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Minutes drive to Brisbane CBD

1967

USQ established in Toowoomba

3600+

Students choose to study at USQ Toowoomba

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Public parks and gardens in the 'Garden City'

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Minutes drive to Brisbane CBD

Orion Lagoon

Water park close to campus

1700+

Students choose to study at USQ Springfield

Facilities

Boeing flight simulator, and radio and TV production facilities on-campus

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Minutes drive to Brisbane CBD

1600+

Students choose to study at USQ Ipswich

Facilities

Nursing labs and a paramedic ambulance simulator on-campus

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Different cultural backgrounds represented in the Ipswich region

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Secure access to your online classroom and learning materials

Qualification

Receive the same qualification as on-campus students

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High quality degrees to choose from

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USQ has announced a $5.2 million initiative to help our students during this unprecedented time. Student experiencing hardship during COVID-19 can receive extra support for them to continue their studies during this crisis. Our COVID-19 Student Support Package includes academic and financial support.

Academic support
You have the option to:

  • make your Semester 1 results non-contributory towards your grade point average
  • request a five-day extension to your assignment due date
  • access more online support services, including library services, free online counselling, free career counselling and more.

Financial support
You may be eligible for:

  • one-off and/or fortnightly payments of up to AUD500 for a period of up to three months to assist with living expenses
  • one-off payments of up to AUD1000 to obtain needed technology
  • one-off payments of up to AUD500 for the provision of learning resources.

Applications for the COVID-19 Student Financial Assistance Scheme open on Tuesday 14 April. Find out more information about our Student Financial Assistance Scheme.

Online learning support at USQ
USQ also provides additional support and information for international students. Please see the frequently asked questions for the latest changes, in line with updates and directions from the Australian Government and the Department of Home Affairs.

Leave of absence
Students impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for a leave of absence on compassionate and compelling circumstances.

If you wish to apply for a leave of absence you must complete a Leave of Absence Form - International form and provide supporting documentation in accordance with the assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedure.

Please submit the form and your supporting documentation to: is.support@usq.edu.au for your application to be assessed.

Defer your offer
To defer your study to a future semester, you can contact the USQ International Admissions team.

Additional options for online study
Affected USQ students who study online can transfer to on-campus study as soon as the travel restrictions are removed and they meet all eligibility requirements. Students who apply for online study only may be required to resubmit additional information prior to being granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE).

Gain a competitive edge in your career and increase your earning potential with USQ, Australia’s No. 1 University for graduate starting salary*. 

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. 

* Good Universities Guide, 2020.

'Whilst living on the Gold Coast, I happened to see a Facebook newsfeed advertisement for USQ Law that reignited my passion. After some research, I chose to study with USQ due to its shorter program length.'
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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

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.

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 2-4 years. 

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