The University of South Australia is Australia’s university of enterprise with teaching that is industry informed and research that is progressive.

The university’s strong industry links and global engagement ensures students gain the experience and expertise required to make an impact in their career. With more than 33,000 students including 6,000 international students, the University is South Australia’s largest.

The University’s programs are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry. They include fieldwork, placements, industry projects and work experience. This real-world experience provides students with the qualities employers look for.

Students benefit from the modern facilities and academics who are experts in their field. There are over 400 degree programs on offer to suit a wide variety of career interests.

University Highlights

A ranking of five QS Stars

Rated as world class or above for more than 97% of its assessed research

Practice based learning and strong industry links

State of the art technologies in modern facilities

Leading university for graduate careers

Recognised for its international outlook

University Profile

Total number of students: 33,000+

International students: 6,000+

Staff: 2,500+

Alumnus: 189,000+

Metropolitan Campuses: 4

Regional Campuses: 2

Research Institutes: 8

Research Centres: 18

Student exchange partner institutions: 74

World University Rankings

In the ‘Top 50 under 50’ (#25) for universities less than 50 years old – 2015/16 QS World University Rankings.

Top 3% (#288) in the QS World University Rankings.

Awarded Five QS Stars for Excellence – 2015 QS World University Rankings.

97% of research is rated as world class or above in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

No. 2 in Australia for Student Services in the 2015 International Student Barometer.

In the top 100 (#57) and ranked in the top 10 nationally (#8) in the Times Higher Education 200 most international universities in the world 2016.

84% of bachelor graduates were satisfied with the quality of their program in the 2015 Australian Graduate Survey.

‘Good Teaching’ indicator up from 62% in 2011 to 68% in 2015 in the Australian Graduate Survey.

Good Universities Guide for 2016 rates as the top university in South Australia for getting a full-time job.

Academics are experts in their field with 73 percent of the University’s academic staff holding a PhD which ranks us in the top 10 of Australian universities for the number of academics holding a doctoral qualification.

City West

Located in Adelaide’s major arts, cultural and entertainment precinct and hub of new developments in business and health. Here you’ll study art, architecture and design and a range of business programs.

City East

In the heart of the city and a short distance from shopping district, cafés, restaurants and bars. Here you’ll study a range of health science programs from nursing to pharmacy as well as construction, planning and the environment.


This campus features open spaces and beautiful gardens offering a relaxed and picturesque setting. Here you’ll study communication, international relations and languages, education, psychology and social work.

Mawson Lakes

Located in one of Adelaide’s premier developing suburbs and home to lawn and wetland areas, cafés and leisure facilities. Here you’ll study aviation, IT, education, engineering, construction, planning, the environment, science and mathematics.


With on-site accommodation, you can study business and regional enterprise, engineering, nursing and rural health, and social work and rural practice.

Mt Gambier

Offering local study and research opportunities you can study business and regional enterprise, nursing and rural health, and social work and rural practice.

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Contact Details
Postal Address

University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide, South Australia 5001

Telephone Number+61 8 8302 0114
Fax+61 8 8302 9121