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Study at Southern Cross University

Beautiful lifestyle locations with Australia's best international student support

Southern Cross University is a world-ranked university that offers you a rich cultural experience and the opportunity to immerse yourself in diverse, friendly and welcoming communities. 

With a focus on practical skills, critical thinking and collaboration, Southern Cross University courses develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a rapidly changing global job market. 

Our main campuses are located along Australia’s east coast, at the Gold Coast in Queensland, Lismore in the Northern Rivers and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. We have metro campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and The Hotel School, our unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, has four campuses where you can study tourism and hotel management.

From application and scholarships to enrolment and orientation, our dedicated support team – rated best in Australia for student satisfaction – and a network of education agents make sure your journey to Southern Cross is a smooth one.

Do you need to apply through an education agent? Find out here.

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How to apply

Find your course

Search the variety of courses available and learn more about what you will learn, locations, scholarships, entry requirements and fees.

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Find an agent and apply

Southern Cross accepts direct applications online and through an education agent, however this will be dependent on your home country.

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Accept and enrol

Follow the steps in your offer package to accept and enrol in your future studies.

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Get ready for studies and plan your orientation with help from our dedicated team who will be with you every step of the way.

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Keen to take a closer look?

View our guide

Download our International Student Guide 2025 for a complete guide to our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses for 2025.

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Pathway options

We also offer a range of pathways into Southern Cross University degrees through the University’s SCU College.

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Am I a domestic or international student?

You are a domestic student if you are: an Australian or New Zealand citizen; an Australian permanent visa holder (including permanent humanitarian visa holders). Whether you live within or outside Australia, if you do not meet the above you are an international student. Depending on the course offered, international students may study offshore, online or in Australia on a student visa or other temporary Australian visas.

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