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University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

Welcome to the University of the Sunshine Coast, UniSC for short. A young, fresh university driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, delivered by world-class educators. 

Top reasons to study here

  • UniSC ranked first place in Queensland for ‘Overall Impact’, and eighth in Australia. We received an overall score of 92.9 out of 100.
  • UniSC ranked an equal 29 out of 1591 institutions globally – that’s up two positions from last year.
  • UniSC is in the top two percent globally for overall impact


Our first campus, on the Sunshine Coast, opened its doors in 1996. Today, our award-winning facilities span five campuses across South East Queensland, an area of unique geographical importance. In fact, UniSC is the world’s only university with campuses on three connecting UNESCO biosphere reserves and the World Heritage Listed K’gari.  


Study options include more than 150 programs over five campuses spread across South East Queensland. With online and blended study options available, our regional students have study, research and employment opportunities right on their doorstep. And if you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help.


Across our campuses, the next generation of researchers are exploring human behaviour, work and society. Creating better outcomes for health and wellbeing. Advancing our understanding of ecology and environment. And helping make agriculture, aquaculture and forestry more sustainable.  

Together, we’re answering some of today’s most pressing issues. 


We are here to help you enhance your employability and achieve your career goals. Whether you are in your first or final year, you can access workshops, consultations, self-guided resources, and leadership opportunities to build your skills and ensure you are industry ready.

Our Careers Advisers work with prospective students, current students and graduates with career planning and decision making. This can include; navigating a career transition or change, having difficulty deciding on what to study, discussing pathways, identifying interests and skills, professional development goals and strategies, or transitioning into graduate and professional careers.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
501 100
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
701 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Student Success Advisers connect current students with resources and services to support them and their studies, including balancing uni and life, dealing with unexpected circumstances and options if they fail a course.

Housing services

There are a variety of accommodation options close to UniSC's campuses whether you want to live in a student village, share a house or find a place of your own.

If you would like to rent your own house, apartment, townhouse or flat, or rent a room in a shared house, search on real estate websites or flatmate listings for rental options near your campus.

You may find the following websites useful to search for rental accommodation or a room in a share house. It is your responsibility to determine whether the housing arrangements are suitable: 

  • Domain
  • Flat Mates
  • Easy roommate
  • Student Accommodation One

Library services

The mission of the University of the Sunshine Coast Library is to provide quality services and collections that support the teaching, research and scholarship activities of the University.

We recognise that we need to work in partnership with our clients to ensure that Library services, collections and facilities meet our clients’ needs. The Library has a policy of open access to the collections for study and research.

ICT services

Our IT support staff can assist with access the UniSC network and troubleshoot problems with logins, passwords, and access to UniSC information technology systems including email and wifi.

Medical services

Take care of your mind and body while studying with our range of health and wellbeing services. Student Wellbeing also provides a variety of trauma-informed services and resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of current students, including counselling, personal support and Safer Communities initiatives and services to keep our university a safe and inclusive space for everyone.

Campus life

UniSC is a place where lifelong friends are made, and opportunities are earned. Our diverse community is made up of many people, with many stories, from different backgrounds, ages, cultures and geographical locations.

No matter your background, we know you’ll feel at home at UniSC. From the moment you walk onto campus to the day you graduate, you’ll be surrounded by encouragement and support.

Join our safe, sustainable and fun learning community. We are rated as one of Australia's best for overall student experience. We invite you to experience life at UniSC with us, and find out why.

Sports facilities

UniSC is a premier sporting destination with nationally-accredited facilities and support from leading health and sports scientists. High performance champions train side-by-side with beginners in a supportive sports community that drives excellence.

The $24 million sports arena is the only facility of its kind in the region. It is fully air-conditioned, seats 3,000 spectators with national standard facilities for netball, basketball, futsal, hockey and badminton.

UniSC Sunshine Coast has an Olympic-standard, 10-lane, 50-metre heated pool, a six-lane 25-metre pool, cold immersion and warm plunge pool and aquatic recovery equipment.


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