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University of Southern Queensland Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a regional, dynamic university dedicated to giving quality education in a resilient and supportive atmosphere. Established in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia the university comprises of three campuses at Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich. The institution offers studies in law, health, engineering, the sciences, business, education, and the arts.

For applying at the University of Southern Queensland, follow these steps:

  1. Select your preferred degree and check if you meet the eligibility criteria
  2. Contact one of the University’s agents.
  3. Submit online application supplemented with documents such as award certificate, academic transcript, passport copy, and Visa.
  4. Wait for 2-3 weeks for the admission decision to arrive.

Given below are some of the key things that should be kept in mind before making an application for the University of Southern Queensland Admissions:

  • Students applying for undergraduate and graduate programs have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • It is a must to demonstrate English language competence for entry in the university.
  • The university offers English language and short-term training programs for learners of non-English-speaking backgrounds to equip them for admission into a degree program, help enhance their career prospects or develop written and spoken English.
  • International applicants must complete their visa process in time.
  • The university also offers different pathway programs to candidates not fulfilling the minimum academic requirements


Application PortalOfficial Website
Application Fee (non-refundable)No Application or assessment fee
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for Business Programs
Financial AidWork-Study, Loans, Grants, and Scholarships

University of Southern Queensland Application Deadlines

The University accepts applications throughout the year, the following are the commencement dates for upcoming semesters.

SemesterApplication Deadline
Semester 2, 2019July 19, 2019
Semester 3, 2019November 15, 2019

University of Southern Queensland International Admissions

The admission requirements for international students are discussed below.

  • All the educational documents/records from the earlier attended institutions.
    • Approved by the institution's office registrar or an authorized officer of an Australian overseas diplomatic mission.
    • Official records that are not in English must be accompanied by the certified English version.
  • GPA calculations are made from previous studies to assess entry into some of the graduate and postgraduate programs. The university uses GPA calculation to maintain demand in popular programs and to guarantee the candidate has the best possibility of success.
  • GRE/GMAT exam scores are not required but Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) may be submitted for all candidates other than Year 12 students.
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • An updated resume consisting of professional experience and educational qualifications.
  • Departmental requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements, some departments require a separate departmental application, portfolio, audition or interview.

University of Southern Queensland English Proficiency Requirements

International applicants ought to present either of the following test records to prove their English language proficiency. The minimum scores listed below are comprehensive scores as the minimum requirement can differ depending on program preference.

TestUndergraduate ApplicantsPostgraduate Applicants
TOEFL-iBT80+ with no section below 1990 with no section below 20
TOEFL-PBT550+ with TWE 4.5+570 with a TWE of 5.0 or higher
TOEFL-CBT213+ with essay rating of at least 4.5230 with an essay rating of at least 5
IELTS6.0+ with no bands below 5.56.5 with no band below 6.0
PTE50+ and no communicative skills test scores below 5058 with no communicative score below 58
Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3FCE score of 169+ with no less than 162 in each skill-

Visa Process for International Students

Students can apply for an Australian student visa after receiving an offer letter.

  • Candidates are expected to satisfy the following criterion in order to apply for students visa in Australia:
    • be registered in a program of study in Australia
    • own Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), or befall in one of the exemption categories
    • prove the student has had a welfare arrangement if he/she is under 18
  • Provide evidence of following while filling the online visa application form:
    • Certificate of Enrolment or Letter of Offer
    • Financial Statement- Stating evidence of required funds
    • Copy of passport biodata page
    • English Proficiency Test scores
    • Health requirements
    • Character requirements
  • Submit the form and pay the application fee of AUD560.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview.

University of Southern Queensland Undergraduate Admissions

The programs offered at USQ are created with the intention of outfitting industry-ready, internationally recognized and qualified graduates.

Where to Apply: University of Southern Queensland Application portal

Application Fee: Free of cost

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • Guidance counselor’s recommendation
  • English proficiency test scores for international applicants

University of Southern Queensland Graduate Admissions

While the specific requirements may differ for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same, such as:

Application Portal: University’s online application portal

Application Fee: USQ charges no application fee for processing the applications.

The table given below presents the admission requirements for a few of the most sought after courses offered by the University of Southern Queensland.

CourseSemester IntakeStudy ModeAcademic Requirements
MBASemester 1: Feb
Semester 2: July
Semester 3: Nov
On-campus, OnlineCompletion of an Australian university undergraduate degree or its equivalent; 
2+ year of relevant work experience; Resume or professional LinkedIn profile
Master of ComputingSemester 1: Feb
Semester 2: July
On-campus Online3-year bachelor degree in the field of computing or equivalent Or University of Southern Queensland Graduate
Diploma of Information Technology/Graduate Diploma of Professional Computing/ Graduate Diploma of Advanced Computing or equivalent
Master of LawsSemester 1: Feb
Semester 2: July
OnlineBachelor of Laws; a Bachelor of Laws (Honors); a Juris Doctor or an international equivalent 
Master of Engineering ScienceSemester 1: Feb
Semester 2: July
On-campus ExternalThree or four-year Bachelor's degree in engineering in the relevant specialization from an
Australian University or equivalent
Master of Psychology (Clinical)Semester 1: FebExternalDemonstrated achievement of a minimum of Second Class Honors Division A
in an APAC-accredited 4-year honors degree or equivalent
Master of ArtsSemester 1: Feb
Semester 2: July
On-campus OnlineApproved 3-year bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.0 or equivalent; 
2+ years of professional experience in the specified discipline/field

In addition to the above-mentioned requirements, candidates may be asked to present a research proposal, or a portfolio, samples of work, proof of prior work experience or attend an interview or audition, as appropriate.

On application to Master Research programs candidates are required to provide a framework of the research topic they expect to pursue. Acceptance will be directed to the availability of and approval by, a minimum of 2 certified supervisors.

The University of Southern Queensland greets thousands of applications each year so it is necessary to apply beforehand, to secure an entry in the institution.

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