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Why Study at the University of Adelaide?

We're one of Australia's best universities and first choice for school leavers in South Australia.

We have a proud history of over 140 years in teaching and research. Studying with us means being part of this rich tradition, with world-class teachers and a vibrant student life.

Our students gain degrees that prepare them for a bright future as educated leaders and global citizens.

Here's some more reasons:

Learning & Teaching

We offer over 120 undergraduate degrees, taught by high quality, innovative teaching staff (many of whom are world leaders in their fields).

We also have modern teaching facilities, including the Barr Smith Library, 24-hour access computer suites, state-of-the-art labs, lecture theatres and buildings - including our dynamic student learning environment Hub Central.

Support Services

Our on-campus support services cover all aspects of student life and include learning, financial, health, counselling, accommodation, disability, employment and security services. We also have an English Language Centre and childcare facilities.

Our financial support service provides general advice and guidance on student loans and scholarships.


We're consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, with five star ratings for student demand, research grants and research intensiveness in the 2012 Australian Good Universities Guide.

We're associated with 5 Nobel Laureates and have produced more than 100 Rhodes Scholars.

We are also a member of the Group of Eight (Go8), Australia's benchmark universities in teaching and research.

Great Campus Life

University should be more than just studying; we have a vibrant and diverse campus culture which gives our students the opportunity to socialise, join clubs and associations and stay active.

Get a feel for University life and familiarise yourself with our campuses, please see the campus tours website.


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