University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast/Cricos Code 01595D


Why study at University of the Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing universities in Australia and has become an influential member of the Sunshine Coast's business community. It is the first public university to be established on a greenfield site in Australia for 23 years.


Location

The 100 hectare campus is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, approximately 100km north of Queensland's capital city, Brisbane. Major centres such as Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Noosa are a short drive away.


Why come to USC?

Combine a five-star education with a five-star lifestyle at the University of
the Sunshine Coast.

  • Government university
  • About 5,500 students - ideal if you want a campus environment that is personal and friendly
  • Excellent student care and support services where students are treated as individuals
  • Opportunities for one on one contact with academic and support staff
  • Highly qualified, professional staff members committed to student outcomes
  • Friendly, supportive and respectful environment where you can meet and interact with Australian students
  • Excellent student accommodation with individual bedrooms and bathrooms adjacent to the university campus
  • Great things to see and do on the Sunshine Coast
  • Ideal study environment where students combine quality education with the relaxed
  • Sunshine Coast lifestyle
  • Very good nationality mix in degree programs – around 12% international students. (Top six source countries are Germany, Canada, USA, France, Sweden and Japan.)
  • Good nationality mix in ELICOS programs. (Top six source countries are Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, India and France.)
  • Excellent overall satisfaction rating with educational experience
  • Extensive international university partnerships and an outbound exchange program in which international students can participate
  • Study pathways planned for individual student needs


Australia’s Good Universities Guide 2008 awarded USC its highest five-star rating in three key areas:

  1. Teaching quality
  2. Staff qualifications
  3. Electronic Support

Courses

Undergraduate:
o Bachelor of Arts
o Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
o Bachelor of Arts (Computer-Based Art and Design)
o Bachelor of Arts (Design and Communication)
o Bachelor of Arts (Environment and Heritage)
o Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
o Bachelor of Arts (Popular Culture)
o Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
o Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
o Bachelor of Business
o Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
o Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
o Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management)
o Bachelor of Business (Information Systems)
o Bachelor of Business (International Business)
o Bachelor of Business (Management)
o Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
o Bachelor of Business (Tourism)
o Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science
o Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts
o Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Business
o Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science
o Bachelor of Health (Health Promotion)
o Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
o Bachelor of Nursing
o Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning
o Bachelor of Science
o Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
o Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
o Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Biotechnology)
o Bachelor of Science (Public Health)
o Bachelor of Science (Sport and Exercise Science)
o Bachelor of Social Science
o Bachelor of Social Science (Community Work)
o Bachelor of Sustainable Tourism
o Diploma of Event Management and Bachelor of Business (Tourism)
o Diploma of Fitness and Bachelor of Science (Exercise Therapy)
o Diploma of Hospitality (Management) and Bachelor of Business
o Diploma of Sport and Recreation and Bachelor of Business
o Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
o Bachelor of Business (Honours)
o Bachelor of Science (Honours)
On Campus Postgraduate:
o Graduate Certificate in Accounting
o Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
o Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Management
o Graduate Certificate in Coastal Environments Management
o Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing
o Graduate Certificate in Digital Design (Electronic Media)
o Graduate Certificate in Digital Design (Print and Imaging)
o Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
o Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
o Graduate Certificate in International Business
o Graduate Certificate in Public Relations
o Graduate Certificate in Social Science (Community Services Management)
o Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management
o Graduate Certificate in Wetlands Management
o Graduate Diploma in Accounting
o Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
o Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
o Graduate Diploma in Digital Design (Print and Electronic Media)
o Graduate Diploma in Information Systems
o Graduate Diploma in International Business
o Graduate Diploma in Social Science (Community Services Management)
o Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
o Master of Business Administration
o Master of International Business
Online Postgraduate:
o Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
o Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
o Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
o Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning
o Master of Business Administration
o Master of Financial Planning
Higher Degrees by Research:
o Master of Arts
o Master of Business
o Master of Creative Arts
o Master of Education*
o Master of Information Technology (Research)
o Master of Science
o Doctor of Business Administration
o Doctor of Creative Arts
o Doctor of Education*
o Doctor of Philosophy
*subject to final approval

Study Abroad in Australia - University of the Sunshine Coast

Study Abroad in Australia

Home Country: Japan
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Australia's climate and natural beauty drew Ayako Sato to the University of the Sunshine Coast.

"It is a safe region with beaches and good weather," Ayako says.


Staff at the University helped Ayako with visa procedures and lecturers were always on hand to answer questions.


"I found lecturers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to be very helpful and considerate of language difficulties faced by international students," she says.

Ayako took advantage of the University's Homestay Program and stayed with a local family near the University campus.


"Homestay was a great opportunity for me to experience Australian life," says Ayako.

For anyone considering studying at USC, Ayako offers this advice:


"If you would like to stay in a small city near nature, then choose the SunshineCoast. In regard to quality of university academic staff and support, I recommend USC."

University of the Sunshine Coast Information

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF SUNSHINE COAST

The University of the Sunshine Coast, through its NEAS accredited English Language Centre, will continue to strengthen its study tour program.

A distinctive feature of these ELC programs is their ability to meet niche school study tour market needs. For example, programs for study tours originating in Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong are designed to complement the curriculum goals for each country, while at the same time enhancing student English language proficiency.

We adopt an integrated cross-cultural approach, involving the delivery of practical language situations in the classroom and homestay environments.

Further information about USC study tour programs.

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The Faculty of Business launches its on-campus MBA in 2004, with the first session commencing on 28 June. Thereafter, three sessions will run during any year, meaning that full-time students are able to complete the MBA in 12 months.

The on-campus MBA comprises 12 courses, the cost of each being AUD$1,500. Enrolment applications for the 28 June session should be submitted by 15 April 2004.

More information

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In Semester 2, 2003 combined enrolments in Full Degree, Study Abroad and Exchange programs, had the following demographic composition:
Continent  % Student Enrolment
Africa  3%
Asia  30%
Europe 32%
North America 31%
South America 4%

APPLY TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY OF SUNSHINE COAST (PDF)
The University of the Sunshine Coast, and its local community, highly values cultural diversity and is keen to see a broad spread of nationalities represented in its student body.

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The USC Library is currently undergoing renovations to its first floor, which will create a state-of-the-art Information Commons. These renovations will be completed in February 2004.

The Commons will provide an inviting learning space, with cutting-edge technology and quality expertise available, to support the scholarly use of information resources. It will house 100 new computers, 8 express workstations for printing and email, and a new Information Desk for IT technical help and professional research assistance.

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USC is strengthening its reputation as a provider of relevant and progressive education, by offering, in 2004, a new Core Course, COR110 Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship.

All students enrolling in undergraduate degree programs will now need to complete COR110 during their first year of study. The rationale is that innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship are critical twenty-first century attributes and are crucial for the development of a student's life-long learning strategies.

Academic staff from each of the University's faculties, along with experienced industry partners from the award winning USC Innovation Centre Business Incubator, will teach COR110.

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Sucessful students at University of Sunshine Coast!

Two Brazilian students, Rosane Blanco and Eduardo Ramallion, have received media acknowledgement, for the small business enterprises they have set-up on the Sunshine Coast.

Rosane Blanco, a final year International Business student, is about to launch her first bikini design range. Her designs are strongly influenced by traditional Brazilian bikini lines. The range will be launched at a fashionable Sunshine Coast venue during the summer. Local buyers have already shown strong commercial interest in Rosane's bikinis.

Rosane has developed a comprehensive marketing plan for her bikini range attributing her University studies in Promotions Management, and Sport and Event Marketing as being particuarly industry relevant to her December product launch.

And, Eduardo Ramallion, an ELICOS student, has started a small business in capoeira instruction. Capoeira combines elements of dance and martial arts. Eduardo has identified market interest in capoeira instruction on the Coast. He says that he started this small business, “not only to make some extra money but also because I love capoeira dance”.
Eduardo also spends some of his spare time working as a waiter. He has found this experience to be invaluable in improving his conversational and practical English.

Other students choose different pathways, including internships, provided by the University of the Sunshine Coast to experience Australian business organisations.

For further information about internships and undergraduate degree programs, English Centre Programs please emaill: info(at)australien-ausbildung.com

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The University of the Sunshine Coast’s Innovation Centre has just been named Regional Business Incubator of the Year by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Business Incubators. This award reflects the substantial progress the Centre has made since its launch in February 2002. Along with its demonstrated leadership in flexible physical design, the award recognises the Business Incubator as a world-class management system, designed to help start-up companies commercialise and launch new products and services, focusing on smart technology adoption.

Since its opening, the Innovation Centre has been used as an exemplar of good practice by other business incubators in the UK, Germany, China, South Africa, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia.

With its planned expansion this year, the Innovation Centre will become the largest technology business incubator of its kind in Australia.

The Innovation Centre is also involved in planning the Innovation, Science and Technology Park, which will form an intergral part of a University-centred Knowledge Precinct. It is envisaged that the Park will provide employment for 2,100 knowledge workers, advancing the knowledge economy of the Sunshine Coast.

Opportunities now exist for students in a number of University courses to work with businesses in the Innovation Centre. Such workplace experience enables students to gain valuable related knowledge and skills, the development of which are critically important in their search to find rewarding industry careers.

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In 2004, the University of the Sunshine Coast English Language Centre, is continuing to offer a distinctive English language program, based at our Noosa Study Centre. The program has been designed with a conversational, practical English skill development focus, and is enhanced by the quality lifestyle provided by Noosa and its environs.

Noosa presents students with a lively, café oriented community, ideally suited to engaging in conversational language. Noosa also provides a unique natural environment to students, defined by the beach, the surf of the Pacific Ocean, Noosa River and its lake system, and by Noosa National Park, with its koala colonies. Noosa is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s lifestyle capitals.

And, we provide some more information about Noosa and its environs.

Weather
MONTH MIN. MAX. OCEAN
January 19°C/66°F 30°C/86°F 26°C/79°F
February  19°C/66°F 28°C/82°F  26°C/79°F
March  18°C/64°F 27°C/81°F 26°C/79°F


Study In Australia University Of The Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast (Cricos Registration Nr. 01595D)The University of the Sunshine Coast , located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, is an area famous for its world-class surfing beaches, national parks, state forests and sub-tropical climate.

The campus is only a ten-minute drive from the beach and major shopping centres, and one hour from Queensland’s capital city Brisbane, with easy access to a major city and international airport.

The Mooloolah River National Park adjoins the University’s 100 hectare campus, providing a sanctuary for native flora and fauna in the area. Wild kangaroos reside on campus, and the natural beauty of the campus and surrounding area create a low stress environment conducive to study.

Currently hosting around 3500 students, the University of the Sunshine Coast is 'small and personal' where students benefit from an academic staff qualifications profile which matches the best in Australia. Graduates have rated University of the Sunshine Coast in the top 20 percent Australia wide for quality of education experience, including teaching quality and overall satisfaction.

The three faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Business and Science offer around 50 programs at Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and Doctoral qualification levels.

We also offer dedicated student accommodation where living, learning and relaxing is made easy with fully self-contained apartments adjoining the campus. Students have their own private bedroom and bathroom, with access to excellent recreational facilities including swimming pools, beach volleyball courts, tennis courts and BBQ areas. Caring homestay family accommodation is also available.

History
Designed and developed as a vibrant modern university with dynamic new staff, USC has had a rapid period of progress since opening in 1996, and is already overtaking or challenging some older universities in a variety of ways.

Special Features
Highly-qualified and experienced academic staff - The University of the Sunshine Coast has one of the most highly qualified research and teaching staff in Australia. According to the latest figures from the Department of Education Science and Training*, the proportion of academic staff with higher degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast is the best in Queensland and seventh best in Australia.

University of the Sunshine Coast programs. A top class educational experience
The 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Good Universities Guide give the University of the Sunshine Coast a five star rating for educational experience. This is the highest rating possible and was given by our own graduates, the people who really know how good we are.

University of the Sunshine Coast programs are designed with your future career in mind.

They are relevant to today’s world, and aim to give you the knowledge and skills that you will need to begin a successful career.

Small groups and classes make it easier to get to know staff, as well as other students. They make your learning easier too, and our staff are able to give you the personal attention that is only possible in a small, friendly campus environment.

University of the Sunshine Coast - modern campus
All University facilities and buildings are modern, giving you access to excellent study facilities, resources and services. All of our main buildings have won architectural awards.

Friendly campus environment
The University has only 3,500 students and is ideal if you want a campus environment which is personal and friendly.

The University of the Sunshine Coast has one of the lowest ratios of international students in Australia. It’s a great place to meet Australian students and to experience the Australian lifestyle in a safe and natural environment

International outlook
The University of the Sunshine Coast has partnerships with many universities throughout the world. University staff work with their international partners on research and teaching projects. Staff and student exchanges are encouraged. Our active international partnerships bring new ideas and the latest research and teaching methods to our programs.

Sunshine Coast’s famous beaches Location
Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast is in the state of Queensland. The University of the Sunshine Coast is located only one hour by car from both the state capital, Brisbane, and the International Airport. From Brisbane there are train and bus connections to the University.The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, with beautiful beaches, rivers and hinterland. It has a pleasant, subtropical climate, which is comfortable all year round. Average summer temperatures range from 17 C to 28 C. Winters are mild and sunny with average temperatures ranging from 7 C to 22 C.

The campus is located approximately 10 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast’s famous beaches. There are regular bus services from the campus to the beaches and major shopping centres.

Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra and NoosaMajor centres, such as Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Noosa, are between 15 and 40 minutes drive away giving you access to all the Coast has to offer: famous surfing beaches, international cuisine, shopping centres, and nightlife.

Student Numbers and Staff
We have over 3,500 students, 250 of whom are international students, and over 400 staff.

Our English Language Centre has about 150 students and about 20 teaching and administrative staff.

Faculties / Fields of Study / Courses / Tuition Fees
The three faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Business and Science offer around 50 programs at Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and Doctoral qualification levels. Send us your questions about the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Pathways to study at the University of the Sunshine Coast
You can start your study at our English Language Centre, which offers Academic English preparation as part of the Direct Entry English Pathway (DEEP).

With DEEP, if you satisfy the course requirements, you gain direct entry to the University’s degree and Study Abroad programs without doing an external exam, such as TOEFL or IELTS.

The University also has a number of credit transfer arrangements with overseas universities and colleges, as well as TAFE and VET colleges in Australia

Courses & Faculties:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Australian and Cultural Studies,
  • Art and Design
  • Communication Studies
  • Environmental and Planning Studies
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Social and Community Studies

Faculty of Business

  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism

Faculty of Science

  • Biomedical Science,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Microbiological Ecology,
  • Public Health
  • Sport and Exercise Science

Fields of study

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Computer-Based Art and Design)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Design and Communication)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Environment and Heritage)
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Popular Culture)
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Community Work)

Faculty of Business

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Information Systems)
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)Bachelor of Business (International Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (E-Commerce and Design)
  • Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology
  • Bachelor of Sustainable Tourism

Faculty of Science

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Public Health)
  • Bachelor of Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

English Language Programs at the University of the Sunshine Coast:

  • General English
  • Academic English (including IELTS)
  • Cambridge Exam Preparation
  • English and Sport
  • English and Au Pair
  • Short Term Programs
  • General English
  • Academic English – Intermediate
  • Academic English – Upper Intermediate for Direct Entry English Pathway – combination of General and Academic English courses for IELTS and Direct University of the Sunshine Coast Entry)
  • Cambridge Exam Preparation First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • Other specialised courses for example English & Au-Pair, English & Sport are available please check with the English Language Centre for more details.

New! Noosa Study Centre: Enjoy Beautiful Beaches & Study English!

Admission Requirements English Language Centre
Our English Language programs are available to all international students looking to improve their English language skills. Our University pathways make studying at our English Language Centre an attractive option for students wanting to study in our undergraduate or postgraduate programs.

Some English Language Centre programs have admission requirements that you must meet before your application can be approved. For example, to study either the Academic English or Cambridge Exam Preparation programs your English must be at or above Intermediate level. Further information on admission requirements can be obtained from the English Language Centre.

Degree programs
The minimum level of education required for entry to undergraduate degree programs is completion of senior secondary school studies, or equivalent, considered to be at a similar level to completion of Australian Year 12 study. Admission is dependent on the standard of your results.

Enrolment Procedures English Language Centre
To apply you will need to complete an English Language Centre Application form.

Degree Programs
Complete the relevant application form, and return with all required documentation including:

  • a current official academic record of all tertiary level and/or senior high school studies undertaken
  • a certified translation of any papers that are not in English
  • evidence of English proficiency if from a non-English speaking country
  • any other documentation requested on the application form

Semester One

  • 12 - 20 February Orientation
  • 23 February Classes commence
  • 31 March Census date
  • 9 April Good Friday
  • 12 April Easter Monday
  • 12 – 18 April Intra-semester break
  • 19 April Classes recommence
  • 26 April Anzac Day Public Holiday
  • 03 May Labour Day
  • 28 May Last day of classes
  • 31 May – 2 June Study break
  • 3 – 19 June Examinations
  • 14 June Queens Birthday
  • 18 June Show Holiday
  • 21 June Inter-semester break commences
  • *Summer Intensive Program 07 June – 14 July

University of the Sunshine Coast degree program Semester Two

  • 12 - 16 July Orientation
  • 19 July Classes commence
  • 31 August Census date
  • 20 Sept – 03 Oct Intra-semester break
  • 04 October Classes recommence
  • 29 October Last day of classes
  • 1 – 3 November Study break
  • 4 – 20 November Examinations

Foundation Studies and other special programmes
We offer our Direct Entry English Pathway for students needing to improve their English before commencing a University of the Sunshine Coast degree program.

We also offer transition courses that are run before Orientation week (usually one or two weeks prior) and during O-week. These include:

  • Academic Writing and Study Skills
  • Computer Basics
  • Editing for Tertiary Study
  • Enabling Chemistry
  • Enabling Maths (General)
  • Enabling Maths (Science)
  • Enabling Maths (Statistics)
  • Return to Study Workshop

Student Services also run academic writing and study skills workshops throughout the semester.

** Please note that these courses are for enrolled students only and are not the typical bridging courses through which successful students automatically gain a place at university. **Support ServicesMaking the transition into tertiary study can be challenging, and initially, a little overwhelming. To assist students in maximising their potential, University of the Sunshine Coast Student Services provide:

  • Academic skills programs
  • Career services
  • Personal counselling
  • Disability support

Student GuildThe University of the Sunshine Coast is Australia's newest university and the Student Guild is the youngest organisation of its type. Established by students, the Student Guild is very responsive to the needs and wants of all students — whether studying full-time, part-time, or even off campus. Our main goal is to help you make your time studying at this Uni more enjoyable by providing essential non-academic services — including sporting, cultural and social activities. Check out the following list of services we currently offer to all Guild members:

  • Free Student Accident Insurance
  • Free Legal Advice (from qualified solicitors)
  • Free Diary
  • Student Discount Card
  • Magazine, Newsletters & E-mail Bulletin
  • Regular Entertainment & Promotions
  • Photocopying, Scanning and Printing
  • Fax / Phone Services
  • Pool Table & Vending Machines
  • Access to intervarsity sporting competitions as well as local and on-campus Sports
  • Sponsorship of Clubs & Societies
  • Advocacy and Representation
  • Representation with national bodies
  • Cheap tea and coffee (including herbal teas, Ecco, and sweeteners)
  • Provision of general information
  • Subsidised pizza and BBQ lunches
  • Student Emergency Loans (Conditions apply)
  • Emergency Accommodation

Facilities
Student support, services and facilities include:

  • 24 access computer labs with an impressive computer student ratio
  • free internet access (quota-based)
  • Email accounts
  • Hi-tech audio-visual equipment
  • Bookshop
  • Food outlets
  • Confidential counselling
  • Learning support
  • Study skills workshops
  • Mentor and peer advisor programs
  • Careers guidance
  • Student Guild (student organisation)
  • Clubs and societies
  • Art gallery
  • International standard athletics track and training facility
  • Sports oval and club house
  • Student kitchen and lounge area for international students

Accommodation / Cost
At the University of the Sunshine Coast we have excellent student accommodation located next to the campus. This modern, apartment-style accommodation has been built specially for students.

You share a kitchen and living room with up to 3 other students but have your own private bedroom, shower and toilet, as well as telephone/internet connections.

Facilities include swimming pools, gym, tennis courts and games and barbecue areas, kiosk, as well as internet and university intranet access. There is a shopping centre nearby.

Sharing an apartment is a great way to get to know Australian students and experience Australia, but if you wish to experience life with an Australian family, we can also arrange homestay. When you choose homestay, you live with an Australian family and share their meals and home. It’s an ideal way to improve your English.

Off-campus accommodation in houses or apartments, with other students or on your own, is also an option.

Please contact us if you would like information on further accommodation options at the Sunshine Coast.

Scholarships and Grants
Individual scholarships or other financial aid to international students is not available at this time.

Student Achievements
We offer more than 60 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the three faculties: Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Science. By providing relevant degrees that keep pace with global and technology advancements, we ensure our graduates are prepared for the challenges of today’s world. Our graduates have gone on to very successful careers in a wide range of areas, including international opportunities.

Study Abroad in Australia

Home Country: Japan
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Australia's climate and natural beauty drew Ayako Sato to the University of the Sunshine Coast.

"It is a safe region with beaches and good weather," Ayako says.


Staff at the University helped Ayako with visa procedures and lecturers were always on hand to answer questions.


"I found lecturers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to be very helpful and considerate of language difficulties faced by international students," she says.

Ayako took advantage of the University's Homestay Program and stayed with a local family near the University campus.


"Homestay was a great opportunity for me to experience Australian life," says Ayako.

For anyone considering studying at USC, Ayako offers this advice:


"If you would like to stay in a small city near nature, then choose the SunshineCoast. In regard to quality of university academic staff and support, I recommend USC."

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