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Study online

At UniSQ, we believe you can fit study into life - from anywhere in the world.
With over 40+ years’ experience delivering flexible university courses – know that you are learning from the online education experts. Study your way, when and where it suits you.


Online degrees and courses

As an online student, you’ll receive the same level of support as an on-campus student. The only difference - you’re in control of when, where and how you learn. Study on your own terms in your own time. We’ll be there with you, every step of the way.

UniSQ, your online study experts

Over 75% of UniSQ students study online
Choose from over 130 online degrees
Benefit from 40+ years of experience delivering flexible learning

What is online study?

Sometimes, there are things in life that get in the way of traditional study paths. But just because you’re parenting, working, or juggling other commitments in your life, it doesn’t mean you can’t further your academic career. Studying online for university is an experience you can make your own – whether that means maintaining a flexible schedule, occasionally visiting campus, or interacting with your fellow students online using our interactive portal. Choose from over 80 study disciplines and turn your passion into a career today.
Online learning platform
Our student portal contains all of the online university study resources that you’ll need. Here you’ll find our state-of-the-art learning platform, StudyDesk - the gateway to your online degree learning resources, forums, assessment information, study schedule, and lecturers.
Online lectures and live tutorials

Listen to recorded lectures when it suits you, and connect with your peers in real time by joining live tutorials.

World-class library

Access the Library’s free online learning services. Request to have printed material delivered, access assessment and study support, or reach out to our librarians via online consultations.

Discussion forums

Connect with your lecturers and peers with ease through online discussion forums.

Course modules and readings

Access your course study material including weekly modules, readings, assessment information, podcasts and audio files.

Online assignments

Benefit from access to various academic support services and submit your assignments with ease via our online submission platform.

Personalised support for online learning

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Tailored support
Have a question but not sure who to talk to? UniSQ’s support services are in one place with iconnect. Reach out to our iconnect support staff to help you solve issues or point you in the right direction.
Over 40 years experience

40+ years delivering flexible study via distance education.

Online peer-support

UniSQ’s Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) offers free, virtual study groups facilitated by student leaders. Sessions provide both general and subject specific assistance.

Career support

Benefit from personalised career planning advice, and support in building your employability.

How does online study with UniSQ work?
Undertaking an online uni course with UniSQ is an alternative to on-campus study that fits in with the demands of your life. When you have other commitments, travel demands, or even if you live in a regional area and would still like to complete your degree with UniSQ, our online university platform allows you to choose when, where and how you learn.
Is it better to study online or on-campus?
With UniSQ’s online degrees, you’ll study with both online and on-campus students, cover the same material, and graduate at the same time. The only difference is the flexibility that online offers – so you can balance work, family life and other commitments along with your study, and study in a way that best suits your life.
Will I need to visit a campus at all during my study?
No! While there are opportunities for our online students to visit campus and study, learn and socialise at the University of Southern Queensland, there are no requirements for you to physically visit campus while you get your online degree.
Which areas of study are available for online study?

UniSQ offers a range of undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses and even research-based online degrees in Australia, providing you with world-class education and internationally recognised qualifications. There are over 80 study disciplines offered at the University of Southern Queensland, so it’s never been easier to find a field that fuses your passion and natural aptitude.

I’m not sure what to study, how do I choose an online degree?

There are a lot of important factors to consider when choosing what to study, such as your passions, strengths and where you want your degree to take you. We are here to help you choose! Get in touch and receive tailored support to help you choose the right degree for you.

Can I receive Austudy if I study online?

Just like an on-campus student experience, online university degrees are recognised by the government as tertiary study, and you are therefore eligible to apply for and potentially receive assistance from Austudy or the Higher Education Loan Program. Further information on fees is available.

When can I start?

Tailor your degree to suit your lifestyle with the opportunity to speed up or slow down your studies. UniSQ delivers flexible ways of teaching, in several academic calendars, making the balance of study and life easier.

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Why UniSQ?

Five out of five stars for graduate starting salary.*
Benefit from UniSQ's flexible study options.
Five out of five stars for social equity.*
*Good Universities Guide 2024