Are you thinking about studying in Australia? The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) prides itself on providing the best support possible to help you reach your study and career goals. USQ students enjoy small class-sizes, collaborative learning spaces, and a suite of support services to enhance your study experience. With students from more than 80 countries and internationally accredited degrees and programs, you can choose to study on campus, external or online.
The University of Southern Queensland is a dynamic university dedicated to providing quality degrees and programs in a flexible and supportive environment. In over 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution, providing education worldwide from three regional locations: Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich. We also have an outreach hub located in Stanthorpe.
Our students are taught by lecturers who are leaders in their fields, who, like our programs, stay up-to-date with the constantly changing face of the industry. We are proud to be No. 1 in Queensland for graduates in full-time work (Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014-2016). Regardless of whether our students study online or on-campus, our focus is to provide them with personalized support.
Each student has access to USQ’s Student Relationship Officers (SROs) who can support them through their learning journey.
The programs offered at USQ are designed with the aim of preparing industry-ready, internationally recognized and qualified graduates. At USQ, you can study at diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. You can also take advantage of our Professional Development Single Courses, pathway programs, and English language courses to enhance your career.
Almost 28000 students from across Australia and around the world choose to study at USQ in the areas of:
- Business and Commerce
- Creative Arts and Media
- Engineering and Built Environment
- Health and Community
- Humanities and Communication
- Information Technology
- Law and Justice
- English Language and Pathway Programs
- Professional Development.
USQ Toowoomba is the original university campus and is well equipped with a wide range of facilities catering to a range of student needs. The largest of USQ’s three campuses regarding its size, USQ Toowoomba offers the full on-campus experience with residential college accommodation and a great range of student life activities complementing the academic program.
USQ Toowoomba is located in one of Australia’s largest inland cities, just a one hour forty minutes’ drive west of Brisbane and close to Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.
USQ also offers a free daily intercampus shuttle bus service between USQ Toowoomba, USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich, giving students more options and flexibility to attend classes depending on their needs.
USQ Springfield is a fresh, modern campus located in the heart of one of Queensland’s fastest-growing regions.
USQ Springfield offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate options in a vibrant setting just 25 minutes from the Ipswich CBD, 45 minutes from Brisbane city and an hour from the Gold Coast.
A hub for digital production and performance for the University, the campus includes an industry standard broadcast television and radio production facility and rehearsal spaces, as well as collaborative teaching rooms, brand-new laboratories.
USQ Springfield’s world-class flight simulator is the first of its kind in Queensland. USQ’s simulator is a narrow body jet, where aviation students can replicate an entire flight, both regular and abnormal scenarios while completing checks and procedures.
USQ’s Ipswich campus is on a heritage site in one of Australia’s oldest cities. We’ve been part of Ipswich since 2006, and as the region grows, we’re expanding our commitment to the region.
USQ Ipswich’s leafy campus has grand vistas across the city as well as a stunning library featuring a living rainforest. The campus is 55 minutes from Brisbane city, an hour and 15 minutes from the Gold Coast, and is accessible via public transport. Home to USQ’s School of Health and Wellbeing, USQ Ipswich includes custom-built paramedical training facilities and new clinical nursing laboratories, sports fields, a café and a gym.
With online study at USQ, it’s easier than ever for a study to fit in with your life. We are focused on student success, so we make it easier for you to fit our career-focused, fully-accredited degrees into your busy life. In fact, we are the number one university in Queensland for graduates in full-time work (Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014-2016). You can study part-time or full-time, or change your study load as life changes for you - your classroom is as close as your computer.
Our students who choose to study online are very much a part of our on-campus communities and are very welcome to be on-campus with us as well as take advantage of the wide range of facilities and support services that we have to offer.
Online students can access their flexible online classroom which allows them to choose where they study when they study, and even how they study. It’s no wonder that over 75% of our students choose to study through this mode.
International student support
- Free airport collection and transfer to your accommodation for new arriving students
- Residential colleges and off-campus accommodation
- International Student Workgroup on USQ Career Hub
- Student welfare, health, counseling, and wellbeing
- Multi-faith support and services
- Regular student events and activities
- Disability resources.
Find out more information about USQ International services.
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 USQ’s campuses. Find out more about accommodation with USQ.
Are you ready to apply at USQ?
Applying to study with USQ is easy! Find out more about our application process, and get your application started. Remember, there is no fee for applying at USQ.
USQ is committed to performing research that is not only of academic relevance but is engaging with industry and our stakeholders and contributing to innovation that benefits our communities, the nation and beyond.
Key to our research culture is working with industry to understand problems facing the sector and collaboratively developing new ideas and technologies that have a real impact on a tangible benefit. We have significant research capability and expertise in the following areas;
- Agriculture and agribusiness
- Cultural heritage and archaeology
- Digital life
- Environmental sciences
- Health and behavioral sciences
- Mathematical sciences and hypersonic
- Materials engineering and engineering technology
- Regional community and economic development
We are internationally recognized for our work in future materials and composites, working closely with international industry partners and other research institutions, to determine viable environmentally friendly solutions to some of the world’s largest commodities.
USQ is also rapidly emerging as a global research leader in agricultural systems and the management of sustainable rural landscapes, with research in the fields of environmental sciences, computational and mathematical sciences, agricultural sciences, and engineering. International research projects in Asia are helping improve irrigation, vegetable production, and coffee trading, among others.
From superfoods to regional cancer survival, our researchers are working to improve the quality of life for all through our health research. Projects include addressing the unique needs of regional and rural populations with research covering health systems, science, and technology, access and care, infrastructure and innovation. USQ researchers are also investigating the potential for functional foods to reverse human obesity and chronic inflammatory diseases, providing the foundation to ultimately deliver optimal health benefits to reduce the risks associated with chronic lifestyle disorders.
Postgraduate research students at USQ have access to a wide range of facilities and are mentored by our researchers and partners, to foster a dynamic and rewarding environment. USQ’s innovative Higher degree by research (HDR) programs broaden students’ horizons and prepare them for challenging careers in their chosen fields, to enhance their employability and innovation skills.