The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, with beautiful beaches, rivers and hinterland. It has a pleasant, subtropical climate, which is comfortable all year round. Average summer temperatures range from 17 C to 28 C. Winters are mild and sunny with average temperatures ranging from 7 C to 22 C.Pathways to study at the University of the Sunshine Coast
You can start your study at our English Language Centre, which offers Academic English preparation as part of the Direct Entry English Pathway (DEEP).
With DEEP, if you satisfy the course requirements, you gain direct entry to the University’s degree and Study Abroad programs without doing an external exam, such as TOEFL or IELTS.
The University also has a number of credit transfer arrangements with overseas universities and colleges, as well as TAFE and VET colleges in AustraliaLocation
Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast is in the state of Queensland. The University of the Sunshine Coast is located only one hour by car from both the state capital, Brisbane, and the International Airport. From Brisbane there are train and bus connections to the University.
The campus is located approximately 10 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast’s famous beaches. There are regular bus services from the campus to the beaches and major shopping centres.
The Mooloolah River National Park adjoins the University’s 100 hectare campus, providing a sanctuary for native flora and fauna in the area. Wild kangaroos reside on campus, and the natural beauty of the campus and surrounding area create a low stress environment conducive to study.
Major centres, such as Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Noosa, are between 15 and 40 minutes drive away giving you access to all the Coast has to offer: famous surfing beaches, international cuisine, shopping centres, and nightlife.International outlook
The University of the Sunshine Coast has partnerships with many universities throughout the world. University staff work with their international partners on research and teaching projects. Staff and student exchanges are encouraged.Why choose the University of Sunshine Coast? Highly-qualified and experienced academic staff
The University of the Sunshine Coast has one of the most highly qualified research and teaching staff in Australia. According to the latest figures from the Department of Education Science and Training*, the proportion of academic staff with higher degrees at the University of the Sunshine Coast is the best in Queensland and seventh best in Australia.A top class educational experience
The 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Good Universities Guide give the University of the Sunshine Coast a five star rating for educational experience. This is the highest rating possible and was given by our own graduates, the people who really know how good we are.
University of the Sunshine Coast programs are designed with your future career in mind.
They are relevant to today’s world, and aim to give you the knowledge and skills that you will need to begin a successful career.
Small groups and classes make it easier to get to know staff, as well as other students. They make your learning easier too, and our staff are able to give you the personal attention that is only possible in a small, friendly campus environment.Modern campus
All University facilities and buildings are modern, giving you access to excellent study facilities, resources and services. All of our main buildings have won architectural awards. Friendly campus environment
The University has only 3,500 students and is ideal if you want a campus environment which is personal and friendly.
The University of the Sunshine Coast has one of the lowest ratios of international students in Australia. It’s a great place to meet Australian students and to experience the Australian lifestyle in a safe and natural environment