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USC offers you the best of both worlds - an exceptional education in an outstanding location. The 2011 International Student Barometer ranked USC first for student safety. In 2012, Australia's Good Universities Guide awarded USC five stars for teaching quality and the highest student satisfaction rating of any public university in Queensland.
USC is one of Australia's newest and fastest-growing universities, offering flexible degree programs in the Faculty of Arts and Business and the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering. An international student population of just over 700 and a total student population of around 8000 allows a level of interaction that larger institutions can only envy.
USC's Sippy Downs campus is in the heart of the Sunshine Coast region, with privately owned, resort-style student apartments conveniently located nearby. USC students enjoy easy access to beautiful beaches, vibrant coastal communities, hinterland rainforests, restaurants, shopping centres, nightlife and other local attractions.
USC's bus interchange services the Sunshine Coast and connects with trains to Queensland's capital city, Brisbane.
The Sunshine Coast is an ideal base for exploring Australia's big cities, the outback or the tropics.
Application, arrival and orientation
USC International will help you with your application and arrival.
Once you arrive, you will receive:
- a comprehensive orientation
- a campus tour (introduction to staff and services)
- invitations to activities and events.
To apply online, visit http://www.usc.edu.au/internationalapply.
English language support
If English is not your first language and you are enrolled in a degree program, USC provides English language support during your first semester.
Academic skills assistance
- academic writing and study skills help
- workshops on critical thinking, essay writing, avoiding plagiarism, report writing and the Australian university system
- group and individual consultations
- online self-help
- assistance finding part-time work
- career counselling and planning
- job search - industry-specific workshops and information
- resumes and job applications
- Career Hub - an online job site for USC students
- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
- careers fair and employer information on campus
- Employability Program to develop career skills
For more information, visit http://www.usc.edu.au/living-on-the-sunshine-coast.
Other support services
- counselling services
- Peer Adviser programs
- disability support
- Student Mentor programs
- wellbeing and health advice
For more information, visit http://www.usc.edu.au/internationalstudentservices.
At USC, you can study disciplines including business and information technology; communication and design; education; health and sport science; humanities and social sciences; and science and sustainability.
USC degrees often explore the practical application of theories learned, with courses taught by industry professionals or involving a workplace component, so students graduate with workplace-relevant skills.
Flexible program structure
Many USC degree programs allow you to combine courses to suit your interests and ambitions. By adding courses from one discipline to courses in a complementary discipline, you can graduate with skills that will open doors in the workplace.
USC's professional programs are designed to meet membership requirements for professional associations, and our students have regular opportunities to interact with those associations.
For more information, visit www.usc.edu.au/internationalprograms.
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