Why study at Southern Cross University
Transform your future
At Southern Cross University, we believe in your possibilities, your potential, and we offer a vibrant teaching, learning, research and cultural environment to help you achieve your goals.
Relevance and resonance underpin everything we do. Our degree and research courses arise from today, but have their sights firmly on the future. We strive to create change that has a positive impact, from local to global.
Supporting you at Southern Cross University
Our range of scholarships support a variety of students and can really make a difference.Discover a wide range of scholarships
Get all the help you need with quick access to study resources and academic support.Visit the learning zone
Join a club, spots team or take part in national competitions. Whatever your interest, we have something for you.Discover student life and support
Become part of our vibrant and widely recognised research community.Visit the Graduate School
A better way to learn
The Southern Cross Model is what sets Southern Cross University apart from the rest.
This new academic model allows students to focus on just one or two subjects at once, over a six-week teaching term, before moving on. This enables deeper learning as well as more control over when you study allowing you to create the ideal life balance.
It’s the future of study, with flexibility built-in.Learn more
Research, rankings and reputation
Southern Cross University has achieved world-class results in research, rankings, student satisfaction and overall reputation. Our success in these endeavours, combined with our fantastic locations, staff and support systems, is what makes us the perfect place to study.
5-star Student Support *
5-star Graduate Salary ^
5-star Overall Experience ^
Top 200 Young Universities †
Top 400 Life Sciences and Psychology †
Top 250 Physical Sciences †
World Standard or Above in 23 Key Research Areas. **
Top 4% of universities worldwide in Forestry and Agriculture. ∆
* The Good Universities Guide 2022 – Undergraduate and Postgraduate
^ The Good Universities Guide 2022 – Postgraduate
† Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
** Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018
∆ Top 350 universities (global) in Agriculture and Forestry (QS Rankings 2021)
Equity and Diversity
Diversity makes us bold, aware, compassionate and better. It pushes us to challenge the status quo. Southern Cross University is committed to being an inclusive and culturally safe work and study environment that values, supports, embraces and benefits from the diversity of its people and communities.More about diversity
Pathways for every student
Going straight from school to a degree is one way to start uni, but it’s not the only way. If your child doesn’t achieve the required ATAR to get into their course, the University may recommend they complete a pathway program first.
Southern Cross University has two excellent pathway programs suitable for school leavers. Both are fee-free and develop the skills that students will need at university to be successful. Undertaking a Diploma through SCU College is also an excellent way to commence university.Find out more
Today's students are Tomorrow's frontline: We are discovering better ways to care for and save lives.
Today's research will discover Tomorrow's solutions: We're driving new Science that's protecting the Future of our environment.
Today's Visionaries are Tomorrow's leaders: We're inspiring businesses and communities with Passion and Purpose.
And today's insights are Tomorrow's lessons and we're learning new and Transformative ways. To teach our kids.
Together we're Transforming Tomorrow. For ourselves, for others, and for our world.
Southern Cross University, Transforming Tomorrow.