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About the University 🏫

University of Southern Queensland: A Hub of Diversity and Opportunity Across Three Campuses

A Multi-Campus Experience

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a dynamic institution with three distinct campuses located in Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich. Each campus offers a unique environment, ensuring that students can find the perfect fit for their study abroad or university exchange experience.

Toowoomba: The Heart of USQ

Main Campus: Toowoomba serves as the main campus and is home to over 4,000 students.
Facilities: The campus boasts modern amenities such as 24/7 computer labs, a theater and art gallery, a post office, two banks, and even a traditional Japanese garden.
Community: With various academic and social clubs, the campus fosters a close-knit community through regular social gatherings.

Springfield and Ipswich: The Satellite Campuses

Springfield: Known for its focus on technology and innovation.
Ipswich: Renowned for its strong programs in health and community well-being.

Academic Excellence

Small Class Sizes: USQ prioritizes quality education with smaller class sizes, allowing for a more personalized learning experience.
Diverse Study Areas: The university offers a wide range of subjects, making it an attractive choice for students looking for specific study areas or a semester exchange.

International Community

Global Network: With students from over 80 different nationalities, USQ is a melting pot of cultures.
Student Support: The university provides various student services, making it an ideal destination for international students.

Proximity to Brisbane and Beyond

Accessibility: The Toowoomba campus is just a 90-minute drive from Brisbane, Queensland's largest city, known for its beautiful beaches and surfing spots.
Public Transport: Efficient and affordable public transport options make it easy to explore Brisbane and other surrounding cities.

About the city 🌇

Toowoomba: The Ideal Study Abroad Destination for a Balanced Lifestyle

Brief History: A City of Growth and Development

Founded in 1849, Toowoomba has evolved from a rural settlement to a thriving city, becoming the commercial and economic hub of the Darling Downs region.

Living Costs: Budget-Friendly for Students

  • Accommodation: Student housing ranges from AUD 150-300 per week.
  • Food: A meal at a local restaurant will cost around AUD 10-20.
  • Transportation: A monthly public transport pass is approximately AUD 70.

What Makes Toowoomba Unique?

Climate: A Breath of Fresh Air

  • Summer: Enjoy temperatures ranging from 17-27°C, perfect for outdoor activities.
  • Winter: Experience the crisp air with temperatures between 5-16°C, ideal for cozy indoor studying.

Proximity to Major Cities: Best of Both Worlds

  • Brisbane: Just a 1.5-hour drive away, offering a bustling city experience.
  • Gold Coast: Less than 2 hours away, perfect for weekend beach getaways.

Lifestyle: A Balanced Approach

  • Relaxed Atmosphere: Imagine a city where you can unwind after a day of rigorous academic pursuits.
  • Natural Beauty: Picture yourself hiking in the nearby national parks or enjoying a weekend picnic.

Culinary Delights: A Taste of Australia

  • Local Cuisine: From farm-to-table eateries to international restaurants, Toowoomba offers a diverse culinary scene.

Educational Excellence: A Hub for Learning

  • Quality Education: With institutions like the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba is an academic haven.

Why Toowoomba is Your Ideal Study Abroad Destination

  • Affordable Living: The cost of living is significantly lower compared to nearby coastal towns.
  • Cultural Diversity: Toowoomba is a melting pot of cultures, offering a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Endless Opportunities: Whether you're into academics, nature, or culture, Toowoomba offers something for everyone.

Housing Opportunities🏫


University of Southern Queensland, has its own student accommodation on campus. You can choose between staying at the so-called Concannon, McGregor and Steve Rudd College, all of which are located around the UniSQ campus. All three offer their own bedroom, but depending on which of the three you choose, there may be a difference between sharing or having an en-suite bathroom.

Facilities include common rooms with TV and sofa lounges, kitchen with various necessities, computer labs, Wi-Fi, laundry room, sports area outside, social common areas with table tennis, air hockey, pool table, barbecue and a communal 75" flat screen for the cozy common area.

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange) have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

University of Southern Queensland 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 February, March, July or September, November. Two trimesters are still equal to a full academic year.

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

What are the Entry Requirements?

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

Documents required from students to apply to University of Southern Queensland 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)
  • A CV and a motivational letter
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

See more about the entry requirements at University of Southern Queensland.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba 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

See more about the English requirements at University of Southern Queensland.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at University of Southern Queensland vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at University of Southern Queensland ranges from 24.000 AUD to 38.000 AUD per year for international students.

The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at University of Southern Queensland for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 12.000 AUD.

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

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What the students say

"As a international student in Australia I was always greeted positively and this made me happy. I also got involved in UniSQ’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and joined the Start-Up Club to share my ideas" - Jin H.
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How it works

First, choose a destination

That's probably the hardest part. Are you looking for something specific, within your budget or a prestigious university that suits your field of interest? It's your choice.

Next, apply and upload your documents

You'll find the apply button on each university page. Once you have applied, you will receive the link to your application portal by mail. In there, you will be able to manage your application and communicate with us.

and... accept the offer!

If you're lucky, there's an offer waiting for you at the University. We'll even make sure you have your insurances are in order and all the nitty gritty details.

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Your friends and family may also want to experience the thrill of studying abroad. We'll do our best to help them too. Ask us what the rewards are!

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