Southern Cross University

LISMORE, AUSTRALIA

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, Southern Cross University has built a solid reputation in Australia and is very well respected. It originally arose from the Lismore Teachers College, which already existed in 1970. After several reorganizations and renamings, it became the independent Southern Cross University in 1994 with several campuses that emerged from the decentralization of the University of New England. International students in particular are very welcome and encouraged at the university. You can do various undergraduate or postgraduate degrees, or just for one or two semesters

participate in campus life and take courses.

Everyone should leave the university with a good feeling and a sense of academic achievement. The degree programs and courses on offer come from the fields of Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Business, Tourism, Law, Health, Indigenous Studies and Environmental Science – so there should be something for everyone that suits their individual abilities. The university curriculum also includes a lot of practical relevance, making it easier to start your career later on. The name of Southern Cross University

Incidentally, refers to the constellation that appears in the night sky of the southern hemisphere and can also be seen on the Australian flag. It is a symbol of Australia’s national identity and progress and therefore fits in perfectly with the university’s image.

  • Southern Cross University website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1994

Type of university: State university

Number of students: Total 16000

Accreditations:

  • CRICOS Provider Code: 01241G

Academic year:

The academic year at Southern Cross University is divided into three trimesters.

Study programs

  • associate degree
  • postgraduate studies
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • LLM
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA

International students have the opportunity to study at Southern Cross University for a session or two and take cross-departmental and cross-term courses without earning a degree through the Study Abroad program. However, you may be able to have the achievements credited to your further studies at your home university by prior arrangement.

Courses are selected from the current bachelor’s and master’s courses. Regular outings and excursions are also organized for those participating in the Study Abroad Program.

The most popular are courses in Outdoor Education, Perspectives on Australia, Digital Photography, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Issues, Tourism in Pacific Asia and Coastal Marine Ecosystems.

  • Southern Cross University semester program

Fees

  • Trimester 3 2022

Tuition for three courses (postgraduate)

$8500.00

Tuition for four courses (undergraduate) courses

$8400.00

administration fee

$150.00

In the semester abroad, three or four courses can be taken.

There are also additional costs for the Overseas Students Health Cover.

Financing options

To finance a semester abroad at Southern Cross University, students can apply for foreign BAföG, among other things. In order to be able to receive foreign BAföG, you have to study for at least two trimesters at Southern Cross University. If there is an individual entitlement to funding, they will receive support for living expenses, travel expenses and health insurance, as well as a subsidy towards tuition fees of up to EUR 4,600.

Requirements

To participate in the Study Abroad Program you need the Abitur. In addition, sufficient knowledge of English must be proven by means of a minimum number of points in a standardized language test such as the IELTS or TOEFL.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level B2 level
English grade high school 3 (7 points) 3 (7 points)
IELTS 6.0 (no range below 5.5) 6.0 (no range below 5.5)
TOEFL (internet based) 60 60

Proof of language proficiency can be submitted later.

  • Southern Cross University Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Governance and Society
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Writing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Digital Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Advanced Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Digital Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business in Finance
  • Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business in International Hospitality Management – Gaming
  • Bachelor of Business in International Hospitality Management – Hotels and Resorts
  • Bachelor of Business in Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Digital Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences in Foot Care
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences in Human Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences in Human Structure and Function
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences in Osteopathic Studies
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences in Pediatric Studies
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Music in Industry and Audio Production
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Music in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Music in Performance
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science in Coastal Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science in Environmental Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
  • Bachelor of Forest Science and Management
  • Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies in Communication and Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies in Education
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies in Indigenous Australian Studies
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies in Law and Justice
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies in Organizational Management
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies in Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies in Trauma and Healing
  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Interactive Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Information Technology in Software Development
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies in Civil Practice
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies in Community Justice
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies in Conveyancing
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Marine Science and Management
  • Bachelor of Media in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Media in Media and Society
  • Bachelor of Media in Media Design
  • Bachelor of Media in Screen
  • Bachelor of Midwifery in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Bachelor of Midwifery in Midwifery Theory and Practice
  • Bachelor of Midwifery in Primary Health Care
  • Bachelor of Midwifery in Psychosocial Sciences
  • Bachelor of Midwifery in Women’s Health
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare in Aging
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare in Children and Young People
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare in Health and Disability
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare in Indigenous Studies
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in Education
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Trauma and Healing in Communication and Cultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Trauma and Healing in Education
  • Bachelor of Trauma and Healing in Indigenous Australian Studies
  • Bachelor of Trauma and Healing in Law and Justice
  • Bachelor of Trauma and Healing in Organizational Management
  • Bachelor of Trauma and Healing in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Trauma and Healing in Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts in Arts Industry and Media Arts
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts in Arts Industry and Technology

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Business in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Master of Business Administration in Convention and Events Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Master of Business Administration in Financial Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Gaming Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Hotel Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Information and Knowledge Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Managing and Leading People
  • Master of Business Administration in Research
  • Master of Business Administration in Tourism Management
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Forest Science and Management
  • Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (Advanced)
  • Master of Marine Science and Management
  • Master of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Social Work (Professional Qualification)

Campus

Southern Cross University has several campuses in the Australian territory of New South Wales. The main campus is in Lismore on the North Coast and houses most of the teaching and research facilities as well as student buildings and services.

Here you will also find hiking trails in the rainforest, many different plant and animal species and lush gardens. It is only about three kilometers to the city center.

Located in the heart of a popular tourist area just 400 meters from North Kirra Beach and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Gold Coast site is the university’s newest campus. In addition to some smaller subjects, the faculties of business and law are located here.

An associated facility on Brett Street in Tweed Heads is just a stone’s throw away and is the teaching site for several of the College’s other programmes

Also considered a popular tourist destination, Coffs Harbor is on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, midway between Sydney and Brisbane. The university campus is located here in an area with several educational institutions.

Finally, there is also a cooperation with the very centrally located Hotel School Sydney, where students can obtain a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management.

  • Southern Cross University campus description

Housing

Depending on where you study, Southern Cross University offers a variety of accommodation options for students, both on and off campus.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private apartments / hotels
  • guest families

The college town of Lismore

Lismore has 27,000 inhabitants in the Australian state of New South Wales on the east coast of the country.

The Wilsons River, which is a tributary of the Richmond River, flows alongside the city. Australia’s most easterly point, Byron Bay, is around 45 kilometers away and Sydney is only a three-hour drive; Brisbane is even quicker to reach at two and a half hours.

The climate in Lismore is subtropical, meaning warm and humid, and the surrounding countryside is considered well worth seeing.
As an artistic hub, the city has many galleries, theaters and studios, but there are also plenty of options for going out, such as the Winsome Hotel on Bridge Street, the nightclubs The One and The Standard or the university bar. Because the city is home to Southern Cross University’s main campus, you’ll see a lot of students or young people living here. But you can also go out for a leisurely meal, sit in a pub or go to a café.

The city’s economy is primarily focused on retail, healthcare, education and agriculture. Not least because of this you will find a whole range of markets such as The Channon Market, Bangalow Market, Byron Bay Market or Lismore Organic Farmers Market. The social climate is particularly friendly and newcomers are generally welcomed with open arms.

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