Why Undertake Your Research Degree
at the University of Adelaide?

As one of Australia's leading Group of Eight research intensive universities, the University of Adelaide contributes significantly to the wealth and well-being of the nation.

We have a long tradition of exemplary scholarship, influential graduates, innovation and groundbreaking research. The strong focus on research creates an exciting and stimulating environment for our postgraduate students.

What is it like to be a Research Student at the University of Adelaide?

  • Research Campuses & Locations
    The University of Adelaide has 3 main campuses in South Australia:
    North Terrace, Waite (home of Agriculture, Food & Wine research) and Roseworthy (home of Animal & Veterinary Science research).
  • Facts & Figures
    View pocket statistics and details about our Research Income, Per Capita Income, Publications and Higher Degree by Research Student Completions.
  • A Reputation for Excellence
    The University of Adelaide is associated with five Nobel Prize winners, and has produced 102 Rhodes Scholars and 104 Fulbright Scholars. We are ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in the THES-QS World University Rankings.
  • Brochures
    Please download the brochures that contain information for students considering undertaking a research degree at our University. You will also find useful publications about the research scholarships that are available.

Our Students' Opinions

clare van eykClare Van Eyk

PhD in Genetics

Studying at the University of Adelaide has provided me access to world-class research facilities and given me the opportunity to develop professional skills through community outreach and teaching activities.

m lingMichael Ling

PhD in Developmental Neurogenetics

The University of Adelaide provides a resourceful and supportive environment for conducting rigorous and high quality doctoral research, while broadening my global network. My PhD will provide excellent career prospects beyond academia and my existing role as a scientist.

p chamberlainPeter Chamberlain

Combined Master of Psychology (Clinical)/PhD

The opportunity to complete a Masters and PhD has provided me with research skills that I would otherwise have had difficulty acquiring, and has widened my career options considerably for the future. The support has been extraordinary.

m colemanMeredith Coleman

PhD in Education

While further developing my professional qualifications in teaching, studying at the University of Adelaide has extended my career path and allowed me to change directions. I’ve also enjoyed the opportunity to pursue my sporting ambitions and represent the University overseas.

s pearceSusan Pearce

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

My doctorate in engineering has given me the potential to pursue research and solve problems for organisations, all over the world – I hope to become involved with materials research for the space program.

m sosnowskiMark Sosnowski

PhD in Plant Pathology

Completing a PhD at Adelaide led to my Research Scientist role. I now develop viticulture management strategies for optimal wine quality and undertake biosecurity research to better prepare the Australian viticulture industry for potential outbreaks of exotic diseases.

j laurence

Jessica Laurence

PhD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

In my Honours year I found the University of Adelaide provided support, expert research supervision, resources and networking opportunities. Doing my PhD with the University will allow me to become a leader in community health research.