The University of South Australia (UniSA) was established in 1991 but our foundations date back to the latter half of the 19th century.
The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889.
We educate and prepare global learners from all backgrounds, instilling professional skills and knowledge and the capacity and drive for life-long learning.
We undertake research that is inspired by global challenges and opportunities, delivers economic and social benefits and which informs our teaching.
At UniSA, our researchers are thought leaders and change makers. We have big ideas and we ask big questions. We translate our discoveries into solutions that benefit our economy and society. Our approach to research has always been strongly aligned with industry, and we engage in partnerships with business, industry and community, who help to shape the questions we ask. We have built a culture of collaboration that brings our best minds together to solve problems in a multidisciplinary environment. Through our research partnerships, we are developing future industries, creating change and making the world a better place.
Students decide to embark on university studies for many different reasons. For some it might be to forge the pathway to a new career and for others to take the next step in a new direction or seek a promotion. When you’re at university, you can sometimes forget about your career goals particularly as you get tied up with your studies and assignments. Career Development Planning is one of the most important aspects of university life, and the Career Services team is here to support you with achieving your career goals. We offer an extensive range of services, resources and tools to help you plan your career, get yourself ready for the workplace and most importantly find a job in your chosen field.
In many ways your journey will begin well before you arrive in Adelaide. You will need to sort out your Student Visa and passport, obtain Overseas Student Health Cover, and organise your travel and accommodation. And then, of course, the fun bit - you’ll need to pack.
To make sure you are fully prepared take a good look through the following.
Do you need to find somewhere to live? Sorting out accommodation can be a bit tricky as an international student, because things might work quite differently here than they do in your home country. Don’t worry! We are here to help.
UniSA can help you access a range of long and short term housing opportunities to suit different budgets. Some of your options include private rentals, student hostels, residential colleges, student apartments and homestays.
UniSA runs an accommodation site for all students, where you can access all sorts of information and opportunities.
Wireless access to the internet is available on all University of South Australia campuses and sites including regional and interstate sites, and we also offer a comprehensive suite of video conferencing and Audio Visual (AV) facilities, equipment and services.
UniSA operates a number of clinics that are open to the general public, providing professional and cost-effective services (in some cases free) in the areas of health, law, marketing, and psychology.
Services are delivered by students supervised by highly qualified and experienced health professionals. We also offer services led by qualified and registered professionals.
UniSA Sport manages UniSA's sport and fitness facilities at City East, City West, Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses
Your student association, USASA, coordinates all sorts of academic, cultural and academic clubs and societies across our campuses while UniSA Sport has a huge range of sporting clubs, with everything from hockey and basketball through to badminton and gridiron. No matter what your interest, be it arts, sports or contributing to your community - chances are there’s a club for you.
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