Study in Adelaide (South Australia)

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What's happening in Adelaide

February - March

Adelaide Fringe Festival

The Adelaide Fringe Festival is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 705,000 tickets sold for 1,231 shows over 31 days. The Fringe takes over Adelaide, surrounding suburbs and regional areas of South Australia with the city pulsating with vibrancy and creativity. Check out some international students enjoying all the Fringe has to offer in this video.


Santos Tour Downunder

Australia's premier cycling event, the Santos Tour Down Under will once again welcome the best cyclists from around the world to South Australia in January 2017. The Santos Tour Down Under was first staged in 1999 and has grown year on year to become the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. The race is part of the prestigious UCI WorldTour which includes other famous events such as the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and the Giro d’Italia.


Adelaide 500

The Adelaide 500 (formally known as Clipsal 500) is a week of motorsport mayhem and is the first race of the season for the Australian Supercars Championship. The legendary street circuit around Adelaide welcomes over 270,000 spectators each year to witness one of the most entertaining motorsport categories in the world. The party continues each night during the event with outdoor concert performances by national and international bands.



Set in the lush surrounds of Adelaide’s Botanic Park, WOMADelaide ( is an iconic festival of world music, arts and dance. Over 500 artists from around 30 countries perform at WOMADelaide each year in front of a crowd of more than 80,000 people over four days. It is an exceptionally unique festival that caters for a diverse audience. There are cooking demonstrations, an environmental discussion series, a kidZone for children’s arts activities, late night electronic music club and a global village with over 100 international food, retail and charity stalls, bars and restaurants.


Tasting Australia

Surrounded by fresh produce and world-class wine regions, it is no wonder that Adelaide is the home to Australia’s best food and wine festival – Tasting Australia ( A celebration of all things local produce, Tasting Australia offers a wide range of food experiences be it a collaboration among world-class chefs, tastings of beer, wine or spirits or an evening soaking up the charred flavours and aromas of Town Square in the very centre of the city. Over 10 days, Tasting Australia offers you unprecedented access to South Australia’s premium, eating and drinking experiences, opening your mind and stomach to the best and freshest produce in the world.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Established in 2001 and the biggest cabaret festival in the world, Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar. The festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances. Now in its 18th year and the biggest festival of its kind, Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival has continued to attract truly outstanding artists from around the country and the world. The festival not only highlights the big names but makes them too.


Adelaide Fashion Festival

Highlighting Adelaide's dynamic creative industries against a backdrop of the city’s vibrant venues and fashion precincts, the Adelaide Fashion Festival ( is bold, original, progressive and inspired. Featuring runway shows by internationally-acclaimed atelier Paolo Sebastian and showcasing global brands such as Finders, The Fifth Label and C/MEO Collective, the festival is a celebration of innovative South Australian design and style. The festival is also committed to developing the local fashion industry and the five-day program includes a runway show produced entirely by TAFESA design students.


OzAsia Festival

OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival engaging with Asia. Held over 18 days this spring, the annual OzAsia Festival program presents the very best in contemporary dance, theatre, music, visual art, film, literature, food, family events, workshops, talks and more from across Asia today. The expansive and innovative program attracts critical acclaim and praise annually and is expected to attract 190,000 people over the duration of the festival.

Institutions in Adelaide


Adelaide’s three state universities all rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and have been responsible for producing alumni that have forged successful careers in Adelaide, Australia and the world.

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Studying in Adelaide

South Australia is the only state in Australia where all of its public universities appear on one or more of the major three international ranking systems. The universities in Adelaide are ranked in the top 150 in the world, in rankings relevant to the age of the University. The three public universities in Adelaide are consistently rated highly in international higher education rankings and surveys of student satisfaction.

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