University of the Sunshine Coast is a distinguished public university with an enrollment of over 17,482 students in the year 2019. As per the official data, the enrollment will rise to 35,000 in the next decade.
It offers more than 120 undergraduate and postgraduate programs with Medical and Health Sciences, Business, Tourism and Events, Arts and International Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Science, IT and Engineering, Law and Criminology being the popular courses.
The admission requirements are country-specific and there are different admission policies for different applicants such as School Leaver, Mature Students, etc.
It invites admission applications to its two semesters and eight sessions. The admission deadlines vary for each program.
|Application Fee||Not Required|
|Courses Offered||Undergraduate and Graduate Programs|
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card or Debit Card or Cheque|
|Academic Calendar||Semester-based, Trimester-based, Session-based|
|Intake Seasons||Fall, and Spring|
|Work Experience||Required for MBA|
Applicants who seek admission to the University of the Sunshine Coast are advised to apply before the deadlines to be considered for admission. The deadlines may vary with the program. Applicants must check the deadlines of the specific program one is applying to. The general admission deadlines for different semesters are given below:
|Courses||Deadlines – Semester 1||Deadlines – Semester 2|
|Undergraduate||December 28||May 22|
|Graduate||November 30||May 29|
It represents 3,808 students from 80 countries making 15% of students of the population international. There are country-specific entry requirements. Applicants must check the deadlines and program-specific requirements before applying.
Application Portal: Applicants must print the application and send it by email/mail with the supporting documents.
Application Fee: Not Required
Admission Requirements: International applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for the University of the Sunshine Coast admissions-
Applicants can send the application and required document to -
USC International ML 17
International applicants with a native language other than English are required to submit English Language Proficiency scores to study in Australia. The minimum scores vary with the programs. The minimum required scores for most of the standard programs by the university are:
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest||6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest|
|TOEFL (Paper-based)||550 with a minimum essay score of 4||575 with a minimum essay score of 4|
|TOEFL (Internet-based)||76 with a minimum score of 18 in writing||85 with a minimum score of 21 in writing|
|PTE||50 with no subscore less than 50||58 with no subscore less than 54|
|CAE/CPE||169 or above with at least 162 in each skill||177 or above with at least 169 in each skill|
International applicants need a student visa to study in Australia. For visa application the applicant is required to have Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) issued by the university, indicating that the acceptance of a student to a full-time degree on campus, and that the student has the required proficiency in the English language and sufficient financial support for education in a foreign country.
University of the Sunshine Coast offers undergraduate admission to more than 60 courses. Aspirants are required to have completed secondary education and applied within the deadlines. Application process may vary for Class 12 School Leavers, Mature Students, etc.
Application Portal:University Website Undergraduate Applications
Admission Fee: Not Required
Admission Requirements: Applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for University of the Sunshine Coast admissions:
It offers more than 30 graduate courses and research programs with MBA, Masters in International Business, Master of Cyber Investigations and Forensics, and Masters of Creative Arts being the popular courses. Applicants applying for postgraduate degrees are required to have a bachelor degree from an Australian higher education institution or recognised equivalent. Please ensure that the program you are applying to is available for international students.
Application Portal: Course Page on Official Website
Application Fee: N/A
Admission Requirements: The admission requirements for some of the Master’s Degrees at University of the Sunshine Coast are-
|Programs||MBA||Master of Social Work by Research||Master of Information and Communications Technology||Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research||Master of Creative Arts|
|Academic Requirements||Undergraduate Degree or equivalent||Undergraduate Degree - Duly accredited or recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers.||Undergraduate Degree or equivalent||Bachelor's degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution.||Bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II.|
|Entry Term||Semester 1: May 31|
Semester 2: November 29
Trimester 3: October 4
|Semester 2: November 29||Semester 1: May 31|
Semester 2: November 29
|Additional Requirements||At least two years of relevant work experience||-||-||-||-|
Since there are different Application Deadlines, English Language Proficiency, Entry Requirements,etc. for different categories and vary on the basis of country and program chosen; applicants should ensure that they have checked the right details before applying. The application portal is also different for School Leavers, Mature Students, TPP Students, etc.
Ques. As an international student, how can I apply to University of the Sunshine Coast?
Ans. International applicants must print and submit the application by email/mail along with the supporting documents.
Ques. What are the deadlines to apply for the postgraduate courses in University of the Sunshine Coast?
Ans. The deadlines vary with the course. Applicants must check the deadline for the particular course before applying.
Ques. What are the various test scores accepted by University of the Sunshine Coast as a proof of English proficiency?
Ans. It accepts TOEFL, IELTS, PTE-A, CAE/CPE scores as a proof of English language proficiency.
Ques. When can I expect the final decision regarding my admission in University of the Sunshine Coast?
Ans. After applying, it may take upto 3 to 4 weeks for the successful processing of application and arrival of decision. Students are notified about the admission decision via post or email.