International future students
How to apply
Accepting your offer
Studying here offers you a unique cultural experience and the opportunity to immerse yourself in diverse, friendly and welcoming communities.
With a focus on practical skills, critical thinking and collaboration, we offer an ideal environment for you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a rapidly changing global job market.
We have a diverse student body and a commitment to cultural inclusiveness, making us the perfect place to start your career journey, wherever it may take you.
Start your adventure now with a virtual tour across our unique campus locations:
Local Learning. Global Recognition
5-STAR Student Support (Postgraduate) & Overall Student Experience (Postgraduate)
Top 250 Physical Sciences, Top 400 for Psychology and Life Sciences, and Top 500 Social Sciences
World standard or above in 23 key research areas
Global Rankings of Academic Subjects - Top 100 for Oceanography
Top 660 institutions globally, and top 450 Environmental Sciences
91 per cent of postgraduates following their degree - Graduate outcomes survey 2022
English language programs
Begin your journey to Southern Cross University with our pathway programs for general English and academic purposes.See English language course options
Study one or two teaching sessions in Australia, with the provision of credit back to your home institution.Find out more
Make new friends and study overseas, with a global exchange for current students.Find out more
Who is an international student?
If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent or temporary residency in Australia when you start your study, you are considered an international student. International students wanting to apply for a student visa in Australia can only apply for a full-time CRICOS registered course.View visa information
International student scholarships
Scholarships are available for both current and future international students. They are designed to recognise academic excellence, promote cultural diversity and provide financial support so you can thrive in creating your future when you study abroad with us.See our available scholarships Visit our scholarship finder
How to apply
International students can search the variety of courses available to those wanting to apply for a visa to study in Australia, including English language Study abroad programs. We encourage everyone to explore our locations, the tailored student support we provide, International scholarships and our list of Education Agents who you may need to contact for assistance with application, depending on where you’re travelling from.
Click on any course in our International courses list to see the comprehensive course information including an overview of what you will learn, availability, course structure, entry requirements, English language requirements and fees. Our course pages also include details around any placements which may be required, professional recognition or accreditation and career opportunities upon graduation.
See the key dates for International application page for information on start dates and application closing dates. Southern Cross accepts direct applications online and through an education agent, however this will be dependent on your home country so check the list of countries that are required to apply through an Education Agent If you are able to apply direct, look for the Apply Online button under International students in the How to apply tab on the course information page.
Once submitted, your application will be acknowledged by Southern Cross or an approved Education Agent (depending on your path to application). If you are successful, detailed information will be provided to help you accept your offer. If unsuccessful, we may offer an alternative pathway to help get you closer to undertaking your future studies.Learn more about how to apply