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SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY - [SCU], LISMORE, NEW SOUTH WALES - ADMISSION

Lismore, New South WalesLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1994Established Year
  8678Enrollment

Southern Cross University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vidushi Vidushi
Study Abroad Expert

Admissions at Southern Cross University are granted thrice in a year. Established in 1994, Southern Cross University has established itself as one of the best modern universities in Australia. Total student enrollment in 2019 exceeded 20,000 with more than 5,000 international students enrolled. SCU is known for being at #2 out of all the Australian universities to support its overseas population. Its young and innovative research has made it a very popular destination to pursue higher studies in Australia. SCU offers 80+ undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The university has three equal sessions in which it invites admissions. International applicants can apply through the education agents, online application or direct application. It is recommended that some international applicants from specific countries only apply via agents authorized by the SCU.

It usually takes Southern Cross University around 10 days after receiving the application to arrive at an admission decision.

  • English proficiency requirements vary from program to program. Be sure to check the requirements before applying.
  • For undergraduate degrees, the minimum score required is IELTS of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 with the exception of health sciences, nursing and midwifery and social sciences degrees.
  • For most postgraduate degrees the minimum score required is IELTS of 6.5 overall.
  • Academic requirements differ from country to country. The applicants are advised to check the requirements prior application.

Highlights

Application PortalApply Online
Academic CalendarSemester-Based
Payment ModePhone, BPay, in person or online
Intake SessionsMarch/July/November
Student population20,329
International student5,936
ScholarshipsAvailable for International students
International AdmissionsSCU International Enquiry

Southern Cross University Admission Deadline

The closing dates for students to the university are listed below:

Study PeriodDeadline
Session 1 (Commences March 2)February 28
Session 2 (Commences July 6)July 3
Session 3 (Commences November 2)November 30

Southern Cross University International Admissions

Overseas students who wish to study at SCU must meet some additional requirements.

These include minimum required scores in various tests and evidence of English proficiency. General requirements include:

  • Academic records and transcripts
  • Required entry score(as required by the program)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Inherent requirements for nursing, health sciences, social work, and other specified programs
  • Health insurance
  • Proof of funding

Southern Cross University requires applicants from some countries to apply only through their authorized agents. Indian students too, are recommended to apply for admissions at SCU through these agents available in their city.

English Language Requirements

Southern Cross University has different score requirements for different programs and subjects. Applicants must check properly the band that applies to their subject. The scores below are in comparison with different bands of IELTS.

IELTS Band4.5 with no band less than 4.05.0 with no band less than 4.55.5 with no band less than 5.06.0 with no band less than 5.56.5 with no band less than 6.07.0 with no band less than 6.57.0 with no band less than 7.0
TOEFL PBTN/AN/A500550570592600
TOEFL iBT32-3435-454660799494
PTE30364250586565
ISPLRN/AN/A3 in any 4 skills3+ or better in 4 skills4 in 4 skills4 in more skills4+ in all 4 skills

Visa Process for International Students

All students who are offered admission by Southern Cross University will require an Australian student visa. International applicants must contact the Australian Embassy in their country for visa-related assistance. They can also consult the Department of Home Affairs for additional assistance.

  • International applicants require a valid passport, SCU issued an electronic confirmation of enrolment (COE), and other necessary documents required by the department of home affairs.
  • Applicants must submit proof of their financial capability to cover all the expenses during their study.
  • An Overseas Health Cover is necessary to obtain an Australian student visa

Southern Cross University Undergraduate Admissions

Southern Cross University offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs in the field of Law, Civil Engineering, Education, Marine Science, Environment Science, Biomedical Science, Nursing, Social Welfare, and Event Management

Overseas students have to follow the below-mentioned steps for getting admission at Southern Cross University undergraduate programs.

Application Portal

Students can apply through any one of the following:

Admission requirements

  • Certified copy of academic transcripts
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Academic or employer reference (if needed)

English Language Proficiency Test Score for International Students

All International applicants are required to meet the university’s English language requirements for admission. The minimum needed score for an applicant varies as per the nature of course.

The list of minimum scores required for international undergraduate applicants are mentioned below:

TestScore
Bachelor of NursingIELTS 7.0
TOFEL – PBT 600
TOFEL – IBT 94
PTE – 65
Bachelor of PedorthicsIELTS 7.0
TOFEL – PBT 592
TOFEL – IBT 94
PTE – 65
Bachelor of Social WelfareIELTS 6.5
TOFEL – PBT 570
TOFEL – IBT 79
PTE – 58

Southern Cross University Graduate Admissions

Southern Cross University offers a diverse range of graduate programs in the field of Science, Engineering, Law, Health Management, Tourism, and Environmental Science. To apply for admission, the applicant has to fulfill the following requirements -

Application Portal - Online Application

Application Deadline -

  • Session 1 - February 28
  • Session 2 - July 3
  • Session 3 - November 30
CoursesAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Requirements
Master of Business AdministrationA 4-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a related discipline,
Or a 3-year undergraduate degree in engineering, or in a cognate discipline,
plus a minimum 2 years of documented relevant work.
IELTS – 6.5
TOFEL – PBT 570
TOFEL – IBT 79
PTE – 58
Master of International Tourism and Hotel ManagementBachelor’s degree in a related fieldIELTS 6.5
TOFEL – PBT 570
TOFEL – IBT 79
PTE – 58
Master of Professional AccountingBachelor’s degree in a related fieldIELTS 6.5
TOFEL – PBT 570
TOFEL – IBT 79
PTE – 58
Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)An applicant must have completed a three-year undergraduate degree.
Applicant must have undertaken some prior study in the social sciences, psychology, or related fields.
IELTS - 7.0
TOFEL – PBT 592
TOFEL – IBT 94
PTE – 65

Students are recommended to apply at least two months before starting their studies. SCU accepts late applications also but it entirely depends upon the availability of the course.

If the applicant is selected, an International Offer Package will be emailed giving details of what is required to accept the offer. If you are not successful, alternatives may be offered. Admission outcome is usually communicated within ten days after receiving it. The International Offer Package includes the Offer of Admission, Information for Accepting Offer, Offer Acceptance Agreement and other relevant details.

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