Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University
offers students the opportunity to study a quality academic program at Australia's most sought after location. Students have the best of both worlds; study away from the distractions of the larger cities, but with easy access to them if required, in an environment of unsurpassed natural beauty with some of Australia's best beaches, rainforest and countryside. The student population of Southern Cross is only 8,000, allowing for relatively small lecture and tutorial groups, and close contact between students and staff. The main campus is not far from some of the last remaining standing natural tropical rainforests in New South Wales. The semi-rural main campus of Southern Cross is located about 2 miles from the city of Lismore. Lismore has a population of about 45,000. It is the commercial, sporting, and cultural capital of the North Coast of New South Wales. Dances, markets and community nights are commonplace, and leading bands, concert orchestras and theater groups regularly visit the area. Cricket, rugby, surfing, and parachuting are the popular sporting activities.

SCU Fact Sheet - 2018

Duration: Semester 1 (July - November)  Semester 2 (February - June)

Housing: University housing consists of residential complexes on or within easy reach of the campuses. Most accommodation is in single rooms but some shared rooms are available. Most have a shared living room, kitchen, and bath. Some halls provide a full meal plan while others are self-catering (cook your own).

Meals: Self-catering

Program Cost: Tuition, Fees, Room, and Board are all determined by the host institution (please see host institution website for current rates).

Divisions of Study: Study abroad students have access to most of the units of study offered. Some of the broad areas in which students may choose to study are: Australian Indigenous Studies, Business, Computing, Music, Education, Social Sciences, Multimedia, Exercise Science, Information Technology, Law, Naturopathy, Nursing, Outdoor Education, Sport Management, Tourism, Visual Arts, Photography, Environmental Science and Marine Science.

Prerequisites: 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Application Deadline: Semester 1 - February 15      Semester 2 - September 15

Southern Cross University will accept a few reciprocal exchange placements every year, but most students study via direct enrollment and pay tuition, housing, fees, etc., to Southern Cross University directly. This is a highly competitive exchange program. Exchange placements are very limited, and vary year to year based on the balance of the exchange.

To apply or learn more about this program: Visit the study abroad homepage to SCHEDULE AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT.

Credit Transfer: See Kim Schipporeit, Registrar (308.865.8527) / Warner Hall

Financial Aid: See Mary Sommers, Director or Becca Dobry, Assistant Director (308.865.8520) in the Memorial Student Affairs Building.