Why Study at the University of Adelaide?

As a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities, the University of Adelaide offers one of Australia's highest-quality learning environments.

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is home to a thriving multicultural community, all working to make an impact in the world. It is where we make history - from 5 Nobel Prize winners to Australia’s first female prime minister and the first Australian astronaut to walk in space, Adelaide graduates are renowned worldwide.   

Why study with us?

  • Ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide
  • Study a degree with recognition from a Group of Eight university
  • Gain access to generous scholarships in multiple categories
  • Join a diverse student body made up of 30% international students from more than 100 countries
  • Be associated with 5 Nobel laureates and over 100 Rhodes Scholars
Goodman Crescent. Taken during Orientation Week.
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A vibrant campus culture

With its main campus located in the centre of the city of Adelaide, the University extends across three campuses where grand old buildings and leafy grounds combine with modern facilities to provide an exceptional learning atmosphere in which students can achieve their best. Find out what life on campus really means for you!

Students in hub central


The University of Adelaide offers over 400 undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees across a broad range of academic fields, as well as postgraduate research degrees (PhD and Masters).

This wide range of courses is further strengthened by a high-quality teaching staff who are among the best in their respective fields. The size of our student and staff bodies ensures favourable staff-student ratios.

What our students say

Hnin Nwe Nwe

Hnin Nwe Nwe

I enjoy cutting-edge learning spaces in the Hub Central and Barr Smith Library. Also, the mixed culture of the east and the west is incredible; I've made friends who come from different continents.

Jatinder Chopra

Jatinder Chopra

After doing extensive research, I selected the University of Adelaide based on the excellent career services as well as numerous job and internship opportunities provided on their career site and at the university job fair.

Divya Anandarajah

Divya Anandarajah

I wanted to go to a reputable university, in a nice, diverse, and semi-quiet city. The location is perfect for someone like me who enjoys a slower-paced environment where I can still enjoy events, festivals, and city life.