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University of Adelaide

4.3 out of 5 (13 ratings / 5 reviews) Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university with a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence, and producing graduates that make an impact on the world.



The University of Adelaide was founded 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.


The University of Adelaide creates a unique learning experience for our students.

Students learn under the expert guidance of leading academics and develop research skills right from the start of their undergraduate degree. Students are exposed to international perspectives and have the opportunity to build strong global networks throughout their time at the University.

Our graduates are recognised for their critical thinking abilities, communication proficiency and are equipped to become leaders of the future.


The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's most research-intensive institutions.

With world-leading researchers, modern facilities and an innovative culture, we're committed to delivering the highest quality results for our local and global communities.


The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.


Student services

The International Student Centre (ISC) offers support to all international students throughout their stay in Adelaide.

We at the ISC aim to provide the following to all international students:
  • A safe space of mutual respect
  • Courteous and friendly support
  • Guidance throughout his or her chosen course of study
  • Referrals to the correct person or department

Housing services

The University of Adelaide understands that accommodation plays an important part in building a solid foundation to academic success for students.

University of Adelaide students can enjoy the benefits of access to quality accommodation options across the city, at various price points, when they seek assistance from the Accommodation Service.

Accommodation options in Adelaide include:

  • University Managed
  • Residential Colleges
  • Commercially Managed
  • Private Rental Accommodation

Library services

The University Libraries comprise five physical libraries in addition to Rare Books and Special Collections, and University Archives & Recordkeeping.

ICT services

  • Email & Collaboration Tools
  • Internet, Wireless & Network
  • Accounts & Access

Medical services

Health care is delivered by both private and government institutions. A publicly-funded health scheme called Medicare, which is run by the Department of Human Services, ensures that all Australians can a specified range of medical services either for free or at a very low cost.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Adelaide has four main campuses, each with a distinctive profile.

Sports facilities

Life at university has more to offer than just study. There is a complete range of recreational activities to enjoy through Adelaide University Sport.

There are almost 40 sports to choose from ranging from Australia's largest University snow ski trip, through to bush walking, rowing and many more water, field and indoor sports.

Student clubs

  • Joining a club is the best way to meet new people, share your interests and make new friends on campus. The Union supports more than 130 clubs representing all kinds of activities and interests – social, political, faculty-based, activity-based – they’re all here.
  • We provide rooms for clubs to meet, equipment and resources that can be booked for use by clubs, and grants to help clubs stage events or buy things they need.
  • The Union helps clubs with administration, infrastructure and event advice and promotional support. We also coordinate Clubs activities during O'Week.

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia