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The University of Adelaide


University of Adelaide
  • Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest public University in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • The University of Adelaide is a member of Sandstone University as it is amongst the colonial-era universities in Australia.
  • The University has four campuses, three of the campuses are located in South Australia at North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy and one campus is located in Melbourne, Victoria.
  • The University also has an international presence as it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Singapore via Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre and research Centre at Thebarton.
  • The University of Adelaide is associated with five Nobel Laureates, 109 Rhodes Scholars, Australia's first female prime minister, Supreme Court judge and many current leading business people, including lawyers, medical professionals and politicians.
  • The University of Adelaide is home to 22,181 students, including 9,003 international students from 8 and more different countries.

Faculties & Schools

The University of Adelaide includes five academic faculties, including:

  • Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences
    • Australian School of Petroleum
    • School of Chemical Engineering
    • School of Civil
    • Environmental & Mining Engineering
    • School of Computer Science
    • School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • School of Mathematical Sciences
    • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    • University of Adelaide School of Dentistry
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Psychology
  • Faculty of Arts
    • Elder Conservatorium of Music
    • School of Humanities
    • School of Education
    • School of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of the Professions
    • School of Architecture and Built Environment
    • Adelaide Business School
    • School of Economics
    • Adelaide Law School
  • Faculty of Sciences
    • School of Agriculture, Food, and Wine
    • School of Physical Sciences
    • School of Biological Sciences
    • School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Why choose University of Adelaide ?

  • The University of Adelaide is a member of the prestigious “Group of Eight” (Go8) universities of Australia.
  • The University of Adelaide is a top-notch institute for high-quality research and teaching and consistently stands amongst the world's top 1% of universities.
  • Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results conducted by the Australian Research Council (ARC) says that 100% of the University's research is as per world standard and above.
  • According to the QS World University Ranking 2021, the University of Adelaide is placed at 106th, is the only University in South Australia ranked under the top 250 in the world.
  • Time Higher Education World University Ranking 2021 ranks the University at 118th position in the world for excellence in teaching, research and international outlook.
  • ARWU 2020 ranked the University of Adelaide at 152nd position.
  • US "News Best Global Universities" rankings 2021 ranks the University of Adelaide at 73rd position.
  • ARWU ranks 14 academic subjects of the University in the top 100, also titled Australia's No.1 University for Dentistry and electrical engineering.
  • QS World University Ranking 2020 ranked University's 15 academic subjects amongst the Top 100 in the world.


North Terrace

  • The North Terrace campus is the main campus of the University of Adelaide and home to most undergraduate teaching and research facilities.
  • The campus shares its border with the Art Gallery of South Australia, State Library of South Australia
  • The North Terrace additionally houses the National Wine Centre, opened in 2001 and based in Adelaide Parklands, offers Oenology courses, and hosts public exhibitions about the winemaking industry in South Australia.


  • The Waite campus was named to honor Peter Waite, and the campus was initially established as Waite Agricultural Research Institute in 1924.
  • The Waite Campus houses the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and sections of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
  • The campus is also home to the renowned Waite Research Institute, the Plant Genomics Centre, Waite Arboretum, Urrbrae House Historic Precinct, and the Waite Conservation Reserve.
  • The Waite campus is recognized as an integrated teaching and research precinct. It is known for its valuable innovative research and quality education, offering a range of undergraduate, graduate diploma, Masters and PhDs programs in horticulture, plant and pest science, oenology, viticulture and soil and land systems.


  • The Roseworthy campus of the University of Adelaide offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. The campus is known for its teaching and excellence in dryland agriculture, natural resource management and animal production.
  • The campus is home to Australia's first agricultural college and a major centre for Animal and veterinary science research in South Australia, comprising South Australia's only veterinary school and teaching hospital.
  • Roseworthy comprises advanced pathology laboratories for teaching research Equine Health and a state-of-the-art facility for sports medicine, internal medicine, equine surgery and reproduction.


  • University of Adelaide's Melbourne campus is located at the west of Melbourne city in Dockland. The campus is well-connected by the buses and trams.
  • The Melbourne campus offers students top-notch facilities such as a library, lounge area, study halls, technology resources and many more.
  • The Melbourne campus offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees in commerce, IT, Accounting & Finance and Computing & Innovation. Additional Centre of University of Adelaide
  • Adelaide Health and Medical Science Centre (AHMS)
  • National Wine Centre
  • Thebarton


Top-ranked programs at the University of Adelaide are in:

  • Engineering
    • Electrical-electronic engineering
    • Mining and Minerals Engineering
    • Computer science and Engineering
    • Civil & Structural Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Energy Science and Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
  • Dentistry and Oral Sciences
  • Instruments Science & Technology
  • Automation and Control
  • Water Resources
  • Earth Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Nursing
  • Agricultural & Forestry
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Geology
  • Development Studies

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Adelaide offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for international students, which includes:

  • Higher Education Scholarships (International)
  • This scholarship offers international students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate program at Adelaide University a 25% reduction in the total program tuition fee.

  • Global Academic Excellence Scholarships
  • The Global Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to international students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. They will receive a 50% reduction in the total program tuition fee for students with the highest score with a GPA of 6.8/7 or ATAR of 98.

  • Ashok Khurana Scholarship for Outstanding Indian Students
  • This scholarship is only available for International students who hold Indian citizenship and is going for a postgraduate coursework program at Adelaide University. The scholarship is valued at $25,000 for one year, and applicants could receive an additional 50% discount on the tuition fee for the duration of the program, depending on their academic merits.

  • Global Leaders Scholarships
  • All international students who have a GPA of 6.9 or an ATAR of 98 will be eligible for this scholarship and will receive a 30% reduction in their total tuition fees.

  • University of Adelaide Global Citizens Award
  • This scholarship is awarded to international students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Adelaide University, achieving outstanding academic merit, and understanding global citizenship. The scholarship is valued between 15% - 30% of the total tuition fees and covers the total duration of the program.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Australian Award Scholarships (AAS) is a prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian government to help international students study and research at the University of Adelaide University.

Eligibility Criteria for AAS

  • Should be an International Student
  • Should be a citizen of AAS participating country
  • Students should meet country-specific eligibility criteria as mentioned in the AAS handbook.

Accomodation - On Campus

On-Campus Accommodation

The University of Adelaide offers on-campus accommodation facilities to all four campuses, such as:

The University of Adelaide Village

  • The University of Adelaide village is a student accommodation facility in Adelaide's CBD located at a 5 minutes walking distance from the central market, available exclusively for Adelaide University students.
  • The village offers fully furnished townhouses and apartments and can accommodate up to 400 residents per year.

Mattanya Student Residence

  • The Mattanya student residences are located only a 15-minute walk from the North Terrace campus and offer private rooms within shared housing or four to five-bedroom residences. All rooms will include a bed, desk, chair and wardrobe.

Roseworthy Residential College

  • The Roseworthy Residential College accommodation is available for students enrolled at the Roseworthy campus.
  • The residential colleges offer 179 fully furnished halls of residence and houses with private air-conditioned bedrooms, shared bathroom facilities, free WiFi, and cleaning services.

Off-Campus Accommodation

  • University's students willing to stay in Adelaide have several options: flats, homestays, hostels, and studio apartments.
  • Students can find a shared apartment or 1 - 2 bedroom kitchen apartments with amenities like laundry, power backup, WiFi and Gym.
  • The average renting cost ranges from A $160 - A$ 210 per week.