University of Southern Queensland USQ

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) isn’t just another university; we redefine flexible and online study and are determined to prepare you for the virtual workforce.

At the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), you won’t just gain knowledge, we’ll help you discover belief. Belief that you can do it. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

USQ redefines flexible and online study and we are determined to prepare you for the virtual workforce. 

We are proud to be ranked Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time work^. In just over 50 years as a higher education provider, we have become internationally recognized for our practical, world-class research that delivers high impact solutions, and teaching excellence. 

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 77% of our students who study online with us, one of the top 3 Australian universities for online study*. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

If you’re looking to study a pathway program, or your first degree, we provide personalised support to help you reach your career goals. 

We offer degrees in:
  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 
Make this year the start of something great. With the option to study online or on-campus, full-time or part-time, we’ll help you unleash the courage to achieve your dreams. 

^ Graduations Destinations Survey, 2014-2016. 
* Online Study Australia, 2017.

USQ Research 

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a young, dynamic regional university that has evolved into a multi-campus teaching and research institution that provides education and research impact worldwide. 
USQ’s research and research training programs position the institution to support Australia’s innovation agenda, play a major role in regional development, and maintain a culture of scholarship and excellence that informs and inspires its learning and teaching program. 

We are committed to performing research that is not only of academic relevance, but is engaging with industry and our stakeholders contributing to innovation that benefits our communities and the nation. 

USQ’s areas of research focus include:  
  • Agriculture and Agribusiness;
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology;
  • Digital Studies, principally the Digital Life initiative;
  • Environmental Sciences; 
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences, principally Regional Health and Wellbeing; 
  • Materials and Mechanical Engineering;
  • Mathematical and Data Sciences, principally Computational; 
  • Mathematics and Space Sciences; and  
  • Regional Community and Economic Development.


Australian & New Zealand
Phone: +61 7 4631 5315 
Freecall: 1800 269 500 
Fax: +61 7 4635 5550 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Phone: +61 7 4631 5543 
Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 

Ipswich 11 Salisbury Road IPSWICH QLD 4305
Springfield 37 Sinnathamby Boulevard SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL QLD 4300
Toowoomba West Street TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350

2017 University of Southern Queensland USQ Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from University of Southern Queensland USQ for 2017.
Please select one of the drop down options to see the available scholarships.

Description The scholarship will be awarded annually on the basis of merit, to a third year USQ Toowoomba student pursuing a major in Theatre.
Eligibility Applicants must: be Australian citizens or permanent residents; be entering the third year of the Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Theatre in Semester 1; be enrolled on-campus at Toowoomba; and be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
Annual amount $4,000
Application closing date End October
Support types Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 1 years
Field of study
  • Creative Arts

2018 University of Southern Queensland Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for University of Southern Queensland were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.

Top 20% in AUS

Outside top 20% in AUS

Hover over our tooltip to see the Highest and Lowest percentage score universities in Australia have achieved for your rating type.

Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 32.00%
Staff Qualification 89.00%
Student Demand
L: 20% M: 75% H: 5%
Student Retention Less than 1%
Student:Teacher Ratio 22:1
Learner Engagement 59.80%
Learning Resources 86.50%
Overall Experience 79.80%
Skills Development 78.20%
Student Support 75.30%
Teaching Quality 78.10%
Full-Time Employment 82.50%
Starting Salary $61,000

Name: Ashleigh

Course: Bachelor of Science majoring in Environment and Sustainability

Growing up with strong links to my Aboriginal heritage, I wanted to study something I believed in, something that would help to preserve the environment for future generations. My Aboriginal culture places a great importance on the land. It emphasises that the land looks after us, so we need to look after the land. We need to put back in what we take out. That’s why I chose the Bachelor of Science majoring in Environment and Sustainability at USQ.

I never thought I was actually smart enough to study a degree. I thought I’d struggle and regret my decision. As it turns out, USQ has amazing Indigenous student support. With all the mentoring and tutoring, they’ve provided great reassurance and helped me believe that I can do anything I put my mind to. Now I’m preparing to graduate as an environmental scientist. 

Having that one-on-one interaction with my lecturers, you get that personal feel. You’re not treated like a number; you’re actually treated like an individual.  

They genuinely want you to achieve your best, and it’s great having that support.

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