How to Apply
International students can choose from the list of courses available to students wanting to apply for a visa to study in Australia. Consider:
- Major areas of study
- Location and teaching sessions
- Professional placements and internships
- Academic and English language requirements.
Distance or online courses are not available to international students wanting to study full-time in Australia.
Student applying for study abroad or exchange, please visit Go Global.
Southern Cross University accepts applications through:
- Education Agents
- Online Application through E-Apps
- Direct Applications
Where your application is sent, will depend on the country you are from and the campus you choose.
Applicants from the African continent and the following countries must apply through an Education Agent.
China (not Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
Higher Degree by Research and current SCU students are not required to go through an Education Agent.
Southern Cross University has an extensive network of registered Education Agents to assist with your application.
- SCU Education Agents for the Gold Coast, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, The Hotel School Sydney or The Hotel School Melbourne.
- EduCo Education Agents for Sydney or Melbourne branch campus.
Complete the International Application for Admission form and attach all supporting documents, to avoid delays including:
- Certified copy of academic transcripts (including grading system).
- English language test results (eg. IELTS, TOEFL or other).
- Academic or employer references (if required).
- Advanced Standing application (if relevant).
Advanced Standing refers to previous study or work experience, which may reduce time off the duration of the degree. Remember to apply for advanced standing at the time of application, as the credit will determine the study plan.
SCU recommends your application is received at least two months before you intend to start your study.
Gold Coast, Lismore, Coffs Harbour
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail/courier: Southern Cross University - SCU International Admissions
PO Box 157 Military Road, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia.
T: +61 2 6620 3876
Please bring your original documents to Australia as they may need to be verified.
The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne
- Email: email@example.com
- T: +61 2 8249 3200
Sydney or Melbourne
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- T: 1800 422 226 (in Australia)
Assessing your application
Your application will be acknowledged by Southern Cross University or an SCU Education Agent upon receipt (and you will be notified of the outcome within ten days directly)*. If you are successful, an International Offer Package will be emailed giving details of what is required to accept your offer. If you are not successful, alternatives may be offered.
The International Offer Package includes the Offer of Admission, Information for Accepting your Offer, Offer Acceptance Agreement.
* This time period relates to complete applications for the immediate study period.
Refer to the Accepting your offer section for the next step in your application.