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University of South Australia

4.2 out of 5 (20 ratings / 18 reviews) Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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. 

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

About

History

The University of South Australia (UniSA) was established in 1991 but our foundations date back to the latter half of the 19th century.

The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889.  

Education

We offer degree programs across a wide range of subjects including business, law, education, arts and social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment.

  • we deliver for students the best possible start for their future careers;
  • we produce graduates who are capable of identifying opportunities and contributing to a vibrant and successful society;
  • we partner with industry and the professions to conduct research that’s cutting-edge and relevant; and
  • we engage meaningfully with our community.

Research

Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global, economic, and social prosperity. 

100% of our assessed research was rated at or above world-class, and we are ranked #1 in Australia for research impact and engagement.  

Career

Students decide to embark on university studies for many different reasons. For some it might be to forge the pathway to a new career and for others to take the next step in a new direction or seek a promotion. When you’re at university, you can sometimes forget about your career goals particularly as you get tied up with your studies and assignments. Career Development Planning is one of the most important aspects of university life, and the Career Services team is here to support you with achieving your career goals. We offer an extensive range of services, resources and tools to help you plan your career, get yourself ready for the workplace and most importantly find a job in your chosen field.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
295 -21
2020
274 -10
2019
264
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
301 -50
2020
251 -50
2019
201
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
2021
372 23
2020
395 -11
2019
384
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.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
501
2019
501 100
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

In many ways your journey will begin well before you arrive in Adelaide. You will need to sort out your Student Visa and passport, obtain Overseas Student Health Cover, and organise your travel and accommodation. And then, of course, the fun bit - you’ll need to pack.

To make sure you are fully prepared take a good look through the following.

  • Prepare to enrol
  • Pre-departure and arrival
  • Visa Information
  • Money considerations
  • On-arrival Airport Pickup
  • Overseas Student Health Cover

Housing services

Do you need to find somewhere to live? Sorting out accommodation can be a bit tricky as an international student, because things might work quite differently here than they do in your home country. Don’t worry! We are here to help.

UniSA can help you access a range of long and short term housing opportunities to suit different budgets. Some of your options include private rentals, student hostels, residential colleges, student apartments and homestays.

UniSA runs an accommodation site for all students, where you can access all sorts of information and opportunities.

Library services

The library plays a significant role in supporting the university’s teaching, learning and research mission. 

ICT services

Wireless access to the internet is available on all University of South Australia campuses and sites including regional and interstate sites, and we also offer a comprehensive suite of video conferencing and Audio Visual (AV) facilities, equipment and services.

Medical services

UniSA operates a number of clinics that are open to the general public, providing professional and cost-effective services (in some cases free) in the areas of health, law, marketing, and psychology.

Services are delivered by students supervised by highly qualified and experienced health professionals. We also offer services led by qualified and registered professionals.

Student Life

Campus life

  • City West - Adelaide’s thriving west end district is the backdrop to UniSA’s state-of-the-art City West campus. 
  • City East - UniSA’s City East campus is home to our health-related programs. 
  • Magill - This picturesque campus is home to Australia’s most technologically advanced teacher training facility – the Samsung SMARTSchool.  
  • Mawson Lakes -  UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus boasts contemporary, industry-standard teaching and research facilities for students studying STEM programs.
  • Mt Gambier - Brings together collaborative learning spaces and specialist teaching facilities for education, health and social work students.
  • Whyalla - UniSA’s Whyalla campus is the largest regional university campus in South Australia.

Sports facilities

UniSA Sport manages UniSA's sport and fitness facilities at City East, City West, Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses

Student clubs

Your student association, USASA, coordinates all sorts of academic, cultural and academic clubs and societies across our campuses while UniSA Sport has a huge range of sporting clubs, with everything from hockey and basketball through to badminton and gridiron. No matter what your interest, be it arts, sports or contributing to your community - chances are there’s a club for you.

Student Reviews

great experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

nice campus and excellent study experience which lecture helps to solve my questions everytime when i need help

Years of hard work and dedication
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I’m currently in my final year in this University and my experience through out the years has been great. Studies have been going out well and has been little stressful for me because I sponsor myself financially and this has therefore limited me from fully concentrating on my books because I mostly need to go out there and find something to do to save some money....

Online study options
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love studying at the University of South Australia. They have programs available that you can do 100% online and it makes my life easier as I also work full time.

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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