The University of South Australia welcomes students supported by loans from FIDERH (Fund for Development of Human Resources), a federal trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico.
Why Choose UniSA?
- We are ranked 26th worldwide in the QS Top 50 under 50 2018
- 97% of our research is at or above World Class, Excellence in Research Australia, 2015
- Top 150 in the world in Architecture/Built Environment, QS Subject Rankings 2018
- Top 150 in the world for Education, QS Subject Rankings 2018
- UniSA Business School ranked in the top 1% Worldwide. UniSA Business School is one of nine institutions in the country and 176 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,521 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.
UniSA is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS subject areas of:
- Art and Design
- Nursing - ranked number 50
We offer coursework programs and Research programs related to many of the FIDERH priority areas including:
- Health - Nutrition
- Accounting, Banking, Finance
- Marketing, Tourism
- Architecture, Design
We currently host a number of Latin American students. Find out more below from some of them and you can also hear more from other international students.
Master in Urban and Regional Planning (IMUB)
“What I enjoy most about UniSA is the flexibility of being able to choose from different elective courses that have different approaches to the program and adds to what you are focused on.
The teaching staff are great, most are very well renowned in their field and they make lectures interesting by also inviting other people to give lectures so we as students have another perspective on how to approach and solve issues. Most of the professors are very flexible and have an “open door” when it comes to enquiries form the students in case we need it.
The Student Engagement Unit, not only gives you advice on how to write an essay, or your resume, but also they have counselling, so if you feel home-sick or are not sure if the degree you chose is the one you really want, you can always make an appointment and seek help. They are very professional and will help you.”
Alejandro Ibarra Valenzuela
Master of Engineering (Civil)
"When I came to Australia I saw that everything was as good as I’d heard, so I’m really happy to be here.” When asked what Alejandro liked most about his degree, he said “Getting to know good people, a lot from other countries, good teaching and very good staff. My teachers know a lot in their teaching areas.”
Coming from overseas, Alejandro says UniSA made transitioning to a new country easier by helping him adjust to life in Australia.
“Everything is very different from Mexico so all was new for me, from the food and looking for places to live, and the lifestyle is pretty relaxed. UniSA host really good activities for international students, from the visit to the central market, to wild life parks and victor harbour, it helped me a lot in learning about Australian life”
Alejandro says his degree focuses on “the structures of buildings, design capabilities and strength of various forms of construction”. When he finishes his study he plans to go back to Mexico and apply the knowledge he has gained at UniSA.
Juan Carlos Mariscal Gomez
Executive Certificate in Space Studies
"Working with students and professionals from all over the world is really great. The lecturers and staff were awesome and the facilities exceeded my expectations."
Hear about UniSA from one of our experts in sustainable urbanisation and construction management Dr Jorge Ochoa Paniagua:
How to Apply
Research - Follow our six step guide on How to Apply for Research at UniSA. For a full list of our Research programs by research area please visit What you can study. For eligibility and other details please visit the FIDERH website.
As an international applicant it is your responsibility to be aware of any visa and other immigration requirements.
Life in Adelaide
Rated as one of the Top 5 most liveable cities – 5 years in a row (2016 Economist Intelligence Unit), Adelaide is a multicultural city with a vast choice of foods to cook at home as well as restaurants to enjoy. Adelaide is renowned for its affordability and quality of life. It is 19% less expensive than living in Sydney or Melbourne. This means you’ll be able to save more money to experience all the exciting opportunities that Adelaide has to offer.
If you are bringing dependent children between the ages of 5 and 17, you may be eligible for a fee waiver at South Australian government schools.
Before you leave home
We provide pre –departure resources online to help you prepare for your journey to Australia and we can also meet with you in country when our staff are in Mexico.
We’ll support you
Our dedicated International Sponsors team will provide special assistance and advice to our recognised sponsored students and sponsoring authorities. For more information on these services please visit Information for Sponsors or Sponsored Students . We also have a team of International Student Advisors on each campus who can assist you with academic or personal issues as well as providing Research Student resources including a dedicated Orientation program, workshops and online help.
Phone: 08 8302 0114
Check our calendar to see if we are visiting Mexico: unisa.edu.au/Calendar/
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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