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University of the Sunshine Coast

Term To Study: Fall 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 02, 2021
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Direct enroll
Link 1: Univ. Sunshine Coast Study Abroad website
Link 2: Study Abroad Courses
Program Locations: Sunshine Coast
Contact Phone: 803-323-3451
Contact Name: Study Abroad Office
Contact Email:
What is Included: Winthrop Tuition
Australian Student Health Insurance (OSHC)
What is not Included: Housing
Program Description

University of the Sunshine Coast
Queensland, Australia

The University of the Sunshine Coast is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of about 6,000 that allows students to experience the Australian culture and to earn academic credit toward their Winthrop degree. The campus is located on the edge of Cooloola National Park. Brisbane is located approximately 90 kilometers south of the campus.


Regular bus service connects the campus to beaches and major shopping centers. Queensland’s Sunshine Coast offers an atmosphere of sophistication and relaxation. With sub-tropical climate, the beaches provide excellent waves for surfing and calm water for fishing and swimming. The Glasshouse Mountains offers spectacular outlooks at the plains below. There are a wide variety of restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and other exciting attractions such as the Australia Zoo and Underwater World.


Students can select classes from the following: Biotechnology, Communication, Creative Writing, Design, Education, Environmental Science, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Nursing Science, Public Relations, Sport and Exercise Science, and Tourism. Some offer an in-depth look at Australian history, politics, environment, business and other courses which focus on the broader global perspectives.

Language of Instruction



- Second semester sophomore year standing and above
- Minimum 2.5 GPA

Housing and Meals

Students live in privately-managed apartments next to the USC campus. Students can arrange to live in either The Varsity Apartments or UniCentral. Both offer comfortable, fully-furnished accommodations a short walk to the University (connected by pathways) with local shopping nearby. Student apartments are approximately a 10 minute drive or 20-minute bus ride to the beach. Both complexes offer fully-furnished apartments with private bedrooms and bathrooms and living and kitchen facilities shared with three other students. The complexes also offer amenities such as swimming pools, athletic courts, barbecue areas, and laundry.

After acceptance, students make accommodation arrangements on their own and pay housing fees directly to the accommodation providers.

This document contains the most accurate information available at the time of revision date. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations. Winthrop University and the International Center each reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or change, without specific notice, programs, offerings, procedures, qualifications, fees and other conditions.

Quick Facts

Population: 22015576
Capital: Canberra
Per-capita GDP: $ 40800
Size: 7741220 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 10:00 hours) Melbourne, Papua New Guinea

US State Department

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