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University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Available places: 0 places for Spring semester 2025.

Established: 1996
Number of students: 14,089 (1,942 international students from 80+ countries)
Campus: The USC campus is located in Sippy Downs on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The campus sits on a 100-hectare designated wildlife reserve, providing sanctuary to native Australian wildlife, including the resident Eastern Grey Kangaroos, reptiles, and birds.
Student life: USC students receive a high-quality educational experience, while enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast offers. Our students benefit from a friendly and supportive campus environment, access to highly qualified teaching staff, personal attention, and modern technology and facilities.

About Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast encompasses Australia’s best east coast qualities and offers many lifestyle benefits, including beautiful beaches and stunning hinterland, a warm climate, and a relaxed and friendly community. Approximately 328,000 people call the Sunshine Coast their home, making it the third most populous region in Queensland. It is one of Australia’s premier beach destinations and there is something to do for everyone.

Information from University of Sunshine Coast

Restrictions: Exchange students may only take courses listed on the Study Abroad Course Choices list. They may only study undergraduate courses. 
Highlighted courses for exchange students:
Animal Ecology Field Course 
Marine vertebrates: sharks, seabirds, fish, turtles and whales 
Animal behaviour 
Coastal and Marine Ecology

Full-time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): Four courses (48 units) per semester at USC and can choose from a wide range of disciplines.

Course types: Exchange

Course levels: 100 level, 200 level, 300 level

Academic year:
Term 1: February–June
Term 2: July–November


Study Abroad at USC
Study Abroad Course Choices
Academic Calendar

Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs. 

Latest update: 2024-05-23