Partner Profile: University of South Australia

Type of link: Institutional

Established: 1991

Number of Students: 33,000+ 


The University of South Australia is located in Adelaide - Australia's education city and the capital of the state of South Australia. Welcoming and multicultural, the city makes an ideal home away from home. Situated on the Australian coast, you will benefit from having a beautiful sea view in a tranquil location, much like in Aberystwyth. It has all the advantages of big city life, yet is small enough to get around easily. Adelaide has one of the highest standards of living of any city in the world, yet is one of the least expensive. The University of South Australia is spread across 6 different campuses, all within the city of Adelaide:

More information about living in Adelaide.

Student Life

Adelaide is the festival city which comes alive every year in the summer with an explosion of colour, lights, music and culture. Many festivals are held at the same time, turning the city into one big celebration with shows to see, late night clubs to visit and gardens bars to sit in and enjoy while you watch the crowds go by.

More information on things to do.


The university has a wide range of degrees that are split into 5 academic areas:

Full list of courses available here.


UniSA's new student accommodation by Urbanest is located on Bank Street, within Adelaide's cultural precinct; a truly ideal location for students. It is within easy reach of the University of South Australia's CBD and Metro campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the West End's vibrant nightlife and across the road from Adelaide train station and tram stop.

More information on accommodation.

Visa Information

All international and exchange students must apply for a student visa. The cost of the visa may change year on year, up to date visa information can be found here.

Getting there

UniSA is 8.8km from the closest airport, Adelaide Airport (ADL). Flights from Heathrow to Adelaide stop in Dubai before proceeding to the destination. There are no direct flights from Heathrow to Adelaide. The University of Southern Australia provide a free on-arrival reception service, to welcome you to Adelaide and to the University of South Australia. A university representative will meet you at the airport, bus terminal or train station and take you to your accommodation.

More information on on-arrival pickup.

How to Apply

All students wishing to go on an exchange to the University of Southern Australia must apply through Aberystwyth University, as they must first be nominated by the international office. Students usually go in the second semester of their second year, unless they have special permission from their department. 

To begin an application today click here.

UniSA Websites