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).

University at a glance

% International Students29 %
Total International Students7,583
Male/Female Ratio1 : 0.96
UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 1.36
Faculty/Student Ratio1 : 20.0
Endowments ValueAUD 265 million
No.of Campuses4
Yearly Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 7.0 Lakh
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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA(1 Course)18 MonthsINR 25.8L
BBA(1 Course)3 YearsINR 22.7L
MBBS(1 Course)6 YearsINR 42.6L
MEng(3 Courses)2 YearsINR 24.1L – 25L
BSc(1 Course)3 YearsINR 23.3L
MS(3 Courses)24 MonthsINR 24.1L – 24.7L
MIM(6 Courses)1.5 – 2 YearsINR 25L – 25.8L
BE/Btech(14 Courses)3 – 4 YearsINR 22.2L – 25L
Other Courses(5 Courses)1 – 3 YearsINR 13.6L – 24.7L

Entry Criteria

MBA(1 Course)IELTS: 7 & AboveTOEFL: 94 & AbovePTE: 65 & Above
BBA(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
MBBS(1 Course)IELTS: 7 & AboveTOEFL: 94 & AbovePTE: 65 & Above
MEng(3 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
BSc(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
MS(3 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
MIM(6 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
BE/Btech(14 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
Other Courses(5 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7TOEFL: 79-94GMAT: Accepted

On campus Accommodation



  • University manage only three residential units: The University of Adelaide Village, Mattanya Student Residences and Roseworthy Residential College
  • University Village is the largest residential unit and it also provide shuttle Bus to it’s students, where as the Mattanya Student Residences is just fifteen minute walk to North Terrace campus
  • Roseworthy Residential College is available only to the students attending classes at Roseworthy campus of the university

Off campus accommodation

AvailableDetails for off-campus

  • The residence option includes Flats, Houses, Private Halls, Studio, and Apartments
  • The average range of rent is £160 – £210 per week
  • Facilities include a pool table, tv room, study room, laundry room, modular kitchen,  microwave, an oven, stoves, a vacuum cleaner, cleaning utilities and iron with iron board available
  • All residences have 24/7 security and support, free high-speed WiFi. Gym facility is included in most of the residences

Know more about Studying in Australia

Studying Australia Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostBE/Btech INR 19.9 L|MIM INR 21.9 L|MS INR 21.8 L|BBA INR 18.3 L|MBA INR 21.2 L|MEng INR 22.3 L|BSc INR 20.1 L|MArch INR 23.6 L|BHM INR 16.4 L|MA INR 19.8 L|MEM INR 23.3 L|MBBS INR 38 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 6.2 L (based on 51 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 77|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 56|GRE: 304|GMAT: 590
Part Time WorkPermitted
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 PermitPermitted
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 ApplicationAUD 620 = INR 34,775.8
Visa Application ProcessModerate
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 SectorsEducation, 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 RateThe 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. 

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