Sunshine days ahead on the east coast
The University of the Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing universities in Australia and has become an influential member of the Sunshine Coast’s business community. It is the first public university to be established on a greenfield site in Australia for 23 years. The University of the Sunshine Coast was established in 1996, becoming the first public university to be built on a greenfield site in Australia in 23 years. The 100 hectare campus is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, approximately 100km north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. Major centres such as Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Noosa are a short drive away.
The focus of the Campus Master Plan is on environmental sensitivity and symmetry between the campus centre and the surrounding open space. Students and staff enjoy modern facilities and the buildings have won many planning, architectural and construction awards. Wildlife such as eastern grey kangaroos from the neighbouring Mooloolah River National Park roam freely around the campus grounds. These elements, combined with the friendly atmosphere only a smaller campus can provide, create a unique environment. Modern student accommodation complexes equipped with swimming pools, tennis courts, and barbecue areas are located next to the campus. Shopping centres, cafes and banks are nearby. Growth has been rapid and the University’s population is projected to grow to 15,000 by 2021. Students come from around the world to study at the University of the Sunshine Coast. At the University you can meet Australian students and experience the Australian lifestyle in a safe, friendly and personal environment. You can learn English, take University courses for credit towards your home degree, complete a Bachelor degree or pursue postgraduate studies. Whichever you choose, a memorable experience awaits.Australia offers excellent value for money. Living expenses and tuition costs are generally less expensive than in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The cost of living on the Sunshine Coast is generally lower than in other Australian cities. On average, you need between A$15,000 and A$18,000 per year to live very comfortably on the Sunshine Coast. These estimates are in addition to airfare, visa application, health cover and tuition fees and will vary depending on your lifestyle and preferences. If you have a spouse or dependant child accompanying you to Australia, you need to allow more for living expenses. If you have any school age dependents accompanying you to Australia, you are required to pay full fees for their schooling if they are enrolled in a government or non-government school.