The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is world class. Consistently ranked amongst the most prestigious universities across the globe.

Our students learn alongside the best and brightest minds, and graduate with the skills and confidence to embark on a fulfilling career. 

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
  • music, teaching, languages, history, media, international studies and development, and social sciences
  • engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
  • health and medical sciences, dentistry and oral health, nursing, medicine, and psychology
  • law, business, economics, finance, architecture, innovation and entrepreneurship, and marketing
  • biology, agriculture, food science, veterinary, physics, chemistry, and nutrition. 

Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 

CRICOS No. 00123M
CampusAddress
North Terrace North Terrace ADELAIDE SA 5005
Roseworthy Roseworthy Campus ROSEWORTHY SA 5371
Waite Waite Road URRBRAE SA 5064

2017 The University of Adelaide Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from The University of Adelaide for 2017.
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Description The A.M. Horsnell Travelling Scholarship was established in 1980 by the University of Adelaide following acceptance of funds raised by the private subscription to commemorate the services rendered to the Dental School by Professor Arthur Maxwell Horsnell, Professor of Dental Science (later Dental Health) from 1959 to 1977. The fund was increased in 1980 by the transfer of funding from the residual funds of the Student Education Exchange Scheme. In 1999, Professor Horsnell bequeathed additional funding to augment the A.M. Horsnell Travelling Scholarship.
Eligibility Applicants must: be undertaking the fourth or fifth year of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery to visit an approved dental school or other institution for a period not exceeding twelve weeks. Selection is based on academic merit and also other factors such as the likely benefit to be derived both by the dental school and the student. Academic merit for continuing students will be determined according to students' cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) or equivalent scores.
Annual amount $4,500
Application closing date Early March
Support types Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 1 years
Field of study
  • Dental Studies

2018 The University of Adelaide Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for The University of Adelaide were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.


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Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 15.00%
Staff Qualification 84.00%
Student Demand
L: 10% M: 60% H: 30%
Student Retention 2.00%
Student:Teacher Ratio 19:1
Learner Engagement 64.10%
Learning Resources 85.20%
Overall Experience 80.20%
Skills Development 80.30%
Student Support 74.90%
Teaching Quality 81.80%
Full-Time Employment 62.50%
Starting Salary $57,000
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