One in five people in South Australia are born overseas

The population of Adelaide and South Australia is truly rich in diversity. Just over one in five people living in the state were born overseas, with ancestry tracing back to over 120 countries. Adelaide also has a democratic system of government and is tolerant of religious beliefs and practices.

In Adelaide, students can discover new cultures or stay connected to their home country and community. It's easy as there are many different community groups, associations and clubs.

Adelaide Community

Cultural Organisations

At UniSA, students are encouraged to meet students from a diverse range of backgrounds. However, we also understand that it is nice for students to have interactions and friendships with people from their own culture. As well as our general support services, we have a range of culturally based clubs, societies and associations that can provide students with social, cultural and general support.

We can also help students get in touch with cultural groups in the wider community to help provide them with support and a network to celebrate national days and cultural events.

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Religious facilities

At the University we are also mindful of religious observance requirements of certain faiths and are flexible with class scheduling where possible to accommodate for these (e.g. Muslim prayer times on Fridays). Prayer rooms are available on each campus for Muslim students.

Places of worship

Adelaide has a variety of churches, cathedrals, temples, mosques and synagogues in and around the city centre, as well as in the wider metropolitan area. In fact, Adelaide is home to one of the oldest mosques in the Southern Hemisphere – the Adelaide Mosque, which was built in 1888.

For full details on services available in Adelaide for Muslim students (including a list of halal restaurants, mosque locations, medical services, information on clothing and dress, and more) take a look at the Muslim student's guide to Adelaide.