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Important Dates

Generally most applications are made before the end of September.  However, the equal consideration closing date for most undergraduate degrees is in early December (note: applications lodged after September will incur a late fee).    

It is still possible to apply after December, but your application may not receive equal consideration. 

There are exceptions to this rule such as our Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Health and Veterinary Bioscience programs.

Selection is made in December/January and offers of admission are mailed out to successful applicants in January/February.

Closing Dates

Normal closing date to apply for 2018 entry: 29 September 2017  (applications opened on Monday 7 August 2017)

For more information go to the South Australian Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC).

Late* closing date to apply for 2018 entry: Monday 4 December 2017

*Equal consideration will be given to your application, however a late fee will apply.

Entry to Medicine and Dentistry.

Applicants wishing to study Medicine and Dentistry need to apply to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT), as well as applying through SATAC.

Registrations to sit the UMAT closed on 2 June 2017. Accompanying SATAC applications must be received by the early closing date, 29 September 2017.

Postgraduate Closing Dates

Postgraduate programs have varied closing dates. See the postgraduate dates page or contact the appropriate faculty for more information.

Application process

Applications for all undergraduate programs and most postgraduate coursework programs must be made through SATAC if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian Permanent Resident
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • an international student studying Year 12 in Australia
  • an international student studying an Australian Year 12 qualification overseas

Other 2017/18 Key Dates



SATAC Guide 2018 available

Monday 7 August

Applications open for Semester One, 2018 admissions.

Friday 29 September

Normal closing date for most undergraduate courses. Apply by this date to save paying a late fee.

Final closing date for Medicine/Surgery, Dental Surgery, Oral Health and Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Adelaide. Late applications not accepted for these programs.

Tuesday 31 October Deadline for applicants to pay their STAT fees and be guaranteed that their results will be available for the main January offer round. Apply and pay for the STAT by this date to save paying an extra fee.

Monday 4 December

Late closing date.  Equal consideration closing date for most undergraduate courses. New applications after this date are not guaranteed equal consideration for selection. Check with SATAC before applying after this date.



Wednesday 3 January

Deadline for existing applicants to change their preferences to most courses and still be guaranteed equal consideration.

Deadline for applicants who have applied by 4 December to pay their application fee and still be guaranteed equal consideration.

Tuesday 16 January

Main January offer round letters emailed.

Tuesday 25 January

Late January offer round letters emailed.

Thursday 1 February

First February offer round letters emailed.

Tuesday 6 February Second February offer round letters emailed.


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