University of South Australia

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About the University of South Australia

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 graduate employability* and in the world’s top 50 under 50^, 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 in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain the latest insights and trends and ensuring they graduate career ready.

*#1 in Australia for Graduate Employability (QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey, 2020-22 – Employability Skills Indicator. Public universities)

^Ranked #29 in the World’s Top 50 Under 50 (2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50 and Ranked #46, 2022 THE Young University Rankings)


Located in Adelaide, South Australia, the University offers more than 200 world-class degrees across a range of academic areas including business, law, psychology, social work, education, architecture, design, creative industries, health sciences, pharmacy, nursing, information technology, engineering, environmental science, aviation and more.

The University supports a vibrant and adventurous research environment, where researchers work with partners around the world to make a difference in areas as diverse as cancer treatments, renewable energy, cybersecurity and social innovation. The University’s strong commitment to cutting-edge research and engagement with industry has been well recognised, with 100 per cent of assessed research rated at or above world-class standard*.

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Students at the University of South Australia learn in modern campus facilities in Adelaide – one of Australia’s most liveable cities^.

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

^Ranked #4 in Australia (2022 Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index)

Why Choose the University of South Australia?

  • The University is a globally connected and engaged university helping solve the problems of industry and the professions
  • Teaching is industry-informed and the University collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide
  • Research is inventive and adventurous and the University is engaged with over 500 international research collaborations across 45 countries
  • The University offers practical learning with a range of opportunities, including internships and placements, to help students graduate career ready
  • Students learn from top-ranking teachers who are experts in their field*

*Rated Five Stars for Excellence in Teaching (2022 QS Stars Ratings)

Awards and Achievements

  • #1 in Australia for Graduate Employability (QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey, 2020-22 – Employability Skills Indicator. Public universities)
  • Overall Five Star Plus Rating for Excellence (2022 QS Stars Ratings)
  • Ranked in the Top 50 Universities under 50 Worldwide
    • Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50.
  • Ranked #46 (2022 THE Young University Rankings)
  • Top 5 in Australia for Quality Education (Ranked equal 5th, 2022 THE University Impact Rankings)
  • Ranked #4 in Australia for Campus Facilities (ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2020-21, Learning Resources Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities)
  • Ranked #12 in Australia for Student Support (ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2020-21 (Undergraduate). Public universities)

University Scholarships

Each year, more than 2,500 students at the university benefit from scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Click here for more information.

University Course List

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University of South Australia

University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide
SA 5000, Australia
Phone: +618 3020114
CRICOS provider number 00121B / Australian University provider no. PRV12107

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