Relocating to study
The following are helpful hints and things to explore before you consider relocating to Adelaide.
Explore your study options
Visit our website to find out more about your study options at UniSA including what you will study, entry requirements, including prerequisites and career outcomes, and more.
Research scholarship opportunities
UniSA offers a wide range of scholarships including rural and regional specific grants, like the Cowan Regional Grant, and others that are not specific to your study location such as the Don Hawke Memorial Grant. Research options early so you can apply for assistance – even a small scholarship will reduce the stress of relocating costs.
Look into accommodation options
If you’re considering living in a residential college it is important to start the application process early. Our websites details your accommodation options and provides details about our accommodation service to assist you to find the right living situation. Once you have worked out the basics like where to live, how much you want to spend, and what type of dwelling, we have advisors and a rental database to help you search for a new home. Additional costs related to your accommodation and living situation are also to be expected.
Once you've made the move, the following are things to consider.
Access the support services available
For any challenges you face from administration to accommodation issues, personal health to essay writing support, UniSA has support services for you. Campus Central on each campus, or online services, can help direct your question.
Find your way to uni
It is important to plan how you will get to uni. You can make the most of Adelaide being a smaller capitalcity and drive, cycle or catch public transport to your campus. Parking at the suburban campuses is very cheap, and bike storage and showers are available at all campuses. A Campus Connector bus service also runs between Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses.
Connect with Career Services
Part-time or full-time work can assist with financial obligations but can also provide opportunities to develop skills and gain experience in the work force. Our Career Services Team can provide advice on building your employability, and finding paid work or unpaid opportunities that will help you get experience in your chosen field.
Consider a student exchange
Get more than just a university education while you’re at UniSA and consider a student exchange, global volunteer program, field placement, or leadership program overseas. Travel grants are available, and links to international institutions can lead to further study or even employment opportunities in another country.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College