10 Reasons to Study in Adelaide


A tradition of education excellence

For over 170 years, Adelaide has provided students from all backgrounds with the education that allows them to follow their dreams. Adelaide is also the Nobel Prize capital of Australia, producing three Nobel Laureates and hundreds of Rhodes Scholars.


We have internationally recognised Australian universities, foreign universities, private colleges, an extensive Vocational Education and Training system as well as highly-regarded primary and secondary schools. If there’s a course you want to study, we’ve got it in Adelaide.

Australia’s most affordable city

As a student on a budget, your dollar will go much further in Adelaide. Adelaide is up to 16% more affordable than living in Melbourne or Sydney, so you’ll be able to enjoy more for less!

Public transport discounts

International students in Adelaide receive the same transport discount as local students. That means saving over $AUD 700 on transport costs every year, and you can take advantage of the free tram and bus services that run in the city centre.

A warm welcome

Adelaide’s a really friendly place – we welcome people from all cultures, backgrounds and religions. International students from over 130 countries have helped shape Adelaide as an exciting, multicultural university city.

get back to nature

Adelaide's clean and green with plenty of blue sky days. Better yet, nature experiences including national parks, hiking trails and 70km of beautiful beaches on its doorstep.

Have fun and make friends

As soon as you arrive, you will receive a welcome backpack and a guide containing everything you need to know about living in Adelaide - don't forget to download the free StudyAdelaide app too. Take advantage of StudyAdelaide's year-long calendar of free and discounted events especially for you. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to meet people, make new friends and enjoy everything this city has to offer.

Food, fun and festivals

Adelaide has long featured in the top 10 most liveable cities on the planet! And it's not hard to see why with its delicious food and wine culture and over 400 festivals and world-class events throughout the year. This includes the largest arts festival in the southern hemisphere, the Adelaide Fringe, which takes over Adelaide's famed parklands for a month every summer!

Live in the heart of the city

Over 4000 international students live in Adelaide’s city centre, just minutes from some of our major education institutions. In both the city and the suburbs there is a great range of student accommodation options (and pricing!). Whether you want to live in purpose-built student accommodation, a residential college, on-campus accommodation, a private rental or homestay, your new home is right here.

Your pathway to the world

An Adelaide education will teach you how to think, not just what to think. Our courses have strong ties with industry and research, creating opportunities for valuable networking, internships and work placements. Adelaide is the perfect place to launch your career!