Adelaide is a popular study abroad destination, with affordable living costs, safe environment and offering a unique combination of energetic urban life and picturesque natural surroundings. International students coming to Adelaide will have an enjoyable and enriching academic and life experience. Universities in Adelaide focus on unique and innovative learning and research activities and are well known for preparing students for the international job market. You can study your favourite discipline available at Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD level. Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-largest city of Australia. Adelaide is fenced in the north by the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St.Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges.
Adelaide’s economy is mainly sustained by: health care and social assistance, manufacturing, retail trade, defence technology, high tech electronic systems and research, commodity export and corresponding service industries.
Major employers include: the General Motors Holden plant, global media conglomerate News Corporation, Australia's largest oil company, Santos, prominent South Australian brewery, Coopers, major national retailer Harris Scarfe, Australia's second largest listed investment company Argo Investments Limited and Saab Systems, BAE Systems Australia, and Lockheed Martin companies.
Universities support international students with seeking jobs or internship opportunities in a wide range of fields.
Adelaide is a vibrant and energetic city, where you will surely not get bored, surrounded by natural beauty and amazing landscapes that will inevitably conquer your heart.
The symbols of Adelaide are the Victoria Square, right in the centre, with the iconic Victoria Square Fountain and statue of Queen Victoria.
Places you can see and visit are:
Jetty Road is the main dining and shopping district in the greater Adelaide area where you can also find plenty of bars and night clubs. Take a gastronomic tour of the Adelaide Central Markets and taste the local products.
Have fun at one of the many festivals held in Adelaide, like the renowned Adelaide Festival of Arts and Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Festival that includes the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Film Festival.
Enjoy and admire the beautiful nature in the surrounding area of Adelaide and go to the picturesque Adelaide Hills, a twenty-minute drive from the city. Check out Australia’s Barossa Valley – the best wine region in Australia and the Kangaroo Island. Meet Australian sea lions on the beach, kangaroos, koalas, penguins, or swim with the dolphins in the Glenelg area.
Almost 30% of the total population of Adelaide is born overseas, with Greeks and Italians being the largest ethnic communities. Other minorities include people coming from: Afghanistan, Iran, China, India, and Vietnam. The most spoken languages other than English are Italian, Greek, Mandarin Vietnamese, and Cantonese.
In Adelaide, you will experience hot to dry summers and mild winters, with most precipitation falling in the winter months (between June and August). Adelaide is a windy city, making the temperature seem colder than it actually is. The average high temperatures are in December – February, with 27 – 29 C (80 – 84 F). The coldest months are June – July with 15 – 16 C (59 – 61 F).
Torrens is a private university and is part of Laureate International Universities, the leading global network of 70 accredited universities and higher education institutions with over 1 million students worldwide. Torrens offers courses through its Vertical structure in 5 fields of study being Business, Design, Health, Hospitality and Education.
In just 25 years, CQUniversity is emerging as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have over 20 locations across Australia, including 14 campuses and growing for international students. Our award-winning academic staff and high quality research are making an impact on the communities we serve and those around the globe.
For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from our pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact we have in the communities we serve.
Kaplan Business School is a specialist provider of globally recognised higher education degrees with undergraduate and postgraduate courses in accounting, business, management, hospitality and tourism, and marketing.
Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in northern New South Wales and the southern Gold Coast.
Carnegie Mellon University is an American university established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ranked 24 in the world Carnegie Mellon has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 115-year history and is a global leader in bringing ground-breaking ideas to market and creating successful start-up businesses.
The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university with a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence, and producing graduates that make an impact on the world.
The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.