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Southern Cross University

The campus is a few minutes' walk from Sydney Harbour and Circular Quay, with easy access to public transport.

The campus is a few minutes' walk from Sydney Harbour and Circular Quay, with easy access to public transport; perfect for those who choose to walk, cycle, ride a bus or train, or relax on board a ferry from surrounding shores.

The SCU Sydney campus is located in the heart of Sydney's central business district, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses for international students. Conveniently positioned for city living, commuting to and from the beaches, shopping malls, and enjoying the lifestyle attractions Sydney has to offer. New South Wales and Sydney has over 100,000 international students providing a rich diversity and vibrancy to the community.

The Sydney City council has several programs in place to support international students from a comprehensive international student resource guide to student leadership programs providing leadership training, mentoring, skills development and even work experience.

The council's support plus SCU's stunning location makes SCU Sydney an ideal place for international students seeking to experience living in one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities.

SCU offers a wide range of sporting, recreational andcultural activities, with something for everyone.

Campus sport

A fun, social sporting opportunity for the entire University community.

Elite student athletes

We support elite athletes so that they can balance their dual careers of training and competing at an elite level whilst undertaking their study.

Fitness centres

Our sport and fitness centres provide arrange of sporting facilities across the three campuses including 2 gyms, an aquatic centre, 2 indoor sports courts, and 2 sports field and 4 tennis courts.

SCU clubs and societies

There are a variety of clubs and societies on offer at SCU. You can join a club or society and get involved with campus life - learning new skills on the way and meeting other students for around the University!

UniLife Awards

The UniLife Awards are annual university-wide student awards which recognise outstanding achievement and contribution by SCU students in the areas of sporting and student life. These annual awards are endorsed by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Lee.

National Cultural Tertiary Competitions

SCU is a member of the Australian Association of Campus Activities Inc. AACA coordinates four national tertiary cultural programs for its members, including the National Campus Band Comp, National Campus DJ Comp andNational Campus Art Prize.


Orientation is a three day program prior to classes starting; it also includes Get Connected Week (Week 2 of Session 1 and 2). Orientation introduces first year students to the University and helps with the transition into university life. It also re-engages continuing students back into their studies. Note: In Session 3, it is a 1-3 day program prior to classes starting.

Academic Skills run free workshops all year round to help you reach your full potential (online sessions are available for distance education students) and the Assignment Navigator is a really useful tool to help you plan your work.

Their Quick Guides are an easy-to-use resource that are designed to be downloaded so that you can refer to them quickly and easily while you are either working on an assignment.

The Library website and Library toolbox provides links to myReadings, research databases and online tutorials that help you to use these effectively.

Online Learning Tools and Build Your Skills have some great resources for all students including the Academic Language Self-Assessment tool. A student mentor can make a big difference to your life as a first year student (and in your later years you may like to become a mentor yourself).




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