The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's most prestigious universities and is consistently ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Since 1874, the university has developed a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. From the start, the University of Adelaide has been one of Australia's most progressive institutions. It was the first Australian university to grant degrees in science, the first to establish a Conservatorium of Music and the first to admit women to academic programs - in 1881.

At the University of Adelaide, you will be studying in an environment that pursues excellence, values creativity, welcomes cultural diversity and gives its graduates the opportunity to become global citizens.

View all The University of Adelaide courses

  • Agricultural and natural resource sciences
  • Animal science
  • Architecture and urban design
  • Biotechnology and biomedical science
  • Commerce, business and management (including MBA)
  • Computer science
  • Dentistry
  • Development studies
  • Economics, finance and international trade
  • Education
  • Engineering (aerospace, architectural, chemical, civil and environmental, civil and structural, computational, computer systems, electrical and electronic, mechanical, mechatronic, mining, petroleum, pharmaceutical, sports, software, sustainable energy, telecommunications)
  • Environmental sciences
  • Food and nutrition science
  • Health sciences
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • International studies
  • Law
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematical and computer sciences
  • Media studies
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Sciences (animal, biomedical, biotechnology, physics, molecular biology, viticulture and oenology, mineral geoscience, chemistry)
  • Veterinary biosciences

There are also university preparation and pathway programs, including foundation studies, degree transfer and diploma programs available at our affiliated colleges, plus pre-enrolment English programs at the university's English Language Centre.

Visit for a full range of courses offered by the University of Adelaide.

The International Student Centre provides ongoing support to international students. It works closely with student groups, faculties and university administration to ensure the experience of all international students is positive and successful.

Services offered include:

  • pre-departure information
  • orientation for new international students
  • the Accommodation Service
  • assistance with visa matters
  • information on Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • ongoing support from International Student Advisers
  • the Peer Mentor program
  • the Language and Cultural Exchange program
  • an English conversation program -Talking With Aussies
  • the Experience Adelaide program
  • social activities and workshops
  • a students' newsletter and blog
  • the Careers and Employment Service
  • support for students finishing study or returning home.

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