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Certificate of University Studies (COUS)

Study Mode
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

  • -

View USQ Handbook

Make a start with your university study

USQ’s Certificate of University Studies will give you a university qualification after just four courses. It will also prepare you for the demands of higher education studies and the professional workplace, and will allow you to continue your studies into an undergraduate program, or a Foundation Diploma program.

So, start your USQ journey with our Certificate of University Studies. If you are wanting to progress your studies in a simple step by step manner then this program is perfect for you. 

Take your study to the next level

When you successfully complete your certificate, you will be ready to pursue most undergraduate degrees on offer at USQ, including a Diploma of University Studies

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 9960

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

How to apply

Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to to commence your USQ journey.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.

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