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universiTy of The sunshine CoAsT (usC)
USC offers you the best of both worlds — it’s the place where learning meets lifestyle. The 2012
International Student Barometer ranked USC first for student safety. USC is the only public university in
Queensland to be awarded five stars for teaching quality and graduate satisfaction by the 2013 Good
Application, arrival and orientation
USC International will help you with the
application process and preparations for
Once you arrive, you will receive a
comprehensive orientation, a campus tour
and invitations to activities and events.
To apply online, visit
English language support
If English is not your first language, and
you are enrolled in a degree program, USC
International will provide English language
support during your first semester.
Academic skills assistance
Academic skills assistance services include
help with developing academic writing
and study skills; workshops on critical
thinking, essay writing, avoiding plagiarism
and report writing; group and individual
consultations; and online self-help.
Careers services include assistance with
finding part-time work; career counselling,
guidance and planning; job search
assistance (industry-specific job hunting
workshops and employer information); help
with résumés and job applications; Career
Hub (an online job site for USC students);
a careers fair and employer information
on campus; and Employability Program
workshops to develop career skills.
USC is one of Australia’s fastest-growing
universities, offering flexible degree
programs in two faculties: Arts and
Business; and Science, Health, Education,
The university provides a level of staff and
student interaction that other institutions
can only envy.
International students represent around ten
per cent of the total student population of
USC’s Sippy Downs campus is in the heart
of the Sunshine Coast.
Privately owned, resort-style student
apartments are conveniently located
USC students have easy access to vibrant
coastal communities, shopping centres and
other local attractions.
Beautiful beaches, hinterland rainforests
and the restaurants, clubs and nightlife of
Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland are
only 15 to 20 minutes away.
A modern bus interchange at USC services
the region and connects with trains to
Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.
The Sunshine Coast is also an ideal base for
exploring Australia’s big cities, the outback
or the tropics.
For more information about living and
working on the Sunshine Coast, visit www.
Other support services
Other support services include counselling
services, Peer Adviser programs, disability
support, Student Mentor programs, and
health and wellbeing advice.
For more information, visit www.usc.edu.
Please contact: USC International
Mail: University of the Sunshine Coast — ML17,
Maroochydore DC, Queensland, 4558 AUSTRALIA
At USC, you can choose to study across a
range of disciplines, including business and
information technology; communication
and design; education; health and sport
science; humanities and social sciences; or
science and sustainability.
Wherever possible, USC degrees explore
practical application of theories learned.
Many courses are taught by industry
professionals or involve a workplace
component, enabling students to graduate
with workplace-relevant knowledge and
Flexible program structure
Many USC degree programs allow you to
mix and match courses to suit your interests
and career ambitions. By adding courses
from one discipline to courses in a different
but complementary discipline, you can
graduate with a mix of skills that will open
doors in the workplace.
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