University of the Sunshine Coast

Contact

Name

Benjamin Pietsch

North and South America; Russia; Australia

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90686

Email

E-Mail
 

Profile

The University of the Sunshine Coast, USC for short, is located in Sippy Downs on Australia’s Sunshine Coast and currently has approximately 13,900 students, of which 1,700 are international students. It was founded in 1994 and is thus one of Australia’s youngest universities. It is also one of the country’s fastest-growing universities with its continuous increase in student numbers. Its size allows the university to offer high-quality academic programs and mentoring support. USC’s proximity to numerous beaches and national parks on the Sunshine Coast – a popular vacation spot – is another attractive feature.

 
General Information

Country

Australia

City

Sippy Downs

Founding

1994

Number of Students

13,900

Websites

University of the Sunshine Coast

USC Fact Sheet

International Office

International Blog

International Student Guide 2020 – USC Sunshine Coast

 
Exchange

Type of Partnership

University partnership

Who can apply?

Bachelor students
Master students

Type of Stay

Studies

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter semester or summer semster or both

Number of Exchange Placements

10

 
Study Details

Semester Dates

Semester 1: February to June
Semester 2: July to November

Academic Calendar

Study Possibilities

Courses of Study

Campus

Course Offerings

Courses and Programs

 
Application
Language requirements

Bachelor’s students: The Abitur certificate or equivalent is accepted as proof of sufficient language proficiency.

Master’s students: USC will accept the IELTS and TOEFL tests. The University also also allows for a DAAD certificate as proof of sufficient language proficiency. More information can be found on the USC website.

Submit application to Benjamin Pietsch
Application Deadline with the International Office Applications accepted any time

 
Financing
Tuition Fees

Students of RWTH Aachen University receive a partial scholarship in the form of a 30% rebate on the study fees, which is already included in the following options:

  • Three courses (corresponds to around 22.5 ECTS): A$5,933 per semester
  • Four courses ((corresponds to around 30 ECTS): A$7,910 per semester

(As of 2021)

Average Cost of Living Course materials (up to A$400 per Semester), living costs, and accomodation (up to A$1,000). For more information on the costs of living in Australia, please check out the GOstralia! website.
Funding Possibilities

Auslands-BAföG
PROMOS Auslandsstipendien

RWTH-Stipendiendatenbank
DAAD Stipendiendatenbank

GOstralia!

 
Practical Information
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. Health insurance for abroad is mandatory. The university will provide more detailed information after nomination.
Experience Reports See experience reports on the USC International blog.
Additional Information

Federal Foreign Office
General Country Information from the DAAD
Study in Australia
GOstralia!

 

External Links