University of Sunshine Coast

    University of Sunshine Coast
    World Rank: 601-800thth by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1994

    The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) is an Australian public university on the Sunshine Coast. The University, founded in 1994, is one of Australia's fastest-growing, with considerable gains in student registration since its inception.

    The institution provides hands-on learning and flexible study opportunities throughout more than 120 programs from Moreton Bay, just north of Brisbane, to the famed Fraser Coast. It has helped 28,000 alumni accomplish their educational and employment goals since its start.

    The areas of study offered at the university are:

    • Arts and International Studies
    • Business and Commerce
    • Communication, Design and
    • Creative Industries
    • Education
    • Environmental Studies
    • Law and Criminology
    • Medical and Health Sciences
    • Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
    • Psychology and Social Sciences
    • Science, IT and Engineering
    • Sport and Exercise Science

    Why choose a USC degree?

    • Top-rated university: UniSC is one of Australia's highest-rated public universities regarding teaching quality, overall experience, learning resources and student assistance, skills development, and social fairness.
    • Adaptive Learning: With several campus locations, blended learning modalities, and staff-to-student ratios that provide inclusive personalised assistance, you may study in whichever method is best for you.
    • Work and Study Abroad Opportunity: USC's networks and collaborations provide you with possibilities for job placements and international studies.
    • Innovative Education: As a USC student, you will study from educational experts devoted to student-centred learning. You'll also be surrounded by cutting-edge learning facilities, several of which are educational firsts.
    • Outstanding Research: USC's international research reputation is improving by the year, with 26 research categories currently classified as world-class or above. This means you'll learn from industry leaders in a setting full of people on the cutting edge of discovery.

    USC research is enhancing the quality of life for people worldwide. Teams are combating disease, better understanding the consequences of ageing, and developing novel approaches to addressing mental health issues. Clinical trials expedite the delivery of novel discoveries and medical advances to people in need. The consequences are life-altering.

    Students are taught by some of the most well-known specialists in their disciplines, who have been nationally recognised and acknowledged for excellence in learning and teaching. Students at USC come from various backgrounds, but they all share the same goals: to find their future path, become the best they can be, and leave their impact on the world. USC programs concentrate on the fundamental talents you'll need in the future profession. Whatever you study, you will learn to communicate well, solve issues, and think creatively.

    University Rankings

    The University of the Sunshine Coast is one of Australia's finest public institutions. The QS World University Rankings 2023 is rated #1001-1200.

    University Highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    Number of Courses

    193 undergraduate & 367 postgraduate

    Tuition Fees

    A$22000 - A$30000 per year


    Feb & July.

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are in February and July.


    The Vice-Academic Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship: It is paid in instalments of A$1,500 per semester for the duration of the program. OR

    A$3,000 each year for up to six semesters of a three-year degree, with a maximum of A$9,000 OR

    A$3,000 each year for up to eight semesters of a four-year degree, with a maximum of A$12,000.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Work Experience (if any)
    4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    5. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    6. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirements





    Social Work, Law, Nursing & Healthcare




    Teaching and Education




    All other undergraduate




    All other postgraduate





    What are the fees to study at the university?

    The costs depend upon the courses you apply for. The programs can cost anywhere from $22000 to $30000 per year.

    Can I work part-time as a student in Australia?

    Yes, you can work for 40 hours per fortnight during semester sessions and unlimited during semester break. This is to ensure that you are focused on your studies.

    Where is the university located?

    The university has multiple campuses in Queensland, Australia.

    What are the main intake dates?

    The main intakes are in February and July.

    Is it necessary for me to satisfy language requirements?

    Yes, the candidate must meet the language standards outlined above in the section on language requirements. IELTS, TOEFL, & PTE tests are recognised.

    Does the University provide scholarships to international students?

    Yes, the university does provide scholarships to international students. For more info, see the scholarship section of the article.



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