The University of Adelaide was established in 1874 and is the third oldest university in Australia. It has 25,000 students and over 2,800 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.”
- 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;
- Environmental and life sciences;
- Engineering and computer science;
- Information technology and communications;
- Social sciences including Education.
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.
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.
University of Adelaide latest news
Uni of Adelaide MBA ranked top 5 in the nation
The ‘s highly regarded MBA program is now among the top 5 MBAs of all business schools in the nation, according to the latest The Australian Financial Review BOSS magazine rankings.
The Adelaide MBA has moved up one place in the BOSS rankings to the number 5 spot, confirming its position as a leading Australian MBA program and the very best offered in the State. …
Thinking of studying overseas? Ever thought about Australia, Ireland or the UK?
KOM staff will be visiting Alberta schools next week, so stop by if you’re in the area …
Actors highly vulnerable to mental health problems
New research from the is raising the curtain on the not-so-glamorous aspects of being a professional actor, with psychology experts finding that Australian actors experience a wide range of threats to their mental wellbeing.
Researchers from the University’s School of Psychology conducted in-depth interviews with a group of 20 Australian professional actors, after realising that little had been done to understand the psychological experience of the acting profession in this country. …
Explore the attractions Adelaide has to offer
Nestled between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Already celebrated for its wine and food culture, this elegant city is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class festivals and amazing eco-adventures.
1. Drink and Dine in Adelaide’s Laneway Bars
Stroll through Adelaide’s laneways where warehouses and shops are being transformed into bars serving everything from tapas to Serbian cuisine. …
Mid-Term Break Camping Trip
The mid-semester break is always one I look forward to. Around this time every year, the weekdays seem to get longer and longer, and the weekends seem to get shorter and shorter. It’s a dreaded, but inevitable feeling of being three-quarters of the way through the school year- so close, but still so far. I think that’s what makes the September mid-semester break the most rewarding. It’s a great chance to freshen up and get a quick break away from coursework before the final exams right around the corner! …