Information for parents
Parent Lounge Update
Content created just for parents, to keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know about supporting your child on their journey to university.
Pathways to study
There is more than one way to become a student at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Courses and programs
100+ undergraduate degrees, 100s of careers, multiple entry pathways, unlimited potential. Check out the courses and programs available at UniSC.
Resources for parents
Download our new Parents' Guide and access career planning and budget resources
It pays to invest in your future. There's plenty of financial support available to help with your tuition fees and study costs.
Our scholarships and bursaries celebrate different types of skills and support people from all kinds of backgrounds, giving you the freedom to focus on your study.
Accommodation and transport
Accommodation and transport advice for parents
Getting a Headstart
Year 10 - 12 students can start studying UniSC courses while still completing high school.
Common questions asked by parents
UniSC Parent, Dr Janet Lee, covers some of the common questions she gets asked by other parents including whether to take a gap year and what students should choose to study.
Hear from other UniSC parents
It was a proud parent moment for Debbie and Nick Orman when their daughter Rubie graduated from UniSC last year.
Proud parents of UniSC graduate, Kalena Davis flew from the other side of the world to watch their daughter graduate.
Parents of UniSC students, Yani and Mia talk about their perspective on the UniSC experience and what advice they have for other parents.
News for parents
Study finds diet myths ‘hidden’ in social media13 Mar
Joint UniSC research published in the Journal of Sociology has found potentially dangerous health misinformation in ‘What I Eat in a Day’ YouTube videos, as Dr Naomi Smith urges social media users to carefully evaluate the material presented.
Parasitic wasp among new insect species found in Qld8 Mar
A Sunshine Coast school will help taxonomists name a wasp species new to western science after its students caught the insect as part of a tri-state project to uncover more of Australia’s biodiversity, says UniSC entomologist Dr Andy Howe.
Cultural burns can help protect koalas: new research27 Feb
Research into koala numbers before and after cultural burns on the world’s second largest sand island has fuelled a push to merge Aboriginal knowledge with cutting-edge science to mitigate the dangers of bushfires across Australia.