The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a globally connected and engaged university. Our students are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. You will graduate career-ready, with the skills required of tomorrow’s leaders. Our teaching is industry-informed and you will learn in a highly practical environment from experts in their field. Welcome to Australia’s University of Enterprise.
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With more than 35,000 students and six campuses, we are South Australia’s largest university. We offer more than 200 world-class degrees across a wide range of disciplines including some that are unique to UniSA. We are the only university in South Australia to offer undergraduate degrees in Pharmacy, Podiatry, Journalism and Professional Writing, Aviation, Interior Architecture, Property, Construction Management, Product Design, Counselling and Interpersonal Skills, and more. We also provide flexible study options to fit around your lifestyle through online, part-time, blended and accelerated learning; and you can graduate ahead of the pack by studying a double or packaged degree.
Our degrees are designed in partnership with industry so that our graduates are career-ready. In fact, UniSA is ranked as the top university in South Australia for getting a full-time job.¹ We are also ranked number one in South Australia for employer satisfaction² and student satisfaction³.
We are a young and confident university with a footprint around the globe. We collaborate with over 2,500 companies worldwide to bring our students placement, project, research and work opportunities. We are recognised on the international stage as one of the world’s best young universities – in the top 50 under 50 by both QS and THE World Rankings. UniSA is continuing to set the pace for world-class research and solutions for a changing world. We partner with industry to ensure our research outcomes address real-world issues. In fact, the Australian Government’s latest national report on research rated 100% of our assessed detailed fields of research as at or above world-class (ERA 2018).
We also have a strong community spirit, supporting many sporting and cultural events and initiatives. This includes the Santos Tour Down Under, Adelaide Crows Football Club, MOD. (our futuristic museum of discovery), the Head of the River Rowing Regatta, Australian International Pedal Prix, Hawke Lecture Series, Samstag Museum of Art, and more.
We are proud to be the destination of choice for students and welcome you to become part of our future.
¹ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.
²2019 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey – Overall Satisfaction Indicator.
³ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2018-19 – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.
UniSA is a university for all South Australians with a strong focus on access and inclusion.
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 carefully when applying.
UniSA offers guaranteed entry into many undergraduate degrees. If your Selection Rank (ATAR) or VET award meets the UniSA Guaranteed Entry score, and you have met the prerequisites and any specific entry requirements, you are guaranteed an offer.
UniSA College offers a range of pathways into university study. In fact, more than 80% of students who complete a UniSA College program go on to study a bachelor’s degree at UniSA.
Foundation Studies is a free* one-year program for students with no previous qualifications, and provides the knowledge and skills needed to study at university. On completion of the program, students can use their competitive Grade Point Average (GPA) to apply for entry into a UniSA degree of their choice.
While no formal qualifications are required for entry into this program, applicants must be 18 years of age or over before 1 February in the intended year of study, or have successfully completed SACE or a Certificate III. For midyear entry, applicants must be 18 years of age or over before 1 July in the intended year of study or have successfully completed SACE or a Certificate III.
This program is available to Australian citizens, permanent residents, humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens. Applicants who have completed a recognised award at Certificate IV level or higher will not be considered for admission into this program.
UniSA College also offers the Aboriginal Pathway Program specifically designed for Aboriginal students with no previous qualifications.
*Student Services and Amenities fee may apply.
UniSA College offers a range of two-year diploma programs. On successful completion, students are guaranteed a place in the second year of their chosen linked UniSA bachelor degree. The diplomas link to more than 100 UniSA degrees.
- Diploma in Arts
- Diploma in Business
- Diploma in Construction
- Diploma in Engineering
- Diploma in Health
- Diploma in Information Technology
- Diploma in Science and the Environment
Applications to study at UniSA College are made through SATAC.
For more information contact Future Student Enquiries on (08) 8302 2376 or send an online enquiry
Quotas determine the number of new students who may be admitted to both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. These quotas are set annually.
For most programs, the number of applications received is in excess of the places available. Selection is made on the basis of academic merit. The University reserves the right not to offer a program when insufficient applications are received.
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 administrative assistance, academic tutoring, counselling and more.
Students who have been offered a position to study at UniSA can choose to defer the start of their studies until the following year. Exceptions are listed in the course entries. Some UniSA programs also offer midyear entry.
For more information contact Future Student Enquiries on (08) 8302 2376 or send an online enquiry
Note that postgraduate offers cannot be deferred through SATAC.
UniSA may award study credit for prior learning, including studies from a recognised higher education institution, TAFE or other Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Credit is not typically granted for studies or other learning completed more than ten years prior to application. In some cases, this 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.
For many students, the academic year commences in early February to early March, depending on the program, and ends in early December. A number of programs also offer a midyear intake commencing in July/August.
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, purpose-built facilities from health, architecture and design studios to 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 in 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, and early childhood and primary 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 that allows all students to view their timetable, check emails, get important notifications, track assessments and see course enrolments and details. You can also find available PCs on campus, book a study room, check your print quota and library loans, and view 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 tailored services for international students. 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.
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 to help future students find the information they need. Download electronic copies at unisa.edu.au/brochures, 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.
2020 online events
We will be hosting a series of online events so you can learn more about studying with UniSA. Listen to presentations, discover different degrees and careers, and connect with current students and academic staff.