The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has a unique culture that focuses on support, flexibility and quality education. When you commence your studies with USQ you will join a vibrant, multicultural and engaging community of students committed to creating bright futures.
In less than fifty years we have become a prominent multi-campus teaching and research institution providing education worldwide. Over 27, 000 students from around 116 countries take advantage of our flexible learning options by studying:
- On-campus at one of our three Australian campuses
- Through online and distance education
- Through one of our USQ Education Partners around the world
- No.1 University in Australia for Graduate employability. Good University Guide, 2017
- USQ is QLD’s No. 1 provider of online postgraduate studies - Department of Education, 2015 • USQ has 14 fields of research that rated at, or above, world standard - Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015
- USQ is ranked in the top 5 MBA programs in Australia - Financial Review Group, 2015
- USQ is ranked No.1 in QLD for engineering graduates in full-time work. (95.5%) - Graduate Destinations Survey 2012-2016
- Our Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) degree is accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia
- The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Where are we located?
USQ has three campuses within the Southern Queensland region in Australia; USQ Toowoomba, USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich. Each campus is located within 2 hours drive of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland.
Each campus offers a unique and diverse student culture, small class sizes, easy access to support and a safe and friendly atmosphere to experience the laid-back Australian way of life.
USQ Toowoomba provides a perfect sanctuary for study, as it offers you the benefits of a city environment in a relaxed country atmosphere. Approximately two hours’ driving distance from Brisbane CBD, Australia’s largest inland city also offers plenty to do when you close those books for the day and the full on-campus experience with Residential College accommodation.
USQ Springfield is a hub for digital production and performance, including a state-of-the-art television studio, radio station and rehearsal spaces, as well as collaborative teaching rooms and brand-new laboratories for science and engineering. Located just 35 minutes from Brisbane CBD.
USQ Ipswich’s leafy campus has grand vistas across the city and a graceful mix of historic and modern buildings, including a stunning library featuring a living rainforest. The campus is 55 minutes from Brisbane CBD, and is accessible via public transport. Each campus offers a unique and diverse student culture, small class sizes, easy access to support and a safe and friendly atmosphere to experience the laid-back Australian way of life.
USQ supports its student’s every-step-of-the-way throughout their learning journey. Each student is assigned their very own Student Relationship Officer (SRO) from day one to help enhance their individual university experience and give them the best opportunity to succeed at tertiary study, regardless of how they choose to study.
Our professionally accredited staff also offer support services for on-campus and online students ranging from meeting you at the airport through to online support.
Where to stay?
If you’re planning to study on-campus with USQ there are a number of accommodation options available to suit every budget, all within close proximity to each of our campuses.
You will have the option of on-campus, off-campus and private accommodation and our friendly team are happy to help in finding a suitable option for you.
What to study?
USQ programs are designed with the aim of preparing industry-ready, internationally qualified graduates. You can study with USQ at Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research levels and can also take advantage of our Professional Development Single Courses, Pathway Programs and English Language Courses to enhance your career.
USQ offers courses in the following discipline areas:
- Business and Commerce
- Creative Arts and Media
- Engineering & Built Environment
- Health & Community
- Humanities & Communication
- Information Technology
- Law and Justice
- English Language
Studying on-campus in Australia
Choosing to study on-campus in Australia gives you the choice of three campuses, all located in Southern Queensland at Toowoomba, Ipswich and Springfield. Choosing your location will largely depend on the degree you want to study. As an on-campus USQ student you can immerse yourself in a safe, friendly and multicultural environment. You will find helpful and approachable staff and accommodation that is convenient and affordable.
Studying by distance (online) education
Choosing to study by distance education gives you the flexibility to continue working while you study and to remain close to family and friends. The degree you receive is exactly the same as students who study on-campus. The main difference is the way in which you interact with your lectures and fellow students. This is all done online.
Ready to apply to USQ?
Applying to study with USQ is easy! USQ accepts applications all year round. USQ receives thousands of applications each year so it is important to apply early, to make sure you secure a place and to allow time for your to make your necessary study arrangements (ie visa, organise family and work commitments).
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