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University of the Sunshine Coast
Maroochydore, Australia
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Estimated Costs: Academic Year,
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program: Direct
Program Type: Internship, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Apartment (shared)
Areas of Study: Accounting, Any Major, Arts, Australian & Cultural Studies, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Criminology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, Geography, Health & Human Services, History, Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Tourism
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About University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast is already proving to be one of our most popular destinations. And who wouldn't want to study in a place named after sunshine? If you are a student of business, education, science, or social studies, why not spend a semester Down Under at USC?


About Queensland, Australia

Located close to the cities of Maroochydore and Noosa, USC is just a short distance from renowned surf beaches, hinterland forests, and next to the Mooloolah River National Park. Families of wild kangaroos also call the campus home and the Sunshine Coast is only about one hour by car from Brisbane, a major metropolitan city. The famous Australian Zoo, home of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter, is also right next door to USC. It's beautiful scenery, warm climate, friendly people and a safe, relaxed atmosphere all along the 65 kilometers of beaches that's called the Sunshine Coast.

» University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Queensland


USC is a regional university with approximately 3,500 students and 400 staff. A smaller university means smaller class sizes and a friendly campus. The university is comprised of three departments or "faculties" - Arts and Social Sciences; Business; and Science, Health and Education (click each department name for more information). As a study abroad student, you have access to all facilities, resources and student support services on campus and enjoy an extensive activity and orientation program. 

Notes about the Language of Instruction

Courses are taught in English.

Tips for Researching Courses

You are able to register for any course in which you have the proper prerequisites completed. Course descriptions and a syllabus for most classes are available at the links below. You may want to also participate in an unpaid internship in your field for credit.
» Course descriptions and syllabi
» Course and program overview
» Internships

Program Costs

The cost for this NDSU direct program are the tuition and fees charged by the institution abroad. You are responsabile for the additional costs for the application and course fees, airfare, housing, and other living expenses. Estimated costs for the program can be accessed at the top of this page by clicking on the approprate term.

» Academic Year Costs
» Fall Costs
» Spring Costs

Financial aid and scholarships can be applied toward the costs for this program. See the financial aid and scholarships page for more information.

Program Details

Follow the links below to discover what USC has to offer you:
» Study Abroad
» Study English
» Tertiary Preparation Pathway
» Undergraduate programs
» Postgraduate programs and research
» Cross-institutional students
» Why Study Here?
» Location - Overview
» USC International Student Information

Program Dates

TERM Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul

KEY Estimated Program Dates Variable Program End Variable Program Dates

Because this university is located in the Southern hemisphere their standard academic year starts in the spring, lasting from late February to November.
  • 2013 Fall Semester: July 15 to November 16, 2013
  • 2014 Spring Semester: February 24 to June 27, 2014
  • The summer term for this university takes place during our winter: November 25, 2013-January 31, 2014 
  • See the USC Academic Calendars page for more details.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** This program follows a rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.