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Ranked top 86 young universities worldwide.*
Ranked No. 1 in Australia for graduate starting salary.**
Ranked top 401- 500 universities worldwide.***
* Times Higher Education World Young University Rankings, 2022, ** Good Universities Guide, 2022, *** Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021.
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The Australian Federal Government announced that fully vaccinated student visa holders would be allowed to travel to Australia from 15th December 2021. The University of Southern Queensland is pleased to welcome our international students to study on-campus. 

Vaccination Requirement: Students must be fully vaccinated. Please refer to the TGA website for current information on Australia’s approved and recognised vaccines. 

Pre-Departure Testing Requirement: Students must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their departure. 

Quarantine Requirement: Quarantine-free arrival to Queensland is now available. Please refer to the Australian Government's international arrivals website for more information.

USQ takes our international student well-being very seriously and has a tradition of providing excellent support for their success. We are excited to see you on campus for Semester 1, 2022.

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Gain a competitive edge in your career and increase your earning potential with USQ. Our graduates enjoy the highest starting salary in Australia*.

On-campus and flexible online study options are available in a range study areas, from accounting and agriculture, through to engineering, IT and the sciences to suit your career goals. Our students can put their learning into practice with our world-class facilities, such as an astronomy observation centre, engineering laboratories, flight simulator, simulated midwifery and nursing wards and television and radio production studios.

We are also a key regional research intensive institution with 30 areas of research ranking world standard or better. 

* Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020.

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Our education agents can help you: choose a degree; with your application to study; and provide visa information and details about moving to Australia to study. 

Applications to study USQ degrees require a recognised previous academic qualification. Find your degree and check the minimum entry requirements. 

Before you start your studies at USQ, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. We accept a variety of English language tests and have provisions for specified and approved exemptions.

If you do not meet the level required, we also offer English language programs to help you achieve your study goals and meet the English language requirements.

As an international student, you may be eligible to study and live in Australia on a student visa. Once your student visa has been issued, it will be valid for the duration of your study.

Applying for a visa

You can apply for your student visa online, or with the help of one of our local education agents. Student visa holders who enter Australian between 19 January, 2022 and 19 March, 2022 can apply for their visa fee refund (AUD630). 

Can I work while I study?

Australian Government student visa conditions allow student visa holders to work up to 40 hours each fortnight. To find out if you are eligible, and the conditions of a student visa, check with the Department of Home Affairs. In January, Australian Government temporarily removed the working hour limit for student visa holders and this will be reviewed in April, 2022.

Can I stay in Australia after I finish studying?

Upon graduation, and depending on your qualification, you may be eligible for a temporary graduate visa that will allow you to work in Australia for three to six years. 

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