Why USQ?

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a young, dynamic university dedicated to providing quality programs and degrees in a flexible and supportive environment. In less than 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution providing education worldwide from three regional locations – Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich.

The Toowoomba region founded USQ out of their passion to provide the best possible educational opportunities for local students. The vision and determination of our local communities has seen USQ grow and expand with a reputation as one of Australia’s leading providers of on-campus and online programs in Australia and overseas.

We are proud of our history and the story of our Phoenix, which has always been a part of our identity and remains our most cherished visual asset to this day. The current USQ visual identity was launched in 2012, and has been instrumental in cementing USQ’s reputation as a quality provider of education, contributing to our continued growth in our regions and ensuring we remain successful well into the future.

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Graduate Success

No.1 uni in Queensland for Graduate Employability

Diverse Study Options

Study online, on campus or mixed mode

“#1 in Queensland for graduate employability”


The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) offers a 20% tuition fee scholarship to International students commencing on-campus study in Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Information Systems or Master of Business Administration.


Each scholarship will have a maximum value of 20% of the tuition fees for the duration of the approved study program.

The scholarship will be applied as a 20% reduction of the tuition fees.

(Students are responsible for paying the remainder of the fees as per the offer letter)


Applicants must:

  • be an International student
  • not be a sponsored student
  • be a commencing student (i.e. new student to the program)
  • receive an offer to study for Semester 2 or 3, 2019 for a place in one of the following postgraduate degree programs offered by the University of Southern Queensland:
    • Master of Professional Accounting
    • Master of Information Systems
    • Master of Business Administration
  • have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program at AQF 7 or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 or GPA 6.0/10.0 or 60% average overall or equivalent.

Top Australian University

USQ was ranked in the top 32 universities in Australia

Flexible Study Options

75% of USQ students choose to study online


Toowoomba is Australia’s second most populous inland city and is located a short 90 minutes from Brisbane, two hours from the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. With a population of approximately 160 000, Toowoomba is a thriving regional center offering a diverse economy and the best of urban and regional environments.  Temperature averages range from 17 to 27 degrees Celsius in summer and 5 to 16 degrees in winter. 

Toowoomba offers a relaxed lifestyle and family-friendly atmosphere, is a great choice for those wanting to escape big city life whilst still pursuing their career goals.

Greater Springfield is located approximately 30 minutes to Brisbane, 50 minutes to the Gold Coast, and 90 minutes to Toowoomba. With a population of over 26,000, greater Springfield is emerging as one of the most dynamic urban growth areas in Queensland is the largest privately owned master-planned city in Australia. Greater Springfield is comprised of a wide selection of residential areas to suit all budgets and tastes.

Ipswich is centrally located in the booming south-east Queensland region of Australia, just 30 minutes from Brisbane and an hour drive from the Gold Coast, domestic and international airports. 

The city offers an ideal lifestyle, combining heritage charm with the benefits of a modern, exciting metropolitan lifestyle. It’s Queensland’s fastest growing city, and also home to the youngest demographic in south-east Queensland. Ipswich is a diverse and multicultural city, with residents from over 115 different cultural backgrounds.

Hear from USQ students

Anne-Maree Nielsen

Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Mental Health Nursing, Master of Nursing Honours

Dr Anne-Maree Nielsen is a proud Wakka Wakka woman of Queensland’s South Burnett Region with associations to the Barkindji Nations in the Darling River Basin Region, Western New South Wales. 

Anne-Maree began her studies as a young mother in 2000 with USQ in the Tertiary Preparation Program. 

Since then, her passion to see indigenous community health prevention resolutions saw Anne-Maree go on to complete her Bachelor of Nursing, as well as two Master degrees, before returning to university to become a doctor. 

“Having also studied at a difference institution, USQ for me is such a great institution in that there’s a real focus on engaging, retaining and graduating Indigenous students across all fields,” she said.

“The University graduated 11 Indigenous nurses last year which sort of blew me away so I think USQ should be commended for that achievement.”

For well over a decade, Anne-Maree has dedicated her career to improving Indigenous healthcare in the capacities of a researcher, registered nurse and now a doctor. 

Currently, she is a Paediatric Resident Medical Officer at the Toowoomba Base Hospital. 

Frequently asked questions

Tuition fees can differ based on a variety of factors such as course studied, fee help and scholarships. If you would like to find out the cost of a specific course, please contact one of our friendly GSP councillors.

Yes! Through using our platform you are able to search, compare and apply to your desired course.

USQ provides a range of student support including:

  • Welfare
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Counselling and Wellness
  • Accommodation
  • Headstrong Program
  • Multi-Faith
  • Disability support
  • LGBTIQ community support
  • Beyond the Books Online Series 
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