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Southern Cross University


Southern Cross University is a progressive and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in two states, New South Wales and Queensland. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Southern Cross University’s fastest-growing campus is uniquely located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland, overlooking Kirra Beach.

We also offer degrees in Sydney and Melbourne at branch campuses and through The Hotel School in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

Students from more than 50 countries are attracted to study with us in Australia, and we deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

Many of our degrees are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we offer exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences.

Southern Cross University has a growing research profile, with 24 research areas identified ‘at or above world standard’ in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national evaluation. Our research strengths include disciplines as diverse as plant genetics, zoology, geoscience, oceanography, engineering, nursing, and complementary and alternative medicine.

Southern Cross University is an active participant across our varied communities. We embrace community engagement as a collaborative process, linked to creating inspired student learning and innovative research.

  • Brand new facilities

    Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and hinterland. New facilities will open in 2017 including a 500-seat lecture theatre, contemporary learning spaces and cafés.

  • Health science focus

    Students can study an innovative range of allied health degrees and utilise state-of-the-art health science laboratories. The SCU Health Clinic provides services to the public as well as placements for students.

  • International hub

    For the third consecutive year, SCU has been ranked number one in Australia for international students support by the International Student Barometer 2015 survey, and ranked number two in Australia for overall earning experience.

Phone inquiries: +61 1800 626 481


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I chose Southern Cross University because I love the Southern Gold Coast and couldn’t think of a more beautiful setting to study A Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

I walk to campus from my home in Tugun and I love the smaller personalised class experience in world-class teaching facilities right near the beach.

Southern Cross University has given me many networking opportunities and I am looking forward to my first placement.
Valentin Slesarenko
  • CRICOS NO. 01241G

  • Location 33km from Surfers Paradise
    500m from airport
    Excellent public transport
    400m from the beach
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