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About University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous. Ranked in the world’s top 50 under 50^, the University is young and innovative.


Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain real-world experience with the latest insights and trends, ensuring they graduate career ready.


^Ranked in the World’s Top 50 Under 50 - Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50 and Ranked #45, 2021 THE Young University Rankings 

Why study in University of South Australia:

  • #2 in Australia for Quality Education - 2021 THE Impact Rankings 
  • Top #10 in Australia for Employer Satisfaction - Ranked #8, 2020 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey - Overall Satisfaction Indicator
  • Adelaide Ranked in the top 3 most liveable cities in the world - Ranked #3, 2021 Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index
  • Ranked in the World’s Top 50 under 50 - Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50
  • Top 5 in Australia for developing work-ready skills - Ranked #4, ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities only.

University rankings


SOUTH AUSTRALIA's #1 UNIVERSITY FOR GRADUATE CAREERS
ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20


NO. 1 IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION
ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2019-20


No.1 IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FOR EMPLOYER SATISFACTION
2020 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey

Scholarships


International Merit Scholarships

15% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of your chosen degree.


Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarships
50% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of your degree, or up to a maximum of four years of full-time study (undergraduate or postgraduate degree by coursework)

Popular Study Areas

Nursing
Information Technology
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Architecture
Engineering
Accounting and Finance

Why Study in Adelaide

  • Classed as a regional city, studying in Adelaide provides a great deal of benefits to graduates considering extending their stay (including a lower cost of living). 
  • Adelaide offers favourable post-study work rights and applicants may be eligible for an extra year of post-study work when living in Adelaide. 
  • South Australia was the first state to receive Federal Government approval to return international students on an ongoing basis. This approval is an important first of a number of steps required to bring international students back to South Australia.