Often, students with a DEUG, a BTS, or a DUT try to pursue studies abroad. This can be an arduous task since the French Bac +2 diplomas are not always recognized abroad. For this reason, Study Experience has established a partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast, an Australian institution that recognizes the Bac +2 diplomas.
Testimonials from French students attending the University of the Sunshine Coast
University of the Sunshine Coast (or USC) is located in Sippy Downs, Buderim, in the state of Queensland. Brisbane, the state capital, is about an hour away from the university. USC was created in 1994, yet it is already renowned on a national level for the quality of its teachings, and it received a five-star grade from the Hobsons Good University Guide in 2010. Tuition fees are between AUD$18,000 and AUD$20,000 per year, below the national average.
Like many higher education institutions in Australia, the University of the Sunshine Coast offers “traditional” degree programs (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD). USC is very popular for its sustainable development programs. The university also offers short courses and vocational training in the form of Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas, which are excellent options for those wishing to improve their CV after a Bachelor’s degree without committing to a master’s degree.
USC is one of the very few universities recognizing the French Bac +2 diplomas. It accepts student transfers straight into year three of a bachelor degree after their BTS or DUT. These transfers are available in various degree subjects such as commerce, journalism, and environmental sciences.
Sippy Downs, a small town of about 7,000 inhabitants located north of Brisbane, forms part of the urban center Buderim (about 40,000 inhabitants in total). Its location makes it an ideal place to study as it is just a few minutes away from the sea and is also bordered by the Mooloolah River National Park. As soon as you step on USC campus, it becomes clear why sustainable development is one of the strongest programs there. The school is surrounded by green spaces and nature.
The university offers various accommodation options for students from fully-equipped student halls, to shared apartments and homestays. All options are fairly affordable and guarantee a comfortable and pleasant student experience.
To join University of Sunshine Coast, students must apply at least six months in advance and must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, in addition to providing their baccalaureate transcript, along with a personal statement and letters of recommendation. Study Experience is a specialist in supporting and helping international students through the university application process. Do not hesitate to reach out to us: we will help you prepare the best possible application.
Pursuing studies abroad can be a great way to complement your French university diploma. Thanks to the University of the Sunshine Coast and Study Experience, you can now get a bachelor’s degree abroad in just one year while enjoying a unique environment. For more information and to apply, get in touch with a member of the Study Experience team.