About South Australia

When you travel outside of the capital city, Adelaide, you can explore ancient craters and cliffs in the Flinders Ranges, hike nature trails or visit some of the world’s finest wine regions.

A map showing the major cities and town centres in South Australia and the state's location in Australia.

Map of study locations in South Australia

Chat to a South Australia student ambassador

A snapshot of South Australia

Quality education

Universities ranked in the top 2% of the world.

Post-study work opportunities

Additional year of post-study work rights for graduates with a Higher Education qualification who remain in South Australia.

Nature's wonderland

South Australia has untouched beaches, world-class wineries, mountains and lots of Australian wildlife.

Diverse study options

The capital city of South Australia, Adelaide, is a leading education city with established institutions across all areas of study.

The University of Adelaide is ranked in the world's top 100 universities and is recognised globally as a leading research university.

Key industries

South Australia is known as an economic hub for industries including:

  • health and medical
  • tourism, energy and minerals
  • defence and space
  • IT
  • food and agribusiness
  • creative industries.

The Australian Space Agency is based in Adelaide, located amongst a thriving start-up ecosystem attracting global investment and talent to the city. Adelaide is also host to global technology leaders Microsoft, NEC, BAE Systems and the big four accounting firms.

Stunning escapes

There’s so much to discover in South Australia. 

When you travel outside of the capital city, Adelaide, you can explore ancient craters and cliffs in the Flinders Ranges and hike nature trails. Or choose to visit one of the world-famous wine regions including the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Mc Laren Vale and the Clare valley.

Our cycling tours offer the perfect balance of awe-inspiring destinations, sustainability & fun. Rejuvenate the body & mind on our nature tours or embrace new experiences as you sample amazing food & wine in the Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, or Barossa Valley. After every tour, you will return home feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and empowered.

Barossa Valley, SA. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia. 

Another one of South Australia’s highlights is Kangaroo Island. Often referred to as the ‘zoo without fences’, the island offers a wealth of Australian wildlife, bushwalks, secluded beaches, restaurants and wineries to experience.

Sealink Odysseys is a tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in its natural environment. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators.

Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.

About Adelaide

Adelaide is ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, with diverse cultures, thriving local industries, affordable living and the beach and the mountains just minutes away from the city.

There is so much to experience, from local fresh food markets, international sporting events, festivals and world-class restaurants and cafes. Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. 

Torrens River, Adelaide, SA

A snapshot of Adelaide

Major education providers

Flinders University, The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Torrens University and TAFE SA.


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Lower living costs

Adelaide has a lower cost of living than other Australian capital cities.

Adelaide is a medium-sized city with a relaxed and welcoming feel. As a compact city, it’s easy to get to the outstanding education providers.

Adelaide offers the ideal combination of premium study options, industry connections and an accessible and affordable lifestyle perfect for young people.

After graduation, students are often in high demand, as universities and other education institutions in Adelaide have cultivated a strong reputation for developing graduates of international distinction. 

Students enjoying the outdoor cinema

The outdoor cinema, Adelaide

Adelaide information and support

StudyAdelaide also has a year-long calendar of free and discounted events and activities that give students the opportunity to meet, make new friends and immerse themselves in different aspects of Australian culture. You can also find student help and support, and more information about living and studying in Adelaide.

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