143 years ago the University of Adelaide was founded with a noble goal: to prepare, for South Australia, young leaders shaped by education rather than birth or wealth in a settlement free of old world social and religious inequalities.
At the University of Adelaide, you will be studying in an environment that pursues excellence, values creativity, welcomes cultural diversity, and gives its graduates the opportunity to become global citizens.
Our degrees are world-class, infused with cutting edge research and technology that encourages critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication.
Research excellence has defined our history. In a world rapidly transitioning to an information-based economy, so will it define our future. We strive to build an ever-stronger nexus between our research and local economic needs, leveraging creativity and knowledge to create abundant economic opportunities. And we continually enhance links between research and education to help shape a new generation of entrepreneurs able to translate new knowledge into societal benefit.
Studying with a university ranked in the top 1% worldwide gives you a distinct career advantage for a successful lifelong career.
Our aim is to graduate the educated leaders of tomorrow, with a sense of global citizenship, equipped to take on the challenges of our future.
We work closely with government, business and industry stakeholders to understand the changing needs. Your degree is designed to meet the jobs of the future. Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are practical which prepares you to be work-ready before you graduate.
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International Student Support provides the following services to all current international students of The University of Adelaide:
Operated by the University for the exclusive use of University of Adelaide students. The University of Adelaide understands that accommodation plays an important role in setting the foundation for academic success. University of Adelaide students have access to an impressive portfolio of University-managed student accommodation options, made available specifically to support a successful transition into University life.
The University Library is here to help you succeed with your studies.
It's true that we have lots of books (and eBooks!). But we also have a range of other services and resources to help you with your study, from computers and scanners to individual study spaces and group study rooms.
Student Life Counselling Support is free, confidential and available to all enrolled students seeking to address issues that may be affecting their study and life.
Adelaide University Sport, affectionately known as 'The Blacks' for over 100 years, is a leader in developing a healthy and active lifestyle on and off campus. We can offer students, staff, alumni and the wider community with opportunities to join nearly 40 different clubs, represent the University in intervarsity and social sporting events, take part in leadership opportunities or just give you a reason to put down the books and get active with our events.
There are 4 student hubs at the University of Adelaide, offering an inspirational place for students to meet, study, make social connections and exchange ideas.
The Students Hubs are about embracing the future of university life right in the heart of one of the most historic campuses in Australia. As the third oldest university in Australia, we have a much-loved historic sandstone front, but we also have a vibrant and exhilarating student heart.
It's been an amazing journey so far
I began studying the MBBS programme in 2019. It was honestly such a shock the first time I sat down to study, it was the very first time that I didn't KNOW what I needed to learn, the first time I wasn't TOLD what to learn. It was overwhelmingly difficult, and for the first few weeks I felt like maybe MBBS wasn't the degree for me, but over time I got better and better at...
Orientation was fun and new friends were made. Coming from a different country will make you feel lonely but through this experience, I found friends from across the globe.