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University of Adelaide

4.5 out of 5 (24 ratings / 19 reviews) Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
By every measure, the University of Adelaide—a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities—stands tall among the world’s leading institutions of learning and innovation.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



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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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

International Student Support provides the following services to all current international students of The University of Adelaide:

  • Guidance throughout your chosen program of study
  • Specialised advisory services for international students
  • Referrals to relevant contacts inside and outside the University
  • Advice and support relating to enrolment and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) matters
  • Social programs and promotion of activities for international students

Housing services

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.

Library services

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. 

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Located in the heart of Adelaide, the main campus at North Terrace forms part of the city's cultural promenade surrounded by the state's art gallery, museum and library.
  • Waite campus located approximately seven kilometres from Adelaide. It is the home of the internationally renowned Waite Research Institute. 
  • Roseworthy campus is an internationally renowned centre for excellence in dryland agriculture and animal production and is home to South Australia's only veterinary school with teaching and research in animal and veterinary sciences.
  • Adelaide University Research Park - Thebarton campus is a technology and research park, hosting a variety of applied research activities including the Adelaide Wind Tunnel.

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

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.

Student Reviews

My experience at the UofA
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The study experience was excellent presenting an plethora of opportunities and experience. My lecturers, and tutorial teachers all held a research background and were extremely easy to communicate with.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome, would want it all over again

Making of Ohaeri Emmanuel
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is awesome, an experience i wont trade for anything less

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