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  • Locations: Queensland, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
10/16/2018 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.75
Housing: Apartment (shared) Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

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queensland Overview
Student Services
Application Deadlines
Financial Aid
Visa Requirements
CISI Insurance
Helpful Links


USC offers an exceptional educational and intercultural experience, allowing Adelphi students to study at one of Australia's fastest growing universities, while living on the picturesque Sunshine Coast in Queensland.  Study abroad students earn credit toward an Adelphi degree while living and studying in Australia.  Students can join the program for one or two semesters and at the same time experience different cultures and make long lasting Australian and international friendships.     

International Student Stories!

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Students can study in a variety of fields in either the Faculty of Arts and Business or the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.  Generally speaking, each USC course (12 units)  transfers into Adelphi as 4 credits.  Per the rules of the University of the Sunshine Coast, students are only permitted to take 4 courses while in Australia.

*Please note that semesters at USC run from February until June and July until November.

Below is a list of courses Adelphi students have taken at USC:
USC Course
Adelphi Equivalent
Adelphi Course Number
Intro to Journalism
Newswriting 1
Editing for Communications Professionals
Magazine Editing & Production
Intro to Creative Writing
Writing the Short Screenplay
Public Relations
Propaganda & Communications
Environment, Technology and Sustainability
Intro to Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Systems
Digital Photographic Practice
Digital Photography
Earth's Surface Processes
Earth Science Elective
Animal Habitats
Biology Elective
Plant Diversity & Ecology
Intro to Indigenous Australia
Cultural Anthropology
Intro to Development Studies
Development of Sociological Thought

Housing and Meals

Three privately-owned, fully-furnished student accommodation complexes are conveniently located next to USC. Varsity Apartments, UniCentral and The Village (mixed-style accommodation) are linked by pathways to the campus, which is an easy three-minute walk away. The apartments are a 10-minute drive or 20-minute bus ride to the beach. Public transport and the local shopping centre are also within walking distance.  Housing options are self-catered, meaning students arrange for their own meals.  Once an application is accepted, students will receive additional housing information.

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Campus and Facilities
Australian Homestay Network

The Accomodation Guide for International Students and Visitors includes locations of supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, doctors, post offices, restaurants, lodging and more.

Student Support Services

USC offers international students support and services that help you make the most of your university experience. USC has an After Hours Student Assistance Line specifically for international students. This service provides students with assistance after office hours, on weekends and during public holidays and University closure periods.

International Student Support
Support and Services
Safety and Well-being

Application Procedures and Deadlines

In order to be accepted into an Adelphi study abroad program students are required to:
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to apply to study abroad at the University of the Sunshine Coast. 
  • Schedule a mandatory meeting with a study abroad advisor by emailing Find more information here.
  • Complete the study abroad application. Once the Adelphi Study Abroad application is accepted, the CIE will assist you with the USC application.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to explore programs and course options. It is important that the school you are interested in offers the courses you need to take in order to graduate on time.
  • Select the courses you are interested in enrolling in and fill out the AU Course Equivalency Form. Courses must be approved before you depart for your program.

Adelphi Application Deadlines:
Spring: October 15
Fall: March 15

University of the Sunshine Coast Application Deadlines:
Semester 1 (Spring): November 30
Semester 2 (fall): April 30

Once the Adelphi Study Abroad application is accepted, the CIE will assist you with the USC application.

Financial Aid 

Students should carefully review their finances when considering a study abroad opportunity. Please set up an appointment with Adelphi University's Student Financial Services (basement of Levermore) to understand how studying abroad will impact your financial aid and scholarship package.

Visa Requirements

A student visa is required for anyone wishing to study in Australia who is not an Australian citizen or does not have Australian Permanent or Temporary Residency. Student visas are issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and applications for a student visa must be submitted to DIAC. Student visa types vary according to the level of courses being studied. The student visa application process will differ according to the nationality of the applicant and the course level.

Australian Government - Department of Immigrant and Border Protection
Australian Government - Student Information

CISI Insurance

Without exception, all students studying in Australia must purchase health insurance provided by the Australian government.  Instructions for purchasing this coverage will be provided by USC after your acceptance.  As the government-provided plan only covers students while they are in Australia, Adelphi recommends that you have worldwide insurance coverage to ensure you are covered should you travel outside the country (e.g. New Zealand, Fiji, etc.).  If your current plan does not cover you overseas, the Center for International Education has an agreement with CISI insurance. Please email for more information.



Helpful Links

Academic Calendar
International Student Handbooks
FAQ's for International Students


This program is currently not accepting applications.