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University of South Australia

UniSA was founded in January 1991 through the amalgamation of the South Australian Institute of Technology and the Magill, Salisbury and Underdale campuses of the South Australian College of Advanced Education.

Under the University’s Act, its mission was “to preserve, extend and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy, and to provide educational programs that will enhance the diverse cultural life of the wider community.”

A faculty structure was adopted in 1992, and in 1993 UniSA established the Australian Technology Network ( ATN ) with the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Curtin University of Technology in Perth, RMIT University in Melbourne and the University of Technology, Sydney. In 1994, the first two research institutes the Ian Wark Research Institute and the Institute for Telecommunications Research were established, followed in 1996 by the Flexible Learning Centre, which played a major role in facilitating strategic directions for improving teaching and learning.

In 1997, UniSA became one of the first universities to identify seven Graduate Qualities, which remain central to our teaching and learning framework, and adopted a Statement of Commitment to Aboriginal Reconciliation. A Statement of Strategic Intent was formalised in 1998 to clearly define the University’s character and objectives, and the current divisional structure replaced the faculty structure.

Central to the University’s evolution as a modern and diverse institution was Blueprint 2005, a $140 million project that saw the closure of the Underdale campus, the construction of major buildings at City West, City East and Mawson Lakes campuses, and the extension of others. Phase one was completed in early 2005 and phase two which included the construction of the Hawke Building at City West was completed in October 2007.

In 2008 a new Vision, Mission and Values statement was released as part of a new strategic direction, “New Horizons.”

South Australia University Campuses

UniSA provides accessible education to students throughout South Australia. In addition to our City West and City East campuses in the heart of Adelaide, and the nearby metropolitan campuses at Mawson Lakes and Magill, we also have campuses at Whyalla and Mount Gamber.

UniSA Courses

  • Area of Study and Research
  • Health and Science
  • Business
  • Education, Arts and Social Sciences
  • IT Engineering and Environment
  • UniSA College

University of South Australia Scholarships

  • Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarships and grants
  • Postgraduate Scholarships and grants
  • Research Degree Scholarships
  • International Degree Scholarships

Scholarship Highlights

  • UniSA Placement Grants
  • Equity Scholarships
  • Indigenous scholarships
  • International student scholarships

South Australia University Research

Rank in the top one – third of Australian universities for research income and in the top ten Australian universities for the percentage of academics who hold doctoral qualifications. The first Excellence in Research for Australia assessment showed that 70 per cent of our assessed research is at or above world – class standard. In several areas our research is performing well above world – class levels, a significant achievement given our short history as a university.

Research Degree

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Professional Doctorate
  • Masters by Research

South Australia University Contact Address

General Enquiries

University of South Australia,
GPO Box 2471,
Adelaide, South Australia 5001,
Phone No. : 1300 301 703,
Fax : +61 8 8302 2466,
Website :

Mt Gambier

Phone No. : +61 8 8721 8900.


Phone No. : 1800 808 957.

The University switchboard is attended from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. If you know the extension of the person you wish to contact, dial ( 08 ) 8302, followed by the last four digits of the extension.

Future Student Enquiries

101 Currie Street,
Adelaide, SA 5001,
Phone No. : (08) 8302 2376 / 1300 UNINOW ( local call cost ),
Fax : ( 08 ) 8302 9150,
Email :

The centre is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Campuses Address

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Important Dates
1Deadline for submission of the Online MBA applications form 10th December, 2012
2Announcement of Shortlist based on CAT scores 15th January.2013
3Candidates to give center preferences for GD / Interview :15th April, 2013
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4GD / Interview start : 3rd week of May 2013
5Announcement of admission offers :10th June, 2013
6Admission of Selected students :29th July, 2013
7Freshmen Orientation Program : 30 - 31st July, 2013
8Registration for courses :1st August, 2013

* Note : interstate, overseas, SA country and Whyalla callers wishing to call the Whyalla extension should use 8647 ( instead of the 830 ) followed by the last four digits of the extension, for example 26111 would become 8647 6111 ( ie omit the 2 ).

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