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Study Abroad and Exchange at
Southern Cross University, GC

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Semester fee in €
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About the University 🏫

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Southern Cross University (SCU), in addition to its well-known campus on the Gold Coast, also has a campus in the natural beauty area of Lismore, at which you can also study at. The SCU, Gold Coast campus is divided into 3 different buildings where each and every single one of them offers innovative learning environments, modern labs adapted to various study areas and cosy student lounges. The facilities are frequently used by the total of nearly 5000 students studying at the SCU's Gold Coast campus.

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A cool detail on campus is that it's 400 feet away from the water, so you get a perfect beach view from the classrooms. In addition, the campus is insanely close to the city's airport. This allows you to go to the airport with your suitcase rolling behind you right after school and fly off on weekend trips to nearby destinations with your fellow students.

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SCU offers a wide range of programmes and courses in various fields, which increases your chances of finding something that suits you and your study desires. This means that you get the opportunity to study at a university that has been named 'Top 100 young universities in the world' by the Times Higher Education World University rankings.

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Other than Uniclub's help from start to finish, you are also in good hands at SCU as they have been named No 1 in Australia in terms of 'International student support'.

About the city 🌇

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The Gold Coast, is Australia's sixth largest city with a population of more than 540,000 people. The city is world renowned for its attractions such as its beaches that are over 70 kilometers long, tropical rain forests, beautiful parks, huge shopping centers, amusement parks, exotic markets, festivals, sports, entertainment events and much more.

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There is always something to do and you can be sure that the weather is sunny with its 300 sunny days a year with 29 celsius as average temperature. It helps attract 5.3 million tourists every year. All students truly thrive in the city as there are over 32,000 international students from over 130 different countries. This means that you will undoubtedly have formed friendships and networks for life, and meet a lot of new people. You're going to experience all the best the Gold Coast has to offer.

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With the city's many opportunities for activities and insanely good travel links to nearby exotic destinations, you have some of the best circumstances to get the experience of your life and the coolest stories to tell family and friends.

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It is also notable to mention that the Gold Coast is brilliantly connected in terms of public transport and what really makes the city the ultimate student city are the significantly lower cost of living. In fact, rents compared to major cities such as Melbourne and Sydney are about 40% lower on the Gold Coast, providing more air in the budget for experiences during your study abroad.

Housing Opportunities🏫

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UniStays

UniStays, is a credible platform that gives you an overview of offered off-campus housing to students at SCU.

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See more here.

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realestate.com.au

This housing platform is an alternative to UniStays, where you also have the opportunity to search for a wide range of student accommodation for your study stay.

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See more here.

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Homestay

Homestay, is recommended for all students who want to improve their English while weaving into a local Australian family to learn more about the culture. You get everything you need to feel at home. Homestay families are doing what they can to integrate students as much as possible into their daily lives.

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See more here.

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Admission Requirements

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What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Southern Cross University, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

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Documents required from students to apply to Southern Cross University are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance (OSHC is a minimum requirement)
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

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See more about the entry requirements at Southern Cross University.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Southern Cross University in Gold Coast can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:


You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

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See more about the English requirements at Southern Cross University.

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What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Southern Cross University vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Southern Cross University ranges from 28.000 AUD to 35.000 AUD per year for international students.

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The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Southern Cross University for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 10.200 AUD.

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See more about Southern Cross University's tuition fees for international students.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

Southern Cross University makes use of a Trimester and Semester calendar system, meaning for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The three-trimester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a semester system. Students can start their studies in January, March, July or August. Two trimesters are still equal to a full academic year.


See more about Southern Cross University's important dates in the academic calendar.

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What the students say

"I'm very proud of my university. I love that SCU stands for its community and openly supports and encourages diversity and inclusion. It's very forward-thinking" - Layla B.
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