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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UniSA is a place for unstoppable people ready to take on the world. Ranked as the number one university in South Australia for graduate careers 16 years running,1 where you go and what you do will have no limits.
UniSA offers more than 200 world-class degrees across a wide range of in-demand study and career areas, including unique programs like pharmacy, podiatry, counselling, property, product design, journalism, interior architecture and aviation. There’s also double degree combinations and packaged Fast-Track to Masters programs that will put you ahead of the pack.
You'll learn in a highly practical environment from experts in their field. UniSA’s campus facilities are the best in South Australia,2 giving you access to modern, purpose-built learning spaces fitted with the latest tools and technologies. This includes state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative learning areas, creative studios, workshops and simulation spaces. UniSA’s 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 and connect with industry and powerful networks through internship and placement opportunities, real-world projects, study tours, overseas exchange programs and events. That's why UniSA is one of Australia’s top universities for graduate employability.3
In a fast-paced world, flexibility is everything, so you can also choose from a range of study options, including online, part-time, blended and accelerated learning.
UniSA is a young and confident university with a footprint around the globe. Collaborating with more than 2,500 companies worldwide, they’re recognised as one of the world's top 50 young universities.4 UniSA is setting the pace for graduating tomorrow's professionals. Their degrees are designed with industry, so that you learn the latest practices. They also do research differently, focusing on findings that can be put to work. In fact, UniSA is number one in Australia for research impact and engagement.5
UniSA has a strong community spirit. From being proud premier partners of the Adelaide Football Club to driving the state’s Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC), the futuristic museum of discovery (MOD.), the Samstag Museum of Art and the Hawke Lecture Series – they’ve created a connected cultural hub of new thinking and powerful partnerships.
UniSA is a destination of choice for students and welcome you to become part of their next generation. Get ready to unlock your unstoppable career and see where a UniSA degree can take you.
1 Graduate Destinations Survey 2007-2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2022 (Domestic Undergraduate Full-time Employment.
2 ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2020-21, Learning Resources Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). SA public universities.
3 Ranked #2, 2021 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey – Graduate Employability Skills Indicator. Public universities.
4 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50.
5 2018 ARC Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI), Combined Impact – Approach to Impact and Engagement on Assessed Fields.
There are many ways to gain entry into UniSA.
UniSA offer a number of alternative entry pathways to their 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.
Through UniSA Guaranteed Entry, you’ll automatically receive an offer if you meet the set Selection Rank, Year 12 subject grades or TAFE/VET qualification. They'll admit you on your best result.
Some degrees also have prerequisites and other eligibility criteria for entry that you'll still have to meet. Year 12 subjects need to be 20-credit Stage 2 Tertiary Admission Subjects (TAS). Students also need to achieve a minimum ATAR of 50.
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.
UniSA College offers greater access to university through alternative entry programs. There are different study combinations available and will open the doors to more than 100 UniSA and UniSA Online degrees.
UniSA College will build your confidence, get you ready for university and introduce you to subjects in your chosen study area. You’ll have access to an expert team, along with all UniSA campus facilities and support services.
Did you know that some UniSA College programs can also be listed in your SATAC preferences as a back-up plan?
Are you interested in a career-focused degree delivered 100% online? Through UniSA Online you can study areas like accounting, business, financial planning, human resources, marketing and communication, journalism, digital media, information technology, data analytics, engineering, construction management, health science, nutrition and exercise, community and public health, psychology and social services, and criminal justice.
You’ll study your way and find the right balance to get the jump on your future career.
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.
If you’re looking for other alternative entry options into UniSA, you can sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). It’s based on 70 multiple choice questions designed to assess your aptitude for tertiary study. UniSA also recognises previous TAFE/VET study for entry.
Need help? Contact UniSA’s Future Student Enquiries team on (08) 8302 2376 or send an online enquiry.
There are annual quotas that determine the number of new students who may be admitted to UniSA degrees. For most programs, the number of applications received is in excess of the places available. Selection is therefore made on academic merit. The University also reserves the right not to offer a program when insufficient applications are received.
UniSA is a university for all South Australians. Equity and greater access to higher education is at the core of their foundation. In fact, they have the most diverse student community in the state and the largest cohort of regional and Aboriginal students, along with female students completing studies in non-traditional areas.1
UniSA is focused on creating quality education opportunities with tailored access through Aboriginal, regional, VET, online and alternative pathways to study.
For more information visit Wirringka Student Services
1 2019 Department of Education, Skills and Employment Data – Equity Groups
If you're offered a position 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 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 other higher education institutions, TAFE and 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.
You can apply for study credit through Campus Central after you have been offered a place in your chosen program.
Go to unisa.edu.au/credit and explore UniSA’s online credit assessor.
Did you know that UniSA offers 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.
Scholarships and grants are a great way to help support your time at university. Every year, more than 2,500 UniSA students get a helping hand, whether they’re high-achieving students, in financial need, relocating from the regions, studying online, or needing some help with study-related costs, including placements and travel.
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, a financial trading room and flight simulators – just to name a few. There are also vibrant social spaces, health and fitness centres, eateries 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 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 construction management is offered.
City West Campus - North Terrace, Adelaide
In the heart of Adelaide's thriving West End, the City West Campus is home to degrees in business, accounting and finance, management, marketing, tourism and events, sports management, law, creative industries, contemporary art, design and architecture. UniSA College is also located here, offering alternative entry programs into university.
Magill Campus – Lorne Avenue, Magill
Based in the leafy eastern suburbs, the 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 more than 100 companies spanning industries such as defence, engineering, aerospace and information technology. Mawson Lakes Campus is around 20 minutes from the city, or less on an express train. This campus offers programs in engineering, aviation, information technology, mathematics, science, environmental science and education.
Whyalla and Mount Gambier campuses
UniSA’s regional campuses offer degrees that meet the needs of the local community, including nursing, midwifery, social work, ageing and disability, human services, education, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and business, along with alternative entry programs delivered by UniSA College. Regional students can also study through a blend of on-campus and online learning, or 100% online delivery.
Campus Central is the primary service point for all UniSA students, located on 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 mobile 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
UniSA provides a full range of support services to help you achieve your best. This includes study support, personal counselling, career advice, peer mentoring, and more. There are also tailored services for Aboriginal and regional students, along with a dedicated Access and Inclusion Team to support the diverse needs of the broader student community.
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.
You can also choose to learn a second language through UniSA's Diploma in Languages, which is studied at the same time as your undergraduate degree.
Make the most of your university experience. UniSA has a vibrant campus culture and active student community. You can connect through clubs and sporting teams, social events, volunteering opportunities, and through 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.
Scape at UniSA 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.
Download a free brochure to explore your study options at UniSA. UniSA produces a range of free brochures that will give you all the information you need about the degrees they offer and what it's like to study with them. Download electronic copies or to request printed copies contact Future Student Enquiries on (08) 8302 2376, or send an online enquiry.
Career information sessions
Connect with UniSA throughout the year by attending different events. For more information, visit the UniSA website.
In 2023, UniSA Open Day is back on campus. Take the first step in unleashing your unstoppable future by exploring your study options and where they can take you. Get a full access pass to attend presentations, take a tour, meet your future teachers, get help with your application, and experience life as a UniSA student.
- City West and City East Campus: Sunday 13 August
- Mount Gambier Campus: Sunday 6 August
- Mawson Lakes Campus: Sunday 27 August
- Whyalla Campus: Sunday 27 August
- Magill Campus: Wednesday 30 August