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The University of Adelaide is a public university located in the heart of one of the most livable cities, Adelaide. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in the country and is ranked among the top 1% of the universities worldwide. 

With more than 1,700 research academics and 2300 research students, U of A’s 35 research areas has been rated 5 out of 5. 

The University consists of three Australian campuses which incorporate five faculties, offering a rare combination of elite academic performance and an admirable lifestyle. Beaches, Central Markets, and Shopping malls are merely a 10-30 minutes walk from the campus. 

Furthermore, it claims associations with five Nobel laureates and 110 Rhodes scholars, and many other notable alumni including - Julia Gillard, the first female Prime Minister of Australia, and Robin Warren, who co-discovered the link between the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and peptic ulcers.


The University of Adelaide is known to rank among the top 1% of the global universities and is recognized as a leading research university. According to some renowned ranking websites, it is placed at : 

  • 106 in 2020 QS world rankings
  • 120 in 2020 Times Higher Education rankings
  • 137 in 2019 ARWU rankings

Also, the University of Adelaide is known to rank among the top 100 in the world by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 for 15 academic subjects :

  • Mineral and mining engineering
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary science
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Engineering - Civil and Structural
  • Engineering - Chemical
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Earth and marine sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Geography
  • Accounting and finance
  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy

Where mineral and mining engineering is placed at #26 in the world, dentistry at #31, nursing at #42, and veterinary science at #43.


Type of UniversityPublic
Year of Establishment1874
Total Student Population (full time)21,142
Percentage of International Student Population29%
Total Number of Faculty Members1,639
Student-Staff Ratio21:1
Total Number of Campuses3
Total Research Funding Amount58.6 Million USD
Official Websiteadelaide.edu.au

Programs, Campuses, and Accommodations


Ranked at #1 in the state of Adelaide, the university incorporates 26 academic fields that are ranked in the top 150, globally. Also, it offers more than 200 UG and PG degrees, with an aim to graduate educated leaders of tomorrow. The faculty of Engineering at U of A stands among the top 50 universities, as stated by the 2018 ranking of the world universities.

University of Adelaide Enrollment by faculty

Above mentioned is the number of enrollments (as of 2019) per faculty. 

Quick Fact: Out of 27,094 students who enrolled in 2018, only 7,009 finished with the program completion.


With three campuses in South Australia - at North Terrace, Waite, and Roseworthy, the University of Adelaide comprises of facilities and services specially dedicated to the international population. 

  • North Terrace - The North Terrace campus is located in the heart of Adelaide, which is known as the main campus of the university. Being surrounded by the state’s art gallery, museum, and library - the campus provides a mix of historical and contemporary environments. 
  • Waite Campus - located about seven kilometers from Adelaide, Waite is the home to the Waite Research Institute. The campus offers a range of facilities and activities to the on-campus population and the general public and is home to the university’s Urrbrae House Historic Precinct, Waite Arboretum, and Waite Conservation Reserve. 
  • Roseworthy Campus - Roseworthy is situated approximately 50 kilometers north of the city. Being an internationally renowned center for excellence in dryland agriculture and animal production, it is home to South Australia’s only Veterinary School.

The University of Adelaide is also known to offer UG and PG programs through Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre in Singapore.

Quick Fact: The famous Adelaide Oval is a 10-minute walk from the university’s North Terrace campus. 


The university has an accommodation service dedicated to helping students in finding an accommodation option that fits according to their needs. 

International students can look for accommodation packages with Urbanest which is known to be the university’s official accommodation partner. Please note - Interested candidates are required to fill up an application form. 

Off-campus Accommodations: 

  • The University of Adelaide Village - Situated in Adelaide’s in the dynamic Central Market, it is known to be the largest university-managed student accommodation option. 
  • Mattanya Student Residences - being a 15-minute walk from the North Terrace campus, Mattanya offers a comfortable, convenient and independent living in a quiet suburban location.
  • Roseworthy Residential College - located 50 km north from the city campus, it offers the students benefits of on-campus residential accommodation and only available to students of the university’s rural campus. 

Quick Fact: Adelaide offers a 14% lower accommodation rates than Sydney. 

University of Adelaide Admission Process

Where to Apply: Interested candidates seeking to get admission at the University of Adelaide may apply through the university’s official application website or consider applying via a university of Adelaide agent. 

When to Apply: All programs, except - Nursing, Psychology, and Dental have the application deadline of December 1
Interested candidates must refer to their respective faculties or go to the application page for course-specific deadlines.

Application Fee: All international candidates are required to pay an application fee of 75 USD

How to Apply: As an international student, you need to follow these simple steps to get your career started at the University of Adelaide: 

  • Select your program(s)
  • Check your program entry requirements
  • Check the application closing dates
  • Apply
  • Provide certified documents such as: 
    • Complete student agreement
    • Official school transcript(s) and graduation certificate(s)
    • English test results from IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson or Cambridge
    • PDF of Visa and Passport 

Please note - students will be contacted by the university in case any additional document(s) or information is needed. 

University of Adelaide Tuition and Living Expenses

The tuition fee at the University of Adelaide would vary according to the course you opt for. Annual tuition fees for a few popular UG courses are mentioned below: 

CourseTuition Fee (in USD)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)29,528
Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience)26,438
Bachelor of Dental Surgery55,279
Bachelor of Nursing24,378
Bachelor of Laws28,154

Similarly, tuition fees for a few popular PG courses are:

CourseTuition Fee (in USD)
Master of Arts24,378
Master of Mathematical Sciences28,841
Master of Engineering (Civil and Structural)29,528
Master of Nursing Science23,004
Master of Laws29,184
ItemCost (in USD)
Shared Accommodation (outside the city center)93/week
Share Accommodation (within the city center)178/week
House Setup Charges (groceries, linen, etc)343

Please note - Students who are opting for private accommodations need to deposit four to six weeks’ rent in advance.

Scholarships/Financial Aid

Name of ScholarshipAmount Awarded
Global Citizens ScholarshipOffers to reduce 15%-30% of the total tuition fee
Global Academic Excellence ScholarshipUp to 50% reduction of the total tuition fee
Higher Education Scholarship25% reduction on the total tuition fee

Please note - Enrolled students must have an IELTS score of 6.5 and a minimum GPA of 6.7 and above to be eligible for the scholarships. Furthermore, the scholarships will be awarded to the eligible candidates and no separate application form is required. 

*ATAR: Australian Tertiary Admission Rank or The ATAR is a ranking of high school (year 12) results that measure your overall academic achievement compared with all other final year students in Australia (excluding Queensland).

Work While you Study

The Univesity of Adelaide provides an option to work a part-time job while studying. A few things that every student should keep in mind while working here: 

  • The student’s academic performance should not be affected by the extra workload
  • Student visa conditions that surround the work-study program, should not be overlooked
  • The student should be treated fairly and legally by their employer(s)

How many hours can you work for? 

Coursework students are allowed to work 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight. This limit could be exceeded during the official university breaks. 

How much would you be paid? 

Most pay rates and working conditions are awarded according to the State and FederalAwards.

What would you require to start working? 

Interested students need to obtain a tax file number and provide the same to their employer. 

Also, it is always advised to check with the work rights information maintained by the Department of Home Affairs.