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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct enroll, Semester/summer Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type: Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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The Lismore campus, in its beautiful rainforest setting, hums with vitality and is a creative hub for the music, media and visual arts degrees for which it is renowned. Southern Cross University - Lismore is also home to state-of-the-art engineering and environmental science facilities where you will find laboratories for activities as diverse as concrete stress testing and hydraulic water flow modeling, 3D printing, and synchrotron technology. The sports science, osteopathy, and nursing facilities, where students learn in specialist labs and simulated hospital wards, are world-class. Health students also gain clinical experience in the on-campus Health Clinic. The thriving local tourism industry provides internship and work opportunities for business and tourism students. Other disciplines taught at Lismore include law, arts, social science, education, marine and forest science and Indigenous knowledge. The campus is home to Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples. The campus includes a Learning Centre and library complex, heated pool and gym, and lush grounds with an abundance of wildlife. Total enrollment is approximately 2,501 students.

"Southern Cross University acknowledges and pays respect to the ancestors, Elders, and descendants of the Lands upon which we meet and study.
We are mindful that within and without the concrete and steel of buildings these Lands always were and always will be Aboriginal Land."

Lismore is the heart of the Northern Rivers, on the east coast of Australia just inland from the famous Byron Bay. It is less than a 90-minute drive to the Gold Coast and its international airport. Beautiful rainforests, waterfalls, and rivers surround Lismore along with farmland and smaller townships, making it one of the most enjoyable places in Australia to live.

Lismore population: 45,000
Regional population: 290,000

Successfully completed a year of study at a Higher Education Institution with a GPA of 2.5 or 60% or equivalent.

Session 1 (Spring semester) - unavailable for 2021 but normally late February to June
Session 2 (Fall semester) - June 28 to October 29  

Click HERE for available courses. Keep in mind, courses for the semester you are abroad may not be available until closer to departure time.  Refer to current or previous semesters for courses that are typically offered.   

Click HERE for more information on housing options.  
Visit: for more details. Unistays lists off-campus accommodation in the local area: Local real estate agents or portals such as also list private rentals. 

Sample cost estimate:  Southern Cross 21-22.xlsx 

International Course Guide 2021

Orientation week is compulsory and full of essential information. Bring your passport as identification. 

To study in Australia you must have a valid Australian VISA. Student visas are temporary visas that allow people to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian institution.
In Australia, student visas are issued by the Department of Home Affairs.

A variety of coursework is offered in several majors as well as general education coursework.  Please note the grade transfer table below:

Grade Description US Equivalency
7 High Distinction A
6 Distinction A
5 Credit B
4 Pass C
3 Conceded D
1-2 Failure F
S Satisfactory  

A Guide to Applying For Study Abroad at SCU Online.pdf


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.