Southern Cross University (SCU) is a highly regarded Australian public university established under its own Act of Parliament. The quality programs offered by the University have high academic standards combined with an industry and professional focus.
The University is located on the east coast of Australia in northern New South Wales, one of the country's most beautiful regions. The University has three campuses, in the cities of Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads. A new campus at the southern end of the Gold Coast will open in early 2010. All cities are serviced by daily air, rail and road transport from the capital cities Sydney and brisbane.
Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads are regional cities which are safe, friendly and accessible. The region is famous for its idyllic sub-tropic climate, World Heritage-listed National Parks, lush rainforests and unspoiled beaches. Students enjoy the range of facilities found in larger cities without the distractions to keep them from their study.
The University is named after the famous constellation of stars seen in the Southern Hemisphere and represented on the flag of Australia. We invite you to consider studying with us in this unique and exciting Australian environment.
International students are provided with a range of specialist services and the University prides itself on providing international students with the highest level of support possible. The staff-student ratio in the International Office is among the best at any university in Australia.
Special services provided for international students include: pre-departure information; airport reception; accommodation placement; comprehensive orientation; full-time Student Adviser; English language and academic support; organisation of social activities and excursions; visa and health insurance advice; a returning home function for graduating students.