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University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

Welcome to the University of the Sunshine Coast, UniSC for short. A young, fresh university driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, delivered by world-class educators. 

Top reasons to study here

  • UniSC ranked first place in Queensland for ‘Overall Impact’, and eighth in Australia. We received an overall score of 92.9 out of 100.
  • UniSC ranked an equal 29 out of 1591 institutions globally – that’s up two positions from last year.
  • UniSC is in the top two percent globally for overall impact

PhD Programmes

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About

History

Our first campus, on the Sunshine Coast, opened its doors in 1996. Today, our award-winning facilities span five campuses across South East Queensland, an area of unique geographical importance. In fact, UniSC is the world’s only university with campuses on three connecting UNESCO biosphere reserves and the World Heritage Listed K’gari.  

Education

Study options include more than 150 programs over five campuses spread across South East Queensland. With online and blended study options available, our regional students have study, research and employment opportunities right on their doorstep. And if you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help.

Research

Across our campuses, the next generation of researchers are exploring human behaviour, work and society. Creating better outcomes for health and wellbeing. Advancing our understanding of ecology and environment. And helping make agriculture, aquaculture and forestry more sustainable.  

Together, we’re answering some of today’s most pressing issues. 

Career

We are here to help you enhance your employability and achieve your career goals. Whether you are in your first or final year, you can access workshops, consultations, self-guided resources, and leadership opportunities to build your skills and ensure you are industry ready.

Our Careers Advisers work with prospective students, current students and graduates with career planning and decision making. This can include; navigating a career transition or change, having difficulty deciding on what to study, discussing pathways, identifying interests and skills, professional development goals and strategies, or transitioning into graduate and professional careers.

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.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
701 -100
2022
601
2021
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
1001
2023
1001
2022
1001
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
1072 -102
2022
970
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.

Services

Student services

Student Success Advisers connect current students with resources and services to support them and their studies, including balancing uni and life, dealing with unexpected circumstances and options if they fail a course.

Housing services

There are a variety of accommodation options close to UniSC's campuses whether you want to live in a student village, share a house or find a place of your own.

If you would like to rent your own house, apartment, townhouse or flat, or rent a room in a shared house, search on real estate websites or flatmate listings for rental options near your campus.

You may find the following websites useful to search for rental accommodation or a room in a share house. It is your responsibility to determine whether the housing arrangements are suitable: 

  • Domain
  • Realestate.com.au
  • Flat Mates
  • Easy roommate
  • Student Accommodation One

Library services

The mission of the University of the Sunshine Coast Library is to provide quality services and collections that support the teaching, research and scholarship activities of the University.

We recognise that we need to work in partnership with our clients to ensure that Library services, collections and facilities meet our clients’ needs. The Library has a policy of open access to the collections for study and research.

ICT services

Our IT support staff can assist with access the UniSC network and troubleshoot problems with logins, passwords, and access to UniSC information technology systems including email and wifi.

Medical services

Take care of your mind and body while studying with our range of health and wellbeing services. Student Wellbeing also provides a variety of trauma-informed services and resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of current students, including counselling, personal support and Safer Communities initiatives and services to keep our university a safe and inclusive space for everyone.

Student Life

Campus life

UniSC is a place where lifelong friends are made, and opportunities are earned. Our diverse community is made up of many people, with many stories, from different backgrounds, ages, cultures and geographical locations.

No matter your background, we know you’ll feel at home at UniSC. From the moment you walk onto campus to the day you graduate, you’ll be surrounded by encouragement and support.

Join our safe, sustainable and fun learning community. We are rated as one of Australia's best for overall student experience. We invite you to experience life at UniSC with us, and find out why.

Sports facilities

UniSC is a premier sporting destination with nationally-accredited facilities and support from leading health and sports scientists. High performance champions train side-by-side with beginners in a supportive sports community that drives excellence.

The $24 million sports arena is the only facility of its kind in the region. It is fully air-conditioned, seats 3,000 spectators with national standard facilities for netball, basketball, futsal, hockey and badminton.

UniSC Sunshine Coast has an Olympic-standard, 10-lane, 50-metre heated pool, a six-lane 25-metre pool, cold immersion and warm plunge pool and aquatic recovery equipment.

University of the Sunshine Coast Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for University of the Sunshine Coast. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
English Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs, Australia
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
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
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 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
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Mar 2024
Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship TAFE
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
English Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs, Australia
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
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
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 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
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Mar 2024
Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship TAFE
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
English Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs, Australia
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
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
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 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
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Mar 2024
Federation University Australia Staff Scholarship TAFE
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

IvyPanda
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for University of the Sunshine Coast, visit our scholarship search.

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