University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Due to travel restrictions, programs are suspended through Fall 2021. Please consider your application for Spring 2022 or later.


The University of the Sunshine Coast is an innovative Australian university with a reputation for quality. Excellent support services and technologically advanced facilities results in work-ready graduates that have the skills to impress. It offers quality academic programs in an environment that is safe, relaxed, friendly and supportive. The University is a popular destination for study abroad students who are seeking a unique experience with the opportunity to discover the true culture, environment and hospitality of Australia.

USC's modern and environmentally sensitive campus is located approximately 90km from Brisbane, and only a short drive from the Sunshine Coast's major centers and some of Australia's best beaches and national parks. The campus has won a host of awards for its architecture and is a designated wildlife reserve, home to Eastern Grey kangaroos.

Program Type: Study Abroad/Exchange

Language of Instruction: English

Housing: Students live a short walk from campus in UniCentral, a student townhome community which hosts social programs and has pools and recreation facilities.  Students share kitchen and living quarters but have their own bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms.  UniCentral costs are determined on a weekly rate and students pay a refundable deposit for two weeks of accommodation to secure their reservation.

Students can arrange an airport transfer with UniCentral.

Courses: USC Study Abroad Courses

Dates: USC Academic Calendar

  • Students attend an international student orientation one week prior to the start of classes, noted on the academic calendar. 

Eligible Participants: Students must have completed at least one full year at their home campus and be in good academic standing.

Application Deadlines: 

  • Academic Year and Fall: March 1
  • Spring: October 15

Estimated Cost: 
(New budgets are generally made available the summer prior to the program running.)

*Exchange pricing is subject to availability. For more information, please contact the Office of International Education. 

USC website:

Helpful Hints from Past Students: Emma Senk, Spring 2016 l Alex Akin, Fall 2017

Application: Submit an application and a copy of your transcripts to the Office of International Education.

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