University of Southern Queensland

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has forged a reputation as one of Australia's leading providers of on-campus and online (distance) education programs in Australia. With more than 75 percent of students studying via distance or online, our delivery of external education resources continues to lead the way.



In less than fifty years we have become a prominent multi-campus teaching and research institution providing education worldwide. Woven into the fabric of USQ is the vision and determination of many University and community members who, over the years, have been instrumental in implementing expansion and growth, shaping what we see today.


The University of Southern Queensland is recognised for its research in agriculture and climate science applications, regional development, and digital literacy and education.


Career opportunities include Education Managers, Community Development Managers, and Job Placement Managers in an array of work environments from schools, TAFEs and universities to government agencies and industry.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Education & Training (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at University of Southern Queensland!


Student services

The Learning Centres (TLC)s provide free academic learning support for students in academic learning and language and Mathematics to enhance student academic success. Whether students are studying on-campus or online, The Learning Centres support students with a range of online and face-to-face learning workshops, resources and consultations.

Housing services

Residential Colleges

  • Located on-campus at USQ Toowoomba are our USQ Residential Colleges. Each of our three residential colleges offer the stress-free convenience of accommodation at USQ, with the benefit of a whole lot of Res College community spirit.
  • Whether you want the whole package with meals included or to share a kitchen and show off your cooking skills, USQ Residential Colleges offer a great uni experience.
Off-campus accommodation
  • Other off-campus accommodation options are available in Toowoomba.

Library services

The library houses a growing collection of full-text online resources, including more than 40 000 full-text electronic journals and more than 60 000 full-text e-books.

Medical services

The Student Services Health Service is a confidential, accessible, and affordable health service available to current students, staff and visitors to USQ. In line with our commitment to the Australian Chart of Healthcare Rights, we aim to ensure that our students have access to health services regardless of financial constraints, gender, race or language.

Student Life

Campus life

Studying on-campus is a great way to experience university life first hand. You can attend lectures in person, join in on-campus activities and take advantage of the facilities available.USQ has three campuses located in:

  • Toowoomba
  • Springfield (which is only 40 minutes drive from Brisbane's city centre)
  • Ipswich.
Attending on-campus lectures and tutorials allows for groups discussions and provides you with the opportunity to work through examples and attempt practical questions.

Sports facilities

  • Study the science behind fitness, as well as gain insight into related areas such as nutrition, psychology, management, finance and tourism to enhance your career prospects.
  • Focus on developing the health and fitness of people across their whole lifespan, including the elderly, pregnant women, children and those with chronic disease and disability.
  • Opportunity to complete professional placements to give you valuable industry-relevant experience.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia