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Choosing Adelaide

There's so much to love about Adelaide and South Australia!

The city was founded in 1836 and is the state capital of South Australia, with a current population of about 1.2 million people.

Affordable cost-of-living

Adelaide regularly achieves an excellent ranking as Australia's most affordable mainland capital city. In particular, the costs of accommodation and transportation are significantly less than in Sydney or Melbourne.**
** The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual World Wide Cost of Living Survey


Adelaide enjoys a Mediterranean climate: ranging from 16°C average maximum in Winter to 22°C in Autumn and Spring and 29°C during Summer.

Study environment

Adelaide is the safest, cleanest, greenest and most affordable Australian city in which to study. Its size and sense of comfort means it provides an atmosphere conducive to study.

Combine all of this with an institution that consistently ranks in the top 1% of University worldwide and you have the answer to why you should study at the University of Adelaide.


Adelaide is a friendly and multicultural city, offering a real sense of community as well as a wide range of attractions and entertainment. You want beaches? Festivals? Proximity to beautiful Australian nature and the Outback? Adelaide has all of this - and more!


Visit StudyAdelaide and the South Australian Tourism Commission to find out more.


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