The University of Adelaide established in 1874, is an open university, which is known to be the 3rd oldest university in Australia. In 1876, the university offered its first degree, Bachelor of Arts. Also, it is the first university to elect a woman in University Council, Australia. Moreover, the University of Adelaide is first in South Australia to promote anti-smoking agenda. This agenda allowed the security guards of the university to restrict smoking within the premises. The residential areas of the university were also made smoke-free.
The university comprises of 4 campuses of which North Terrace is the main campus. It is surrounded by the Art Gallery of South Australia. The campus is covered with greenery all over. Bonython Hall, which is a famous historic building, is located on the campus along with the Elder Hall, Mitchell Building, Ligertwood building, and Napier Building. All four campuses are situated close to restaurants and cafes, medical stores, and many other shops that provide basic necessities to the students. Also, the North Terrace campus includes accommodation for the students as well as faculty members. The campus also comprises of the famous Barr Smith Library.
The academic curriculum of the university is categorized into 5 faculties, namely the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Professions, and Faculty of Sciences. These faculties include various schools that give students the opportunity to choose among the wide list of subjects according to their field of interest. The list includes the School of Civil Engineering, School of Mining Engineering, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, School of Architecture, School of Music, and School of Physical Sciences. The university offers undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate degree programs and specialized degree programs. Moreover, it operates the student exchange programs that help the students to understand a different curriculum.
The university has a notable list of alumni that includes Edward Charles Sterling (Advocate of Women’s Sufferage), Brendon Coventry (Discovered the immune cycle), Howard Florey ( Nobel Prize in Psychology), J.M. Coetzee (Won Nobel Prize in Literature), Alexander Fleming (Development of Penicillin) and Margaret White (First female judge of Supreme Court, Queensland).
INR 6.2 L (based on 51 colleges listed on Smilingeducation.com)
Average Admission Exam Scores
TOEFL: 77|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 56|GRE: 304|GMAT: 590
Part Time Work
Permitted Student Visas for Australia have changed with effect on July 1, 2016. The earlier Subclasses 571 – 576 have now been grouped under Subclass 500. As per the new rules, students going to Australia under Visa Subclass 500 are eligible to work for up to 40 hours in a fortnight while the course is in session and for unlimited hours when the course is not in session (during breaks). The only proviso is that the student cannot start working until the course commences
Post Study Work Permit
Permitted International Students must apply for and get a Work Permit to continue staying in the country for employment purposes. In Australia, students who have completed their studies in Australia can apply for a Post Study Work Permit or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). This visa has replaced the earlier Skilled Graduate Visa (subclass 485) and came into effect from March 2013.
Cost of Visa Application
AUD 620 = INR 34,775.8
Visa Application Process
Moderate As per the new guidelines in effect from July 1, 2016, the validity of the visa would be in accordance with the duration of the course the student is enrolled in.
Hot Job Sectors
Education, Healthcare, Construction, Architecture, Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals. Australia too faces the same requirement, making ICT one of the leading sectors with a steady demand for qualified professionals. Forecasted to grow at a rate of 12 percent, the companies are forever on the lookout for fresh talent to accommodate the fast-paced technological changes.
Economy Growth Rate
The Australian economy recorded a steady growth rate of 1.9 percent last year (2019). Going forth, though the industries are shifting and unemployment is holding steady at over 5.3 percent (2019), the future remains uncertain. Given the ongoing pandemic, there is a huge ambiguity that looms over the economy, and it is difficult to predict how 2020 would pan out for the country due to the current crisis. Let us take a closer look at the Australian economy that was in 2019.