South Australia in brief
- 38,000 international students | 266,000 domestic students
- 1.7 million population (1.3M in Adelaide)
- High quality education across schools, Vocational Training, Universities and English Language Colleges
- Additional year of post-study work rights for graduates with a Higher Education qualification who remain in South Australia
- Industry exposure for international students
- Universities ranked in top 2% of world
Adelaide is South Australia’s vibrant capital city and its economic, educational and cultural hub.
strong industries, connected with future graduates
South Australia is known as an economic hub for industries including Health and Medical, Tourism, Energy and Minerals, Defence and Space, IT, Food and Agribusiness and Creative Industries.
It is also famous for its globally recognised wine industry and international arts and culture festivals, which attract thousands of international visitors every year.
The Australian Space Agency is based in Adelaide, located amongst a thriving start-up ecosystem attracting global investment and talent to the city. Adelaide is also host to global technology leaders Microsoft, NEC, BAE Systems and the big four accounting firms.
There’s ample opportunity for international students to participate in internships and find part-time employment whilst studying in Adelaide. After graduation, students are often in high demand, as universities and other education institutions in Adelaide have cultivated a strong reputation for developing graduates of international distinction. Adelaide graduates develop their own unique voices, perspectives and skills — an asset to any company.
A career advantage
South Australia’s well developed education sector offers almost every possible course and discipline, but there’s a strong focus on studies that align to future growth industries, both in Adelaide and internationally.
Adelaide is the perfect place for international students to study and start their careers.
To further support international students to grow their career in Adelaide, students that graduate with a Higher Education qualification in Adelaide can receive an additional year of post-study work rights.