Study with USQ direct via distance education
Regardless of whether you study on-campus or online, in Australia or anywhere in the world, as a USQ student you will get the same level of support.
USQ provides personalised support and assistance, and contacting your lecturers is as easy as picking up the telephone, sending an email or participating in online discussions.
Learning circles can be arranged where there are a group of distance education students in the same area studying the same courses as you are. These are informal sessions where students can get together to discuss assignment ideas, share study tips and help each other prepare for exams.
Students access study packages sent in the mail or delivered via the internet. Assessment is usually through submission of assignments by post and email. We also organise exam centres all over Australia and overseas so you can sit for your exams at a centre near your home. Students may choose to attend a graduation ceremony on-campus or overseas. This allows you to continue meeting other lifetime commitments such as work, family or travel.
Why study by distance education?
Here are some benefits for deciding to study via distance education with USQ:
- you can study from your own home anywhere in Australia or overseas
- you can study at times that suit you - after work, on weekends, or while the kids are at school
- you don't have to spend time travelling to university or sitting in lectures
- you can earn money by working when you study
- you can study the same courses with the same lecturers as students who study on-campus
- you have access to a network of support services to help you succeed.
What can I study by distance education?
Have a look at our programs and courses guide to see a full list of programs offered by distance (online) education.
If I study by distance education, do I need to come on-campus?
Some courses (subjects) and programs have residential schools. Residential schools give students studying via distance education the opportunity to attend campus for face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use of the facilities and to meet staff and other students. Attendance is often non-compulsory, depending on your area of study.