Independent Residential Colleges

Are you seeking to live in a vibrant community where you are encouraged to broaden your horizons, make lifelong friends and reach your academic goals? 

Residential Colleges offer a high quality safe and supportive environment that is co-residential, culturally diverse, inclusive and welcoming. Residential Colleges provide opportunities for personal and leadership development while supporting your transition to undergraduate or postgraduate studies through their extensive academic support. Students are also offered a wealth of social, community, sporting and cultural activities.

The Residential Colleges in North Adelaide have been part of the Adelaide student accommodation scene for almost a century.  Originally associated solely with the University of Adelaide, when it was the only University in the State, the Colleges have broadened their reach over the past decades to now be home to a mix of students from higher education institutions across Adelaide.

They offer a unique lifestyle that is different to the University of Adelaide Village, commercial or private residential accommodation.  The Residential Colleges cater predominantly to regional South Australian students who come to live in the city to study, but also welcome international students.
The four colleges are situated in picturesque North Adelaide, a short walk across the parklands to the University city campus. They are close to iconic locations such as Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide shopping and cafe precinct, the River Torrens and all forms of public transport.


The Colleges are completely independent of the Universities, so if you are interested in this unique lifestyle choice, you can contact them directly to see what accommodation options are available: 

All colleges have signed a “Charter Of Student Fairness and Wellbeing” outlining their commitment to the needs of the students during their stay.