Queensland Students Arrival Plan (QSAP) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Queensland Students Arrival Plan (QSAP)

Welcome back to Australia and USC!

USC has partnered with the Australian and Queensland governments to ensure the safe return of international students to USC's Queensland campuses in 2022.

The Queensland Students Arrival Plan will commence in January 2022 and we are all looking forward to welcoming eligible international students back to campus. Specific details about the Queensland Students Arrival Plan are still being finalised and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, we have prepared some frequently asked questions which you may find useful.

What is the Queensland Student Arrivals Plan (QSAP)?

The Queensland Student Arrivals Plan (QSAP) is a program to safely and gradually return international students to Queensland. QSAP is currently with the Australian Government for final endorsement.

When can I return to Queensland?

Starting in January 2022, the Queensland Student Arrivals Plan will initially bring back 250 eligible international students to Queensland every 2 weeks.

Who is eligible for QSAP?

The program will return students to Queensland in phases.

Phase 1 Eligibility:

  • Continuing students who have previously studied onshore in Queensland
  • Students studying medicine, medical research or allied health will be prioritised
  • Hold valid Student Visa (Subclass 500) and overseas student healthcare cover
  • Be over 18 and enrolled to study at USC in Semester 1, 2022
  • Be fully vaccinated with a TGA-recognised COVID-19 vaccine
  • Return a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure
  • Agree to adhere to all Australian Government COVID-19 regulations

In Phase 2 the program will be expanded to include continuing students from other study areas, as well as students who have commenced their studies from outside of Australia.

Do I need to contact USC to participate in QSAP?

There is no need for you to contact USC as our team will directly contact eligible students.

Please make sure your contact details on USC Central are up to date. We are working closely with Study Queensland, and you will be contacted as appropriate.

Quarantine and flights

Flights to Queensland and quarantine arrangements will be managed by a Queensland Government appointed travel agent.

Please do not book your own travel or make your own quarantine arrangements.

Returning students will arrive at a nominated Brisbane airport and be transported to the newly purpose-built Queensland Regional Accommodation Centre, Wellcamp for 14 days quarantine. The accommodation centre is near the city of Toowoomba.

How much does it cost to participate?

The final cost of participating in QSAP is still being determined. You will be advised of all applicable expenses prior to making the decision to take part in QSAP.

What support is available while I’m in quarantine?

USC students will have access to our suite of  support services, as well as additional targeted support while you are in quarantine. A detailed support plan will be available shortly.

Can secondary visa holders, such as dependents (spouse, child), participate in QSAP?

No. At this stage only eligible primary Student visa holders will be able to participate.

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