University of South Australia (UniSA)

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s University of Enterprise.

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous.

Ranked in the world’s top 50 under 50^ and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class*, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.

Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain the latest insights and trends and ensuring they graduate career ready.

The University collaborates with more than 2,500 companies worldwide to bring students valuable networking and work opportunities including placements, internships and real-world projects. Its graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.

The University offers more than 200 world-class degrees across a range of academic areas including business, law, psychology, social work, education, architecture, design, media arts, health sciences, pharmacy, nursing, information technology, engineering, environmental science and aviation. It also supports research which is inspired by challenges, ensuring it connects with industry and community needs.

Students at the University of South Australia learn in modern campus facilities in Adelaide - one of the most liveable city in the world^.

^Ranked in the World’s Top 50 Under 50 - Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50 and Ranked #45, 2021 THE Young University Rankings

*2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research

^Adelaide Ranked as the World’s Top 3 Most Liveable City - 2021 Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index

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City West
City West is a state-of-the-art campus located in Adelaide's west end which is known as an arts, food and cultural hub. This campus is home to business, marketing, law, art, architecture, design and creative industries.

City East
City East Campus features impressive facilities and learning spaces for students in health and medical sciences. It's located in a vibrant city setting, close to some of the best food, entertainment and shopping venues.

Mawson Lakes
Mawson Lakes Campus is located near more than 100 high-technology companies that make up Technology Park – an innovation hub in Adelaide. This campus is home to aviation, education, engineering, information technology and data science.


Magill Campus is set in the leafy eastern suburbs of Adelaide, only a short distance from the city. There are open outdoor spaces coupled with industry-standard learning facilities and technologies. This campus hosts studies in communication, journalism, education, media arts, psychology and social work.

Key Highlights

Ranked in the world's top 50 under 50

  • Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50
  • Ranked #45, 2021 THE Young University Rankings

Top 5 in Australia for developing work-ready skills

  • Ranked #4, CompareED (QILT) Student Survey 2019-20 - Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate), Public universities only.

Top 10 in Australia for employer satisfaction

  • Ranked #8, 2020 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey - Overall Satisfaction Indicator

Top 10 in Australia for teaching quality

  • Ranked #9, CompareED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 (Undergraduate), Public universities only.

100% of our assessed research rated at or above world-class

  • 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research.

Overall five star plus rating for excellence

  • 2020 QS Stars Ratings

Ranked in the top 40 best universities in the Asia-Pacific

  • Ranked #36, 2019 THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings

Ranked in the Top 10 in Australia for Student Support

  • Ranked #8, ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 (Undergraduate). Public universities only.

No.1 in South Australia for student experience

  • ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Quality of Entire Educational Experience (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

UniSA Student Experience

Find out what it's like studying at UniSA

Student Testimonials

Arvin Navarro


International Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

“I like that concepts being taught in class are research-based. Even though I’ve already had experience working professionally in the marketing industry, I still get to learn new concepts every time."

Salina Shrestha


Master of Social Work

“I was first attracted to the course content, the University’s location and the social work practice studio. I really liked the group discussions and the support provided by lecturers, especially for international students. I completed two work placements as part of my degree and was then offered a job. Volunteering helped me make new friends and learn more about the culture in Australia.”

Megha Brahmbhatt


Bachelor of Nursing

"I enjoyed learning new things every day, especially in the workshops held in the simulated hospital environment on campus. My placements also helped me to gain practical knowledge in clinical settings, and I will take these skills into the workforce."

Steve Nyanchoga


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)

“I'm really impressed with the balance between theoretical and practical aspects of my study. It provides a fun and enjoyable way to learn concepts that are necessary for our professional development. The teaching staff are extremely approachable. Adelaide is very welcoming to international students.”