Entry Pathways

There are many ways you can gain entry into one of our degrees. See below for the options available to you.


Higher education study

If you have already completed at least six months of a recognised higher education program elsewhere or completed University Foundation studies or a bridging or enabling program - you can use these qualifications to gain entry into the University.

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Work and life experience

Work and life experience includes a combination of factors that demonstrate your readiness for higher education, including professional and/or work experience (including in the Australian Defence Force), interviews, and the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

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University Preparatory Program

The University Preparatory Program (UPP) is a free one year program for anyone who wants to get ready to enter university.

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Vocational education and training (VET) study

Completing a TAFE or VET (vocational education and training) qualification at a certificate IV–level or higher can get you entry into many University of Adelaide degrees.

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Aboriginal and Torres Islander pathways

Aboriginal and Torres Islander pathways

If you identify as an Indigenous Australian, we have some excellent additional programs designed to help you study with us. Check out our Wirltu Yarlu University Preparatory Program and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme.

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Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education

Use your selection rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors) to gain entry into a degree. If you have qualified for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or hold an equivalent recent year 12 qualification (including the International Baccalaureate Diploma), and achieve a competitive selection rank, you can use this as a pathway into the University.

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