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University of South Australia

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City West Campus, Adelaide Australia

Ranking

# =326QS World University Rankings

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About University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. It is known for its relevance, equity, and excellence. The University’s renowned researchers are thought leaders, who drive major change in industry sectors across the globe. The institution currently collaborates with more than 2,500 international industry partners. This global collaboration gives rise to new knowledge that is central to global, economic and social prosperity.

By pioneering disruptive ideas that address, and solve, current world issues, the University of South Australia is an innovator for emerging industries. The institution is leading major developments in Artificial Intelligence, pharmaceutical science, and education.


Rankings:

The University of South Australia is:

• #1 in Australia for research impact and engagement* 

• #2 in Australia for industry research income[2]

• Ranked one of the world's Top Young Universities*

• An institute with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class*


*To see more information on the University of South Australia’s global and national rankings, please visit the University’s website .

You can also make an enquiry

Research :

The University has interdisciplinary teams that tackle significant real-world problems, with more than 30 research institutes, centres, and concentrations working to generate change. These research groups focus on diverse areas, including, but not limited, to:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality
  • Business, economics, and marketing
  • Defence and space
  • Health, medicine, and cancer. 

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To learn more about the University of South Australia’s research capabilities, please visit the University’s website.

Degrees :

The University of South Australia is #1 in the country for gradate employability [5]. Students develop relevant and in-demand skills across more than 200 world-class degrees. These degrees are diverse and flexible:


These degrees expand across industry-focused and contemporary areas:

  • Architecture, Design and Art
  • Business, Law, and Criminal Justice
  • Education and Teaching
  • Information Technology, Science, and Mathematics
  • Nursing, Health, and Medical Sciences
  • Psychology, Social Work and Human Services
  • Screen, Creative Industries and Communication.


Discover more about studying at UniSA. You can also look at our study guides


Students

The University of South Australia is a place for unstoppable people. Students learn from experts, connect with industry, and go beyond the classroom to graduate ahead of the pack.

Students learn in a highly practical environment by completing real-world projects, industry internships and professional placements. The University of South Australia also allows students to develop the skills required for tomorrow's workforce.  The university prides itself on its programs, people, and precincts.  

For more study and student information, make an enquiry or visit our website. 

Find out more:


Scholarships

Each year more than 2,500 students benefit from University of South Australia’s scholarships and grants. The university has a range of categories, including support for high achievers and students-in-need, along with scholarships specifically for international students.

Discover more about University of South Australia scholarships .

 

[2] Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

About University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. It is known for its relevance, equity, and excellence. The University’s renowned researchers are thought leaders, who drive major change in industry sectors across the globe. The institution currently collaborates with more than 2,500 international industry partners. This global collaboration gives rise to new knowledge that is central to global, economic and social prosperity.

By pioneering disruptive ideas that address, and solve, current world issues, the University of South Australia is an innovator for emerging industries. The institution is leading major developments in Artificial Intelligence, pharmaceutical science, and education.


Rankings:

The University of South Australia is:

• #1 in Australia for research impact and engagement* 

• #2 in Australia for industry research income[2]

• Ranked one of the world's Top Young Universities*

• An institute with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class*


*To see more information on the University of South Australia’s global and national rankings, please visit the University’s website .

You can also make an enquiry

Research :

The University has interdisciplinary teams that tackle significant real-world problems, with more than 30 research institutes, centres, and concentrations working to generate change. These research groups focus on diverse areas, including, but not limited, to:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality
  • Business, economics, and marketing
  • Defence and space
  • Health, medicine, and cancer. 

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To learn more about the University of South Australia’s research capabilities, please visit the University’s website.

Degrees :

The University of South Australia is #1 in the country for gradate employability [5]. Students develop relevant and in-demand skills across more than 200 world-class degrees. These degrees are diverse and flexible:


These degrees expand across industry-focused and contemporary areas:

  • Architecture, Design and Art
  • Business, Law, and Criminal Justice
  • Education and Teaching
  • Information Technology, Science, and Mathematics
  • Nursing, Health, and Medical Sciences
  • Psychology, Social Work and Human Services
  • Screen, Creative Industries and Communication.


Discover more about studying at UniSA. You can also look at our study guides


Students

The University of South Australia is a place for unstoppable people. Students learn from experts, connect with industry, and go beyond the classroom to graduate ahead of the pack.

Students learn in a highly practical environment by completing real-world projects, industry internships and professional placements. The University of South Australia also allows students to develop the skills required for tomorrow's workforce.  The university prides itself on its programs, people, and precincts.  

For more study and student information, make an enquiry or visit our website. 

Find out more:


Scholarships

Each year more than 2,500 students benefit from University of South Australia’s scholarships and grants. The university has a range of categories, including support for high achievers and students-in-need, along with scholarships specifically for international students.

Discover more about University of South Australia scholarships .

 

[2] Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

Available programs

At the University of South Australia we are focused on life beyond the classroom and helping you get career ready – that’s why we are number one in South Australia for graduate careers.* We have strong links with industry and take a practical approach to teaching and learning, so that you can make a real impact in your chosen profession. 

Degrees 

We have more than 200 degrees on offer, taught by highly experienced academics and industry professionals in world-class facilities. Explore our four academic areas: 


QS Subject Rankings  

A number of our discipline areas are highly ranked in the 2018 QS Subject Rankings, including: 

  • Top 50 – Hospitality & Leisure Management 
  • Top 100 – Nursing 
  • Top 100 – Art & Design 
  • Top 150 – Architecture/Built Environments 


World-class facilities

 We have invested heavily in new buildings and facilities totaling over $400 million to make sure students learn in an exciting, innovative environment. Our students have access to world-class learning spaces and the latest technologies, along with enhanced research facilities and facilities that connect with the community and industry.


*QILT: Graduate Destinations Survey 2014-2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016 – Full-time Employment Indicator.

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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. Taught by award-winning teachers, industry professionals and renowned researchers in world-class facilities, a postgraduate qualification with the University of South Australia will help you be the best in your field.     

Qualifications: 

From masters by research programs to PhD studies, the University of South Australia offers a range of postgraduate qualifications in four academic areas: 

•    Business and Law 

•    Education, Arts and Social Sciences 

•    Health Sciences 

•    IT, Engineering and the Environment


QS Subject Rankings
 

 A number of our discipline areas are highly ranked in the 2017 QS Subject Rankings, including: 

Top 50 (ranked 27) – Hospitality & Leisure Management 

Top 50 – Nursing 

Top 100 – Art & Design 

Top 100 – Architecture/Built Environments 

Research excellence:

Research at the University of South Australia is inspired by challenges and opportunities, partnered with end-users and communities, and underpinned by excellence. Our strong commitment to cutting-edge research and engagement with industry has been well recognised, with 97 per cent of our research rated at or above world-class standard (Excellence for Research in Australia 2015). 

The University is home to a number of flagship research institutes and strategic alliances, including: 

Future Industries Institute 

Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science 

Sansom Institute for Health Research 

Centre for Cancer Biology 


World-class facilities

We have invested heavily in new buildings and facilities totalling over $400 million to make sure students learn in an exciting, innovative environment. Our students have access to world-class learning spaces and the latest technologies, along with enhanced research facilities and facilities that connect with the community and industry.

University information

Apply for an undergraduate degree at the University of South Australia in four simple steps.

Please read the following four steps for international and domestic students below. 

Important note : If you are applying for one of UniSA’s 100% online degrees, apply directly to UniSA Online. 

1.         Choose 

Gather all the information you need by exploring our website and reading our study and career guides . Choose what degrees you're most interested in and make sure you understand the program requirements, and entry requirements, especially if you are an international student:


If you’re unsure where to begin, you may be interested in completing a MyCareerMatch profile . This quiz will provide you with a personalised career report giving you information about your personality style and a list of career options, which are complementary to your natural strengths and talents.   

If you have questions about your study options, connect with our Future Student Enquiries team or attend an event to learn more about studying with UniSA.

2.        Apply


Australian students:

Your journey to study with UniSA starts now. You can apply through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre ( SATAC ) website. 

With up to six preferences available in your application, make sure you have your preferences in the order of what you would like to be offered, with the degree you most want to study first. Consider adding other pathways to your application such as Foundation Studies or a Diploma program through our UniSA College.

For advice on your SATAC application, book in for a 1-1 appointment with our Future Student Enquiries team for help structuring your preferences and entry pathways.

International students:

If you’re an international student, you may need to apply through a registered UniSA education agent, unless you are already onshore in Australia. View the full list of countries by citizenship here .

Once you have found the program you wish to study from the program's home page click 'apply online' which will take you to our easy-to-use online International Application System.  

3.      Check and confirm


Australian students:

If you are applying using Year 12 results, check to see if you’re eligible for Adjustment Factors (bonus points) and confirm your Selection Rank (ATAR, including Adjustment Factors), by visiting SATAC’s self-service portal. Then, give our Future Student Enquiries team a call to talk through your study options. If you’re applying with other qualifications, get in touch with Future Student Enquiries for advice on your application and pathway options.

You could be eligible for UniSA’s Guaranteed Entry into your preferred degree by either achieving the guaranteed Selection Rank, using your Year 12 subject grades or if you have completed a Vocational Educational Training (VET) qualification. Check out our Guaranteed Entry calculators to explore your options.

Also, don't forget to pay your SATAC fee. Otherwise you won't be eligible to receive an offer - be sure not to miss out!

International students:

Once you have gone through the Online International Application System, you can relax and wait for your study offer. 


4.        Respond


If you receive an offer to study at UniSA – CONGRATULATIONS!! We can't wait to welcome you to the UniSA community.  

Australian students:

Once you receive your offer, be sure to read your SATAC email carefully for important information about responding to your offer and the program enrolment process.

If you receive an offer to your first preference you do not need to respond as SATAC will accept this on your behalf. If you receive an offer that was not your first preference, you will need to log on to the SATAC website and respond to your offer by the response date shown on your offer email.

International students:

Follow our step-by-step guide to accepting your offer , then get excited preparing for student life in Adelaide at UniSA.

Visit our website for study questions or make an enquiry

Interested in postgraduate study? Discover more information here:

·        Postgraduate Australian applicants

·        Postgraduate international applicants

·        Postgraduate Research Degree, Australian applicants

·        Postgraduate Research Degree, international applicants.

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The University has invested more than $400 million in state of-the-art buildings and infrastructure, housing world-class research and education environments. Researchers and students have access to industry-standard teaching spaces and the latest technologies, along with enhanced facilities that connect with industry and the community.

Discover the world-class facilities that make UniSA a great place to study and research. Discover more about the University’s six campuses here

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Student life

The University of South Australia provides a vibrant and exciting student experience filled with events, entertainment, sports, and clubs. Students build a community of friends throughout their studies and connect with diverse cultures and experiences.

With more than 100 clubs, 50 annual events, and comfortable study and social areas, the University of South Australia offers an exciting lifestyle for both local and international students!

Discover more about student life at University of South Australia. For study enquiries, visit our website or make an enquiry

Your career begins when you start studying – it’s your opportunity to be unstoppable. You’ll succeed in a global university and further your career, equipped with in-demand industry skills.

At the University of South Australia, we are focused on life beyond the classroom and helping you get career ready. We have strong links with industry and take a practical approach to teaching and learning, so that you can make a real impact in your chosen profession. Check out our study and career guides or make an enquiry

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

University of South Australia is one of the top public universities in Magill, Australia. It is ranked #=326 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #293
  • 2014
    #=341
  • 2015
    #333
  • 2016
    #288
  • 2017
    #=288
  • 2018
    #=279
  • 2019
    #=264
  • 2020
    #274
  • 2021
    #295
  • 2022
    #=326
  • 2023
    #=363
  • 2024
    #=326
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In addition to academic and English language requirements, you need to be aware of the guidelines on  genuine temporary entry  and guidelines on  living-costs and evidence of funds.


For more frequently asked questions and answers, visit UniSA's FAQ information here: study.unisa.edu.au


You may be eligible for credit or advanced standing for your chosen UniSA degree based on your previous studies, if they are in a related area and completed within a certain timeframe. Receiving credit or RPL will reduce the number of courses you undertake within the degree, and may also reduce the overall duration of your degree.

The amount of credit you may be eligible to receive is assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions team.

The best way to determine your eligibility to receive a credit transfer or advanced standing is to apply using our International Application System which can be found on our  How to Apply page . You will need to supply detailed syllabus documents with your application.

You can read more about our credit arrangements and view our online Credit Assessor  here .

For more frequently asked questions and answers, visit UniSA's FAQ information here: study.unisa.edu.au



For international students, you can  access our online International Application System through our  How to Apply page . The International Application System is an easy and secure online application and acceptance process.  Alternatively you can submit an application through one of the  University's registered Education Agents .

If you are completing an Australian year 12 qualification in Australia or overseas, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Australia, you must apply through  SATAC .

If you are applying for the UniSA Study Abroad or Study Abroad Plus program, you can submit your application online  here .

For information on postgraduate study by research, including Masters by Research, PhDs or Doctorates, please visit our  Research at UniSA webpage .

Our staff are able to talk to you about degree information, career outcomes and pathways, entry requirements, applications, and student life. 

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country or a recognised Pathway or Foundation Studies program to the required standard to be considered for entry to an undergraduate degree at UniSA. If you're a domestic student, you can learn more about entry requirements and pathways on our website

Some degrees may also require you to have completed certain courses to be eligible for entry. For more detailed information, find your degree on  our website .

As well as academic entry requirements, you should also be aware of the  English language requirements , the  guidelines on genuine temporary entry  and  guidelines on living costs and evidence of funds .

You'll be studying at one of the world's top young universities1

 

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous. Ranked in the top 5 in Australia for quality education2 and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class 3 , the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.


Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready. Our graduates are the new professionals who are ready to create and respond to change.


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Ranked #52, 2023 THE Young University Rankings 2)    Ranked #3, 2023 THE Young Impact Rankings
3) Australia’s Youngest university with a Five Star Plus Rating for Excellence,  2022 QS Stars Ratings.

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