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University of South Australia

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The University of South Australia is an innovative and globally connected university ranked 26 in the QS Top 50 Universities under 50 worldwide. With nearly 32,000 students, including more than 5,500 international students, we provide a unique educational journey that combines five-star teaching and real-world experience. 

Our teaching is industry-informed, our research is inventive and adventurous. Our graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. 

We are Australia’s University of Enterprise. 


•Awarded 5 stars for excellence – 2017 QS Star Ratings

•Ranked in the top 50 universities under 50 worldwide – 26 in 2017 QS Top 50 Universities under 50  

•Top 5 in Australia for living and accommodation costs – 2016 International Student Barometer 

•Our Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide – EQUIS accredited


We offers more than 200 degrees across four divisions. Our degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis. Industry projects, study tours, internships, employment and careers expos, networking events, and mentoring schemes are just some of the opportunities available. 

Areas of study include: 

•    Business and Law 

•    Education, Arts and Social Sciences 

•    Health Sciences 

•    IT, Engineering and the Environment

Student services

The University of South Australia is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for overall satisfaction in the 2016 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching. We provide students with the necessary support to excel in their studies and enjoy their university experience. Integrated, personalised support services include:

•Academic and personal counselling

•Accommodation support  

•Assistance with overseas student health cover

•Social support services

•Prayer rooms, common rooms and other dedicated student spaces on campus 

•A range of other services offered through our students’ association. 

Each year, more than 2,500 students at the University of South Australia benefit from scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. To learn more about scholarship opportunities on our website


CRICOS Provider Number: 00121B

Programs available

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University Highlights

Total students - 16,635


International students - 3,877


Total faculty staff - 1,385


Total students - 16,635


International students - 3,877


Total faculty staff - 1,385

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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