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University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

The third oldest university in Australia and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, the University of Adelaide has a strong global reputation.

Why choose The University of Adelaide?

Top 10 in Australia

QS World University Rankings 2023

Top 100 university worldwide

QS World University Rankings 2023

Group of Eight member

an elite group of research-led universities in Australia

The University of Adelaide has a long history of academic excellence and a reputation for producing well-rounded graduates in many subjects. 

Take a closer look at The University of Adelaide

Here’s why our students love Adelaide

From miles of sandy beaches to museums, trendy bars, and arts festivals, Adelaide has something for everyone. Here, you’ll enjoy a laid-back lifestyle in a multicultural city.

The sea and beach on the Australina coas

Adelaide is where you can focus on your future.

Students graduate with skills and knowledge for real-world challenges.

Your route to The University of Adelaide

If you want to study at The University of Adelaide but don’t meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course at on campus and progress to the University. 


On campus

The University of Adelaide College

  • On-campus degree preparation courses 
  • Access to university facilities from day one
  • Guaranteed entry to a University of Adelaide*  

*When you successfully pass your degree preparation course at the required level. 

Life on campus

The main North Terrace campus is in the heart of Adelaide. Forming part of the city’s “cultural promenade”, it’s surrounded by a major art gallery, museum and library.

The University of Adelaide leads the world in research, with high-tech facilities and fantastic teaching.


students from over 100 countries

$290 million+

total research income


clubs and societies to join

Top 15

in Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)


Nobel laureates associated with the University


oldest university in Australia

Any other questions?

Where is Adelaide?

Adelaide is the largest city in the state of South Australia. It’s right on the coast, so you’ll have easy access to the region’s incredible beaches. 

What can I do in Adelaide?

As a coastal city, Adelaide is a popular destination for sunbathing and water sports, but there’s so much more to do. In fact, with over 130 clubs and societies at the University to join, Adelaide has something for everyone. 

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University of Adelaide clubs

Is Adelaide good for international students?

Adelaide prides itself on welcoming people from all over the world. Not only are more than 100 countries represented among the student community at the University, but roughly 30% of the city’s population was born outside of Australia with people from countries as diverse as Italy, India and Vietnam calling Adelaide home.

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Meet some international students