Southern Cross University is a dynamic, contemporary Australian university. It is proud of its reputation for quality teaching and the strength of its research achievements. It is established under its own Act of Parliament and is a full member of the more than 500 strong global Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The University is named after the constellation of stars that appears in the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere. The constellation is a potent symbol in Australia’s history and also forms part of the Australian national flag.
Southern Cross University offers degrees at Associate, Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral levels. The University has more than 16,000 students enrolled from throughout Australia and 80 countries around the world. It has developed industry partnerships and strong links with business and the professions to provide a practical emphasis as well as a rigorous appreciation of theory.
SCU offers industry relevant degrees that focus on business, tourism, environmental and health sciences, Indigenous studies, education, law and a broad range of the arts. The University is currently part of seven Australian Co-operative Research Centres.
Southern Cross University collaborates with other international institutions in the delivery of courses in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand and the USA. The University is committed to enhancing the lives and helping to advance the careers of all its international students.
Southern Cross University is based on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia - a region renowned for its extraordinary beauty. Its campuses are located at Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast, and The Hotel School Sydney, which it runs in partnership with Mulpha Australia.