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Southern Cross University

Australia

Public | Estd. 1994

Southern Cross University

Lismore, Australia

Public -1994

67%

Acceptance Rate

February, June and October

Intakes

32:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

39:61

Male: Female Ratio

67%

Acceptance Rate

February, June and October

Intakes

32:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

39:61

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university in Australia that was formally established on 1 January 1994 as the Lismore Teacher's College and was constituted as an independent University in 1994. In 2010, Southern Cross opened a new campus in the southern Gold Coast area of Queensland and a new Health Sciences building was opened at Coffs Harbour Campus in 2019. A young, progressive and interantionally connected institution, Southern Cross University is affiliated with the Regional Universities Network. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings place the University in the bracket #601-800 and at #30 in Australia, while according to QS World University Rankings, Southern Cross is placed in the bracket #751-800. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Southern Cross University has its campuses located in Gold Coast, Coffs Harbor, and Lismore. The University offers 11 distinct subject areas to choose from, including Business, Tourism, Science, Hospitality, and Engineering, Education and Teaching, Law, Health, Music and Creative Arts, Information Technology, Arts and Humanities, and more. Apart from the aforementioned degrees, this university also offers specialized degrees in Osteopathy, Indigenous Knowledge, Midwifery, Marine Science, and Psychology, offering a mix of subjects to choose from. Southern Cross University offers programs at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels along with Pathway programs and the unique option to Design Your Degree, which allows students to combine their diverse interests through shared majors. So, a student at Southern Cross, might have the unique opportunity to study, for instance, Business and Psychology, or Arts and Digital Media.. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Southern Cross University is a young, progressive and internationally connected Australian university, that ranks among the top 200 universities worldwide which are under 50 years old as per the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022. Further, the Good University Guide 2022 accords Southern Cross a 5 Star rating for three parameters, namely Overall Experience, Student Support and Graduate Salary. Known for its research, the University was featured in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA Australia) for producing research that is "world standard" or "above world standard" in 24 different research fields. Also, in the fields of Forestry and Agriculture, it falls in the top 4% of the universities worldwide. Southern Cross University has a global alumni community of 68,000+ some of the notable names among which include, Ashok Lavasa (Former Election Commissioner and Finance Secretary of India), Poto Williams (Politician), Justin Harrison (Rugby Player), Jodi Martin (Singer) and David Heilpern (Lawyer, Author).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Southern Cross University has a student population of 18,800+ students, out of which 3,330+ are international students. Also, nearly 7,700 students from across the world study with Southern Cross online. Apart from a student population of culturally diverse nationalities, the number of Professors at this university is also not restricted to locals. In fact, 97 of the total 417 faculty staff are international. Southern Cross University’s graduates are employed by a number of industries, like NSW Health, Queensland Health, Commonwealth Bank, Griffith University And Suncorp Group among others

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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601-800

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601-800

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601-800

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751-800

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751-800

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Bachelors in Business36 Months ₹1,652,225
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Masters in Information Technology24 Months ₹30,400
Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology18 Months ₹30,800
Masters in Business Administration24 Months ₹30,400
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Bachelors in Business36 Months₹1,652,225
Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology18 Months₹20,267
Masters in Information Technology36 Months₹33,600
Master in Teaching24 Months₹26,800
Masters in Social Work (Professional Qualifying)24 Months₹28,000
Masters in Professional Accounting24 Months₹30,400
Masters in Naturopathic Medicine24 Months₹30,400
Masters in Information Technology24 Months₹30,400
Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology18 Months₹30,800
Masters in Business Administration24 Months₹30,400
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Southern Cross has three main campuses - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Lismore. It also has campus branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Perch for international students.
Southern Cross has three main campuses - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Lismore. It also has campus branches in Sydney, Melbourne and Perch for international students.
Commonwealth-supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that the students only pay the student contribution amounts for their units of study. Commonwealth supported places are available at all public universities, including Southern Cross University.
Commonwealth-supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that the students only pay the student contribution amounts for their units of study. Commonwealth supported places are available at all public universities, including Southern Cross University.
Applications to study by distance education are made directly to SCU.
Applications to study by distance education are made directly to SCU.
The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) are admission centres for most on-campus undergraduate university applications.
The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) are admission centres for most on-campus undergraduate university applications.
Southern Cross University’s graduates are employed by a number of industries, like NSW Health, Queensland Health, Commonwealth Bank, Griffith University And Suncorp Group among others.
Southern Cross University’s graduates are employed by a number of industries, like NSW Health, Queensland Health, Commonwealth Bank, Griffith University And Suncorp Group among others.

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Studying in Australia

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Australia is as follows: 

Undergraduate: AUD 20,000 - 50,000 (INR 11,25,764.99 - 28,14,150.26)

Postgraduate: AUD 20,000 - 40,000 (INR 11,25,764.99 - 22,51,661.99)

MBA: AUD 80,000 - 1,00,000 (INR 42,63,668 - INR 56,74,961.00)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Australia is as follows: 

Undergraduate: AUD 20,000 - 50,000 (INR 11,25,764.99 - 28,14,150.26)

Postgraduate: AUD 20,000 - 40,000 (INR 11,25,764.99 - 22,51,661.99)

MBA: AUD 80,000 - 1,00,000 (INR 42,63,668 - INR 56,74,961.00)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Australia: AUD 1,400 - AUD 2,500 (INR 74,614 - INR 1,33,239)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Australia: AUD 480 and AUD 1760 (INR 25,582 - INR 93,800)

Food Expenses: AUD 254 - AUD 356 (INR 13,537 - INR 18,973)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Australia: AUD 1,400 - AUD 2,500 (INR 74,614 - INR 1,33,239)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Australia: AUD 480 and AUD 1760 (INR 25,582 - INR 93,800)

Food Expenses: AUD 254 - AUD 356 (INR 13,537 - INR 18,973)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Australia

IELTS: 6.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 85 - 100

PTE64 - 77

Duolingo English Test: 95 - 120 and higher

CAE: 60 - 79+

Admission Tests to Study in Australia

GMAT: 600 - 695

SAT: 1200 - 1500+

ACT: 28+

ISAT: A minimum score of 60 is required 

GAMSAT: 59 - 76 is required

UCAT: 2810+

NEET: minimum 50 percentile 

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Australia

IELTS: 6.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 85 - 100

PTE64 - 77

Duolingo English Test: 95 - 120 and higher

CAE: 60 - 79+

Admission Tests to Study in Australia

GMAT: 600 - 695

SAT: 1200 - 1500+

ACT: 28+

ISAT: A minimum score of 60 is required 

GAMSAT: 59 - 76 is required

UCAT: 2810+

NEET: minimum 50 percentile 

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Australia

  • The legal minimum hourly salary for simple work requiring no special skills is AUD 18.93 (INR 1014). Students may be able to earn between AUD 50 and AUD 80 (INR 2679 - INR 4286) per hour for jobs that need any additional skills.

  • While the university is in session, international students with a valid student visa can work upto 20 hours per week. There is no restriction on the number of hours an international student can work during recognised school holidays.

  • Students must follow a set of study guidelines that the Australian government has authorised.

  • Overseas Student Health Coverage is mandatory for all students (OSHC).

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Australia

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Australia. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc.

Students can also hunt for part-time work in a variety of professions, including:

  • Hospitality sector (including housekeeping)

  • Agricultural work 

  • Sales and telemarketing (call centre)

  • Administration

  • Tutor; skill or language exchange

  • Retail/sales jobs in supermarkets, departmental stores

  • Food and Beverage industry

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Australia

  • The legal minimum hourly salary for simple work requiring no special skills is AUD 18.93 (INR 1014). Students may be able to earn between AUD 50 and AUD 80 (INR 2679 - INR 4286) per hour for jobs that need any additional skills.

  • While the university is in session, international students with a valid student visa can work upto 20 hours per week. There is no restriction on the number of hours an international student can work during recognised school holidays.

  • Students must follow a set of study guidelines that the Australian government has authorised.

  • Overseas Student Health Coverage is mandatory for all students (OSHC).

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Australia

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Australia. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc.

Students can also hunt for part-time work in a variety of professions, including:

  • Hospitality sector (including housekeeping)

  • Agricultural work 

  • Sales and telemarketing (call centre)

  • Administration

  • Tutor; skill or language exchange

  • Retail/sales jobs in supermarkets, departmental stores

  • Food and Beverage industry

International students can stay, work, or look for work in Australia after they graduate with a post-study work visa. The length of their stay varies depending on their qualifications and study location. There are 3 types of post-study work visa options that may be available to international students.

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) – Post-Study Work StreamThis visa is for international students who have just graduated with an approved qualification from an Australian educational institution, regardless of their field of study, and permits them to stay in Australia for a period of 2 to 4 years.

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work StreamThis visa is for international students who have earned skills and credentials in jobs on the skilled occupation list. The skills and credentials are generally closely tied to occupations in demand in the Australian labour market in the medium to long term. The stay may last up to 18 months.

  • Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476)This visa is for international students who have earned engineering degrees from a certain educational institution in the past two years. The stay duration is up to 18 months.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Australia Work Permit

International students can stay, work, or look for work in Australia after they graduate with a post-study work visa. The length of their stay varies depending on their qualifications and study location. There are 3 types of post-study work visa options that may be available to international students.

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) – Post-Study Work StreamThis visa is for international students who have just graduated with an approved qualification from an Australian educational institution, regardless of their field of study, and permits them to stay in Australia for a period of 2 to 4 years.

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work StreamThis visa is for international students who have earned skills and credentials in jobs on the skilled occupation list. The skills and credentials are generally closely tied to occupations in demand in the Australian labour market in the medium to long term. The stay may last up to 18 months.

  • Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476)This visa is for international students who have earned engineering degrees from a certain educational institution in the past two years. The stay duration is up to 18 months.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Australia Work Permit

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Australia:

  • Student visa (subclass 500): AUD 620 + AUD 470 (INR 33,224 + INR 25,185) if 18 and above or + AUD 155 (INR 8,306) if under 18

  • Independent ELICOS Visa (Subclass 570): AUD 535 (INR 28,669)

  • Vocational Education and Training Sector Visa (subclass 572): AUD 620 (INR 33,224)

  • Higher Education Sector Visa (Subclass 573): AUD 535 (INR 28,669)

  • Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (Subclass 574): AUD 535 (INR 28,669)

  • Student Guardian Visa (Subclass 580): AUD 535 (INR 28,669)

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485): AUD 1650 (INR 88,418)

  • Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476): AUD 405 (INR 21702)

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Australia:

  • Student visa (subclass 500): AUD 620 + AUD 470 (INR 33,224 + INR 25,185) if 18 and above or + AUD 155 (INR 8,306) if under 18

  • Independent ELICOS Visa (Subclass 570): AUD 535 (INR 28,669)

  • Vocational Education and Training Sector Visa (subclass 572): AUD 620 (INR 33,224)

  • Higher Education Sector Visa (Subclass 573): AUD 535 (INR 28,669)

  • Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (Subclass 574): AUD 535 (INR 28,669)

  • Student Guardian Visa (Subclass 580): AUD 535 (INR 28,669)

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485): AUD 1650 (INR 88,418)

  • Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476): AUD 405 (INR 21702)

Step 1: Fill out the online visa application form (guided by an AUG counsellor).

Check that the balance on your credit card is in Australian dollars. 

Step 2: You cannot complete the application without paying the required Visa application fee.

Step 3: Create a Medical Referral Letter and schedule a medical examination once you've applied. A physician must perform the check-up on the Australian Immigration panel (hospital/clinic).

Step 4: Make a Biometrics appointment (if necessary). Use your Immi login account to submit any new papers.

Step 5: If your application is approved, Immigration will send you a student visa by email or mail. Australian student visas are electronic, unlike those in most other countries. As a result, your passport will not have any Visa grant labels, stickers, or stamps.

Step 1: Fill out the online visa application form (guided by an AUG counsellor).

Check that the balance on your credit card is in Australian dollars. 

Step 2: You cannot complete the application without paying the required Visa application fee.

Step 3: Create a Medical Referral Letter and schedule a medical examination once you've applied. A physician must perform the check-up on the Australian Immigration panel (hospital/clinic).

Step 4: Make a Biometrics appointment (if necessary). Use your Immi login account to submit any new papers.

Step 5: If your application is approved, Immigration will send you a student visa by email or mail. Australian student visas are electronic, unlike those in most other countries. As a result, your passport will not have any Visa grant labels, stickers, or stamps.

Some of the top high paying job industries in Australia for international students are as follows:

  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

  • Finance and Banking

  • Engineering, IT 

  • Accounting 

  • Management Consulting

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Construction 

  • Hospitality and Tourism 

  • Education (Teachers/Professors/Trainers)

Some of the top high paying job industries in Australia for international students are as follows:

  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

  • Finance and Banking

  • Engineering, IT 

  • Accounting 

  • Management Consulting

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Construction 

  • Hospitality and Tourism 

  • Education (Teachers/Professors/Trainers)

Australia is one of the top three study abroad destinations in the world because of its pioneering developments. Aside from the Group Eight Universities, the island country is home to some of the best academic institutions in the world, providing high-quality education in a variety of subjects. In addition, Australia is the birthplace of world-famous innovations such as Wifi and Google Maps.

Australia is a wealthy nation with a market-based economy with a fairly high gross domestic product and per capita income, with a GDP of roughly A$1.40 Trillion, ranking 13th in the world, and a PPP of AUD 52,203. Its economy is based on the service sector and commodity exports. According to Statista, Australia’s Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 2.75% in 2022.

Australia is one of the top three study abroad destinations in the world because of its pioneering developments. Aside from the Group Eight Universities, the island country is home to some of the best academic institutions in the world, providing high-quality education in a variety of subjects. In addition, Australia is the birthplace of world-famous innovations such as Wifi and Google Maps.

Australia is a wealthy nation with a market-based economy with a fairly high gross domestic product and per capita income, with a GDP of roughly A$1.40 Trillion, ranking 13th in the world, and a PPP of AUD 52,203. Its economy is based on the service sector and commodity exports. According to Statista, Australia’s Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 2.75% in 2022.

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