University of Adelaide - Australia

North Terrace Campus,THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,South Australia,Australia,5005

Year Of Estabishment



3,807 (approx)

Acceptance Crireria

Profile Dependent



College Address

Adelaide SA 5005, Australia

College website

College Contact

+61 8 8313 5208




No.of students

26,270 (approx)





The University of Adelaide is a public university which was established in year 1874. University?s main campus is set up in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia while other campuses are in the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre (NAAEC) in Singapore,, North Terrace, Roseworthy College at Roseworthy, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands and the Waite Institute at Urrbrae in Thebarton. It works on motto ?The Light under the Cross?. It has Rear Admiral the Hon Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN as chancellor and Professor Warren Bebbington as vice-chancellor.

According to Academic Ranking of World Universities this university was ranked in between #151-200 in year 2014. QS World Rankings ranked it at #100, Times Higher ranked it at #164 and it ranks at #92 amongst ?Top 300 Universities?. Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked various subjects of this university, English at #101-150, Medical at #76-100 and Computer Science at #101-150 in year 2014. The University of Adelaide has been ranked at #210 by 2015 University Web Ranking.

Adelaide is affiliated to Member of the Group of Eight, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions Higher Learning, Universities Australia and Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is accredited by CPA Australia, Department of Education, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Institute of Charted Accountants in Australia, Australian Computer Society and Engineers Australia.


Main campus is located on North Terrace which is bounded by Art Gallery of South Australia, the State Library of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. National Wine Centre is located in the Adelaide Park Lands at eastern end of North Terrace. The Waite campus is located in Adelaide?s south-eastern foothills homing agricultural sciences, biotechnology and plant breeding. Roseworthy campus is located in north of city being an agricultural research centre. Thebarton campus homes information technology, environmental science, materials engineering, biotechnology, laser technology and industrial design.


Various schools of Adelaide are:

  • School of Agriculture
  • Food & Wine
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • School of Molecular & Biomedical Science
  • Elder Conservatorium of Music
  • School of History & Politics
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Social Sciences
  • University of Adelaide School of Dentistry
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • Medical School
  • School of Paediatrics & Reproductive Health
  • School of Population Health & Clinical Practice
  • School of Psychology


Some of university?s departments are:

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Bio Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Economics & Commerce (B Com/H)
  • Education & Teaching
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Humanities
  • Journalism, Media, PR & Communication
  • Law
  • Linguistics (English Lit. & Hons)
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Music & Dance
  • Psychology
  • Science

Teaching Standards

Across the various departments, the University has the most well-qualified faculty members to give the students education of the best quality. University?s faculty members aim at maintaining academic integration at the campus.


This university is spanided into five faculties faculty of engineering, computer & mathematical sciences, faculty of health sciences, faculty of arts, faculty of the professions and faculty of sciences. Some of its major courses are:

  • Journalism, Media, PR & Communication
  • Architecture
  • Law
  • Science
  • Engineering & Technology

Student Facilities

Adelaide University Union has five affiliations, the Adelaide University Postgraduate Students? Association (AUPGSA), the Waite Institute Students? Association, the Clubs Association (CA), the Student Representative Council and the Roseworthy Agricultural Campus.

Adelaide has various sports unions such as Adelaide University Gliding Club, Adelaide University Football Club, Adelaide University Touch Club, Adelaide University Athletics Club, Adelaide University Sailing Club and Adelaide University Rugby Union Football Club (AURUFC). It supports more than 37 sports clubs on campus along with various fitness hubs and fields.

This university has three publications, On Dit, the student magazine, Lumen, the alumni magazine and Adelaidean, the University?s newspaper. It also has its own radio station named Radio Adelaide which is a community radio station.


University accommodation service includes university managed, private rental accommodation, residential colleges and commercially managed halls of residence. All halls of residence are located within walking distance from university?s campuses. University managed accommodation includes The University of Adelaide Village, Mattanya, Floor of Residence at Urbanest and Roseworthy Residential College. Residential collges includes Aquinas College, Lincoln College, St Ann's College, St Mark's College and Kathleen Lumley Postgraduate Residential College. Commercial Student Accommodation are fully furnished, self-contained apartments which can be shared or live alone.

Notable Alumni

Adelaide has over five Noble laureates as its alumni. Some of its notable alumni are:

  • Annabel Crabb - political writer and commentator
  • Christian Kerr - political commentator and journalist
  • Hannah Davis - Olympic medal winning sprint canoer
  • Moya Dodd - Australian soccer official and player
  • John Dowie - painter and sculptor
  • Francis Greenslade ? comedian
  • Helen Mayo ? pioneer in women's and children's health
  • Henry Simpson Newland - surgeon
  • Herbert Condon ? ornithologist
  • Henry Fry - physician and anthropologist
  • Joe Penhall - playwright
  • Darren Porter ? author, poet, social commentator
  • Margaret Somerville ? ethicist
  • Colin Thiele ? writer


It offers three types of scholarship programs, Postgraduate Research, International Students and External Scholarships.

External Scholarship incudes:

  • Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship
  • Australian Veteran's Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholarships
  • Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM) Scholarships
  • Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Scholarship
  • BHP Billiton / Minerals Council of Australia Women in Engineering Scholarship
  • Bradman Scholarships
  • Brian Gray Scholarship (Financial Services)
  • Charles Allan Hawker Scholarship
  • City of West Torrens The Mendelson Scholarships
  • Country Health SA Scholarships
  • CSIRO Vacation Scholarship Scheme
  • Dunstan Foundation Len King Scholarship

International Scholarship programs are for the students who want to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programs from abroad.

Postgraduate Research Scholarships are for students pursuing Master and Doctorate in research programs.

Courses Offered

Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness

Masters | Full Time (1 year)


Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) majoring in Linguistics

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)


Bachelor of Arts majoring in Geography, Environment and Population

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)


Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese Studies with Bachelor of Music

Bachelors | Full Time (5 years)


Bachelor of Arts majoring in Management with Bachelor of Economics

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum and Mining)

Bachelors | Full Time (5 years)

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