Your tomorrow is our purpose

A university experience is designed for you to thrive. Our immersive style, six-week terms help you achieve your learning milestones quicker and improve your success. If you’re looking for a university to transform your future, you’ll love it here.

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Find your dream course

Discover a path where your personal success and the ability to contribute positively to the world, are aligned ambitions. Whatever your passion, there is a course to suit you and a study mode to suit your lifestyle.

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The Southern Cross Model

Six-week terms

Terms are six-weeks long with a break between each one. You’ll typically study across four Terms a year - it’s up to you!

Increased success

Between 2019-2022, the average GPA of students in the Southern Cross Model increased by 11% and unit completion rates increased by 16%.

Immersive learning

Focus on just one or two units each Term for an immersive study experience. Learn more, quickly, in workshops and tutorials. 

You’re in control

The Southern Cross Model works with you in juggling all your other commitments – family, work, sport, friends. It’s university for the 21st century.

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How to apply

1. Find a course

Discover and compare course to find the right one for you.

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2. Start your application

Don’t forget to consider your scholarship options and if you’re eligible for credit for prior learning.

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3. Accept and enrol

Accept your offer, enrol in the course’s units. Congratulations, you’re now an SCU student!

Getting started

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Explore our scholarships and take advantage of our single scholarship application process, allowing you to apply for a wide range of donor-funded scholarships all at once.

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Credit for prior learning

Prior learning, work experience and qualifications can all play a role in reducing the study required to complete your undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

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