Young and innovative – a university for the future

Priding itself on being one of the world’s top young universities1 along with being ranked top 10 in Australia for quality education and experience2, the University of South Australia (UniSA) will help you achieve your desired study goals. With more than 90% of our students feeling supported in their studies3 and 95% of students satisfied with our expert lecturers4, there’s no limit to what our world-class courses could do for you, your learning journey and beyond.

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UniSA City West Student Lounge

aerial photo of central Adelaide

Get to know Adelaide

Secluded enough to feel like a country town and with plenty of activity to rival any big named city that’s budget friendly, it’s no surprise Adelaide is regarded as one of the world’s top 35 best student cities5. From kind locals, who are always willing to help, to breathtaking beaches, sumptuous foods and adorable wildlife, that you’ll be able to meet without ever having to travel far, you’ll settle into a state of tranquillity in South Australia’s capital.

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About South Australia

Love a road trip? Or perhaps you’re a bit of a wine enthusiast? Or maybe your ideal day looks like winding down by the beach with a good book? Whatever you enjoy doing, Adelaide caters to all tastes and whims. Head to Cleland Wildlife Park, which is a less than 30 minutes drive from the Adelaide CBD and explore the native animals Australia is home to. You’ll even get the chance to hold your very own koala. If you’re eager to travel a bit further, just 45 minutes south of Adelaide, you’ll arrive in McLaren Vale, which boasts ocean views, more than 80 vineyards, not to mention incredible culinary offerings.

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Glenelg beach

Your UniSA Bucket List


Adelaide, Australia’s driest capital city, is hot in summer and cold in winter with weather closely aligned to the climate of the Mediterranean. Unlike cities in the Northern Hemisphere, who have an icy Christmas, here in Adelaide and across Australia we have four distinct seasons including a balmy festive period, which is often celebrated with a barbeque outside and cool drinks.

For more information visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.


December - February
25°C - 35°C
Hot & dry


March - May
20°C - 25°C
Mainly dry


June - August
10°C - 15°C
Cool & wet


September - November
20°C - 25°C
Sunny & Showers

1Ranked #52, 2023 THE Young University Rankings
2Ranked #10, ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Quality of Entire Educational Experience Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities.
32021 i-Graduate Survey, Student Barometer (Domestic) – Study Support Indicator (96.3%)
42021 i-Graduate Survey, Student Barometer (Domestic) – Expert Lecturers Indicator (95.2%).
5Adelaide ranked #31, QS Best Student Cities 2023.
Banner image: Photograph by Andrew Harvey