• Australia
    • Sunshine Coast
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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Apartment Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
6 months (1 Semester) 2024: A$13,450 (approx. USD $8,764)
1 year (2 Semesters) 2024: A$26,900 (approx. USD $17,531)
What's Included
Activities Some Activities Classes Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Activities are hosted by UniSC's Student Guild
Student Wi-Fi access across UniSC's campus locations

What's Not Included
Accommodation Some Accommodation Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Private accommodation and housing options can be found here: https://www.usc.edu.au/accommodation

Dec 05, 2023
Dec 12, 2023
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About Program

Are you thinking about studying abroad for one or two semesters? If your answer is yes, then UniSC Sunshine Coast (UniSC) has the program for you.

UniSC’s Study Abroad Program is a short semester-based program, allowing you the flexibility to study three or four courses (36 or 48 units) throughout the semester.

This program is a great option if you have just finished high school and want to study abroad without committing to a degree program. It is also a good option if you are currently enrolled at an overseas institution and only want to study abroad for a short time, while possibly earning credit towards your home degree.

You will be able to choose three or four courses (36 or 48 units) from UniSC’s extensive course catalogue. The courses on offer are taken directly from within UniSC’s undergraduate programs, which means you have the opportunity to take classes with the locals and you will have a wide range of study disciplines to choose from.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Indigenous services at UniSC is a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and offer support via study pathways, mentoring and study assistance, professional networks and conferences, study abroad opportunities, participation at UniGames, community engagement, and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students. You can read more about this on our website.

LGBTQIA+ Support

UniSC is focused on the inclusion of sexually and gender diverse identities, including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+).

As one of 65 Australian academic organisations – and the only university in Queensland – that demonstrated support for Australian Marriage Equality campaign in 2017, we remain committed to equality for sexually and gender diverse identities. Read more by visiting the link.

Accessibility Support

AccessAbility Services can provide access to appropriate reasonable adjustments and practical advice about the support and facilities available to you throughout the University. If your studies are affected by a disability, learning disorder, mental health issue, injury or illness, or you are a primary carer for someone with a disability or who is considered frail and aged, you are strongly encouraged to connect with AccessAbility Services as early as possible. Visit the link for more information.



As a university with a strong commitment to achieving sustainability in terms of teaching, research and how we operate, we’re thrilled to be the top ranked Queensland university in the 2023 THE Impact Rankings. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and measure the social and economic impact of an institution. Read more about our rankings on our website.

Ethical Impact

Understanding our world, and how we interact with it, allows us to create a better and more sustainable future. From forest to ocean floor, UniSC research is making new discoveries and providing solutions for environmental and ecological challenges worldwide. UniSC is ranked among the world's best for our commitment to sustainable development.

Program Highlights

  • Flexibility to plan your studies
  • Take classes with locals
  • An academic and cultural adventure
  • Memories to last a lifetime
  • Continue your studies after completing


UniSC International Scholarships

In 2024, UniSC offers some exciting scholarships to its commencing international students.

There is no separate scholarship application for the following scholarships - Your offer will automatically include the scholarship you are eligible for.

Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
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  • Academics 4.25
  • Support 4.25
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 3.75
  • Safety 5
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Study at USC

Studying in Australia has been amazing. I loved the outdoor culture and the laid back attitude. There is so many fun things to do from swimming, surfing, drinking great coffee, to meeting new people. USC has a great way of providing hands on learning and doesn't require you to do random courses that have nothing to do with your major. If it's a required class, you will use it. This helped me appreciate my education and not feel as if there were things I would never use in my future practice. Highly recommend!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Dealing with visas is always very daunting. Get a lawyer if it helps you destress with the paperwork.
  • Great education
  • Beautiful weather
  • Caring tutors
  • Working and study load
  • Homesickness
  • Unexpected heath costs
18 people found this review helpful.
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University of the Sunshine Coast Review

My name is Justine Fry, and I am an undergraduate student from Pennsylvania in the United States of America. I studied abroad at the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) for a semester starting in February 2023. While I was at the university, I studied business related courses as I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at my home institution. One of my favorite parts of the trip was meeting so many wonderful people from different countries. I stayed at Varsity Apartments which houses both international and Australian students. This helped me make friends and connect with other students who may have been in the same situation as me. Varsity Apartments is one of the student accommodations, and the students are lively and always up to make new friends.

The courses were taught differently than I was used to, as a lot of the learning is done independently; however, this made traveling easier. The university has various clubs that allow you to get involved and make friends on campus. A popular spot on campus is the student guild. This is an organization that holds weekly events for students that range from free dinners to movie nights and silent discos. One of my favorite events was the movie night at the pool. We were able to swim and there were snacks provided. The university offers connect weeks where events are held, and these were fun for students to meet each other. Some days there were market stalls on campus for students to browse. One day there was an international connect day with a picnic lunch and koalas on campus. There were food trucks some of the days, which adds to the variety of food offered at the University. There are various spots to grab a bite on campus, and my favorite was Café C. You could grab a cup of coffee and a quick snack before heading to class. There is also the Brasserie, which is the main dining option, and it offers meals and other quick food options. I attended the Sunny Coast Christian Student club which allowed me to connect with people who had similar religious beliefs as me. The club offered multiple meetings a week and other fun activities off campus. We would go to the beach and play volleyball, there was a camping weekend, and other fun activities. It was easy to connect with students and both students and faculty are eager to welcome you to the university. The location of the university makes it easy to catch a bus to the beach, but it also allows you to quickly catch a train to Brisbane or a flight to Sydney or the Whitsundays. I was able to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef which has always been a dream of mine. A couple of friends and I flew up to Proserpine (Whitsundays) and got a shuttle to take us to Airlie Beach. We spent a couple of days there, which was relaxing and beautiful. One of the days we took a boat tour out and snorkeled the reef. It was amazing and something I will never forget. I recommend going out to the reef if you get the chance to study at UniSC or just visiting Australia!

There can be a lot of options when picking a place to study abroad; however, Australia offers a variety of city life to rural exploration. If you want to visit a city, it is easy to get a train or flight to Sydney. The beaches in Australia are beautiful and will not disappoint. Overall, the University of the Sunshine Coast was a good fit for me, and I encourage you to look into it if you are wanting to study abroad in Australia.

  • Close to the beach
  • Wonderful people
  • The wildlife
  • Class structure
  • Pricey
21 people found this review helpful.
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I am loving it here at USC! I started off with a Diploma and now I'm onto a bachelor's. Everything about the campus is amazing. The teachers really care about the students, they are so supportive and knowledgeable. The campus is beautiful and open, full of wild life too. That also have a really good international team to assist the international students.

There's plenty of study spaces and learning resources. So easy to make friends and so many people who share interests. Living on the coast is the greatest! Close to the ocean but still not far away from the greatest hikes I've been on.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I'm getting used to it now but the kangaroos are everywhere on campus :)
107 people found this review helpful.
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Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

I loved my time at USC. I completed my Bachelor of Criminology and Justice back in 2019 as an international student and was extremely happy with the support I received from the academic staff. I applied as a Study Abroad student in 2016 but decided to extend to a full-degree program which I do not regret one second. USC has provided me with great knowledge and the staff and students support has been fantastic. I can only recommend studying Criminology at USC, especially if you want to improve not only academically within several areas, but also in a practical setting when you get to go on placement your third year.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising thing I experienced whilst studying at USC was how friendly people were, and not to mention supporting when you needed any assistance with your studies. I was also surprised to see how green and close to nature the USC Sippy Downs campus was!
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