University of Adelaide is uni of choice for 2019

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

There's been an upswing in interest from domestic students and record numbers of international students making the University of Adelaide their university of choice for 2019.

The latest data shows a growth of 6% in all preferences for undergraduate study at the University of Adelaide, including a 2% increase in first preferences.

Starting today, the University of Adelaide will make 6% more offers to domestic students for undergraduate degrees compared with 2018. (New offers to be made: 5976; compared with 5659 in 2018).

At the same time, international student numbers are set to reach record levels at the University this year – with more than 10,000 international students across all year levels choosing to study at Adelaide.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Pascale Quester says the increase in demand for places at the University of Adelaide is especially pleasing in light of a declining student market overall.

"To be in a position where more students are choosing to study at the University of Adelaide, in a highly competitive and shrinking market for higher education, is a vote of confidence in the educational experience our University offers," Professor Quester says.

"At the same time as experiencing an increase in interest from domestic students, we're seeing large numbers of international students wanting to study here at the University of Adelaide. A record number of 10,000 international students will study at our University this year, which speaks volumes about the global reputation of the University of Adelaide and helps to confirm our status as the truly global university for South Australia.

"We’re attracting students from China, as well as from India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam, again at a time of increasing global competition.

"More international students means increased economic prosperity for our State, but the benefits are much broader than that. International students bring a vibrancy to the city of Adelaide that greatly enhances our cultural and social fabric. At the University of Adelaide, we're excited to be playing our role in helping to create a vibrant, globally connected 'university city'."

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