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ISEP Direct - University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
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Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba

Program Snapshot

The University of Southern Queensland has built a reputation for offering quality academic programs including Engineering and Surveying, Education and Business degrees, that are recognised worldwide by other higher education institutions, employers and internationally accredited professional bodies. USQ focuses on giving you the best opportunity to succeed at tertiary study by providing support designed to enhance your university experience regardless of how you choose to study.

Fast Facts

Toowoomba, Australia (pop. 120,000)
Student Enrollment: 26,000
Language of instruction: English
Department Information


Toowoomba is located 90 minutes west of Brisbane and approximately two hours west of the world famous Gold Coast. The city offers a unique urban-rural lifestyle in a secure and stimulating environment. The city is popular with international students because it offers one of the lowest costs of living in Australia and boasts excellent sporting, cultural, social and commercial facilities in a clean, unpolluted environment. Opportunities abound to explore Australia's bushland interior and coastal rainforests, and to go whale watching, wine-tasting and surfing. Toowoomba has a moderate climate.

Program Type

ISEP-Direct academic year or semester programs

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.

Program Dates

Academic year: mid-February to late November; Semester 1: mid-February to late June; Semester 2: early July to late November. For students in the hard sciences, preference is given to exchanges running February to June. Please note that this site observes the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar. If you want to study for a full-year in the southern hemisphere, consider starting your program at the beginning of their academic year in February or March. Some institutions offer annual rather than semester courses. For southern hemisphere programs, ISEP benefits do apply during the recess between semesters (June-July), whereas they do NOT apply between the end of one academic year and the beginning of a new academic year (December to February-March).


Arts (anthropology & society, Asian studies, communications, drama, humanities, journalism, language & literature, media studies, music, public relations, theater, visual arts); Business (business information technology, economics, government, human resource management, information systems, information technology, logistics & operations management, management, marketing, mathematics, operations management); Commerce (accounting, commerce, finance); Education (early childhood, further education & training, primary, secondary, special education, teaching second languages); Engineering and Surveying (agricultural, civil, electrical & electronic, environmental, mechanical, mechatronic, mining, surveying, technology); Sciences(applied, biology, biomedical, health, information technology, mathematics, nursing, psychology, statistics).

Housing and Meals

Students are housed in fully furnished, self-catered apartments near campus or in the Student Village on campus. The ISEP-Direct program in Australia does not include meals.

Student Activities

Link to information about Student Activities
Link to the International Friendship Program
Link to International Students Page


Established in 1967, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has forged a reputation as one of Australia's leading providers of on-campus and distance education programs in Australia. The University is also home to a number of leading Australian research centres including the Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments (ACSC), the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) and The Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC).

The Graduate Pathways Survey conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research has placed USQ graduates among the top performers for salaries, career destinations and student satisfaction with their studies.

USQ has a diverse student population, and welcomes international students from more than 100 countries each year.

On-campus facilities include computer labs, a library, banks, a travel agent, a coffee shop, a restaurant, a pub, a bookstore, a post office, a cafeteria, a stationary store, a hairdresser, a sports hall, five sports grounds and tennis courts. International students form a significant part of the total on-campus enrolment of the university.

ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA

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