Welcoming International students

Aerial view of Gold Coast campus

International Student Arrival

Australia’s international borders have re-opened and we can’t wait to welcome new and returning international students to our Southern Cross University campuses.

What you can study

There are more than 35 different degrees and courses available at Southern Cross for International students. From Engineering to Business to Health to Education, Law, Arts and Science. Explore your study options today.

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“"Living on campus is another whole experience. You get to mingle with all the other international students, you get to share their culture, their views, how they eat their food, their languages. It’s wonderful to get together with other international students." ”

Latest Updates

Australia's international borders have re-opened and visa holders may now travel to Australia without providing evidence of vaccination.

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Southern Cross has a number of enticing scholarships available for International students.

This includes the Outstanding Academic Excellence Scholarship worth up to $60,000 over four years. Special opportunities are available for students choosing to study in the regional locations of Lismore and Coffs Harbour, taking advantage of the clean air, safe environments and long-term employability benefits.

The Destination Australia scholarships are also available to International students, offering up to $60,000, at $15,000 a year to eligible applicants.

Read more about international scholarship
Davi Algranti English and Academic Pathways

Student Support

We know it has been a particularly tough couple of years for International students wanting to travel to Australia. And that is when it becomes particularly important to choose the right university for you.

Southern Cross is proud of its ongoing success and accolades in the area of student support.

Discover international student support
students at Lismore campus


Our region is well serviced by domestic and international airports.

Many international students enter Australia via Sydney or Melbourne with a short internal flight to Ballina, Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast airports. Some may be enter directly to Gold Coast International Airport.

Please ensure you have all your required documentation to enter Australia.

Learn more about getting to and around campus
Gold Coast campus aerial overlooking North Kirra beach