Living in Adelaide

Adelaide is Australia's most liveable city and the 3rd most liveable city in the world.

Located in South Australia and home to over 30,000 international students from more than 100 countries, Adelaide has a growing reputation as an educational hub of choice. Ranked in the top 10 friendliest cities in the world, Adelaide is a safe and welcoming city thanks to its free metro public transport, walkability and easy-going population.

Affordable living

Boasting savings of up to 14% compared to Sydney and Melbourne, students can afford to enjoy all that Adelaide has to offer including beautiful beaches, hidden laneways full of food and wine, and day trip destinations.

Affordable living

Accommodation options

On offer is an impressive portfolio of University-managed student accommodation options. Located close to campus in the heart of the city, our students are in the middle of the action. 

Accommodation

Work while you study

Working a part-time job whilst studying is a great way for students to meet new people, build skills, and earn while they learn, with most student visa holders able to work up to 40 hours per fortnight

Work while you study

Post-study work opportunities 

With Adelaide classified as a regional city, international graduates from the University of Adelaide are eligible to apply for an extra year of post-study work rights. This also includes priority processing on regional visas as well as access to a larger selection of occupations through the regional occupations list. 

Post-study work opportunities

Map of Adelaide

Fast facts

  • Adelaide has a population of 1.3 million
  • Over 5000km of pristine coastline in South Australia
  • Warm and sunny Mediterranean climate
  • 18 world-class wine regions
  • Gateway to the great Australian outback
  • Major international airport
  • Our Central Market is the largest undercover food market in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Home to the second-largest arts festival in the world, the Adelaide Fringe Festival

Source: EIU 2021, Conde Nast 2018