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University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

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About the University 🏫

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Toowoomba is one of 3 campuses in the Australian state of Queensland, the other 2 of which are located in Springfield and Ipswich.

USQ, Toowoomba, is a young and dynamic university that houses over 4000 students and is the main campus. Students on the Toowoomba campus are offered modern facilities in the form of 24/7 computer lab access, theater and art gallery, post office, two banks, a traditional beautiful Japanese garden, bookstore and a library with various student services. Students at USQ have the opportunity to get involved in academic and social clubs and organizations. Social gatherings often are held to increase the familiar community on campus.

The teaching is divided into smaller classes in order for students to achieve a closer community and get the maximum out of their academic learning environment. Also, you are sure to meet new friends and create a network from all over the world. At USQ, you'll meet students from over 80 different nationalities, because Southern Queensland has wonderful circumstances for international students

USQ offers a wide range of study areas and subjects that help make the university an attractive choice to study at. The Toowoomba campus is just 90 minutes from Queensland's largest city, Brisbane, which has some of the world's most beautiful beaches and surfing opportunities. It is super easy, efficient and affordable to make the trip there and other surrounding cities by public transport.

About the city 🌇

Toowoomba in Queensland, an area located 1.5 hour from the metropolis of Brisbane and less than 2 hours from the Gold Coast. With its 160,000 inhabitants, Toowoomba is the perfect combination between city life and natural life. Temperatures fluctuate between 17-27 celsius during the summer months, while in winter it fluctuates between 5 and 16 C.

Toowoomba offers a relaxed atmosphere and lifestyle that makes the city the perfect destination for those who want to be free of the hectic city life on a daily basis, but still have the opportunity to visit nearby big cities outside of study hours.

It is truly the perfect student city as the cost of living is significantly lower than the nearby coastal towns mentioned earlier.

Housing 🏡

On-campus

University of Southern Queensland, has its own student accommodation on campus. You can choose between staying at the so-called Concannon, McGregor and Steve Rudd College, all of which are located around the USQ campus. All three offer their own bedroom, but depending on which of the three you choose, there may be a difference between sharing or having an en-suite bathroom.

Facilities include common rooms with TV and sofa lounges, kitchen with various necessities, computer labs, Wi-Fi, laundry room, sports area outside, social common areas with table tennis, air hockey, pool table, barbecue and a communal 75' flat screen for the cozy common area.

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What the students say

"As a international student in Australia I was always greeted positively and this made me happy. I also got involved in USQ’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and joined the Start-Up Club to share my ideas" - Jin H.

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