Study in Adelaide! Imagine your life in the world’s third most liveable city!

SOL Edu is privileged to be invited to join a 5-day Study Adelaide Agent Famil Tour in May 2022. Follow our General Manager Tin to have a look what Adelaide can offer to International Students and what are the study options Adelaide Institutes could offer. 

  • Why Study in Adelaide? 
  • University studies options in Adelaide. 
  • Vocational studies options in Adelaide. 
  • Employment opportunities in Adelaide. 
  • Life in Adelaide. 
  • Migration Opportunities after graduation in Adelaide. 

Why Study in Adelaide?

Adelaide is the world’s third most liveable city, with a vibrant atmosphere and natural beauty on its doorstep.

There is so much to experience beyond the classroom, from local fresh food markets, international sporting events and world-renowned arts festivals.

The layout of the city means you spend less time commuting and more time enjoying life.

And with a lower cost of living than other capital cities in Australia, you have more money to enjoy it too.

That’s why there are over 40,000 student enrolments in 2021 from students from 120 countries and regions around the world. The city designed for life.

University studies options in Adelaide.

There are three public universities established in Adelaide which are The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University. Well, there are still couple of private higher education providers that have set up their campuses in Adelaide including Torrens University, Kaplan Business School and ICHM. During the agent famil tour, we have the chance to experience all the public universities’ campuses and what they are offering to International Students.

The University of Adelaide

As the Group of Eight member, The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and teaching institution. We are centred on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow.

As Australia’s third oldest university, we have a well-established reputation for excellence and progressive thinking. This continues today, with the University proudly ranked in the top one percent, among the world’s elite.

We recognise exceptional people as one of our greatest assets. Adelaide has over 100 Rhodes Scholars and five Nobel Laureates among its distinguished alumni. We attract academic staff who are global leaders in their fields, along with the best and brightest students, who graduate equipped to embark on a fulfilling career.


Programs highlight:

Master of Clinical Nursing

  • Intake: Feb every year
  • Tuition Fees: $46,000 per year
  • Entry Requirement: IELTS 7(7) and Human Biology/Anatomy studies or equivalent

Master of Clinical Nursing offers you an intensive two-year path to a rewarding career as a registered nurse.


What will you do?

This intensive degree cultivates the professional knowledge, skills and confidence needed to make a difference every day. You will:

  • benefit from small group learning and diverse student cohorts
  • develop hands-on skills in high-tech simulation settings
  • study anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • gain a keen understanding of professional standards and ethics
  • undertake clinical placements in hospital and community settings.


Where could it take you?

You’ll emerge with an advanced professional qualification recognised Australia-wide. You could assist in operating theatres, emergency wards, and a multitude of other health care environments. You might pursue hospital roles in acute care, aged care or mental health. Perhaps you’ll work in rural communities or with aid organisations.


Master of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Intake: Jan, May, Sep every year
  • Tuition Fees: $46,000 per year
  • Entry Requirement: Maths unit and GPA 4.5 out of 7 equivalent.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning make life easier, in all its aspects: healthcare, defence, entertainment, agriculture. Artificial intelligence and machine learning now present the world’s single greatest commercial opportunity. Research indicates that by 2030 it could increase global GDP by up to 14%—a staggering US$15.7 trillion gain. Locally, hundreds of millions are invested towards industry-wide transformation, promoting significant job market growth.

Employment prospects are outstanding. AI and machine learning appointments worldwide have doubled in the past three years, with demand easily outstripping supply.

The Master of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, conducted through the University of Adelaide’s world-renowned Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), will position you perfectly to play a senior leadership role in this exciting future.


What will you do?

Our Master of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is driven by AIML’s cutting-edge research and extensive industry links, spanning diverse international sectors – from health, medical technology, defence and security to environment and natural resources.

This degree will equip you with:

  • highly advanced technical skills in machine learning and AI application development, including in specialist areas, such as deep learning and visual question answering
  • a firm grasp of the commercial, organisational and research opportunities presented by machine learning and AI
  • a deep understanding of the disciplines’ ethical and social considerations
  • the chance to gain invaluable real-world experience, through a major research or industry-based project as well as an optional industry internship.
  • extensive industry connections and networks.

You’ll also receive ongoing mentoring, feedback and direction from AIML’s world-class researchers and high-performing industry professionals.


Contact SOL Edu today if you would like to know more about what The University of Adelaide is offering and the course entry requirements.

University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous.

Ranked in the world’s top 50 under 50^ and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class*, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.

Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain the latest insights and trends and ensuring they graduate career ready.

The University collaborates with more than 2,500 companies worldwide to bring students valuable networking and work opportunities including placements, internships and real-world projects. Its graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.

The University offers more than 200 world-class degrees across a range of academic areas including business, law, psychology, social work, education, architecture, design, media arts, health sciences, pharmacy, nursing, information technology, engineering, environmental science and aviation. It also supports research which is inspired by challenges, ensuring it connects with industry and community needs.

Students at the University of South Australia learn in modern campus facilities in Adelaide – one of the most liveable cities in the world.


Scholarship opportunities for International Students:

University of South Australia is offering 15% – 50% scholarship to eligible International Students.


Program Highlight:

International Master of Business Administration

  • Major options: Finance/Human Resource Management/Marketing/Supply Chain Management/Tourism and Event Management/Advertising and Brand Management/Business Analytics
  • Intake: Feb and Aug every year
  • Tuition Fees: $35,900 per year
  • Entry Requirement: A completed bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent

This degree will develop your knowledge of the global business environment and enable you to maximise your career development opportunities and employment prospects. You will benefit from a range of experience-based learning opportunities, including overseas study trips and business mentorships with a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.

Your studies will focus on international business strategy, international trade, global marketing, and corporate finance – the knowledge you will need to accelerate your career as a business professional in an international context.


Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Intake: Feb every year
  • Tuition Fees: $30,300 per year
  • Entry Requirement: IELTS 7(7) and GPA 5 out of 7 and one year of full-time equivalent study, as part of their Bachelor degree or equivalent, relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum (Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technologies), which includes a minimum half a year of equivalent study relevant to one of the learning areas of the primary school curriculum.

This industry-relevant postgraduate qualification is for students who have already completed a three-year bachelor degree and would like to increase their employment prospects with an early childhood qualification.

The curriculum is practical in nature and is solely focused on the education of children from birth to eight years of age. Practical learning is a major component and you will complete four supervised placements in childcare, preschool/kindergarten and junior primary schools, totalling 80 days.


Contact SOL Edu today if you would like to know more about what The University of Adelaide is offering and the course entry requirements.

Flinders University

Flinders has a vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

Flinders is ranked 266 in the world (THE World University Rankings 2022) and holds strong rankings such as being ranked No. 1 in Australia for postgraduate employment (QILT 2021 Graduate Outcomes Survey – longitudinal), No. 1 South Australian university for learner engagement, skills development, student support (undergraduate), and for overall educational experience and full-time employment (postgraduate) (The Good Universities Guide 2022).

Flinders University degrees are industry-linked and accredited. Over 70% of Flinders programs include work integrated learning (WIL), which can be in the form of work placements such as clinical placements, internships, field education, vocational and professional practice, or projects with industry and community organisations. Through WIL you will improve your employability by gaining valuable practical experience in a workplace setting, directly related to the course you’re studying.

Located in Adelaide, Australia’s most affordable capital city and top 3 most liveable cities in the world. With three stunning Adelaide campus locations, Flinders offers you an authentic Australian campus experience. Renowned for its coastal views, Flinders’ Bedford campus provides modern buildings and facilities and easy access to major shopping centres, the central business district and local beaches. This includes the $63 million Student Hub and Plaza, which incorporates study spaces, retail stores, cafes and a bar. Flinders University is the only South Australian University with on-campus accommodation in the Adelaide metropolitan area.


Scholarship opportunities for International Students:

Flinders University is offering up to 50% full duration scholarship to eligible International Students.


Program Highlight:

Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) 2-year program

  • Intake: Mar every year
  • Tuition Fees: $37,200 per year
  • Entry Requirement: IELTS 7(7) and a completed Bachelor degree with at least one unit in human biology, physiology or anatomy.

The program prepares you to develop nursing skills, relate all aspects of body function with nursing practice, and continue gaining clinical experience in various health care settings. You will also explore complex health issues in nursing such as Indigenous health, nursing in a socio-political context, and mental illness. Topics cover areas such as the nursing profession and independent learning, contexts of nursing and primary health care, dimensions of physical and mental health, and pathophysiology and pharmacology.


Master of Speech Pathology

  • Intake: Mar and July every year
  • Tuition Fees: $34,500 per year
  • Entry Requirement: IELTS 7(7) and Applicants must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline other than social work; and must also have completed the equivalent of one year full-time (36 units) of social science (as defined by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia ie education, psychology, law, political science, history, accounting, economics, marketing, sociology, management, geography etc) topics. Applicants with less than a year of full-time study or who have no social science studies in their tertiary studies should apply for the Graduate Certificate in Society and the Individual (CRICOS code 0101000) to meet this requirement.

The program teaches you to research, analyse and articulate a framework for inclusive and ethical professional social work practice. You will develop the skills to identify the cultural context of various approaches and their relevance to specific situations and populations, and to delineate the connections between interpersonal practice, social policy and research. Topics cover areas such as social work with diverse populations, complexities in work with children and families, mental health through the life course, and trauma and resilience.

Apart from these three public universities, if you are interested to study at a private university in Adelaide, please contact SOL Edu today and one of our professional education counsellor will contact you as soon as possible and give you the best option.


Contact SOL Edu today if you would like to know more about what The University of Adelaide is offering and the course entry requirements.

Vocation studies option in Adelaide

Similar to other states and territories, TAFE South Australia is government school in Adelaide offering hundreds of vocational programs.

Each year hundreds of international students from more than 65 countries choose to study our courses.

TAFE SA has partnered with the University of South Australia, The University of Adelaide and Flinders University to offer packaged offers in a variety of fields. Over 90% of TAFE SA graduates go direct to university of their chosen career upon completion of their qualification.

At TAFE SA, you will develop the skills employers want. We have strong relationships with business and industry, ensuring our courses are relevant and up-to-date. Our lecturers are all highly experienced, and they are active in their fields of expertise. Our teaching methods blend theory with hands-on, practical learning using industry-standard facilities and technology, so when you complete your course, you are job-ready.

Many of our courses include industry work placements as part of the course program. These work placements give you first-hand experience of the workplace, allowing you to test your skills and make valuable industry connections.


Program highlight:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery + Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery + Diploma of Hospitality Management 2-year package Jan/Jul Intake
  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering 2-year Jan/Jul Intake
  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology + Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis + Diploma of Automotive Technology 2-year package Jan/Jul Intake


Private Colleges options:

In Adelaide, apart from TAFE SA, there are some other private colleges also offering vocational programs such as Le Cordon Bleu, ILSC, Alliance College, Quality College of Australia, Australia Education Group, Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology and Queensford College etc. Contact SOL Edu today if you would like to know more about vocational studies in Adelaide!


Contact SOL Edu today if you would like to know more about what The University of Adelaide is offering and the course entry requirements.

Employment opportunities in Adelaide

When you study in Adelaide, you’ll have opportunities to meet people working in your field. You’ll be taught by leading academics with strong industry connections. The ties between industry, academia and research can create opportunities for you to develop your networks or find suitable work placements.


There are amazing career opportunities in exciting industries after graduation in Adelaide, including:

  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Resources and Energy
  • High Technology
  • Defence and Space Industries
  • Creative Industries


Life in Adelaide.

Adelaide City

North Terrace is known as Adelaide’s cultural boulevard. Take a stroll and you’ll find many attractions including the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum, the State Library of South Australia, Government House and Old and New Parliament House. The Mortlock Wing located within the State Library of South Australia in particular has amassed an international following and is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful libraries of the world.

North Terrace

Lot Fourteen, also located on North Terrace, is in the throes of development to be Australia’s first creation and innovation neighbourhood. The seven-hectare site is emerging as the nation’s leading entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting start-ups, researchers, mentors and investors across the world’s fastest growing sectors. The Australian Space Agency is preparing to join other global-leading companies such as Chamonix, Myriota and Defence and Space Landing Pad at the site.

The Adelaide Park Lands

The Adelaide Park Lands is the world’s only ‘city in a park’. Spanning across 9.4 square kilometres, the Park Lands serves as Adelaide’s playground. The unique playspaces dotted throughout encourages exploration and adventure and are also equipped with extensive sporting and barbeque facilities.

The Adelaide Riverbank

The Adelaide Riverbank is the heart of the city’s cultural, recreational, sporting and academic activities. Offering sweeping views across the River Torrens, it encompasses many of South Australia’s most meaningful and significant public spaces and landmarks including the iconic Adelaide Oval, Elder Park, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Adelaide Casino.

Beaches and Coastline

You’ll love the sun and sand at Adelaide’s pristine beaches that stretch 70 kilometres along the city’s beautiful coastline. You can catch a tram to one of Adelaide’s most popular beachside destination - Glenelg, for a spectacular sunset. Or take a trip to explore the Fleurieu Peninsula towns of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Goolwa, and spend the day at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Learn more about 5 of the best beaches in Adelaide

Adelaide Hills

If you take a short 20-minute drive east of the city, you’ll find yourself in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. You can feed the kangaroos and cuddle a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park, pick fresh strawberries from Beerenberg, and enjoy a stroll down the main street in Hahndorf- Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.

Be sure to visit Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens for some breathtaking views, and Mount Lofty Summit for picturesque panoramic view over Adelaide’s city skyline.

Regional South Australia

If there’s one place you must visit while you’re in South Australia, it’s Kangaroo Island. Located only minutes from the mainland, it is the nation’s third largest island and a sanctuary of wildlife, rugged landscapes and pristine beaches.

If you’d like to get a true Australian outback experience, head to the Flinders Ranges. Offering some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the country, Flinders Ranges is a place rich in Aboriginal history and home to a vast array of wildlife that will take you on a remarkable adventure.

You can’t beat the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula if fishing is your thing. Here you can feast on oysters, fish for whiting and walk along pristine sandy beaches. And to get your adrenaline pumping, you can even dive with sharks in Port Lincoln.

Wine Regions

The Barossa Valley is one of the world’s finest wine regions. And it’s just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, so it’s the perfect weekend getaway after a long week of study.

The Fleurieu’s world famous McLaren Vale is only a short 45-minute drive from Adelaide. Nestled just in from the stunning Fleurieu coastline, McLaren Vale is a wine lover’s paradise known for its strong Shiraz and rich Cabernet Sauvignon.

Get your friends together for a weekend in the rolling Clare Valley countryside. The best way to explore is by bike along the 35km Riesling Trail. It’s an easy ride among the vines that will take you right to many of the area’s best restaurants, cafes and wineries.

Migration Opportunities after graduation in Adelaide

Additional Post Study Work Rights in Adelaide

An extra year of post-study work rights (subclass 485 visa) is available for graduates of South Australian institutions who have completed a higher education or postgraduate qualification and maintained residence in South Australia as a holder of a first Temporary Graduate Work Visa (Subclass 485).

Graduates must apply for their first 485 visa, and if they have resided in South Australia for the duration of this visa, can then apply for the additional year. Existing Temporary Graduate visa holders may be eligible, provided they can meet the requirements. Students studying offshore might also be eligible to apply for the 485 visa; find out more. Hong Kong passport holders may stay for 5 years.


Post Study Work Rights Scenarios

This table shows the number of years of post study work rights available to international students that study in Adelaide, South Australia based on the qualification achieved.

The additional year of post study work rights is not available to international students studying in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.



Scenario Other cities Adelaide
Bachelor’s Degree 2 years 3 years
Masters by Coursework or Master by Research Degree 3 years 4 years


Completing your studies in Adelaide gives you other advantages when considering a career in Australia:

  • Bonus points towards skilled migration to Australia
  • Additional points towards the Federal points test for the Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa and the new Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa commencing in November 2019
  • More flexible state nomination in Australia requirements
  • Priority application processing with the Department of Home Affairs

If you would like to know more about the migration pathway for South Australia graduates, please contact SOL Edu and Migration, one of our Registered Migration Agents will be in touch as soon as possible.