The University of Southern Queensland isn’t just another university. We redefine the way you think about flexible and online study. A recognised leader in online and blended education, USQ is renowned for its supportive environment and student-focused commitment to learning and teaching.

With a student population representing over 90 nationalities, USQ is the most multicultural university (per capita) in Australia. Studying on-campus at one of USQ’s three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in a safe and friendly environment. With modern facilities, a relatively low cost of living and easy access to Brisbane and the Gold Coast you can make the most of your studies in Australia with USQ.

The vision and determination of our local communities has seen USQ grow and expand to become a prominent teaching and research institution.

In our short 25 years as a University, USQ has become internationally recognised for performing practical, world-class research that delivers high impact solutions. Recent national audits of research excellence rated our research in material engineering, space sciences, pharmacology, environmental science, crop health, medical and health research, and history and archaeology as above world class standard. Surveys show that the quality of our research student experience exceeds the Australian national average ranging from intellectual climate to skills development. USQ focuses on fostering partnerships and collaborations with government, industry and the international research community to drive the global impact of its research.

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is committed to being internationally recognised for high impact research in our areas of research strength:

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  •  Space Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical and Data Sciences, principally Computational Mathematics
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences, principally Regional Health and Wellbeing
  • Regional Community and Economic Development.



West Street
Toowoomba Qld 4350


37 Sinnathamby Boulevard
Springfield Central Qld 4300


11 Salisbury Road
Ipswich Qld 4305                   


Key statistics

  • 14,388
    Number of Students
  • 27.9
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 20%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 01st Sep 2016

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