Step 4: Apply for credit - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Step 4: Apply for credit

USC offers credit for some or all of your home country qualifications or prior learning. This means that international students can, under specified conditions, gain credit for previous study and qualifications towards a USC qualification.

USC offers credit for previous study at other Higher Education providers (both within and outside of Australia), TAFE and VET providers.

Credit for previous study

International students with a recognised degree, part of a degree or another qualification (for example the French BTS and DUT), may receive credit for previous study towards a USC qualification. The amount of credit is determined on a case by case basis.

International Baccalaureate

USC offers credit into a range of undergraduate degree programs to students who have successfully completed an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Students may gain up to four courses of credit depending on the IB subjects completed and their choice of USC degree program.

Information on the credit available for IB subjects can be found at Credit for International Baccalaureate students.

Credit transfer precedents

Find precedents in the Credit transfer calculator for the institution (outside of Australia) where you have previously undertaken study.

If your home country or award is not listed please request an individual credit assessment from the International Office. You may also be eligible for credit for TAFE / VET studies.

To apply for credit: 

  • Check the relevant box in the International Student Application form, to advise us that you would like your prior studies assessed for credit transfer
  • Include detailed supporting documentation about your prior studies, including subject/course descriptions
  • Email your academic history to along with your USC application form, and we'll advise how quickly you can obtain your USC degree

Credit transfer is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you are an international student and would like to find out more about applying for credit towards your USC degree, please contact the International Office.

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