Lismore Accommodation Scholarship

Study a full-degree at our Lismore campus and receive six months of FREE accommodation*.

Live in the heart of a natural beautiful, creative region and study at one of Australia’s most progressive Universities.

Choose Southern Cross University

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, Southern Cross University is a progressive University with some of the best teachers and researchers in Australia. The Lismore campus offers degrees in environmental science, marine science, engineering, humanities, creative and visual arts, business, law, nursing and health sciences, and Indigenous studies.

The latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results show Southern Cross performing at world standard or above in 23 different research areas, with a top rating in nine of those areas. The Good Universities Guide 2018 gave Southern Cross five stars for student support.

Why choose Lismore?

Lismore is the heart of the Northern Rivers, on the east coast of Australia just inland from the famous Byron Bay. It is less than a 90-minute drive to the Gold Coast and its international airport. Beautiful rainforests, waterfalls and rivers surround Lismore along with farmland and smaller townships, making it one of the most enjoyable places in Australia to live.

  • Lismore population: 45,000
  • Regional population: 290,000
  • Average temperatures: 25 max/14 min
  • Average annual rainfall: 1400 mm

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2020 International Course and Fee list

Video - shows a range of study options available at our Lismore campus.

International students at the Lismore campus Library

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Not for everyone, perfect for you

Southern Cross University students at Lismore enjoy a special educational experience. The intimacy of a smaller university and a regional city often lead to unique opportunities.

SCU Village

Students will enjoy campus living within Orion College, part of SCU Village. It includes comfortable accommodation along with a swimming pool, student  lounge, outdoor barbecue area and table tennis. The  four- and six-bedroom apartments combine the best of independent living with a collegiate and friendly atmosphere of fellow students.


How to apply

  1. See the 2020 International Course and Fee list for Lismore.
  2. Complete your International Application for Admission with all supporting documents.
  3. Successful applications will receive an International Offer Package (Offer) which will also include this application form for the Lismore Accommodation Scholarship. Students will need to pay for their accommodation bond and utilities to accept.


1. New students only wanting to apply for a full degree program at the Lismore campus.

2. First six months (26 Weeks) of accommodation is offered at CLV 6 bedroom apartments at Orion College. Students will be required to sign a 52 week contract with Campus Living Village (CLV). The first 6 months of accommodation fees are waived. Standard accommodations fees are payable after this period. Please refer to the CLV for fee information.

3. Available for Session 1 and Session 2 2020 only.

4. To secure a place students must meet the conditions of the scholarship and pay the accommodation bond. The bond payment is approximately $800 AUD and is refundable on meeting the conditions of the CLV contract.

5. Additional nonrefundable fees of approximately $100 AUD are payable on accepting the scholarship offer. See CLV for more information.

6. Accommodation scholarships limited.