University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Toowoomba, Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

    Toowoomba, QueenslandLocation
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    Estd1967established year

    University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a medium-sized public university, established as the Darling Downs campus of University of Queensland. It has three campuses located in Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich along with various transnational partners in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Switzerland, etc. Over 36,000 students are enrolled at USQ, of which 16% are international students aspiring to pursue higher education in Australia. The university offers over 700 specialized courses in the field of business, law, arts, education, health, science, and engineering.

    USQ provides opportunities for carrying out research activities which focus on tackling national and global challenges affecting agriculture, natural resource management, and people living and doing business in regional areas. According to the graduate outcome survey, University of Southern Queensland is ranked #1 in Australia for graduate starting salary and #1 in Queensland for full-time undergraduate employment in 2021.

    USQ Rankings

    The University of Southern Queensland is globally recognized and is ranked by prestigious ranking agencies. Some of the latest rankings of USQ are:

    • As per the QS ranking 2021,
      • #701-#750 in Global world university ranking
      • #451-500 for World University ranking by Subject
    • Times higher education
      • #501-#600 for World University ranking 2021
      • Young University ranking 2020 by THE at #101-#150.
    • US News and World report ranking 2021
      • #736 position for best Global University
      • #30 for best global University in Australia
    • Center for World University Rankings 2021 ranked University of Southern Queensland #33 in Australia.

    Also See: Student Reviews of University of Southern Queensland


    Type Public
    Established in 1967
    Number of campus 3
    Campus location Toowoomba, Springfield, Ipswich
    Campus setting Urban
    Student population 27,563
    International population 16%
    International students tuition fee 3,360-4,700 AUD per Unit
    Scholarship Available
    Admission intakes 3

    USQ Programs

    • University of Southern Queensland offers a wide range of programs in the field of business, law, arts, education, health, science, and engineering
    • All these programs are offered under the Faculty of business, law, and arts and the Faculty of health, engineering, and science at USQ.
    • The College for Indigenous Studies, education, and research-CISER of USQ offers indigenous higher education pathway programs (IHEPP) and indigenous study courses.
    • Various tertiary preparation programs, English for academic programs and foundation diplomas are also offered at University of Southern Queensland.
    • Top University of Southern Queensland programs are mentioned below:.

    USQ Campus

    • USQ Toowoomba campus is well equipped with modern facilities, support services, on-campus accommodation, recreational opportunities, etc
    • The library at University of Southern Queensland has a collection of 300,000 books, several thousand journals, references, audio-visual, and many more. There are computer labs and wireless network everywhere
    • The campus also has Australia's largest and the most traditionally designed Japanese garden.
    • There are around 517 solar panels installed across the campus.
    • The Ipswich campus is the hub for a variety of health and community programs of USQ. It houses nursing labs and a paramedics ambulance simulator.
    • The Springfield campus is well equipped with the latest technologies, engineering laboratories, media center, and phoenix radio center.

    University of Southern Queensland has collaborated with many recognized institutions around the world for offering extra credit to students wishing to enrol at USQ in future. Students at these partner institutions need to meet the USQ academic and English requirements.

    Country University Partners
    Bangladesh FutureEd
    Sri Lanka International Institute of Health Sciences
    Wisdom Business Academy
    Thailand Civil Aviation Training Center
    Singapore Academies Australasia
    College Lilin Bangsa Intercultural School
    Nanyang Institute of Management
    Indonesia Institut Informatika
    Indonesia University of Brawijaya
    Malaysia Multimedia University
    Almacrest International College
    China Central University of Finance and Economics
    Jilin University
    East China Normal University
    United Arab Emirates Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
    Australia Australian Pacific College
    Queensland Academy of Technology
    Queensland International Business Academy

    USQ Residence

    The Toowoomba campus of University of Southern Queensland offers on-campus accommodation through its three residential colleges with a wide range of facilities and services. Students are also offered assistance to look for homestays or other student accommodation in Australia.

    Concannon College

    • 100 bedrooms and a sharing bathroom per two bedrooms.
    • Common rooms with a kitchen shared between 25 rooms.

    McGregor college

    • McGregor Private Ensuites:
      • There are a total of 60 bedrooms, each having a private ensuite bathroom.
      • Common rooms with a kitchen shared between 15 rooms.
    • McGregor Self Cater:
      • It has 57 bedrooms, and a shared bathroom between 2 rooms.
      • Kitchens are shared between 20 rooms.

    Steele Rudd College

    • A & B blocks
      • There are 51 bedrooms and shared bathrooms between 10-15 residents of the same gender.
      • Kitchens are shared between 8 - 10 residents
    • Outer Blocks:
      • There are 62 bedrooms and shared bathrooms between 4-5 residents
      • 4 bedrooms offering private ensuite bathrooms
      • Kitchens are shared between 10 residents

    USQ Admission process

    Students are advised to apply early to University of Southern Queensland admissions, to make sure that they secure a place and have time to make other necessary study arrangements

    Application form: Paper Application Form (PDF 330KB) or Apply Online

    USQ Application Deadlines

    Admission intakes Deadlines
    Semester 2 19th July 2021
    Semester 3 15th November 2021

    Admission Requirements:

    Once the application is submitted applicants will receive an offer letter to study at University of Southern Queensland if they have met the eligibility criteria perfectly. Students must meet the conditions outlined in the offer letter and submit the signed offer letter for enrolment.

    English Proficiency Test Scores

    Test Score
    IELTS 5.5-7.5
    TOEFL (iBT) 525-600
    TOEFL (CBT) 213-250
    PTE 50-65

    USQ Cost of Accommodation

    Following is the estimated cost of living in Australia for the international students enrolling at the University of Southern Queensland.

    Type of expense Amount (AUD)
    Tuition fee Varies. 3,360-4,700 per unit
    Books 30-200
    Accommodation 90-418 per week
    Student service and amenities fees 38.5
    Groceries and eating out 80-280 per week
    Gas electricity 35-140 per week
    Phone and internet 20-55 per week
    Public transport 10-55 per week
    Entertainment 80-150 per week

    USQ Scholarships

    University of Southern Queensland offers numerous scholarships for international students in Australia.

    • Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship – It offers a scholarship of worth 24,000 AUD to the students over four years of their study.
    • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship – It awards a total scholarship of worth 20,000 to the undergraduate students.
    • Executive Dean’s Scholarship – It provides financial aid of 6000 AUD for over four years to the students.
    • The Destination Australia Scholarship offers a grant of 30,000 AUD to graduate and postgraduate students.

    COVID-19 Student Support Package will provide financial aid to students:

    • 500 AUD for three months for living expenses
    • 100 AUD for required technology
    • 500 AUD for provision of learning resources

    Some of the scholarship options available for international students is tabulated as follows:

    Scholarship name Benefits Deadlines
    Australian Award Scholarships Funding of the full tuition fees, living expenses, textbooks, study materials, basic medical cost, supplementary academic support, return air travel payment, etc. 31 May 2021
    International students support nursing scholarship This scholarship is to financially support nursing and allied health students through their degree during and post the COVID-19 pandemic. 23 July 2021
    International Accommodation scholarship Support international students in COVID-19 times by providing a safe environment to international students through access to their on-campus Residential Colleges located in Toowoomba. 23 July 2021
    USQ Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Equity bursary This scholarship is for international HDR students. 31 December 2021

    USQ Alumni

    University of Southern Queensland has an alumni network of more than 100,000+ alumni across more than 146 countries. Alumnus can have benefits like:

    • Discounts off all products at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism
    • Free loans from USQ library to first-year alumni
    • Networking through alumni chapters and groups
    • Public recognition like an alumnus of the year awards
    • Advertising job opportunities on University of Southern Queensland access
    • Subscription to Alumni e-newsletter, etc

    Notable Alumni

    • Kev Carmody – Singer and songwriter
    • Deb Frecklington – Australian politician
    • Stuart Mayer – Commander Australian Fleet, Royal Australian Navy
    • Theresa Molteni – President of Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland

    USQ Placements

    • The career and employability team at University of Southern Queensland offers various one-to-one career planning services which help them to develop career management skills, set goals and strategies to excel in their career. Students can book an appointment for personalized career advice at University of Southern Queensland.
    • At USQ there are various work experience programs and volunteering opportunities that provide students experience, skills, and knowledge to tackle real-world challenges.
    • The career and employability team also host various networking events to enhance the network of students with employers and offer job opportunities in Australia.
    • They also assist students in writing the job application forms, resumes, preparing for the interviews, psychometric testing, etc.
    • According to the emolument, executive MBA is the best-paid degree at University of Southern Queensland.

    Top salaries of USQ Graduates-by Emolument:

    Job Salary
    Executive MBA 206,000 AUD
    MBA 112,000 AUD
    Bachelor of science 90,000 AUD

    University of Southern Queensland is a highly reputed education provider among Australian universities, known for offering online and flexible programs for international students around the globe. It provides a supportive environment and student-focused commitment to learning and teaching.

    In pandemic times, USQ conducted online career fairs, career insights conferences and various career mentoring programs for current students to help them achieve their career goals and develop professional skills.


    Ques. How many admission intakes are held at University of Southern Queensland for international students?

    Ans. There are admission intakes for 3 semesters in a year at University of Southern Queensland.

    Ques. Is the University of Southern Queensland prestigious?

    Ans. University of Southern Queensland is a globally recognized university and is ranked #1 in Queensland for full-time undergraduate employment and also for a high graduate starting salary. It has also received White Ribbon Workplace accreditation.

    Ques. Which is the highest paid degree offered at University of Southern Queensland?

    Ans. According to the emolument, executive MBA is the best-paid degree offered at University of Southern Queensland.

    Ques. What is the application fee?

    Ans. There is no application fee charged for admission at University of Southern Queensland.

    Ques. Is on-campus accommodation available for international students at University of Southern Queensland?

    Ans. Yes, There are various on-campus accommodation options available at Toowoomba and Springfield campus of University of Southern Queensland. They provide rooms well equipped with modern day technology and other facilities.

    Ques. How much does the accommodation at USQ cost?

    Ans. The accommodation at University of Southern Queensland cost around 90-418 AUD per week.

    Ques. How many courses can a student take-up for each semester?

    Ans. Students can take-up 1 to 4 subjects each semester except for the Nursing course where they can study only two subjects per semester.

    Ques. Which English proficiency test scores are considered by University of Southern Queensland?

    Ans. IELTS, TOEFL (cBT or iBT) and PTE are the English proficiency test scores that are considered by University of Southern Queensland.

    Ques. What are the academic qualifications required by an Indian student for admission in University of Southern Queensland?

    Ans. Indian students need to have an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects from CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, or other boards for admission in University of Southern Queensland.

    Ques. Are there any scholarships for international students offered at University of Southern Queensland?

    Ans. Yes, there are many scholarship options available for international students at University of Southern Queensland, including Australian Award Scholarship, International Students Support Nursing Scholarship, USQ Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Equity Bursary, etc.

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    9.0 /10

    I was looking for a college to join after my high school and pursue the field of Literature in Australia but most of the private universities were very costly while this university is relatively cheap and has a good retention rate and also the course curriculum is very good. So I filled up the application and I did not pay any cost for the application form.

    Fees :

    My yearly fee is more than $30,000.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    5.5 /10

    Online with a mixture of on campus. So if I miss a class I can catch up online opposed to missing out altogether and falling behind. For example, if I'm working late I can go home and listen to my recorded class.

    Fees :

    I hate having to pay for parking whenever the freehand one's full. The student parking is taken up by staff.

    7 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    1 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    The University of Southern Queensland was the closest uni to my hometown that offered the astronomy course, the next closest was Canberra and I wasn't ready to move that far away from home. Other places like Griffith and UQ only offered physics degrees.

    Fees :

    The fees were structured around the semester where you pay from each course you undertake so whether that be 2, 3 or even 4 courses. The only other major fee is the amenities fees which cover cleaning, wifi, etc.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    I chose this university because of the proximity to my parents (same town), because it was cheaper than other schools, and because it has the highest graduate employment rate in the state. Also, the program I enrolled in looked awesome. And it is.

    Fees :

    The fees range from around $800 AUD to around $1000 AUD per subject. This seems slightly cheaper than other universities. There is also a student amenities fee that goes towards extracurricular activities, at around $135 per semester, which is compulsory.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    ₹1,214,968 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    ₹1,858,405 / Year
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    • Shopping Mall
    • Book Store
    • Restaurant
    • Super Market
    • Pharmacy
    • Train Station
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Baker Street at USQ Sports0.08 km
    Service Rd at USQ Central0.31 km
    Baker St at Baker Education Centre0.42 km
    West Street at Uniplaza0.50 km
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    Book Store

    Jeremy's Book Exchange0.58 km
    Koorong2.34 km
    News Extra South Street4.36 km
    ECS Ministries4.36 km
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    Super Market

    Woolworths Toowoomba Drayton1.64 km
    Friendly Grocer Westridge1.88 km
    Woolworths Kearneys Spring2.31 km
    ALDI Kearneys Spring2.36 km
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    Train Station

    Harristown3.39 km
    Toowoomba5.63 km
    Shepperd6.64 km

    Shopping Mall

    Uni Plaza0.57 km
    Westridge Shopping Centre, Toowoomba QLD1.90 km
    HomeCo Toowoomba South2.11 km
    Toowoomba Plaza2.12 km
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    BP1.56 km
    Noodle Box1.89 km
    Allan Cunningham Motel2.77 km
    Super Rooster2.90 km
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    TerryWhite Chemmart Drayton1.65 km
    Macdonaldtown Pharmacy1.73 km
    Busiko's Pharmacy2.12 km
    Just Pharmacy4.32 km
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    Toowoomba City Aerodrome (TWB)6.91 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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