Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ) — public non-profit university. It is located in Toowoomba, Australia. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1967 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country. USQ is working closely with Universities Australia, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).
The university was highly rated by the QS International Ranking of the best universities, and is in 413 place in the world. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), places the university in 338 position in the world.
USQ offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.
At USQ, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 7,251 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 8,639 USD. The university has several scholarships and student financial support programs that help students cover part of their tuition costs. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.
It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.
Study programs at USQ
Accounting & Finance
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business - Accounting
You cannot enter university in Australia after the 11th grade, as school education here lasts longer. Applicants need to eliminate the academic difference. There are two ways to do this: either study for a year at a university in your home country, or complete one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 6. The TOEFL score is not lower than 80. Applicants will need a subject exam — SAT. USQ also provides online undergraduate programs.
Master's degree at USQ
The academic performance of a student in an undergraduate program plays an important role in the selection of candidates. In order to enroll at USQ for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 550. IELTS — 6 or higher. USQ provides an opportunity to get a master's degree remotely.
Doctorate degree at USQ
If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or CAE. For enrollment, you need to pass TOEFL with 570 points. The minimum score for IELTS is 6.5. At USQ, you can get a doctoral degree remotely.
At USQ, learning takes place away from the city in the countryside. This allows students to be less distracted by the noise and temptations of the big city. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, you will love studying here. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. USQ regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs. For locals, this is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the cultures of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.
After graduation, you can stay in Australia for another 1.5 to 4 years, depending on the degree received. To do this, you need to apply for a graduate visa — it allows you to work in the country without changing your visa to a work one. You can find other options for immigration in our article.