Enjoy the experience of overseas travel while simultaneously receiving an Australian qualification. If you want the best of both worlds, USC’s Diploma in General Studies is the program for you.
This program is a recognised 1-year (96 units) Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) award program.
A great option if you have just finished high school and want to study abroad without committing to a 3-year or 4-year degree.
Also a great option if you are currently enrolled at an overseas institution and only want to study abroad for a short time, while possibly earning an AQF qualification to use towards your home degree.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
To be awarded the Diploma in General Studies, students are required to successfully complete 8 courses (96 units).
Students will undertake 4 courses (or 48 units) per semester and can choose from the:
Note: Any courses that have pre-requisite courses will need to be assessed and approved by USC International.
How to choose your courses
Select your preferred courses from either of these lists
Study Abroad courses
Undergraduate elective course options
Please ensure you read the elective courses and requisites information carefully.
When you apply to USC, nominate the courses that you wish to undertake in your first semester.
The standard course load for this program is 4 courses (or 48 units) per semester. We recommend you choose more courses at the point of application, to be prepared for possible timetable clashes.
For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.
Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.
English Language Requirement
IELTS (Academic) Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest
TOEFL iBT Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing
Annual tuition fee ($AUD)