University of South Australia

Rank 21
Location Adelaide
Established 1991
Famous For Hospitality, Nursing, Art & Design


The University of South Australia is a renowned public research university in Adelaide, South Australia. It was established in 1991 due to a merger between several existing institutions. The University has six campuses across Adelaide, with its main campus in the city centre.

UniSA offers various undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs across its five faculties: Business, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment. The university is a reputable and dynamic educational institution with a strong focus on practical learning and industry partnerships leading students to have opportunities for internships, work placements, and industry-based projects.

Services for International Students

The university provides a range of student support services to students, including academic and personal counselling, health and wellbeing services, and accommodation assistance. There is also a wide range of clubs and societies for students to get involved in, including sports teams, cultural groups, and academic societies.


  • 326th in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 301-350th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 201-300th in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023
  • 52nd in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings2023
  • 363rd in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


The University of South Australia provides a range of accommodation options for students. Students can choose from the two on-campus accommodation options: UniSA Living and Urbanest. UniSA Living operates four student residences in Adelaide, providing fully furnished apartments, shared facilities, and a range of services such as cleaning, maintenance, and complete security. Urbanest operates two student residences, offering a range of apartment styles, communal spaces, and amenities. Off-campus accommodation assistance is also provided by the university. 

About Location

The University of South Australia has campuses in Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. There are six campuses across the city, with the main campus being located in the city centre. Adelaide is a vibrant and multicultural city with a lot to offer to students in terms of the cultural attractions, festivals and events happening throughout the year. The city is also surrounded by beautiful parks and natural attractions, such as the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Adelaide Hills, and the beaches of Glenelg and Henley. These areas offer perfect opportunities for hiking, cycling, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

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