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The University of Adelaide

Australia
Overview

Overview

Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world and a member of Australia's research-intensive Group of Eight, The University of Adelaide is a prestigious institution that provides students with an internationally recognised degree. The university ranks 106th in the QS World University Rankings 2020.

With 110 Rhodes Scholars and five Nobel Laureates among its distinguished alumni, Adelaide holds high standards for its teaching. A favorable staff-student ratio means that international students receive the support they need to succeed.

Over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are on offer at the institution, and with state-of-the-art facilities and world-leading technology, the University of Adelaide gives students endless career options. Degrees are put together in line with advice from key industry members and close work with the government, to make sure students are ready to tackle the major challenges of tomorrow.

The University of Adelaide is connected across the globe. It works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities throughout Asia, Europe and North America to improve the lives of communities in need.

The careers service gives students the opportunity to network and connect with employers, provides support for putting together the perfect CV, and helps to prepare them for their careers.

Based in South Australia, Adelaide is among the top 10 on The Economist's list of the world's most liveable cities, it is safe, clean, and brilliantly green. Compared to other Australian cities, the cost of living is reasonable. The main campus is within walking distance of the city centre. From art galleries to sports stadiums, students are never far away from the vast array of cultural experiences that are on offer.

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What's new

What's new

There's been an increase in international students from across the world making the University of Adelaide their choice of university for 2020.

Continued interest from international students has seen a 16 percent increase in applications for 2020, furthering the University of Adelaide's reputation as South Australia's truly global university.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mike Brooks said, ''This year we have seen ongoing improvements for the University of Adelaide in each of the international rankings systems, and now we are seeing that reflected in our subject rankings. While the various global rankings differ in their own ways, they all maintain one story: the University of Adelaide is the leading institution in South Australia for education and research.''

The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject for 2020 has placed the University of Adelaide at 96th in the world for Computer Science. To accompany this programme, the university has added a new Bachelor of Information Technology degree, a new Master of Cyber Security, and a new Master of Machine Learning.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

The University of Adelaide is one of the members of the esteemed ‘Group of Eight' that comprises of the leading research-intensive universities in Australia. The University is among the world's premier institutions of innovation and learning.

The University is rated consistently high by some of the respected international assessment bodies, including Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings, and Shanghai Jiao Tong's Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU). All of these rankings indicate that the University belongs to top 1% of the world's universities.

A vast majority of the University's research, assessed by the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research Australia programme, is rated ‘above or well above world standard'. The University's exchange and study abroad programmes help students to become global citizens and experience studying in a foreign country. The University of Adelaide partners with businesses, government, and communities, traversing international boundaries which help to magnify the university's work.

The University has produced distinguished alumni including five Nobel Laureates and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars. Many of the University of Adelaide's teachers and staff are globally recognised leaders in their chosen fields. The University attracts a diverse student body of over 27,000 from more than 100 countries.

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Department structure

Department structure

The University of Adelaide offers a world class education that fully meets the expectations of its students. The University's undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes are offered across its five faculties:

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts offers degrees in arts, humanities and social sciences. It equips students with the necessary tools and knowledge to have a real impact on the world. The aim is to help students think, communicate clearly, and research, providing them with the academic abilities and intellectual skills to develop a stimulating and rewarding career.

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

The faculty's schools are ranked among the top 50 globally, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities. It has an excellent reputation for research, teaching, and the quality of its graduates. The faculty offers programmes across its eight schools and degrees obtained from the faculty will allow students to work in a number of industries.

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Students can take advantage of the unique location of the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building situated adjacent to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. The faculty offers degrees in dentistry, medicine and surgery, health and medical sciences, nursing, public health, counselling psychology, psychotherapy, and addiction studies.

Faculty of the Professions

The faculty offers students an exceptional teaching-learning environment based on the wants and needs of the professions they would cater to. It offers programmes across schools of business, economics and law.

Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences is an interdisciplinary hub of the most advanced teaching and research. With world-class facilities and scientific expertise, training of high-quality at the masters, doctorate, and honours levels, the faculty prepares students for their future careers.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Language requirements

International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language based on their language test scores. The accredited English language tests preferred by the University of Adelaide are:

  • IELTS - Academic Test.
  • Pearson Test of English – Academic.
  • TOEFL - internet based and paper based.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Academic requirements

Undergraduate programmes

Each undergraduate programme has minimum entry requirements that students need to have completed successfully. Some programmes like music, oral health, medicine, and dentistry consider other selection criteria in addition to the minimum entry requirements.

Postgraduate programmes

Students who wish to pursue a postgraduate coursework programme require a bachelor degree or its equivalent qualification offered by an approved institution. Some graduate diplomas and graduate certificates may also be accepted as work that qualifies for pursuing a master degree.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

The careers service at the University of Adelaide equips students with skills in career management which will help them to compete in the international marketplace.

The careers service also provides a wide range of resources and workshops to help the students with their job applications and interviews. This includes preparing a resume which articulates the students' experience and a cover letter that highlights their main achievements.

The University of Adelaide also helps students prepare for their interview, by conducting regular workshops. The University offers an online interview tool which helps them to experience a real video interview.

The University's careers service is free and is available to all of its current students as well as recent graduates for about one year after they complete their education.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The University of Adelaide has a number of scholarships on offer for international students.

Global Citizens Scholarship

International students, who have a record of academic merit, commencing qualifications at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels can receive a 15 per cent to 30 per cent tuition fee reduction. This is awarded during the time of program offer.

Global Academic Excellence Scholarship

This is a competitive award offered to international students, who have shown academic excellence in their previous course of study, commencing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework. Students will be offered a tuition fee reduction of 50 per cent for their chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Family Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to family members of graduates or current students of the university. Students will receive a 25 per cent reduction in tuition fee. On completion of the degree within the minimum timeframe, this reduction will be offered to the student each year of the degree.

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Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Dynamic environment. Students are collected feedbacks actively after each semesters and they make frequent changes to improve every semester. Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2019-12-30
3.0/ 5 stars
The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
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The University of Adelaide - by, 2020-01-07
4.0/ 5 stars
The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Great guides and communication Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2020-01-07
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The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2020-11-03
4.0/ 5 stars

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The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Dynamic environment. Students are collected feedbacks actively after each semesters and they make frequent changes to improve every semester. Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2019-12-30
3.0/ 5 stars
The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2020-01-07
4.0/ 5 stars
The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Great guides and communication Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
The University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
The University of Adelaide - by, 2020-11-03
4.0/ 5 stars

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