Gold Coast Universities
The Gold Coast is a wonderful place to study, with thousands of international students enrolling in a Gold Coast university each year. It's also popular among Australian school-leavers and mature-age students from other Queensland areas and even interstate, wishing to move to somewhere exciting to study.
The opportunities for an active social life and being close to beaches and other recreational areas while on time off from study is also very appealing, especially to the younger generation, many from rural areas. There are two large universities on the Gold Coast and a number of other Colleges from around the country. Contact details appear below. Find out about student accommodation options.
Major Gold Coast Universities
The Gold Coast Campus has focused its teaching and research to support the dynamic Gold Coast region and now has over 8,000 students and 450 staff members. More than $100 million has been invested in facilities incorporating leading edge, international standard technologies.
The campus' exciting range of coursework and research degree programs cover fields including arts, business, education, engineering, environment, health, hospitality, information technology, law, music, science, tourism and hotel management, visual and creative arts. Griffith University now has an exciting Medicine program with a campus located in the centre of Southport.
For information about Griffith University Gold Coast Campus:
Phone: +61 7 5594 8800
Australia 's first and largest private university. Bond University operates three, 14-week semesters each year. Most students complete a six-semester Bachelor 's Degree in just two years. Located in Robina, Bond has particularly good business, law and psychology schools, as well as a full range of other courses on offer. The student to teacher ratio is lower, creating a more effective learning environment
Students can choose between diploma, bachelor, graduate diploma, masters or PhD courses in business, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, information technology and law. Bond University also has an accredited, on-campus English language institute. Recently, Bond University has opened up a Medical School which is now teaching small classes of students to be the best doctors.
For information about Bond University:
Phone: +61 7 5595 1111
Other Gold Coast Universities
Southern Cross University
Located at Lismore in northern New South Wales,has established a campus on the waterfront at Coolangatta called the Southern Cross Graduate College of Management. The College delivers its highly successful Master of Business Administration program to students from many parts of the world acts as a drawcard for international business managers,and provides local managers with valuable commercial contacts globally.
For information about the Southern Cross Graduate College of Management:
Phone: 1800 626 481
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