The University of South Australia is a progressive, international university with a 150 year history that supports 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.

University of South Australia

University Highlights

A ranking of five QS Stars

Award winning teachers

World class research

Practice based learning and strong industry links

State of the art technologies in modern facilities

Excellent study support services and great student experiences

University Profile

Total number of students: 35,000+

International students onshore: 6,000+

Staff: 2,500

Alumnus: 174,000

Metropolitan Campuses: 4

Regional Campuses: 2

Research Institutes: 6

Research Centres: 17

World University Rankings

In The Good Universities Guide 2016, UniSA is the highest ranking South Australian university in the graduate outcome category of ‘Getting a Full Time Job’.

In 2015/2016, the QS “Top 50 under 50” ranked the University of South Australia at number 25 in the world for universities less than 50 years old.

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 rated more than 97 per cent of UniSA’s assessed research as world standard or above.

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.


Eight kilometers from the city centre, the Magill campus is situated in 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.


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

Mt Gambier

Offering local study and research opportunities for students in the south-east of South Australia and south-western Victoria, students can study business and regional enterprise, nursing and rural health, social work and rural practice.

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