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Why choose USC


Opportunity. Everywhere.

Whether it’s practical work experience or the chance to pursue a lifelong passion, to connect with your community or to travel, we’re here to help you realise every opportunity.

Every student matters to us, which is why we’re rated one of Australia’s best universities for overall student experience.

USC students come from diverse backgrounds but share the same goals: to discover their future path, to become the best they can be, and to make their mark on the world.

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC. Our programs offer the choice and flexibility you need to get started on any career goal.

USC programs include a strong focus on the core skills you’ll need in the future workplace. No matter what you study, you’ll learn to communicate well, solve problems and think creatively.

All programs include hands-on training, practical experience and internships – everything you’ll need for a bright future.

Everything you need to rise, and shine.

Study and learning support

Workshops, study groups and one-on-one support to achieve your academic goals.

Help settling in

Orientation, enrolment and timetable advice, and help with accommodation and transport.

Career planning and advice

Expert guidance on how to choose a career, build skills and experience, and apply for jobs.

Health and wellbeing support

Free counselling for students, health and fitness programs, and support for mental and physical wellbeing.

Equal access

Personalised support to ensure equal access for students with a disability, learning disorder, illness or injury.

A diverse, inclusive university

A safe, supportive environment for students of all ages, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations and faiths.

Scholarships and financial support

Explore scholarships, bursaries and student loans to help with study costs.

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Our approach to learning is hands on, with cutting-edge technologies and lots of opportunities to engage with your lecturers and fellow students on campus.

USC is home to some of the most advanced learning facilities in Australia, including simulated nursing and paramedic labs, advanced engineering technologies, and a state-of-the-art CAVE2™ 3D visualisation studio.

No matter where you are, there’s a USC experience close to you. We offer flexible study options at a network of locations across coastal South East Queensland.

We're proud to have some of the most environmentally sustainable campuses in Australia, and work hard to take care of our beautiful natural spaces.

A vision for the future

At USC, we are working to create a better future for our communities. We are committed to the values of scholarship, discovery, sustainability, engagement, social justice and integrity.

From climate change adaptation to regional healthcare, renewable energy to young driver safety, our students and researchers tackle problems that directly impact our regions.

Become part of a university that helps you – and your community – rise, and shine.

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