University of South Australia (UniSA)

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a globally connected and engaged university. With more than 32,000 students, including 6,000 international students, the university is ranked in the top three per cent of universities worldwide*, and offers a unique educational experience that prepares you for professional and personal success.

* 2016 Times higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 2016 QS World University Rankings

Our teaching is industry-informed and our research is inventive and adventurous with a focus on real-world experience. We create knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. Our graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.

Our programs are designed in partnership with industry, with a strong professional emphasis. With modern facilities across our Adelaide-based campuses, we welcome students from across the globe.

Our achievements:

  • Overall QS five-star ranking — 2016 QS Stars Ratings
  • 97 per cent of the university's assessed research is ranked as world class or above — 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
  •  TOP 2% most innovative universities in Asia —Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities 2016
  • Ranked in the top 100 institutions in the world in the QS subject areas of Architecture/Built Environments, Art and Design, Education and Nursing (ranked top 50) — 2016 QS Subject Rankings
  •  Ranked in the top 10% in the world for international outlook — 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) top 200 most international universities.
  • Ranked in the top 5 in Australia for living and accommodation costs — 2016 International Student Barometer.
  • Australia’s most internationally diverse academic teaching staff — 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings. 

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Seeall UniSA courses

UniSA offers over 200 degree programs designed to help you make an impact on your career. Degree programs are offered across the following study areas:

·         Business

·         Education, Arts and Social Science

·         Health Sciences

·         IT, Engineering and the Environment.


Programs are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, informing our approach to teaching and student learning. Industry projects, travel opportunities, employment and careers expos, networking events and mentoring schemes are just some of the learning opportunities that help our students get out into the workplace before they graduate.

Study in Adelaide, Australia's education city

Adelaide is one of Australia's best-kept secrets and was ranked in the top five of the world's most liveable cities in the 2016 Economist Intelligence Unit's liveability survey. The city is beautiful and well ordered, surrounded by parklands and within easy reach of long, white beaches. Adelaide has one of the highest standards of living of any city in the world, yet is one of the least expensive. With a population of just over one million people, Adelaide has a democratic system of government and is tolerant of religious beliefs and practices.

CRICOS Provider Number: 00121B

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This content is sourced by Studies in Australia through ACIR.

Our dedicated learning support services are designed to help students succeed.

UniSA is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for overall satisfaction in the 2016 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT). We aim to ensure you have the necessary support to excel in your study and enjoy your university experience, starting from the moment you stepoff the plane.

We provide a full range of integrated, personalised support services including academic and personal counselling, assistance with student visas and overseas student health cover, social support services, prayer rooms, security officers, social activities and a range of other services offered through our University of South Australia StudentAssociation.

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