In operation for over 20 years, Southern Cross University (SCU) is a public university with several campuses along Australia’s east coast.

The university welcomes students from more than 50 countries and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in an inspiring and supportive learning environment. Southern Cross University degrees are delivered across a broad range of disciplines and are designed in consultation with industry.

Southern Cross University is in the top 100 of young universities world-wide (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2018), also the top 100 of Asia Pacific universities (Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings for 2017).

Southern Cross University is ranked number 38 in the world's top universities that specialise in Hospitality & Leisure Management with the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Southern Cross University operates The Hotel School in partnership with Mulpha Australia to provide a dedicated hospitality school with campus locations in 2 of Australia’s premier tourism destinations.

The university has continued a longstanding commitment to supporting Australia’s Indigenous people and offers a variety of Indigenous-related study. Not only does it offer courses that draw on Australia’s rich pre-colonial culture – that has existed for more than 40,000 years – but it also works to involve the region’s Indigenous Elders. Academics and students of Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples participated in a number of significant conferences and events here and overseas.


A few words from the Vice Chancellor of Southern Cross University

On behalf of Southern Cross University, I am pleased to welcome you to the thousands of Southern Cross graduates who comprise the global community of leaders in the hospitality and tourism business.

Southern Cross University, with our industry partner, Mulpha, pioneered the innovative, committed and industry-focussed Hotel School 28 years ago. That spirit of contemporariness, bespoke and student-centred education remains central to the ethos of the Hotel School. When you study with us at The Hotel School, you get the combined gravitas and credential of a public university with the assurance that every student will have an industry placement in the hotel or hospitality sector. The Hotel School is owned and run by experts in the field and your education will position you well for the exciting development in the sector, locally and globally.

It is my promise to you that both the academic and professional staff of The Hotel School will ensure you have an exciting and rewarding study journey and it is my commitment to you that you will experience the best value education experience compared to any other.

I welcome you and invite you to consider your future with us.

Professor Adam Shoemaker
Vice Chancellor
Southern Cross University