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University of South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • 333 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 341 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 338 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 296 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 288 QS World University Rankings 2015
Campus setting Urban
Living cost B$ 1,498 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Private

About University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is a progressive international university with a 150 year history, supporting a vibrant student community from around the world. 

The University’s dedication to academic excellence through coursework, postgraduate research and practical based learning is evidenced by the quality of graduates, who have the knowledge and experience as well as the personal and practical skills to make an immediate impact in their chosen profession.

Programs are designed in consultation with business and the professions and include fieldwork, placements, industry-guided simulations and business projects. This real-world experience provides students with the qualities that employers look for.

Experience the modern facilities and be taught by academics who are experts in their field. With more than 300 degree programs on offer, you can find something to suit your career interests.

Campus information

  • City West - located in Adelaide’s central business district, City West is home to the Business School as well as visual art, architecture and design, Australian and Indigenous studies. 
  • City East - located on North Terrace in the city centre, City East is home to the Division of Health Sciences and the School of Natural and Built Environments.
  • Magill - eight kilometres from the city centre, the Magill campus is set among lush gardens and open spaces and is home to the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences. 
  • Mawson Lakes - located north of the city centre and home to the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, this campus also offers science, civil aviation and education studies.
  • The University also offers programs on a regional campus and centre in Mt Gambier and Whyalla.

City West 
217-243 Hindley Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000

City East
Corner North Terrace and Frome Road
Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Lorne Avenue
Magill, South Australia 5072

Mawson Lakes
Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Mawson Lakes, South Australia 5095


Residential Colleges

  • Your own lockable bedroom, fully furnished with a bed, desk, chair, telephone and wardrobe.
  • Access to computers with online access to universities, a library, music rooms, sporting and laundry facilities.
  • Pastoral care.
  • Colleges are located in North Adelaide - within easy walking distance to the City.

Student Hostels

  • Your own fully furnished single, lockable bedroom
  • Shared kitchens, recreation areas, bathrooms and laundry
  • Electricity, gas and water consumption are normally included in the rent; internet access may be included
  • Some student hostels offer short term stays, subject to availability
  • Close to public transport
  • Security bonds equivalent to two weeks' rent usually apply; advance rent is normally limited to one week

Student Apartments

  • Your own single lockable bedroom, fully furnished with a bed, desk, chair and wardrobe
  • Shared kitchen, bathroom, living area and laundry
  • Close to UniSA campuses
  • Security bonds equivalent to four weeks' rent usually apply; advance rent is limited to two weeks


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Architecture, Building 1 Aviation 1 Business, Management 3 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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