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UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST - [USC], SIPPY DOWNS, QUEENSLAND - ADMISSION

Sippy Downs, QueenslandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1994Established Year
  17809Enrollment

University of the Sunshine Coast 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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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.

  • Undergraduate applicants must check the Overall Position or Selection Rank for that year before applying.
  • The University of Sunshine Coast does not charge an application fee.
  • ACT/SAT scores are not mandatory for admissions. Applicants who wish to provide standardized test scores can send.
  • Applicants with a native language other than English must provide proof of English Language proficiency.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline/Offline
Application FeeNot Required
Courses OfferedUndergraduate and Graduate Programs
Total Enrollment17,482
International Students2981
Mode of PaymentCredit Card or Debit Card or Cheque
Academic CalendarSemester-based, Trimester-based, Session-based
Intake SeasonsFall, and Spring
Work ExperienceRequired for MBA
Financial AidAvailable
Admission HelpDeskstudy@usc.edu.au

University of the Sunshine Coast Admission Deadlines

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:

CoursesDeadlines – Semester 1Deadlines – Semester 2
UndergraduateDecember 28May 22
GraduateNovember 30May 29

University of the Sunshine Coast International Admissions

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-

  • Completed Application
  • Certified Copies of Class 12 for UG and Bachelor’s Degrees for PG
  • Applicants should be at least 18 years old for UG admissions.
  • There are country-specific undergraduate entry requirements.
  • All copies must be accompanied by certified translations if not in English.
  • English Proficiency Scores such as TOEFL/IELTS.
  • Work Experience (Some PG Courses)
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Copy of Passport
  • Health Certificate
  • There are program-specific requirements too.

Applicants can send the application and required document to -

Email: study@usc.edu.au

Postal Address:
USC International ML 17
USC
Maroochydore BC
QLD 4558

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

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:

TestUndergraduateGraduate
IELTS (Academic)6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest
TOEFL (Paper-based)550 with a minimum essay score of 4575 with a minimum essay score of 4
TOEFL (Internet-based)76 with a minimum score of 18 in writing85 with a minimum score of 21 in writing
PTE50 with no subscore less than 5058 with no subscore less than 54
CAE/CPE169 or above with at least 162 in each skill177 or above with at least 169 in each skill

Visa Process for International Students

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.

  • International Applicants will be provided Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) by University of the Sunshine Coast. Applicants can proceed for the visa application process under Subclass 500.
  • The applicant needs to pay the visa application fee and apply through the online portal ImmiAccount.
  • Applicants must provide the following documents while applying for a visa:
    • Valid Passport
    • Financial support documents
    • Proof of Health Insurance/Verification Form
    • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
    • Receipt of Fee Payment
    • Digital Photograph

University of the Sunshine Coast Undergraduate Admission

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:

  • Completed Application
  • Certified Copies of Secondary Education
  • Must be 18 years old or above.
  • Check the Overall Position or Selection Rank. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for the admissions.
  • Country-specific admission requirements vary. For India, applicants must have one of the following:
    • All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) with a minimum grade average of 60% in the best 4 academic subjects in final year and overall First Division results
    • Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) with a minimum grade average of 60% in the best 4 academic subjects in final year and overall First Division results
    • State board exams, except Punjab State Education Board and Haryana State Education Board, with a minimum grade average of 65% average across the 4 best academic subjects in the final year and overall First Division results
    • Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) and Haryana State Education Board (HSEB) exams, with a minimum grade average of 70% average across the 4 best academic subjects in the final year and overall First Division results
    • All applicants must have at least 50% in the theory component (where applicable) of any subject.

University of the Sunshine Coast Graduate 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-

ProgramsMBAMaster of Social Work by ResearchMaster of Information and Communications TechnologyMaster of Climate Change Adaptation by ResearchMaster of Creative Arts
Academic RequirementsUndergraduate Degree or equivalentUndergraduate Degree - Duly accredited or recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers.Undergraduate Degree or equivalentBachelor'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 TermSemester 1: May 31
Semester 2: November 29
Trimester 3: October 4
Semester 2: November 29Semester 1: May 31
Semester 2: November 29
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Additional RequirementsAt 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.

University of the Sunshine Coast FAQs

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.

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