4 best academic subjects in the final year; and

o             All applicants must have at least 50% in the theory component (where applicable) of any subject.

Academic requirements differ between undergraduate (graduate entry) programs. For specific requirements, visit the individual program pages on the USC website.

Postgraduate qualifications:

• successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or equivalent, with a high level of achievement in the intended area of honours study. Academic requirements differ between programs

For individual program descriptions and academic requirements, visit www.usc.edu.au/internationalpostgradrequirements

 Higher degrees by research

 • a bachelor (undergraduate) degree (comparable to an Australian bachelor degree) with at least second class honours, division 1 from a recognised higher education institution AND

 • a suitable research proposal and the availability of supervision and resources to support the proposed research topic.

 Applicants who have completed a bachelor degree and have achieved, by subsequent work and study, a standard equivalent to at least second class honours, division 1 may also be considered. In exceptional cases, applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degree Committee.

 Academic requirements differ between programs. For individual program descriptions and academic requirements, visit www.usc.edu.au/internationalHDRrequirements

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES           

             Associate Degree in Business

               Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business

               Bachelor of Business

               Bachelor of Business (Honours)

               Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

               Bachelor of Business (International Business)

               Bachelor of Business (Management)

               Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

               Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

               Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

               Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)

              Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Science           

               Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)       

               Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)          

               Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)            

               Bachelor of Design and Marketing           

               Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

              Bachelor of Communication        

               Bachelor of Creative Industries   

               Bachelor of Creative Writing       

               Bachelor of Design          

               Bachelor of Design and Communication 

               Bachelor of Design and Marketing           

               Bachelor of Journalism  

               Bachelor of Serious Games

               Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

               Bachelor of Primary Education   

               Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies         

               Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts      

               Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies   

               Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science

               Associate Degree in Science

               Bachelor of Animal Ecology

                Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)

                Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science

                 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)

                 Bachelor of Environmental Management

                 Bachelor of Environmental Science

               Bachelor of Science

               Bachelor of Biomedical Science

               Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science

               Bachelor of Health and Community Care Management

               Bachelor of Health Science

               Bachelor of Nursing Science

               Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)

               Bachelor of Nutrition

               Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

               Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

               Bachelor of Sport Studies

               Bachelor of Arts

               Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

               Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business

               Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

               Bachelor of Counselling

               Bachelor of Human Services

               Bachelor of International Studies

               Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

               Bachelor of Social Science

               Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)

               Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

               Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

               Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

               Bachelor of Social Work

               Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

               Bachelor of Criminology and Justice       

               Bachelor of Laws

               Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Business

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Creative Writing

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Environmental Management

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Journalism

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science

               Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Social Science

 

POST GRADUATE COURSES

           Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

           Graduate Certificate in Management

             Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

            Master of Business Administration

            Master of Business Administration (extended)

            Master of International Business

          Master of Information and Communication Technology

          Master of Management

         Master of Professional Accounting

         Master of Professional Practice (Creative Writing)   

       Master of Professional Practice (Performing Arts)

              Graduate Certificate in Education             

               Master of Education       

               Master of Teaching (Secondary) 

               Master of Health Promotion      

               Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)

               Graduate Diploma in Psychology             

               Master of Counselling    

               Master of International Development     

               Master of Professional Psychology          

               Master of Psychology (Clinical)

               Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

RESEARCH COURSES

              Doctor of Philosophy

               Master of Business by Research

                Master of Creative Arts              

               Doctor of Creative Arts                 

              Master of Education by Research                            

               Master of Applied Genetics by Research (Aquaculture)   

               Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research          

               Master of Science                          

               Master of Sports Nutrition by Research

             Master of Arts    

               Master of Regional Planning by Research

                             

 

Student accommodation

It is essential for international students to organise either short or long-term accommodation before arriving on the Sunshine Coast so you know you have somewhere to stay when you get here.

Many international and Australian students live in one of the three privately–owned, fully–furnished student accommodation complexes that are conveniently located next to the University.

Accommodation Sippy Downs — Sunshine Coast Privately owned student accommodation .

There are three privately owned student accommodation complexes located only a short walk from USC, using pathways linked to the campus.

 UniCentral, Varsity Apartments and The Village all offer modern self-contained accommodation in resort style complexes.

 At Varsity Apartments and UniCentral the fully furnished apartments have four private bedrooms with a communal kitchen and living area. Bedrooms have their own private bathroom, with a shower toilet and wash basin.

 The Village offers a range of accommodation options, with differing prices, from a room in a two or three bedroom apartment to boarding house style accommodation.

 When you’re not studying, you can take a swim in the pool, play on the beach volleyball, tennis or basketball courts, enjoy a barbeque with friends or make use of the games room with free pay TV.

 The complexes also have either resident managers, a staff member on site or night time security to assist you during your stay.

 You can book student accommodation online. Once you have signed a lease, it can be difficult and expensive to change your accommodation, so it is important you understand the terms and conditions of your lease arrangement. On departure, you will have to pay for any damage to your room/apartment, and you risk eviction if you do not follow the accommodation provider’s rules. If you have any problems with your accommodation, ask the managers for assistance.

Homestay accommodation

 Living with an Australian family gives you the opportunity to experience Australian culture and speak English on a daily basis.The Australian Homestay Network offers standards-based accommodation, with specially trained hosts, as an introduction to living in Australia. For details, costs and applications, visit homestaynetwork.org/usc-students

Other accommodation

Due to the University's close proximity to a number of towns, conveniently located off-campus accommodation is easy to find, either through local real estate agents and newspapers or  Off-Campus Accommodation Register. You can find share accommodation or rent a unit or house with friends.

There are plenty of hostels, backpackers and other short-term accommodation providers available in Brisbane. These may be suitable while you are sourcing long-term accommodation

 If you would like to rent your own house, apartment, townhouse or flat, real estate agents and private providers advertise on the following websites:

 domain.com.au

 realestate.com.au

 easyroommate.com.au

 flatmates.com

 share-accommodation.net

 The USC Student Guild frequently updates the Off Campus Accommodation Register with a list of private rooms for rent. uscstudentguild.org.au

Scholarships for international students

The scholarships listed below are specifically for international students. Students should also check with their home institution and government to find out if other scholarship options are available to them.

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia's extensive scholarship programs.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for international students to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.

Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions.

Other scholarships

There are other scholarships available from within USC, as well as from external providers. Some of these scholarships may be available to Australian citizens and permanent residents only.


Quick Facts


INSTITUYION TYPEPUBLIC

FOUNDING YEAR1994

CAMPUSURBAN

FEES

Fees may vary from 22,000 AUD$ TO 28,000 AUD$ annually . It depends on your course.

COST OF LIVING

You’ll need around A$360 per week to live comfortably on the Sunshine Coast. For SouthBank campus students you need to budget $400 per week. This does not include airfares to Australia, visa applications, health cover and tuition fees. Allow more if you have a spouse or dependant(s) accompanying you. For more information, visit www.usc.edu.au/living-costs or www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/live-in-australia/livingcosts

UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

http://www.usc.edu.au


RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES


QS World University Ranking  :: 801-1000

QS Australia University Ranking :: 33

Times Higher Education World Ranking (THE WUR Rank )  :: 501-600

Times Higher Education Australia Ranking  :: 30


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