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This space was created just for you, so you can find everything you need to know about uni for your child in one easy place.


Pathways to study

There is more than one way to become a student at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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Courses and programs

100+ undergraduate degrees, 100s of careers, multiple entry pathways, unlimited potential. Check out the courses and programs available at USC.

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It pays to invest in your future. There's plenty of financial support available to help with your tuition fees and study costs.

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Accommodation and transport

Accommodation and transport advice for parents

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Getting a Headstart

Year 11 and 12 students can start studying USC courses while still completing high school.

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ATAR FAQs - Getting into uni in 2021

The Queensland secondary education system is changing. This means that some parts of tertiary entrance will also change, but some things will stay the same.

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What does undergraduate mean?

Everything you need to know if you are considering your first degree.

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Common questions asked by parents

USC Parent, Dr Janet Lee, covers some of the common questions she gets asked by other parents including whether to take a gap year and what students should choose to study.

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How to travel without taking a gap year

While experiencing a different place and culture can be a great learning experience for any young person, it doesn’t necessarily have to stop your child from starting university.

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QTAC explained

How do I apply to go to uni?

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Resources for parents

Career and budget resources for Parents

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Our scholarships and bursaries celebrate different types of skills and support people from all kinds of backgrounds, giving you the freedom to focus on your study.

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