University of South Australia

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

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise.

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous.

Ranked number one in Australia for quality education^ and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class*, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.

Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready.

The University collaborates with more than 2,500 companies worldwide to bring students valuable networking and work opportunities including placements, internships and projects. Its graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.

^2019 THE University Impact Rankings

*2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research

Key Highlights

Ranked in the world's top 50 under 50

  • Ranked #26, 2019 THE Young University Rankings
  • Ranked #30, 2020 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

No.1 in Australia for Quality Education

  • 2019 THE University Impact Rankings

Ranked in the top 10 in Australia for employer satisfaction

  • QILT: 2018 Employer Satisfaction Survey, Overall Satisfaction Indicator – National Report

100% of our assessed research rated at or above world-class

  • 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research.

Overall five star rating for excellence

  • 2019 QS Stars Ratings

Ranked 22nd worldwide for overall university impact

  • 2019 THE University Impact Rankings

No.2 in Australia for student services

  • 2018 International Student Barometer (of 32 institutions in Australia surveyed) Campus Central Student Advisory Services

92% overall satisfaction rate for international students 

  • 2018 International Student Barometer – Overall Satisfaction


City West
City West is a state-of-the-art campus located in Adelaide's west end which is known as an arts, food and cultural hub. This campus is home to business, marketing, law, art, architecture, design and creative industries.

City East
City East Campus features impressive facilities and learning spaces for students in health and medical sciences. It's located in a vibrant city setting, close to some of the best food, entertainment and shopping venues.

Mawson Lakes
Mawson Lakes Campus is located near more than 100 high-technology companies that make up Technology Park – an innovation hub in Adelaide. This campus is home to aviation, education, engineering, information technology and data science.


Magill Campus is set in the leafy eastern suburbs of Adelaide, only a short distance from the city. There are open outdoor spaces coupled with industry-standard learning facilities and technologies. This campus hosts studies in communication, journalism, education, media arts, psychology and social work.

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UniSA Student Experience

Find out what it's like studying at UniSA

Student Testimonials

Arvin Navarro


International Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

“I like that concepts being taught in class are research-based. Even though I’ve already had experience working professionally in the marketing industry, I still get to learn new concepts every time."

Salina Shrestha


Master of Social Work

“I was first attracted to the course content, the University’s location and the social work practice studio. I really liked the group discussions and the support provided by lecturers, especially for international students. I completed two work placements as part of my degree and was then offered a job. Volunteering helped me make new friends and learn more about the culture in Australia.”

Megha Brahmbhatt


Bachelor of Nursing

"I enjoyed learning new things every day, especially in the workshops held in the simulated hospital environment on campus. My placements also helped me to gain practical knowledge in clinical settings, and I will take these skills into the workforce."

Steve Nyanchoga


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)

“I'm really impressed with the balance between theoretical and practical aspects of my study. It provides a fun and enjoyable way to learn concepts that are necessary for our professional development. The teaching staff are extremely approachable. Adelaide is very welcoming to international students.”

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