Information for visiting and cross-institutional students
Visiting students apply directly to the University to complete one or several individual courses (subjects) for professional or personal development, rather than enrolling in an undergraduate degree program.
Visiting students are classified as non-award students, pay up-front tuition fees and receive normal instruction, assessment and formal results.
Visiting students who subsequently enrol in a degree program at the University may have completed visiting study assessed for credit transfer.
Please note that if English is not your first language, you need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program.
Choose the course(s) (subjects) in which you wish to enrol. Overviews of each course are available by selecting the relevant program.
Domestic students (includes Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of an Australian permanent visa, including permanent humanitarian visas):
Complete a Application for Visiting Student form. Form is available from Application forms page.
Visiting student status is not normally available to international students.
Cross-institutional students enrol in a course(s) through another institution which, on successful completion, can be credited to the program at the home institution.
Application procedures for cross-institutional enrolment are available for:
Cross-institutional study is offered to students from other universities who wish to enrol in courses at USC so that on their successful completion, can be credited towards a program at their home university.
If English is not your first language, you need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program.
How to apply
Select your course(s). Read the University's course descriptions to assist your selection.
Ensure you meet all prerequisites (or equivalents) for your chosen course(s). Seek advice from the relevant Faculty for more information.
Domestic students (includes Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and holders of an Australian Permanent Visa including Permanent Humanitarian Visas) complete the Application for Cross-Institutional Study form, available from the application forms page.
International students complete the International Student Application for Cross Institutional Study.
As a current USC student, you may be eligible to study courses from another university and have those courses credited towards your USC degree program.
How to apply
Select the course(s) you wish to complete from another institution. Use course descriptions provided by the institution to assist your selection. Check when the course(s) are offered and that you can meet the relevant application dates for the other institution.
Ensure you have met all prerequisites (equivalent USC courses) for your chosen course(s).
- appropriate application from the institution where you wish to undertake studies;and
- Cross-Institutional Approval form available from Student Forms and Document Requests page.
Make an appointment with a staff member from your USC Faculty Administration office. Present the application form and course descriptions from the institution at which you wish to study and the USC Cross-Institutional Study Approval form for consideration.
Once you have completed your cross-institutional study, provide an official statement of Academic Record of your results to Student Administration at USC as soon as possible, for course credit to be processed.