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University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Flag of Australia Queensland, Australia
School ID: SU610028
Rank: 601
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Applied number: 100

One of Australia’s best universities for overall student experience

Student Experience
  • Enrolment and Admission
  • Tuition and other fees
  • Life experience
  • Job opportunities
  • Ability to settle


General Description

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is an Australian public university. USC’s main campus is located in Sippy Downs on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Set in the sunny state of Queensland on Australia’s east coast, the Sunshine Coast is a destination of endless beaches, lush rainforests, and expansive hinterlands. Located only a short one-hour drive north of the state’s capital, Brisbane, it is home to the architecturally diverse USC Sunshine Coast campus – a campus renowned for its environmentallysustainable 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.

USC students receive a high quality educational experience, while enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast offers.

Our students benefit from a friendly and supportive campus environment, access to highly qualified teaching staff, personal attention, and modern technology and facilities.

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. If you are looking to study abroad, either for a short period or for your entire degree, USC Sunshine Coast has something to offer you.

You can choose from a range of programs and disciplines:

  • undergraduate – associate and bachelor degrees
  • postgraduate – master and research degrees
  • Study Abroad – one semester or full-year options
  • diploma – one-year programs
  • English language programs – 10- to 30-week options

Why choose us?


USC has been awarded five stars for Teaching Quality, Overall Experience, Student Support, Learning Resources, Skills Development and Social Equity.


USC is rated one of the top universities in Australia for the overall quality of their educational experience.


USC students can plan study pathways to meet their individual goals or gain credit from previous studies.


USC offers English for Academic Study (EAS) support if English is not your first language.


USC provides ongoing access to individual consultations, workshops and online self-help resources.


USC is a great place to meet Australian students and experience the Australian way of life

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Avg Cost of tuition/Year AU$27,000
Cost of living/Year AU$18,610
Application fee AU$200
Estimated Total/Year AU$45,810

Main majors

  • Business, IT and Tourism
  • Creative Industries, Design and Communication
  • Education
  • Engineering and Science


  • Semester 1: February
  • Semester 2: July
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