Everything About the University of Adelaide

the University of Adelaide

As one of the leading universities in Australia, the University of Adelaide has a well-established reputation for its courses, research work, and progressive-learning approach. Currently, the University of Adelaide’s 4 campuses are home to 22,181 students, out of which 7,868 are international candidates from 100+ countries to study in Australia.

The University of Adelaide South Australia operates via 5 faculties namely, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Faculty of the Professions, and Faculty of Sciences. It is through these faculties that the university offers its 400+ courses.

Top Programs at University of Adelaide


Fees Per Annum

Application Deadline

Test Score Requirements

Master of Computer Science


December 1

IELTS: 6.5



December 1

GMAT: 700;
IELTS: 7.0;
TOEFL (iBT): 94

Masters in Computing and Innovation


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

M.Sc Data Science


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Bachelors in Applied Data Analytics


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Masters in Applied Project Management


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Masters in Business Research


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Masters in International Trade and Development


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

M.Eng Mechanical Engineering


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced)


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Bachelors in Mathematical and Computer Science


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Masters in Accounting and Finance


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Bachelor of Nursing


September 30

IELTS: 7.0;
TOEFL (iBT): 94

Master of International Management


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

Masters in Finance and Business Economics


December 1

IELTS: 6.5;
TOEFL (iBT): 79

University of Adelaide Rankings

  • #106 in QS World University Ranking 2021.
  • #118 in THE World University Ranking 2021.
  • #73 in US News Best Global Universities 2021.
  • #229 in CWUR World University Rank 2021 and #8 in National University Rank 2021.

University of Adelaide Highlights

College Type


Year of Establishment


Campus Setting


Number of campuses

3 + 1 in Melbourne

No. of students


International students


Class Size

22 Students (Average)

Financial aid

Scholarship and Bursaries

Academic Programs

Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

Mode of Programs

Full-time, Part-time



University of Adelaide Campus

The University of Adelaide of four campuses in total, all of which are located in Australia itself:

  1. North Terrace Campus, located in the Central Business District, is the university’s main campus. It is a primary site for undergraduate programs and a few research facilities.
  2. Waite Campus is a home to the renowned Waite Research Institute. It also holds classes for plant biotechnology, plant breeding, sustainable agriculture, horticulture, and land management amongst others
  3. Animal and veterinary sciences, dry-land agriculture, or animal production classes are held at the Roseworthy Campus.
  4. The Melbourne Campus offers selective degrees namely, UG in Commerce and in Information Technology; PG degree in Accounting, Finance, Applied Finance, Professional Accounting, and Computing and Innovation.

In addition to these 4 campuses, the university also offers UG & PG courses in Singapore via Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre and is known to have research facilities at Thebarton.

How is the University of Adelaide Library?

The University of Adelaide Library holds more than 2 million journals and books, making it one of the biggest libraries in the world. It comprises ofLaw Library, Waite Library, Roseworthy Campus Library, and the biggest of them all- The Barr Smith Library. 

University of Adelaide Accommodation

The University has on-campus accommodation on Roseworthy campus only but collaborates with certain residential houses and provides them to the students for making their search easy.

The accommodation fees of various on-campus housing options are mentioned in the following table:


Accommodation Type

Fees (in AUD)

The University of Adelaide Village


Shared Bathroom: 13,520;
Refundable Security: 500


Private Bathroom: 14,820; Shared Bathroom: 13,520;
Refundable Security: 500

Mattanya Student Residences

Shared House

Shared Bathroom: 12, 480;
Refundable Security: 200

Roseworthy Residential College


Housing: 7,750;
Social Fee: 100 Refundable Security: 500

University of Adelaide Application Process

The admission application process for international students is a little different than the domestic students. The step-by-step process of the is mentioned below:

  • Select from 400 undergraduate & postgraduate courses.
  • Verify the Entry Requirements for the chosen program
    • Undergraduate Entry Requirements
    • Postgraduate Entry Requirements
  • Cross-check the University of Adelaide deadlines.
  • Apply using a representative/agent, if you belong to the following countries:
    • Middle East
    • North Africa
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
    • Philippines
    • Vietnam
    • Latin America
  • Provide the certified supporting documents

One of the key requirements for Indian and other international students is to submit proof of proficiency in the English language. Students need to meet the minimum language scores established by the university.

English Language Requirements

The university requires the nonnative speakers to showcase their English language proficiency through one of the listed tests. The minimum score is mentioned along with some of the popular tests.

Test Name

Minimum Score







University of Adelaide Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for international students includes tuition fees, OSHC, accommodation expenses, etc. The estimated cost for the year 2021-22 is mentioned in the table below:


Yearly Fee (in AUD)

Tuition fee


Health Insurance


Room and Board


Books and supplies


Personal and Other expenses


Note: Cost may vary depending upon the type of accommodation in Australia, if the students opt for private housing.

University of Adelaide Funding

Indian students planning to commence their studies at the University of Adelaide South Australia have two options to fund their studies- Scholarships to study in Australia and Work-while-study.


Some of the scholarship available for international students are mentioned below:




Global Academic Excellence Scholarship(International)

50% tuition fees reduction.

For UG: ATAR of 98 or higher in class XII, For PG: Minimum GPA of 6.8

University of Adelaide Global Scholarship

For UG: ATAR 80 or above- 15% tuition fees, ATAR 90 or above- 30% tuition fee waiver For PG: Min. GPA 5.0/7- 15% tuition fees, Minimum GPA 6.0/7- 30% fee waiver.

Fulfilling ATAR Requirements.

Alumni Scholarship

25% tuition fee waiver

Fulfilling minimum GPA requirements.

Higher Education Scholarship

25% fees reduction.

Completing a program from the University of Adelaide.

Family Scholarship

25% tuition fees reduction.

Min. Raw ATAR score 80.

University of Adelaide International scholarship

5-10% tuition fees reduction.

Spouse or immediate family of alumnus/existing university student

Eynesbury college international scholarship

5-10% tuition fee waiver.

Graduated from Eynesbury College; Enroll in a full-time UG/PG degree program


The University of Adelaide Australia provides an option to work a part-time job while studying. A few things that every student should keep in mind while working here:

  • Academic performance should not be affected by the extra workload.
  • Student visa conditions that surround the work-study program, should not be overlooked.
  • Coursework students are allowed to work 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight. This limit could be exceeded during the official university breaks.
  • Most pay rates and working conditions are awarded according to the State and FederalAwards.
  • Interested students need to obtain a tax file number and provide the same to their employer.

University of Adelaide, Australia Placements

The University’s career center helps students to enhance their skills and also in connecting with the employers.

  • The center also works to enhance employability skills by conducting Resume writing, Mock Interviews, and Career coaching.
  • Online portals and virtual employment resources are provided to students to place their information and the employers can pick the suitable candidates.

Some of the highest paying degrees at University of Adelaide are tabulated below:


Average Salary (in AUD)

Executive Masters


Masters in Finance


Bachelor of Commerce


Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Science


University of Adelaide Alumni

The college alumni members all over the world keep a connection and work for promoting the college. The members of alumni also join hands to help the students by contributing towards the need-based scholarships.

Some of the notable alumni of the university are :

  • Julia Gillard- First PM of Australia
  • Robin Warren- Nobel Prize winner
  • Leo Charles Lynton Blair – Lawyer and Father of British PM Tony Blair
  • Edward Charles Sterling- Politician
  • Tim Flannery- Australian of the year
  • Howard Florey- Nobel Prize winner pathologist
  • J M Coetzee- Novelist and Linguist
  • Margaret Reid- Politician

The alumni publish “lumen’ magazine and organize reunions, seminars, and live sessions to inspire the students through their success stories and help them in their future endeavors are organized by the alumni.

Admissions at University of Adelaide South Australia are competitive and cost international students somewhere around 45,000 AUD to 50,000 AUD per year. Admission 2021 applications for most programs are currently closed.

Geoffrey Nevine — IT Services and IT Consulting

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