UniSA is a place for unstoppable people. We’re the number one university in South Australia for graduate careers*, and with a UniSA degree, where you go and what you do will have no limits.
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.
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We offer more than 200 world-class degrees across a wide range of study and career areas. We have programs that are unique just to UniSA like pharmacy, podiatry, counselling, property, product design, journalism, interior architecture and aviation. There’s also double degrees and packaged degrees that will put you ahead of the pack.
You’ll learn in a highly practical environment and from experts in their field. Our campus facilities are the best in South Australia1, giving you access to modern, purpose-built learning spaces fitted with the latest tools and technologies, including state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative learning areas, creative studios, workshops and simulation spaces. Our virtual campus features custom online learning platforms, giving you the ultimate flexibility to study and connect anytime, anywhere.
You’ll also go beyond the classroom through internship and placement opportunities, real-world projects, study tours, and connecting with industry. That’s why we’re the first choice for employer satisfaction.2
In a fast-paced world, we also know that flexibility is everything, so we offer a range of study options, including online, part-time, blended and accelerated learning.
We’re a young and confident university with a footprint around the globe. We collaborate with more than 2,500 companies worldwide and we are recognised as one of the world’s top 50 young universities (ranked #25).3 We continue to set the pace for graduating tomorrow’s professionals and delivering impactful research. We partner with industry to ensure our degrees reflect the latest practices and trends, and our research meets the needs of a changing world. In fact, 100% of our research is rated at or above world standard.4
Our community spirit is strong. From being proud premier partners of the Adelaide Football Club to driving our Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC), our futuristic museum of discovery (MOD.), the Samstag Museum of Art and the Hawke Lecture Series – we’re a cultural hub of new thinking and powerful partnerships.
UniSA is proud to be the destination of choice for students and welcome you to become part of our future – your unstoppable career starts here.
1 ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Learning Resources Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.
2 2020 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey – Overall Satisfaction Indicator.
3 2020 THE Young University Rankings.
4 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research.
We’ve got your back. There are many ways to gain entry into your preferred UniSA degree.
We offer a number of alternative entry pathways to our undergraduate degrees that consider a range of qualifications and experience.
See below for information about guaranteed entry, UniSA College, Foundation Studies and Diplomas.
Admission to postgraduate courses varies from course to course. Read the course entry details in course search when applying.
This will guarantee your place at UniSA. If you achieve our guaranteed entry score and you meet any prerequisites and other entry criteria, you’re in.
Most UniSA undergraduate degrees will also guarantee your place if you achieve certain letter grades and complete your SACE with a base ATAR of 50 or higher. You don’t need to do anything extra – you will automatically be considered based on your best three 20-credit Tertiary Admissions Subject (TAS) grades. You will benefit from whichever option is more advantageous for you, whether it is grades-based or ATAR-based selection.
We know things don’t always go as planned and you might not get the score you need, so UniSA College offer a range of alternative pathway programs to help you get into the degree you really want.
There’s the 12-month Foundation Studies program where you’ll learn all the fundamentals needed to succeed at university and will graduate with a Grade Point Average (GPA) that you can use to competitively apply to your preferred UniSA degree. And, there’s two-year diplomas where you’ll start learning first-year courses of your preferred UniSA degree in second year before seamlessly transferring into the bachelor’s program.
Did you know that UniSA College programs can also be listed in your SATAC preferences as a back-up plan?
UniSA offers a range of degrees with 100% online delivery. The degrees cover a range of career-focused areas including:
- Communication, Marketing and Media
- Information Technology
Selected degrees are available for application through SATAC for International Year 12 applicants. For all other applicants visit UniSA Online for more information and to apply.
We also offer the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and recognise previous VET study for entry into our degrees, this includes guaranteed VET entry for some programs.
Need help? Contact our Future Student Enquiries team who can talk you through your options on (08) 8302 2376 or send an online enquiry.
Please note that annual quotas determine the number of new students who may be admitted to UniSA programs. For most programs, the number of applications received is in excess of the places available. Selection is therefore made on academic merit. The University reserves the right not to offer a program when insufficient applications are received.
UniSA is a university for all South Australians. In fact, our student community is the most diverse in the state. We are South Australia’s leading university for students with a non-English speaking background, disability and low socio-economic status. We also have the largest cohort of regional and Aboriginal students, along with female students completing studies in non-traditional areas1. Wirringka Student Services(WSS) plays an important role in ensuring that Aboriginal students are supported throughout their study journey at UniSA. WSS provides on-going academic and personal support for all Aboriginal students, including help getting started, personalised tutoring, mentoring, counselling and more.
For more information visit Wirringka Student Services
1 2019 Department of Education, Skills and Employment Data – Equity Groups
If you’re offered a position to study at UniSA you can choose to defer the start of your studies until the following year. There are some exceptions, so check the individual program entries. Some of our programs also offer midyear entry.
Note that postgraduate offers cannot be deferred through SATAC.
In many cases, UniSA offers study credit for prior learning, including studies from another higher education institution, TAFE or other RTOs.
Credit is not typically given for studies or other learning completed more than ten years prior to application. Sometimes, the time restriction may be shorter. Other sources of credit include studies undertaken through a professional body, work experience or life experience.
Students should apply for credit through UniSA’s Campus Central after they have been offered a place in their chosen program.
Did you know that we also offer tertiary transfers? If your Year 12 results were lower than expected, you have the option of starting a different degree then using your competitive Grade Point Average (GPA) to transfer into your first preference. You can do this after completing four courses, which is typically one full-time study period at UniSA or another recognised higher education institution.
Students are also able to transfer into different degrees if they change their mind, using their competitive GPA and after completing a minimum of four courses.
Visit the UniSA Study Credit website for more information or to use the online credit assessor.
For most UniSA students, the academic year starts in early February to early March, depending on your degree. It then finishes in early December. Some programs also offer midyear entry, which starts in July/August.
We’re here to help. Each year more than 2,500 UniSA students benefit from scholarships and grants, providing financial assistance and additional opportunities such as work experience and overseas study. Our scholarships and grants are open to students from all backgrounds, including high achievers, students living in regional areas, Aboriginal students and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
UniSA has four metropolitan and two regional campuses. Each campus features state-of-the-art facilities from architecture and design studios to health laboratories, replica hospital settings, technology hubs, industry-standard TV and radio studios and a financial trading room – just to name a few. Our campuses also have vibrant social spaces, health and fitness centres, food vendors and community clinics.
City East Campus - Corner North Terrace and Frome Road, Adelaide
Located on the eastern edge of the Adelaide CBD, City East Campus is the central hub for all of our health-related degrees, including nursing, midwifery, nutrition, pharmacy, public health, human movement, exercise and sport science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medical radiation science, speech pathology and other allied health disciplines. This campus is also where students will study our degrees in construction management.
City West Campus - North Terrace, Adelaide
In the heart of Adelaide’s thriving West End, our City West Campus is home to degrees in business, commerce and finance, management, marketing, tourism and events, sports management, law, creative industries, contemporary art, design and architecture. UniSA College is also located at City West, offering alternative entry programs into university.
Magill Campus – Lorne Avenue, Magill
Located in the leafy eastern suburbs and just seven kilometres from the city, our Magill Campus offers degrees in early childhood and primary education, journalism, film and television, arts, psychology, social work, human services and languages.
Mawson Lakes Campus - Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes
Mawson Lakes Campus is located next to Technology Park – a vibrant business community that is home to over 100 companies spanning industries such as defence, engineering, aerospace and information technology. By train, Mawson Lakes Campus is around 20 minutes from the city, or less on an express train. This campus offers our programs in engineering, aviation, information technology, mathematics, science, environmental science and education.
Whyalla and Mount Gambier campuses
Our regional campuses offer degrees that meet the needs of the local community, including nursing, midwifery, social work, ageing and disability, business and education, along with alternative entry programs delivered by UniSA College. We also offer flexible study options for regional students including part-time and online learning.
Campus Central is the primary service point for all UniSA students with one located at every campus. Staff at Campus Central provide year-round help and information in a wide range of areas including, enrolment, ID cards, student fees, program advice, timetables, study credit and graduation.
UniSA also has a dedicated student app so you can view your timetable, check emails, get important notifications, track assessments and see course enrolments and details on the go. You can also find available PCs on campus, book a study room, check your print quota and library loans, and view key announcements.
Learning advice and support services
We provide a full range of support services to help you achieve your best. This includes study support, personal counselling, career advice, peer mentoring and more. We also offer services specifically for Aboriginal students through Wirringka Student Services (WSS) and our access and inclusion team are also there to assist students with a disability, impairment, chronic health condition or significant caring responsibilities.
Go global and add international experience to your studies by participating in overseas field trips, work placements, internships, study tours, short-term programs, volunteer opportunities, conferences or a student exchange.
International travel is subject to Australian Government guidelines.
You can also choose to learn a second language through our Diploma in Languages, which is studied at the same time as your undergraduate degree.
Make the most of your university experience. We have a vibrant campus culture and encourage all students to join one of our clubs or sporting teams, attend social events, consider a volunteering opportunity, and engage with your student association – USASA. There are also dedicated social spaces on campus where you can take time out from your studies, including student lounges and health and fitness centres.
UniSA’s Student Accommodation by Urbanest offers intelligently designed, modern apartments in the Adelaide CBD. There are also other accommodation options available including residential colleges, student hostels and alternative student apartments. Students can also consider private rental options.
UniSA produces a range of free brochures that will give you all the information you need about studying with us and all of our degree options. Download electronic copies or to request printed copies contact Future Student Enquiries on (08) 8302 2376, or send an online enquiry.
Degree and career information sessions
Keep up to date with the latest information by attending events throughout the year. For more information, visit the UniSA website.
In 2021, you can experience Open Day the way you want – either online or on-campus. We’ll be offering an on demand service launching early August so you can view presentations online, visit virtual information booths, chat with staff and attend webinars – when and where you want. We’re also hosting on-campus events that will feature guided tours where you can also speak to staff and current studies and get all your questions answered.