South Australia is developing and growing dynamically, with an economy on the rise. Significant government and foreign investments have created a sophisticated ecosystem for the top education institutions, with post-graduate career opportunities and a huge demand for skilled workers.
Local industry enterprises continue to support projects underpinning development in housing, engineering and commercial construction to meet the needs of a growing and changing population, the business community and the government sector.
South Australia hosts a number of world-class universities specialising in a range of fields.
All universities in South Australia enjoy prestigious rankings in education and have the most modern research and teaching faculties, meeting the growing job market demands in the state.
South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, is a perfect place to live and study.
Adelaide is praised for being one of the cleanest, safest and most affordable cities in Australia.
This city has a Mediterranean climate, a mix of beautiful landscapes, beaches, rolling hills and a vibrant city centre.
Adelaide is the only Australian city to make it in the New York Times list of "Top 52 Places to Go in 2015" and the Lonely Planet’s 2014 top 10 cities to visit.
Statistics show that Sydney and Melbourne are 19 % more expensive than Adelaide and that Adelaide is 7 % more affordable than Perth and Brisbane.
There are four main universities in Adelaide: Flinders University, The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Torrens University Australia.
The University of South Australia was a world top 100 and the top six in Australia in the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Engineering and Technology.
A strong focus on internships and work placements by engaging with local and international industry trades have created real opportunities for post-graduate careers and permanent resident outcomes.
30 % of students are international, from over 80 countries. The remaining 60 % are Australian students.
The mix of local and international students at the university makes it one of the best nationality mixes in Australia and provides great networking opportunities.
Academics are experts in their field and are highly involved in research within the industry and the community. More than 70 % of academic staff hold doctoral qualifications.