University of the Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast is a public university based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Having opened in 1996 as the Sunshine Coast University College with 524 students, it was renamed the University of the Sunshine Coast in 1999. As at Semester 1 2013 the student body was 8,900.

USC students receive a high quality educational experience, while enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast offers.

Students benefit from a friendly and supportive campus environment, access to highly qualified teaching staff, personal attention, and modern technology and facilities.

USC's academics are experts in delivering a quality education. USC has received 5 stars for teaching quality (the highest rating for any public university in Queensland) 8 years running. From the coastline to the hinterland, the Sunshine Coast is famous for its natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere.

Faculties in University of the Sunshine Coast

Business, IT and tourism

Creative industries, design and communication


Engineering, planning and science

Health, nursing and sport sciences

Humanities, psychology and social sciences


Science and sustainability

State – Queensland

City - Brisbane

Climate – 17°C- 30°C

Living cost


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