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University of South Australia is a public research university which was founded in 1991.The university is ranked 9th in Australia, according to a report released THE World University Rankings 2019. It also ranks 32nd among the top 200 rankings list released by THE World Universities 2017.


University TypePublic Research University
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1991
Cost of AttendanceAUD 27,100 - 31,000 (annually)
Endowment RateAUD 610.8 million
Applications AcceptedOfficial website
Intake TypeSemester wise
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time

Programs, Campus and Residence

  • The university offers 200+ programs under 4 areas of study with UG, postgraduate and research programs.
  • Law taught at the university ranks amongst World Top 100 Law programs under 2018 THE World Subject Rankings.
  • It has 6 campuses – 4 in Metropolitan campuses and 2 in Regional Campuses.
  • The students can choose from the following 4 options available for housing accommodation offered by the university are, Student Hostels, Student Apartments, Residential Colleges, Non-Profit Housing. The other private options for accommodation includes, Private, Rental, Homestay, Temporary Accommodation.

Admission Process

Application Form: The students can fill the application form through the university website or through the authorized agent. They can also send the handwritten application by mail or by post, after downloading it through the website. Common requirements: Transcripts Application fee: N/A Additional requirements: Certificates, Employer Reference (if req.), Copy of Passport, Education Statement Intake Sessions – February and July

TestTest Score
TOEFLPaper Based Test – 550, Internet - 60
PTE50 (overall)

Cost of Attendance

Course FeeCost
Arts (Bachelor)31,000 AUD
Physiotherapy (Bachelor)36,000 AUD
Engineering (Bachelor)27,000 AUD
Psychology (Bachelor)27,900 AUD
Information Technology (Master)31,000 AUD
Engineering35,100 AUD

Financial Aid

The university offers variety of sponsorships to its international UG, PG students. The scholarships offered are in the form of Vice Chairman’s International Excellence Scholarship, International Merit Scholarship, Australian Government Scholarship, International Postgraduate Research Scholarships.


Presently, the University of South Australia’s student body comprises of 33,813. Of which, the total number of international students is 5,745. The academic calendar is semester-based. The applications deadlines vary for several UG and PG programs.

University of South Australia offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Apart from that, the university also offers diploma and certificate programs. Some of the highly demanded academic fields at UniSA are Finance, Data Science, Business, Communications, and Marketing.

  • International applicants belonging to countries like India, China, and Japan are required to apply through a UniSA Agent.
  • UniSA does not charge any application fee from both domestic and international students.
  • Submission of SAT/ACT score is mandatory only for US applicants.
  • Majority of the UG and PG programs are offered in both the full-time and part-time mode.


ApplicationUniSA Agent
Application FeeFee
Academic calendarSemester based
Intake sessionsVaries from course-to-course
Financial AidScholarships,
SAT/ACT scoresRequired for USA applicants only
Mode of programFull-time and Part-time

University of South Australia Admission Deadlines

At the UniSA, admissions take place throughout the year as various UG and PG programs have different intake seasons. The applicants are encouraged to contact the particular department officials to know the suitable admission deadline.

Applicants must note that the university is currently accepting applications. However, the portal may not be open for all the programs.

English Proficiency Requirements

International applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds are expected to be proficient in English. They can demonstrate this by completing one of the following requirements:

  • Passing an approved test or
  • Completing an Academic English program or
  • Meeting an approved alternative requirement

English Proficiency Test Scores

At the University of South Australia, the language requirements are different for UG and PG programs. Applicants must check the minimum English proficiency score requirements given below:

Test NameMinimum Score Required (UG)Minimum Score Required (PG)
IELTS6.0 (reading & writing: 6.0)6.5 (reading & writing: 6.0)
TOEFL (PBT)550577
TOEFL (iBT)6079

Conditional Admissions: If you do not meet the English language entry requirements, you may undertake an English language program at the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) or any another University of South Australia approved provider.

University of South Australia Undergraduate Admissions

UniSA offers undergraduate courses in several different fields including science, commerce and arts. To apply for an undergraduate program, applicants must ensure that they have completed an Australian Year 12 program or equivalent. For country-specific requirement.

How to apply: Applicants must apply through the registered UniSA agent.

Supporting Documents:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants
  • Passport
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Fill the application form before 2 to 3 months of the start of the course.

University of South Australia Graduate Admissions

The University of South Australia offers more than 38 graduate programs in the field of Engineering, Pharmacy, Accounting, Finance and Business. The basic application process is similar for all the courses.

How to apply: Applicants must apply through the registered UniSA agent.

Application Requirements:

  • Mark sheet of the previously attended institution.
  • Passport
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants
  • Work Experience (if required).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Applicants to UC can apply for a student visa to Australia after receiving a Confirmation of Enrolment(COE).

  • Provide copies of passport, birth certificate, national identity cards, etc.
  • Obtain an Overseas Student Health Cover(OSHC) to be eligible for visa approval.
  • Provide a statement in their application form that they intend to stay in Australia temporarily and should be able to provide documentation for the same.
  • Applicants with employment history are required to provide details for the same
  • Research students are required to provide a copy of the topic of their research and a Resume.
  • Students can visit the International Student Support Service Website for more information.
  • Contact the Australian Embassy regarding any visa-related queries.

The application evaluation at UniSA is an ongoing process. Only those applications are processed which are complete and contain all the supplementary documents. The decisions are advised within a week.