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The University of Adelaide was established in 1874 and is the third oldest university in Australia. It has over 23,000 students and over 3,100 staff. It is a member of the Group of Eight research intensive universities with three Nobel Prize winners, 102 Rhodes scholars and 104 Fulbright Scholars amongst its alumni. The University is located in the city, just a short walk from the Art Gallery, Museum, State Library, National Wine Centre, Government House, Parliament House, Zoo, and Botanic Gardens. Adelaide is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city of 1.2 million people on the coast with a Mediterranean climate, many festivals and a vibrant cafe culture.

Adelaide is a great place to do things that you want to do for yourself. It gives you space to be yourself. The people are friendly, the city is safe, and if you qualify for a student working visa and find part time employment, the wages are excellent.
All these factors add up to make Adelaide an ideal place to live and study, because you’re not stressed out all the time.”

Jerome Arguelles Student Exchange (University of Toronto)

Academic Highlights

Academic Highlights

  • Health sciences including medicine, dentistry, health sciences, nursing, oral health, psychology;
  • Agriculture, food and wine – the University has its own winery and vineyard located at the Waite campus – 420 acres in the Adelaide foothills fifteen minutes away from the main campus by car ;
  • Biological and physical sciences, including veterinary science;
  • Commerce, business, economics and management;
  • Law;
  • Environmental and life sciences;
  • Engineering and computer science;
  • Information technology and communications;
  • Social sciences including Education.

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Medical School
  • Dental School
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Architecture & Urban Design
  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • Law School
  • Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Food & Wine
  • Earth & Environment
  • Veterinary Science

Housing & Extracurricular Activities


Students may live in university managed modern apartment style accommodation in the city centre with excellent facilities and 24 hour staffing. Other housing options include residential colleges, student hostels and privately rented accommodation. University staff are happy to assist students to find the most suitable option.

Extracurricular Activities

The University offers almost 40 sports including; baseball, basketball, cricket, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water skiing and windsurfing. There is a fitness centre on site.

There are 80 special interest clubs including the wine club, debating club, film club, environment collective, philosophy, photography, choral society, chess club, religious and spiritual clubs, political clubs, and language clubs.

Current News

University of Adelaide latest news

University of Adelaide Lab Launches Students Into Financial Markets

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The ’s new Financial Markets Lab will give students real-world experience of working in today’s financial markets.

Located in the University’s Nexus 10 building, corner of North Terrace and Pulteney Street, the lab will be used by a wide range of students from the University’s Adelaide Business School.

“The new Financial Markets Lab will provide real-world benefit to students taking business and finance courses,” says Dr Syed Ali, Director, Financial Markets Lab, …

University of Adelaide’s Precise Clock Wins Eureka Prize

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A team of scientists has won one of the prestigious Eureka Prizes for science for the development of the world’s most precise clock.

The team won the Defence Science and Technology Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.

The Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator, otherwise known as the Sapphire Clock, is the result of more than two decades of pioneering research and is 1000 times more precise than any other commercial system; it is so precise it gains or loses only one second over 40 million years. …

2019 New scholarships at the University of Adelaide!

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The is excited to offer a range of scholarships to international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students commencing their studies in 2019.

Many of your students will be eligible for scholarships if they are current offer-holders of the University, or if they are intending to apply in the near future.

Tuition fee waiver scholarships of varying amounts are available for the following categories of students:

  • Global Academic Excellence: 50% tuition fee waiver.

University of Adelaide Professor First Female To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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A professor has become the first woman to receive a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her research into fatty acids and lipids and their impact on children’s health.

Professor Maria Makrides is the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children Theme Leader with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and Professor of Human Nutrition with the .

She has become the first woman to receive the prestigious Alexander Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award for Lifetime Achievement, …

Biologist To Lead Sciences At University Of Adelaide

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An internationally esteemed cell biologist has been appointed the new Executive Dean of the ‘s Faculty of Sciences.

Professor Keith Jones, who is currently Head of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton in the UK, will join the in October following a global search for a new Executive Dean.

In his new role, Professor Jones will have overall responsibility for Sciences teaching and research at the University’s North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy campuses. …

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Location:Adelaide, South Australia
Population:1.2 million
Student Population:24,000
Strengths:Agriculture, Engineering, Medical and Health Science, Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences, Viticulture
Campus locations:North Terrace (Main campus in Adelaide)
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