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  • The Capital city of South Australia, Adelaide is one of the busiest cities in Australia with a population of 1.3 million.
  • Adelaide is renowned for its food culture as it has more restaurants per person than any other Australian city.
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit - 2019 ranks Adelaide at 10th position for the most “liveable cities in the world”.

Living in Adelaide as a student

  • Adelaide is described as one of the safest, cleanest and affordable Australian cities, which attracts international students to choose Adelaide as their study destination.
  • “20 Minute City”- Adelaide has maintained high standards when it comes to public transport, the high efficiency and affordability makes traveling easier, as one can travel to any point within the city within 20 minutes.
  • The cost of living as a student in Adelaide is approximately 10%-20% less than other Australian cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane, which makes the city very attractive to International students looking for study-abroad destinations with affordable accommodation and living options.


  • Adelaide maintains pleasant climate throughout the year, the weather is warm and dry during most of the season with low humidity. The winters are cool and rainy sometimes.
  • The average temperature during summers rises up to 29ºC, autumn and spring experiences average temperature rises till 22ºC and the temperature can drop to 16ºC during winters. .


  • Adelaide is a dynamic city rich in culture with a lot to offer its residents and visitors.
  • The city is famous for its renowned galleries and museums including the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. The South Australian Museum and the Tandanya has the biggest collection of Aboriginal culture and artefacts.
  • Adelaide has over 400 events per year, from music, dance, film, theatre, comedy, cars, cabaret, art, food and wine and more.
  • Popular festivals in Adelaide include the International music festival WOMADelaide, Clipsal Adelaide V8 race, the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts, Tour Down Under, Adelaide Festival of Arts and Fringe, OZ Asia and Moon Lantern Festival.


  • Australia's “Learning City” Adelaide is known for its tradition of education excellence also referred as the “Nobel Prize Capital”. Five Noble Lectures and more than hundred Rhodes and Fulbright scholars are from Adelaide higher education institution.
  • The top universities of the cities are Flinders University, the University of Adelaide, Torrens University and the University of South Australia.

Why Study in Adelaide?

  • Adelaide has several world-renowned higher education institutes, with four prestigious Universities, and three TAFE institutes such as:
    • University of Adelaide Business School
    • Carnegie Mellon University, Australia
    • Kathleen Lumley College
    • Torrens University
    • Flinders University
    • Stanley College
    • University of South Australia
    • University of Adelaide
  • Adelaide is known for its advances in clinical trials and product testing, backed by strong sectors, including biotechnology, chemical, IT, electronics and telecommunications.
  • Universities in Adelaide offers more than 4,000 courses, some of the popular courses are:
    • Business Management
    • Engineering
    • Information technology
    • Health


  • There are sample of internship options available for students studying in Adelaide. The internships give students an opportunity for hands-on experience in their relevant field and can really boost their employability.
  • The duration of internship ranges from 20 days - 12 weeks and many more.

Popular commercial Sectors

  • Popular commercial sectors in the city are Hospitality Management, Informatics, IT Engineering, Business Marketing.
  • As the city is the greenest city of Australia, the Environmental & Sustainability sector has part time and full time work for international opportunities.
  • The city's crazy for food and beverages and also offers jobs in the hospitality and food & beverage sectors.

Work Opportunities for students

  • Students in Adelaide can work for up to 40 hours per fortnight as part time during semester and can work full time during semester break.
  • According to the recent update Australian government, after completion of course post study work permits have been increased by one year in Adelaide for international students pursuing Bachelor's and Master's Degree.
  • Universities have career service club that helps student with writing CV, strategies to face interview they also help in searching for work placements, internships, volunteer work and part-time or casual work opportunities.
  • Popular Australian job sites like SEEK, Indeed, Jobbydoo, Jora and Spotjobs.com are good places to find part-time and casual job opportunities.

Major Attraction

  • Adelaide is renowned for its food and wine and has more restaurants per person than any other Australian city.
  • Adelaide is the most green city of Australia, Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the city provides insights for the importance of plants.
  • South Australian Museum has a collection of Aboriginall heritage, and it is a famous attraction amongst researchers.
  • Students in the city must visit the famous state library of South Australia.