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The University of Adelaide was founded in 1874 with a noble goal: to prepare, for South Australia, young leaders shaped by education, rather than birth or wealth, in a settlement free of old-world social and religious inequalities.


At the University of Adelaide, you will be studying in an environment that pursues excellence, values creativity, welcomes cultural diversity, and gives its graduates the opportunity to become global citizens.

Our degrees are world-class, infused with cutting edge research and technology that encourages critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication. Our staff are forward thinkers who are national and international leaders in their field. This combined, our teaching and your learning, is our priority across our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, arts, health science, engineering, social sciences, education and the environment.


  • Our internationally recognised researchers make history with each new discovery—accelerating human progress and making our world a better place. And with every question answered, another is asked: So, what's next?
  • 67 research fields rated at or above world standard (Excellence in Research Australia 2018).
  • 41 research fields achieved maximum rating 5 out of 5 (Excellence in Research Australia 2018).

Student services

International Student Support provides the following services to all current international students of the University:

  • Guidance throughout your chosen program of study
  • Specialised advisory services for international students 
  • Referrals to relevant contacts inside and outside the University
  • Advice and support relating to enrolment and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) matters
  • Social programs and promotion of activities for international students

Housing services

Operated by the University for the exclusive use of University of Adelaide students. The University of Adelaide understands that accommodation plays an important role in setting the foundation for academic success. University of Adelaide students have access to an impressive portfolio of University-managed student accommodation options, made available specifically to support a successful transition into University life.

The Village is the largest of the University-managed student accommodation options. Situated in Adelaide’s central business district in the dynamic Central Market and Chinatown precinct, The Village offers students a well-balanced University lifestyle.

Library services

The University Library is here to help you succeed with your studies.

It's true that we have lots of books (and eBooks!). But we also have a range of other services and resources to help you with your study, from computers and scanners to individual study spaces and group study rooms.  

Medical services

Student Life Counselling Support provide free, confidential, short term professional counselling support to currently enrolled students, to address issues that may be affecting their study and life.

Campus life

  • The University has four campuses. Three in South Australia at North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy and one in Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Located in the heart of Adelaide, the main campus at North Terrace forms part of the city's cultural promenade surrounded by the state's art gallery, museum and library.
  • Waite campus is located approximately seven kilometres from Adelaide. It is the home of the internationally renowned Waite Research Institute. 
  • Roseworthy campus is located approximately 50 kilometres north of the city.

Sports facilities

Sport has been an integral part of University life since the University Boat Club was founded in 1881.

Our sporting clubs promote healthy, active lifestyles and athletic excellence for our students, children in the South Australian community and our alumni.

The University Sports Fund (USF) provides grants to our sporting clubs and associations. These organizations play a very important role in:

  • offering students universal access to sport
  • fostering sporting excellence in children, young adults, men and women
  • cultivating talented athletes to represent the University, state and country

Student clubs

  • There are 4 student hubs at the University of Adelaide, offering an inspirational place for students to meet, study, make social connections and exchange ideas.
  • The Students Hubs are about embracing the future of university life right in the heart of one of the most historic campuses in Australia. As the third oldest university in Australia, we have a much-loved historic sandstone front, but we also have a vibrant and exhilarating student heart. In 2011 Hub Central (the first hub) became the physical home for this heart, a front door to the North Terrace Campus, and a new meeting and learning space for all our students. 

AACSB accreditation is the largest and most recognised specialised accreditation worldwide, for undergraduate and postgraduate business programs.

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