At the University of Adelaide, we know that you might consider tertiary study at a range of different points in your life, not just directly after high school.

There are a number of different pathways into the University depending on your personal circumstances. You can browse through the information below, or you may wish to contact one of our Future Student Advisors, who can provide you with advice tailored to your situation.

Application Process

Learn more about the application process for all entry pathways; year 12 results, STAT, nationally recognised qualifications and university transfers.


Never completed year 12 or any other higher education? You may wish to use the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) to gain entry into University.


Completed a TAFE or VET qualification at a certificate IV or higher? Your completed qualification can gain you entry in many of our degrees.

Australian Defence Force

Use your recognised qualification from the Australian Defence Force to apply for credit and meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

University Transfer

Already completed at least six months of University level education. Use your Grade Point Average (GPA) to gain entry to the University of Adelaide.

Preparatory Program (UPP)

Haven’t studied in a long time and not sure you’ve got what it takes? This one year free preparatory program is for you.