The University of Adelaide

    The University of Adelaide
    World Rank: 111.0th by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1874

    The University of Adelaide or Adelaide University is a public research university in Adelaide, South Australia. Its central campus, established in 1874, is situated on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre. There are three campuses in South Australia and one in Melbourne, Victoria.

    Adelaide provides high-quality opportunities for education across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The university is structured into five divisions, each of which has several constituent colleges:

    • Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences
    • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    • Faculty of the Professions( Business, Economics& Law)
    • Faculty of Sciences
    • Faculty of Arts

    Why should you choose Adelaide University?

    • The university courses emphasise hands-on learning and real-world experience, so you'll graduate with all the abilities you need to start your future profession. Practical learning might begin as early as the first semester in specific courses. All of these classes are up to date on global thinking and conventions.
    • Work experience: Work experience may make or destroy your prospects when looking for a job. Work-integrated learning courses allow you to apply theory to your studies at Adelaide University. You will have several possibilities to be placed in industry-leading organisations and workplaces as part of your studies, where you will create virtual networks and learn about your future profession.
    • Outstanding research and education: As the state's lone member of Australia's famed Group of Eight research-intensive institutions, the university is rising to global challenges in a wide range of subjects, with work generally regarded as world-class. These include space sciences, materials engineering, artificial intelligence, cardiorespiratory medicine, crop cultivation, and biological sciences.

    The University regards remarkable individuals as one of its most valuable assets. Among its prominent graduates are over 100 Rhodes Scholars and five Nobel Laureates. The institution draws academic staff who are global experts in their professions and the smartest and brightest students who graduate prepared to pursue a rewarding career. Its academics are dedicated to addressing the world's most significant issues and substantially influencing the economy, health, public policy, and quality of life. Specialist institutes and centres collaborate across disciplines and with business and government.

    University Rankings

    Adelaide University is one of Australia's leading public institutions. According to the QS World University Rankings, it is at 109 for 2023.

    University Highlights

    University Type

    Public Research 

    Established Year


    Number of Courses

    360 undergraduate & 198 postgraduate

    Tuition Fees

    $30000 - $50000


    Feb & July

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are in February and July.


    • Global Citizens Scholarship: This award recognises overseas students who have attained academic excellence in their studies and are beginning an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification. Students might obtain a tuition discount ranging from 15% to 30%.
    • Global Academic Excellence Scholarship: The scholarship provides a 50% tuition fee discount for the minimum standard full-time duration of your selected undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
    • Alumni Scholarship: If you are pursuing a second or subsequent degree at Adelaide, you will receive a 25% tuition cost discount. You will automatically earn this scholarship as a graduate. If you study full-time and complete your degree within the given time, you will receive a 25% tuition price reduction for each year of your degree.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Work Experience (if any)
    4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    5. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    6. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirements





    Law, Nursing, Medicine, Education & Music




    All other programs





    What are the fees to study at the university?

    The costs depend upon the courses you apply for. Most courses cost from $30000 to $50000 per annum. Medicine can cost up to $56000 per year.

    Can I work part-time as a student in Australia?

    Yes, you can work for 40 hours per fortnight during semester sessions and unlimited during semester break. This is to ensure that you are focused on your studies.

    Where is the university located?

    There are three campuses in South Australia and one in Melbourne, Victoria.

    What are the main intake dates?

    The main intakes are in February and July.

    Is it necessary for me to satisfy language requirements?

    Yes, the candidate must meet the language standards outlined above in the section on language requirements. IELTS, TOEFL, & PTE tests are recognised.

    Does the University provide scholarships to international students?

    Yes, the university does provide scholarships to international students. For more info, see the scholarship section of the article.

    Does the University provide accommodation to international students?

    The University's accommodation division is in charge of assisting students in selecting the appropriate lodging choice for their needs. On average, housing costs $135 per week.



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