Our class size average is 14-15 students.
Our Academic English programs have set start dates throughout the year. Check the English Language Program page for more details.
Yes, you will have an orientation on the first day that your program starts.
USC Sunshine Coast ELP students should arrive at the USC International office (Level 1, Building J) before 8.30am.
USC SouthBank ELP students should arrive at the USC SouthBank, Ernest Street premises before 8.30am.
Yes, text books are on loan to you for the duration of your program.
This means that you need to return your text book at the end of your program (in order to get a certificate of completion).
We have a mix of students from around the world including France, India, Brazil, Japan, China, Nepal, South Korea and the Philippines * Nationalities may not be reflected in your actual class of enrolment.
There are a variety of accommodation options close to USC Sunshine Coast and USC SouthBank to suit any budget and length of stay. Visit the Accommodation and housing page for campus specific accommodation options, including privately-owned student accommodation, homestay and rental options.
Yes, international students will be given a student network account which gives access to the internet and email facilities while at the USC campus.
The cost is included in the program fees.
The USC Sunshine Coast campus has a number of cafes, food outlets and a brasserie which sell a large selection of delicious food, snacks and drinks. The cafes are conveniently located near the classrooms.
The USC SouthBank campus is in close proximity to a wide choice of eateries, offering culturally diverse and inexpensive food.
Additionally, ELP students on both campuses have access to student common areas with microwaves.
Studying on campus is an ideal place to meet Australians who are visiting or studying at the University.
University campus life allows students to easily interact with local Australians.
USC offers a range of degree programs to international students. Find out about USC's degree programs and courses.
USC also offers excellent foundation programs. USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program leads students into undergraduate level programs at USC.
You will be given a tour of the campus on your first day when you will also have the opportunity to ask the guide any questions.
In addition to your tuition and program expenses, you should make sure you have sufficient funds available to support yourself during your study.
It is estimated that an international student in Australia will spend about $380 a week on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport and telephone. This figure is only an estimate and will change depending on your location and personal lifestyle.
If you have any school age dependents accompanying you to Australia, you will be required to pay full fees for their schooling. You should allow at least A$8,000 per year for the cost of each child's schooling.
If you have a complaint or appeal you can find the ELP Complaint and Appeal process in the ELP Student Handbook, your classroom noticeboard, the Self Access noticeboard and the glass-fronted noticeboard near the classrooms.
This ELP Complaint and Appeal form is a guide to help you understand what information you will need to include if you decide to make a formal complaint. You can get support from someone else if you choose at: AdvocacyStudentGuild@usc.edu.au