University of South Australia


Formed in 1991 though the merger of the South Australian College of Advanced Education and the South Australian Institute of Technology, the University of South Australia is an institution focused on the preservation and dissemination of knowledge through teaching, with an educational offering meant to enhance the diverse cultural life of the region.

Programs Offered

With well over 50 courses for undergraduates, some of which can even be pursued as double degrees, the selection at the University of South Australia is definitely impressive, the following list is a sample of the full catalog available at the institution:

  • Applied Science 
  • Architectural Studies
  • Aviation 
  • Biomedical 
  • Business (Information Strategy and Management)
  • Communication and Media
  • Construction Management and Economics 
  • Contemporary Art
  • Engineering 
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Technology 
  • Journalism and Professional Writing
  • Medical Radiation Science 
  • Medical Science
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Social Science 
  • Software 
  • Urban and Regional Planning 
  • Visual Arts

Admission requirements

As usual with Australian universities, admission to the University of South Australia is handled through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) which processes applications for a number of institutions in the region.

To help and streamline in the admission process the University of South Australia counts with MyCareerMatch, an online tool that specializes in career profiles, and not only can guide prospective students into their ideal career, but also let them know if they meet the requirements for it.

Student Life

With a wide range of  available clubs that cover all possible interests and a healthy and thriving exchange program, if something defines the student life experience at the University of South Australia is inclusivity, there’s a place and community for everyone, and there’s no way to feel out of place across the community on campus.

Part-time work

Through it’s Career Services the University of South Australia promotes a wide range of employment opportunities, which can be accessed through UniSA CareerHub. These positions range from casual and part-time or full-time employment, as well as graduate and vacation opportunities.

Students at the University of South Australia can also work for the institution itself, with the added perk of helping build your future work resume.

For Chinese students, there is an exclusive portal in partnership with LockinChina.


Commonwealth Supported Student: Roughly $1,000 AUD

Domestic fee-paying students: Roughly $3,500 AUD

International students: Roughly $30,000 AUD


The Univeristy of South Australia is currently ranked as the 370th best college level institution in the world, making it the 19th best university in it’s home country of Australia.

University Contact

Address:  101 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8302 6611

Email: [email protected]


From the onset of application the University of South Australia goes to great lengths to make sure application and enrollment is as clear and enticing as possible, with the healthy student life it brings and the wide range of programs it is the kind of university who tries to make everybody feel like they are in the right place, and this combination makes it a great pick specially for those in the area, as the transition will be even smoother.