The University of Adelaide is Australia’s third oldest and among the finest universities in the world. Established in 1874, the university is committed to producing graduates recognised worldwide for their creativity, knowledge and skills, as well as for their culture and tolerance.

With 17,777 students enrolled, including more than 2,000 students from 70 countries, the University of Adelaide has produced two Nobel Prize-winning graduates and nearly 100 Rhodes Scholars. The University is small enough to provide personal interaction with teaching staff, yet large enough to offer a broad range of programmes and outstanding opportunities for research.

Its research is at the leading edge of knowledge and the university consistently ranks high among the top universities in the Asia-Pacific region in winning research funds. An innovative and forward-looking university, Adelaide has major strengths in wine and food, biological sciences, physical sciences, IT and telecommunications, environmental sciences and social sciences. Currently the international students at the university represent more than 75 countries, worldwide.

There is a range of programmes of study available. The undergraduate programmes include — Aboriginal studies in Music, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Commerce, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Medicine, Music and Sciences. While Postgraduate programmes offer Business, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Commerce, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Medicine, Music, Professional and Continuing Education and Sciences.

At the start of each semester, the International Student Centre (ISC) runs an orientation programme for all new international students. This programme is designed to help students make a great start to university life. Students are introduced to the city of Adelaide, the university environment and community, and assistance is provided for completing enrolment into the academic programme.

As part of the New International Student Orientation Programme, the ISC opens the Welcome Centre, the hub of the university’s programme. Here new students meet with fellow students and receive their Orientation Manual and enrolment information.