Social media
Contact information
Email

info@applycourses.com

Phone

+91 9800 897 000

Southern Cross University

Overview


0

AC Rating

0

Courses

6

Campuses

3996

Views

Location : Australia ,New South Wales

Overall Rating :

Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. 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. 

Many of our degrees are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences. We have a diverse and distinctive student body. Based on 2016 data 63.2 per cent of our students are first in family to attend University; we have an Indigenous participation rate of 4.1 per cent (compared to 1.6 per cent for the University sector), while our international profile includes students from more than 50 countries. We also deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

Now in its 23rd year, we are in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education world’s best young universities for 2016. 

We aim to produce graduates who are career ready, world ready and digitally literate, and who experience an academic environment distinctive for its personal approach. 

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 Australia (ERA) national evaluation. Our research strengths include disciplines as diverse as plant genetics, zoology, geoscience, oceanography, engineering, nursing, and complementary and alternative medicine.

Particular research strengths in the environmental sciences include marine science, and the University operates the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour.

The University has a strong focus on industry and community collaboration to produce engaged teaching and research outcomes. This connectivity is seeing Southern Cross University lead the $13.8m national Farming Together Pilot Program, partnering with the Northern Rivers Co-operatives Alliance and the Australian Government. 

The University has also introduced an important new Centre for Organics Research with the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Courses


Admission


Admission Requirements

Confirm you meet the entry requirements for your preferred course including academic and English language proficiency plus other specific pre-requisites that may apply.
SCU College Pathways
SCU College offers academic pathways for international students through the Diploma of Business, Associate Degree of Business or the Diploma of Science . Admission requirements for the above qualifications are:
  • Qualification equivalent to Australia Year 12 with the required entry grade (2015 ATAR 45 or equivalent); and
  • English language comparable to Academic IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.
Undergraduate admission requirements
A qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 and the required entry grade for your preferred course, plus any course specific requirements:
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts - portfolio
  • Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management - interview.
Academic score by country is available in the summary section of each course. 
Postgraduate entry requirements
Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree, plus specific requirements as indicated in the course structure tab. Country profiles issued by the National Office of Overseas skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) are used, where possible to determine the Australian equivalent of an overseas qualification. All students whose first language is not English must also meet the University's English language requirements.
Coursework Masters
Students are required to have a degree considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Students without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience may be admitted to a Graduate Diploma or Masters.
Higher Degree Research
Postgraduate research at the University is referred to as higher degree by research (HDR) study. It does not include coursework; rather, the candidate selects a research topic which is of particular relevance to his or her professional and/or personal interests. Students must have completed a degree considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree with first class Honours or second class Honours, first division, or have completed a degree equivalent to an Australian Masters degree where at least 50% of the assessment was based on a thesis.
Students must also demonstrate the educational preparation and capacity to pursue a research degree. This may be through their general and professional qualifications. 
 
English language entry requirements
All applicants must meet the University's English language requirements for admission as set out in the English language proficiency information in the SCU Policy Library.
English language comparable scores to IELTS
IELTS
5.5 WITH NO BAND LESS THAN 5.0
6.0 WITH NO BAND LESS THAN 5.5
6.5 WITH NO BAND LESS THAN 6.0
7.0 WITH NO BAND LESS THAN 6.5
7.0 WITH NO BAND LESS THAN 7.0
CPE
N/A
52
N/A
N/A
N/A
CAE
47
52
58
67
67
TOEFL PBT
500 min 4.0 (TWE)
550 min 4.5 (TWE)
570 min 5.0 (TWE)
592 min 5.0 (TWE)
600 min 5.0 (TWE)
TOEFL iBT
46 with no less than 16 in writing
60 with no less than 17 in writing & speaking, no less than 11 in reading & listening
79 with no less than 21 in writing and 20 in other areas
94 with no less than 24 in writing
94 with no less than 25 in writing
PTE
42 with no communicative score less than 36
50
58 with no communicative score less than 50
65 with no communicative score less than 58
65 with no communicative score less than 65
ISPLR
3 in all 4 skills
3+ or better in all 4 skills
4 in all 4 skill areas
4 in all 4 skill areas
4+ in all 4 skill areas
CEFR
N/A
B2
N/A
N/A
N/A
IELTS: International English Language Testing System
CPE: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
TOEFL PBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language - paper-based test
TOEFL iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet based test
PTE: Pearson Test of English
ISPLR: International Second Language Proficiency Rating
CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Variations to English language entry requirements
ACADEMIC & ENGLISH PATHWAYS
ACADEMIC IELTS +
Career Start in Business (Study Abroad) - 20 weeks English
Career Start in Business (Study Abroad) - 10 weeks English
Career Start in Science (Study Abroad) - 20 weeks English
Career Start in Science (Study Abroad) - 10 weeks English
Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP)
Diploma of Business
Diploma of Science
Associate Degree of Business
Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP)
4.5 with no band less than 4.0
5.0 with no band less than 4.5
4.5 with no band less than 4.0
5.0 with no band less than 4.5
5.5 with no band less than 5.0
5.5 with no band less than 5.0
5.5 with no band less than 5.0
5.5 with no band less than 5.0
6.0 with no band less than 5.5
ACADEMIC & ENGLISH PATHWAYS EXCEPT AS INDICATED BELOW
ACADEMIC IELTS 6.0 WITH NO BAND LESS THAN 5.5
Bachelor of Midwifery* 
Bachelor of Nursing*
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy* 
Bachelor of Podiatry*
7.0 with no band less than 7.0
Bachelor of Pedorthics
7.0 with no band less than 6.5
Bachelor of Social Welfare
6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
Bachelor of Speech Pathology*
7.5 with no less than 7.0 in reading and writing and 8.0 in listening and speaking
Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Certificate in International and Hotel Management
Graduate Diploma in Business
Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management
6.0 overall
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Graduate Diploma in Accounting
Master of Business Administration
Master of Professional Accounting 
Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies
6.5 overall
*These courses cannot be packaged with English in order to achieve the IELTS score.
+ Must have been achieved within the last 2 years Updated 18 May 2016
 

Professional Registration

Nursing and Midwifery

To register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia graduates must meet language test requirements, within the two year period prior to application for registration, either Academic IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in any band, or a Pass at "B" level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of the Occupational English Test (OET) for Nurses.
For up-to-date information please refer to: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Social Work
To register with the Australian Association of Social Works (AASW), graduates are required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency to a level of Academic IELTS of 7.0 in each component. Refer to Australian Association of Social Workers for more information.
Education
The minimum requirement for Provisional and Conditional Accreditation in NSW (NSW Institute of Teachers) after completion of an Education degree is IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening modules and a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing modules.

Accommodation


Accommodation
Short Stay Accommodation
Short stay accommodation options are available through Unistays

Gold Coast
We strongly recommend you book short stay accommodation before committing yourself to a long term lease. On arrival the accommodation officer will assist you in finding and securing more permanent accommodation once you are familiar with the area.
Students attending the Gold Coast campuses live off-campus. The most popular type of off-campus accommodation is a house or unit shared with other students, where students do their own cooking and share the cost of household expenses. Both furnished and unfurnished off-campus rental accommodation is available. For more information about off-campus accommodation options visit: Unistays
Lismore and Coffs Harbour
 
On campus
 
SCU Village : SCU Village apartments are fully furnished with their own kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathroom. All campus accommodation is managed by student accommodation specialists, Campus Living Villages, in partnership with Southern Cross University.
Lismore SCU Village offers a range of fully furnished apartments for a community of 373 students across three colleges. From studying to socialising, the colleges offer everything needed to make the most of the university experience.
Coffs Harbour SCU Village provides modern, four bedroom apartments and a recreation lounge a short walk from the campus. With 95 residents, the Coffs SCU Villages offers an inclusive and friendly community.
 
Wilson's College, Lismore: Wilson's College is a purpose built private college providing accommodation exclusively for Southern Cross University students in Lismore from first year to final year.
Study Abroad and Exchange students wanting on campus accommodation must apply through the International Office as accommodation providers will not accept applications for 20 week leases. Study abroad students should follow the steps outlined on the welcome email.
 
Off campus
Students can also choose off-campus accommodation. The most popular type of off-campus accommodation is a house or unit shared with other students, where students do their own cooking and share the cost of household expenses. Both furnished and unfurnished off-campus rental accommodation is available. For more information about off-campus accommodation options visit: Unistays
Homestay
Another alternative is to find full-board homestay accommodation with a local family. The cost of this is usually between A$210-A$255 per week, including meals.
 
Cost of living
Southern Cross University students may benefit from the reduced cost of living compared to Australian capital cities. The table below represents a general weekly guide for an individual.
We also recommend that you use the travel, tuition and living expenses, as outlined by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
ACCOMMODATION*
SCU VILLAGE
HOMESTAY
PRIVATE RENTAL
AUD$ per week (guide only)
$140-$201
$240-$290
$80-$180 (room)
$350-$450(house)
Food
$100-$150
Included
$100-$150
Public 
Transport
$20
Included to & from campus
$20-$70
Electricity
Included
Included
$15 (room) or $40 (house)
Water
Included
Included
$5
Phone/Internet
$20-$50
$20-$50
$20-$50
Updated 18 May 2016
* Costing based on Gold Coast, Lismore or Coffs Harbour campuses only.

Reviews


No Reviews Found

Scholarships


Currently there are no scholarships available.

Read More About Australia


Request to Call Back