Southern Cross University

About the University

Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university located in southeast Queensland adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport, in New South Wales at Lismore and in Coffs Harbour, where the University’s National Marine Science Centre is also located.

Southern Cross has been ranked in the world's top 150 universities under the age of 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Our locations have a profound influence on our teaching and academic programs, from business degrees that examine ecological tourism to marine science that is helping to regenerate the reef and engineering to make our urban environments smarter and more sustainable. We celebrate our cultural diversity with a festival every year because it is diversity that makes us bold, and pushes us to challenge the status quo.

Southern Cross delivers degrees on campus and online, with a rich academic portfolio covering a wide range of disciplines. Professional placements are a feature of most degrees.

The University is home to nine research centres, all with deep connections to the communities they serve and a commitment to research output that has global relevance, be it marine ecology, organic agriculture, plant and geoscience, adolescent development or flood mitigation.

In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields. In 14 research fields the University was evaluated at the highest possible classification of 'well above world standard'. This was achieved in the fields of Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Oceanography, Environmental Science and Management,Ecology, Zoology, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Crop and Pasture Production, Fisheries Sciences, Forestry Sciences, Civil Engineering, Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy, Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Study at Southern Cross University

International students can choose from the list of courses available to students wanting to apply for a visa to study in Australia. Consider:

Online courses are not available to international students wanting to study full-time in Australia.

If you are interested in a research degree, the Graduate School will be able to assist with your enquiry and application.

Students wanting to study for one or two sessions in Australia visit Study Abroad.

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