Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is Australia’s third oldest university, and the oldest university in South Australia.

The University has an international reputation for academic and research excellence. Consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities globally; it delivers graduates that make a difference in their local and global communities.

University Highlights

A rank of 142 in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17

Member of the Group of Eight Universities in Australia.

Consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world

Over 100 Rhodes scholars and five Nobel Laureates among its alumnus

Small group discovery classes available

Graduates known for communication proficiency and innovative problem solving skills

82% of the University’s research sub-fields were assessed as being “above or well above world standard” (rating 4 or 5).

University Profile

Total number of students: 27,000+

International students onshore: 6,000+

Staff: 3,700+

Metropolitan Campuses: 3

Regional Campuses: 1

Research Institutes and Centres: 5


North Terrace

The University of Adelaide's main campus is the site of most teaching and research facilities. Set in the cultural heart of the city, the University offers excellence in its educational and social facilities.


Roseworthy is an internationally renowned centre for excellence in dryland agriculture and animal production. With a range of government and corporate partners, the campus is home to a number of collaborative centres.


Located approximately seven kilometers south-east of Adelaide, Waite is the pre-eminent plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere.


The University of Adelaide offers a scholarship scheme for international students who wish to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate study or the study abroad program.

Find out more about the scholarships available at the University of Adelaide’s website.

University Pathways

There are many pathways into the University of Adelaide, including through Year 12 SACE, Eynesbury or University of Adelaide College Foundation studies. You’ll find a full list of pathways available to you on the University of Adelaide website.

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Contact Details
Postal Address

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

Telephone Number+61 8 8313 5208
Fax+61 8 8313 3988