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History

Lismore Teachers College (pictured at right) commenced its first year on Monday 23 February 1970, after several years of negotiations that began in 1959. It had 151 students and primarily was a single purpose college. On 1st September 1971 Lismore Teachers College became a College of Advanced Education under the Higher Education Act 1969.   

Education

Southern Cross University is committed to providing educational opportunities for our diverse student body, in particular those from rural and regional communities. We aim to deliver inspirational teaching, innovative research and high quality and dynamic learning experiences to equip our students to be tomorrow's leaders, to live a life they value and be effective global citizens. 

Research

Southern Cross University conducts research in areas for which we are known for having excellence, which is readily scalable from a regional model to have impact at both the national and international level. We are known for having world leading expertise and infrastructure with our researchers contributing to solving real world problems around climate change, natural resource management, food security, health and wellbeing and social welfare.   

Career

At Southern Cross University it's all about our students and achieving excellence in teaching, learning and research. We are committed to providing inspirational learning experiences that equip our students to live a life they value and to be effective global citizens.It's about a working environment where we encourage a collaborative, open and transparent culture which supports diversity and family-friendly work practices. We support each other to act with integrity and demonstrative openness, respect, collaboration and trust.  

Southern Cross University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Southern Cross University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
Vice Chancellor’s International Diversification Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Southern Cross University
Bilinga, Australia
Provided by university
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Southern Cross University
Bilinga, Australia
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 CNY
Deadline
15 Mar 2025
Chinese Government Scholarship Type A - Bilateral Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Chongqing Municipal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Beijing Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
120000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Future Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 Nov 2024
Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Destination Australia
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 CNY
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Chongqing Municipal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

educations.com
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
Vice Chancellor’s International Diversification Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Southern Cross University
Bilinga, Australia
Provided by university
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Southern Cross University
Bilinga, Australia
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 CNY
Deadline
15 Mar 2025
Chinese Government Scholarship Type A - Bilateral Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Chongqing Municipal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Beijing Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
120000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Future Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 Nov 2024
Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Destination Australia
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 CNY
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Chongqing Municipal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

educations.com
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
Vice Chancellor’s International Diversification Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Southern Cross University
Bilinga, Australia
Provided by university
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Southern Cross University
Bilinga, Australia
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 CNY
Deadline
15 Mar 2025
Chinese Government Scholarship Type A - Bilateral Program
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Chongqing Municipal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Beijing Government Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Beijing Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
120000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Future Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 Nov 2024
Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Destination Australia
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 CNY
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Chongqing Municipal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

educations.com
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Southern Cross University, visit our scholarship search.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
501 100
2023
601
2022
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
651 50
2023
701 50
2022
751
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
901 -100
2022
801
2021
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
997 -9
2022
988
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Services and support

  • Careers
  • Counselling
  • Student Access & Inclusion
  • UniMentor Program
  • Health Services
  • Multifaith and Pastoral Care
  • Room bookings
  • Student loans
  • Accommodation 
  • Childcare/parents' rooms 
  • Computer Labs and Printing 
  • Indigenous Australian Student Services (IASS)
  • Parking
  • Safety and Security
  • Sexual assault and sexual harassment
  • Student Advocacy Service
  • Student Representation and Student Associations
  • UniLife

Housing services

A range of on-campus accommodation options are available at four residential colleges across the Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses. Apartments are modern and fully furnished, with their own kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathroom.

  • SCU Village Coffs Harbour    
  • SCU Village Coffs Harbour
  • SCU Village is managed by Campus Living Villages in partnership with SCU. From movie nights and themed parties to study groups and cooking classes, life on-campus offers everything you need to make the most of your university experience.

Library services

From providing access to online resources, study spaces and facilities, to giving one-on-one assistance with researching for assignments, Southern Cross University Library is here to help you with your studies.  

ICT services

The University's Computing Conditions of Use prohibit the use of University systems for activity not directly related to your research, study or administrative functions. Breach of these conditions may result in suspension from the network and network services or more serious disciplinary action.  

Medical services

The Southern Cross University Health Clinic provides a quality and dedicated health care service to our students, staff and the Lismore and Gold Coast communities.

The Clinic offers services in:

  • Bulk-billed General Practice, Lismore campus only 
  • Exercise physiology
  • Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Massage - remedial and sports
  • Osteopathy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Speech pathology.

Campus life

Southern Cross University offers services to help you find private rental off-campus (UniStays) or accommodations at one of our on-campus residential colleges (SCU Village).

On campus at SCU Village is exactly where you want to be! Imagine this – fully furnished apartments, no crowded buses to and from uni and a residential life program like no other. University life could not get any better (or any more convenient)!  

Sports facilities

Southern Cross University offers a wide range of sporting, recreational and cultural activities, with something for everyone.

To keep up to date on the latest UniLife news, events, opportunities, clubs and programs please ‘like’ UniLife on Facebook.

Campus sport

A fun, social sporting opportunity for the entire University community.

Elite student athletes

We support elite athletes so that they can balance their dual careers of training and competing at an elite level whilst undertaking their study. 

Fitness centres  

Our sport and fitness centres provide arrange of sporting facilities across the three campuses including 2 gyms, an aquatic centre, 2 indoor sports courts, and 2 sports field and 4 tennis courts.

Student clubs

  • CoastRs
  • Coffs Harbour Students Association
  • LEXSA
  • Southern Cross Postgraduate Association

Southern Cross University's Faculty of Education study pathways for early childhood, primary, secondary and higher education are all professionally recognised. Undergraduate courses are accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the QLD College of Teachers (QCT) and are nationally recognised.

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