University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is Australia's fastest-growing regional university.

USC has a strong record of graduate satisfaction, and is the only public university in Queensland to earn five stars for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide annually since 2007.

USC offers more than 140 study programs (undergraduate, postgraduate and research) in the disciplines of business, IT and tourism; creative industries, design and communication; education; engineering, planning and science; health, nursing and sport sciences; humanities, psychology and social sciences; and law and criminology.

Degrees are complemented by opportunities for work experience, internships and practical industry-based projects. Program structures allow students to tailor their studies to meet individual needs. Students can also choose to do part of their degree overseas at partner universities or learn how to start a business at USC's Innovation Centre.

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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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2017 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) for 2017.
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Description The scholarship was established in 2002 to assist students interested in developing a career within the Arts.
Eligibility Applicants must: be enrolled in the second year of a Bachelor of Arts (Design and Communication), Bachelor of Arts (Computer Based Art and Design), Bachelor of Computer-Based Design or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Design and Marketing) program; have completed no less than 8 courses at the University of the Sunshine Coast; and demonstrate a strong academic record (GPA of 5.0 or above), effective written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated interest in developing a career in Visual Arts.
Annual amount $1,500
Application closing date 30 November
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 the Sunshine Coast Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for University of the Sunshine Coast 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

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Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 19.00%
Staff Qualification 89.00%
Student Demand
L: 20% M: 70% H: 10%
Student Retention Less than 1%
Student:Teacher Ratio 22:1
Learner Engagement 64.30%
Learning Resources 91.00%
Overall Experience 85.80%
Skills Development 85.10%
Student Support 79.90%
Teaching Quality 86.80%
Full-Time Employment 64.60%
Starting Salary $53,500
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