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    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA - [UNISA], ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Adelaide, South AustraliaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1991established year
    33813enrollment
    7.8/10

    University of South Australia: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    The institute was established in 1991; however, it has its history starting back in 1856 as an Arts school. University of South Australia is a public university located in South Australia, Australia. Over 200 degrees are offered by the university through its 6 campuses which offer great facilities to the students to learn and grow. The university also offers on- campus residence at some of the campuses. It has been ranked among the top Young Universities in the world. Over 35,000 students are enrolled in the university, out of which more than 6500 are international students coming from foreign countries to Study in Australia. The university has more than 500 international collaborations with global universities and researchers.

    University of South Australia Campus

    University of South Australia Rankings

    • It has been ranked at #25 by Times Higher Education in 2020 in the list of Best Young Universities in the world.
    • It has been ranked as top Young University in Australia for Industry Collaborations.
    • It is South Australia’s #1 university for Graduate Careers according to ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19.
    • UniSA is ranked 29thin the QS world’s top 50 under 50 universities and is #4 in Australia in THE Young University Rankings.
    • It is one of Australia’s most internationally diverse universities for academic teaching staff according to QS 2020 rankings.

    Highlights

    Type of university  Public
    Location  South Australia, Australia
    Total Number of Students Enrolled 35000+
    Total Number of International Students Enrolled 6500+
    Total Number of Staff 2800+
    English language proficiency score  Required 
    Financial aid  Scholarships/ Grants/ Loans/ Work- Study
    Website https://unisa.edu.au/

    University of South Australia Campus

    • The University of South Australia has 6 campuses in total, 4 are located in Adelaide while 2 are in regional South Australia.
    • The various campuses are named Adelaide- City East, Adelaide- City West, Magill, Mawson Lakes, Whyalla, and Mount Gambier. All offer advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and purpose-built spaces that simulate real work environments.
    • Enterprising Spaces and University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute is a new campus completed in 2018. Its purpose is to create a community of ideas, solutions, and connections and support new models of learning.
    • There is a library on all campuses and there are a variety of student spaces in each library for individual study and group work.
    • The Disability Hub is a one-stop-shop with all the information, procedures, and services regarding disability.
    • Wireless internet facilities, video conferencing and AV are available on all the campuses for students and visitors as well.
    • There are over 100 student clubs and organizations; 25 sporting clubs which provides a fun and social outlet for the students at the university, staff, and alumni. It requires membership to become a part of the sports clubs.
    • The institute also has a Clothing brand started in 2013 where students can find polo tops, mugs, pens, hats, and more.

    University of South Australia Residence

    • The University of South Australia offers various residence options for international students like Homestay, student apartments, residence colleges, private rental options, student hostels, and UniSA Accommodation by urbanist.
    • The UniSA Accommodation 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.
    • Some of the apartments include Urbanest, Atira, and Globe Apartments, etc. close to city campus and Magil Hartley is located on Magill Campus.
    • There are twenty- four 2 bedroom apartments and six 1 bedroom apartments on Magil Hartley.
    • Some of the amenities offered in the apartment are spacious dining and living area, built in wardrobes, study desks, chair, free parking, and kitchen fully equipped with modern appliances etc.

    University of South Australia Programs

    • The university offers more than 200 degrees at bachelor’s associate; master’s and research level as well as diplomas.
    • Online as well as on- campus courses are offered by the university.
    • Some of the undergraduate courses offered by the university include Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Construction Management, Bachelor of Commerce, etc.
    • Some of the master’s courses include Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science, Space Studies, Information Management, Financial Planning, etc.
    • The institute also offers the UniSA Leadership Program which is made up of four programs, allowing the students to shape their own unique leadership journey.

    University of South Australia Application Process

    How to Apply?

    Application Portal: Online International Application System

    (Students from some specific countries are required to apply through UniSA agents.)

    Application Fee: There is no application fee to apply to any course at the University of South Australia

    Application Deadline: There is no closing date for applications. Application outcomes will be advised within one to two weeks from the date the institute receives the application and all required supporting documentation.

    Basic Admission Requirements: The basic admission requirements for admission to various programs offered by the University of South Australia are given below:

    • Official transcripts of previous institutions will have to be submitted.
    • Secondary school education is a must for admission to UG degrees while a UG degree is required for admission to graduate courses.
    • The university accepts various English language proficiency tests like IELTS- Academic, PTE Academic, TOEFL – PBT and iBT, CEP, or CAE, while the Occupational English Test is accepted for Health Sciences programs.

    University of South Australia Cost of Attendance

    Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of financial preparation. The costs below are an approximate guide only and don't take into account personal budget and spending habits.

    Cost of Accommodation

    Type of Accommodation Cost in AUD
    Hostels and Guesthouses  90 to 150 per week
    Shared Rental  95 to 215 per week
    On campus  110 to 280 per week
    Homestay  235 to 325 per week
    Rental  185 to 440 per week
    Boarding schools  11,000 to 22,000 a year

    Other living expenses

    Expenses  Cost in AUD per week
    Groceries and eating out  140 to 280 per week
    Gas, electricity  10 to 20 per week
    Phone and Internet  15 to 30 per week
    Public transport  30 to 60 per week
    Car (after purchase)  150 to 260 per week
    Entertainment  80 to 150 per week

    Financial Aid for International Students

    • Various scholarships are offered to international students like UniSA Scholarships, Sponsorship Scholarships, and International Postgraduate Research Scholarships etc.
    • Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship awards a 50% reduction in tuition fee for up- to 4 years to undergraduate or graduate international students.
    • Recipients of International Merit Scholarship get a 25% reduction in tuition fees for first year.
    • International students are also eligible for Australia Award Scholarships, which are funded by the Australian Government.
    • The university various types of scholarships to more than 2500 students each year including international student scholarships which are offered in various fields. Some of these scholarships are Advanced Economics in Business Program Grant, Ahrens Grant, Asian Experience Travel Grant, and Excellence in Property Travel Grant, etc.

    University of South Australia Alumni Network

    • The University of South Australia has over 220,000 alumni worldwide.
    • Alumni are offered with various benefits like getting merchandise at discounted rates.
    • Alumni can access the benefits of the Career Services Office to get a suitable job or internship after their graduation.
    • Alumni can enroll in various short courses at UniSA at discounted rates.
    • Alumni discounts are available for members of Health and Fitness Centers at all campuses.
    • A free email account is also provided to all the graduates that can be used throughout life.
    • Some of the notable alumni are:
      • Andrew Baines- artist
      • Beverley Bolin- architect
      • Angelica Cheung- Editor-in-chief of Vogue China
      • Phillip Coorey- journalist
      • Darryl Wakelin- AFL footballer

    University of South Australia Placements

    • Graduates of the institute’s engineering degrees have found full-time work with respected organizations like the Orlando Wyndham Group, Origin Energy, Caroma, WMC (Olympic Dam), Aurecon, Bridgestone, DPTI, and SA Water.
    • The Career Services Office extends various facilities to the university students as well as alumni.
    • The Centre helps the students to start planning for a future and setting a pathway for a stable career.
    • A list of online self- help career resources are offered by the University for developing a career plan, help with interviews, job hunting techniques, resume writing, career assessments, etc.
    • The latest announcements regarding career opportunities can be seen at Career News.
    • Various events and workshops are also conducted on campus to help the students.
    $ 25,1021st YEAR
    FEES

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESPTE51|TOEFL60|IELTS6.5

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    2 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 15

    Application Deadline

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    University of South Australia Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    33813
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $25,102 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    30 : 1

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    exam scoreGMAT - 600
    IELTS - 7.5
    PTE - 62
    GRE - 315
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    PTE - 62.5
    TOEFL - 94
    IELTS - 7.5
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    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   25102 USD
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    placement (average package)

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    Overall employment rate (2018)- 92%; Median salary package- 47,120 USD (for UG) and 62,500 USD (for PG); Some of the Flinders graduate salaries are: Bachelors (99,000 USD); Bachelor of Science (35,000 USD); Others (46,000 USD).


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    application requirements

    60% in best four subjects for UG; Letters of Recommendation; Personal Statement; Work Experience

    60% – 70% for admission in UG; Grading System Description; Portfolio

    16 years of age; English proficiency scores; supplementary requirements (portfolio, interview, supplementary information form); CV; work reference letter; referee report

    Academic transcripts; Financial and identity documents, work experience for required programs (along with a statement of the employer or a reference from the employer); Proof of English language proficiency.

    Evidence of motivation and commitment towards the subject;

    Resume

    award certificates; academic transcripts; formal identity papers (e.g. your passport); CVs; Personal Statement; Proof of English proficiency.

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    Admission & dates

    Semester 1 Deadlines

    November 15

    Application deadline

    Semester 2 Deadlines

    April 15

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Graduate
    GMAT600500800-
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS7.569-
    PTE625075-

    University of South Australia Acceptance Rate

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    acceptance rate

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    total applicants

    -

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    43.0%

    Male

    57.0%

    Female

    University of South Australia enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of South Australia Enrollment
    33813
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    19155
    Graduate Enrollment
    3820

    Attendance Cost

    $25102

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $25,102 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $27,643 / Year
    On Campus
    Student Apartments
    $8,970 / Year
    Homestay
    $11,222 / Year

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    1131---

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    College Rating

    Based on 22 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    8.7/10Academic
    7.8/10Accommodation
    8.5/10Faculty
    8.5/10Infrastructure
    8.0/10Placement
    7.9/10Social Life

    Reviews

    K
    8.3 /10

    As I did research and IT course structure was good in UniSA.

    Course Curriculum :

    Its good as syllabus is updating as the technology changes. There is more practical knowledge than theory which is very good

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    SN
    9.2 /10

    My childhood dream was to do my Masters from abroad and therefore after completing my bachelor's I started searching for a University on the Internet and found this one to be the best suited for me I was not required to pay an application fee as I applied to the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    Through my course, I developed a deep understanding of data science. I was taught a lot of languages including Python and C++.

    10 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    DR
    8.8 /10

    One of my friend's sisters has done her bachelor's from this university and therefore she recommended me to pursue my bachelor's from here. After intensive research, I concluded to take admission here. I paid no application fee while applying through the online portal of the college

    Course Curriculum :

    My course is very vast and updated. I was taught everything practically so I can have areal-life experience on everything and this was the best part of my course.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    MR
    7.7 /10

    I choose this university as ut is Australia’s University of Enterprise on the global stage, agile and astute, known for relevance, equity, and excellence, which encouraged me to get admitted here. My university education and prepare global learners from all backgrounds, instilling professional skills and knowledge. After securing a GPA of 8, I had to submit an online application form. The application fee was around $80.

    Course Curriculum :

    An undergraduate degree in finance enabled me to pursue multiple career paths and equipped me with a desirable set of specialist skills. Many of the qualifications are also professionally accredited by industry bodies ensuring I graduate with a degree highly regarded by the sector here and overseas.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    SS
    8.5 /10

    The thing that attracted me the most towards this university was the level of facilities that were being provided here by the university. Considering all the aspects of infrastructure and the placement, everything was top notch here and in order to avail these opportunities, I decided to apply here. I submit the application form through the online portal and paid no application fee for the process.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum helps us develop the knowledge, clinical skills and attitudes needed for professional practice. Here, we learn in our unique, clinical-led, authentic simulated hospital and health service on campus with expert clinical and academic staff. Also, we get to practice our skills with residents of our virtual health community including interactive manikins each with our own persona, and real people acting as residents.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
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    101 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5001
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Hospital
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall
    • Super Market
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Stop X1 Morphett St - West side0.10 km
    Stop Y1 North Tce - South side0.12 km
    Stop X1 North Tce - South side0.12 km
    Stop C1 North Tce - North side0.13 km
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    Hospital

    Royal Adelaide Hospital0.40 km
    Custom Podiatry Services0.83 km
    The Memorial Hospital1.38 km
    Calvary North Adelaide Hospital1.47 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Adelaide Central Market0.93 km
    Rundle Mall0.99 km
    Dacosta Arcade1.00 km
    Adelaide Central Plaza1.10 km
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    Airport

    Domestic Terminal Adelaide Airport5.24 km
    Adelaide Airport5.87 km
    Heliport6.76 km

    Book Store

    Koorong0.35 km
    Imprints Booksellers0.41 km
    Phase Space0.49 km
    Station Arcade Newsagency & Lotteries0.57 km
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    Restaurant

    The Franklin Hotel0.64 km
    River Cafe0.66 km
    Stamford Plaza Adelaide0.69 km
    Subway0.69 km
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    Super Market

    Coles Grote St0.93 km
    Jagger Fine Foods0.97 km
    Woolworths Rundle Mall1.05 km
    Coles Rundle Mall1.08 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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