University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Australia is a dynamic university dedicated to providing quality on-campus and online study programs for students of all study levels from over 110 countries. USQ is ranked Australia’s number one university for graduate salary* and has a five-star rating for internationalisation and employability**

About us

In over 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution, providing education from three campuses (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich), an outreach hub (Stanthorpe), online and through trusted education partners.

Today, USQ maintains outstanding community support and provides current and relevant programs of study to build students’ careers to excel in the current competitive global environment.

USQ is a leader in its key chosen research fields, such as agriculture, engineering and built environment, astrophysics and health, and has been acknowledged for its achievements via the Australian Research Council’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings. USQ has achieved ERA ratings for 18 research fields as ‘well above world standard’ and 12 research fields as ‘above or at world standard’.

* Good Universities Guide, 2019
** Quacquarelli Symonds, QS Stars 2019


USQ’s campuses provide students with a community-focused and career-centred experience. Smaller class sizes allow for greater lecturer-to-student engagement and increased peer connections. Over 25,000 students from across Australia and around the world choose to study at USQ in:

  • agriculture and environment
  • arts and humanities
  • aviation
  • business and management
  • media and communication
  •  education and teaching
  • information technology
  • law and criminology
  • nursing and allied health
  • psychology and human services
  • science and engineering
  • surveying and built environment
  • visual and performing arts
  • research
  • English language and pathway programs
  • professional development.

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