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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.

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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