Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia’s east coast. Southern Cross has been ranked in the world’s top 150 universities under the age of 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of ‘at world standard’ or above in 23 research fields.

Southern Cross delivers degrees on campus and online, with a rich academic portfolio covering a wide range of disciplines. Professional placements are a feature of most degrees. The University is home to nine research centres, all with deep connections to the communities they serve and a commitment to research output that has global relevance, be it marine ecology, organic agriculture, plant and geoscience, adolescent development or flood mitigation.

Their campuses are located in southeast Queensland adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport, in New South Wales at Lismore and in Coffs Harbour, where the University’s National Marine Science Centre is also located. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth operate in collaboration with EduCo and the University operates The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Southern Cross University also deliver degrees with collaborators in China and Papua New Guinea.

Why Study at Southern Cross University?

  • Outstanding student support – ranked number one in Australia for overall international student support, their specialised team will support you throughout your studies. Academic skills, counselling and mentoring is also on offer.
  • Study at one of the top young universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education global rankings.
  • Unique campus locations at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour – combine study with a great lifestyle,which also benefit you from a reduced cost of living.
  • Join their many creative, social, sporting and special interest groups on campus.
  • Access world class facilities – including high-tech engineering labs, drone technology, recording studios, digital media suites and analytical research equipment to support your learning and build work-ready skills.
  • Stay in convenient, comfortable on-campus accommodation just minutes from your lectures in Lismore or Coffs Harbour, or choose from a wide variety of off-campus accommodation.
  • Add an international experience as part of your degree and make new friends from around the world.
  • Get the skills you need for work through their internships. Practical hands-on learning and field trips are a feature of many courses.
  • Scholarships are offered to support international students at their Gold Coast, Lismore or Coffs Harbour campuses.
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