University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

USC is ranked by students as one of Australia's best universities for teaching quality and overall student experience. USC offers hands-on learning and flexible study options across more than 120 programs, at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. All USC programs include practical training or internships, and a focus on the core skills students need to succeed in the future workplace. In 2018, USC ranked equal fifth out of universities in Australia for employer satisfaction with graduates. USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 26 research fields rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental sciences, nursing, medical and health sciences, biological sciences, engineering, technology, psychology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, human studies and communication. 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.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

This provider is accredited to deliver courses to international students, (CRICOS code 01595D)

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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