University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

USC is one of Australia's fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world's top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Our approach to learning is hands on, with innovative facilities and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

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Entry requirements for University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Admission to undergraduate degree programs is based on general academic achievement reflected in formal qualifications and/or alternative entry. Formal qualifications considered include Year 12 (or its overseas equivalent), accredited certificate III/IV and diploma level studies, other tertiary studies, and tertiary preparation programs. Alternative qualifications considered include results in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for applicants 18 years of age or over, and work and professional experience.

The University welcomes international full fee-paying students. For information regarding fees and support services for international students, please contact the International Relations office by telephone (61 7 5430 2843), or email (

Admission to graduate and postgraduate programs is based on successful completion of undergraduate studies and/or relevant work experience.

Transfering your previous study credits

USC offers credit for prior learning consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework. Students can, under specified conditions, gain credit for previous study and qualifications. A credit transfer calculator is available on the USC website to identify credit transfer pathways.

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