The Southern Cross experience
Safety and welfare
Enjoy a student experience that supports your ambitions and aligns with your lifestyle.
Environments designed for people to thrive
Study in style with state-of-the-art facilities. From health and engineering labs, creative arts and music studios, to our award-winning online portals.
Our main campuses are surrounded by natural beauty from world-class surf breaks to heritage-listed rainforests and national parks.
Focus on your personal health with our on-campus fitness centres, health clinics, sporting clubs, camps, surfing, water-safety programs and student wellness support.
Our main campuses are all within close proximity to an international or regional airport, public transport and the Pacific Highway along Australia’s idyllic east coast.
Support and wellbeing
Student Support ServicesDesigned to ensure both your personal wellbeing and academic success
Accommodation servicesWe’ll help you find options for living on or off campus no matter where you study
Supporting the participation and success of First Nations Peoples and students with diverse and intersectional identities.
The University acknowledges and celebrates the perspectives and lived experiences of our diverse community. Our services and supports align with our ethos of ensuring access, participation and success for all students.First Nations Peoples Students with disability Students with diverse sex, sexuality and gender Students with diverse cultural, religious or language backgrounds Diversity events
Helping you go further
We offer an exciting range of programs and services that cater for all aspects of your health and wellbeing. You'll have the chance to get involved in campus sports, join a club or society, or embark on a trip with fellow adventure-seekers. We even have national competitions, so there are endless opportunities to excel in both academic and sporting pursuits throughout the year. Whether you're interested in exploring our own backyard or venturing further afield, we're here to support you.Find your fun
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Helping you achieve more
With 18,000+ current students, your network will instantly go global.
Expand your study choices, travel, meet new friends and form global networks.
Helping you from the start of your studies through to finding your perfect role.
Enhance the connection between study and your future career.
Our Student Excellence Awards are non-academic achievement awards that recognise outstanding students
For students have distinguished themselves in areas of leadership, volunteering, community engagement and sport. Southern Cross also awards a University Medal and a range of other academic awards and prizes each year. No matter your pursuit, we believe achievement deserves recognition.Learn more
We acknowledge Widjabal Country as the Country where Southern Cross University originated and grew, and from where it continues to grow. It seeded the growth of our Gumbaynggirr Campus in Coffs Harbour, our Yugambeh Campus in Coolangatta and it planted the seeds to transform the Countries we are on.
Understanding our origins will make each step into the future a more purposeful one, leading all to transform tomorrow.
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