Australian applicants

You're an Australian student if you are an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or Australian or New Zealand Permanent Resident (including Humanitarian Visa holders).

Undergraduate degrees

If you are applying for one of UniSA’s 100% online degrees, apply directly to UniSA Online.

Choose

Gather all the information you need by exploring our website, reading our study and career guides, and connecting with us through our events. Choose what degrees you're most interested in and make sure you understand the entry requirements.

If you’re unsure where to begin, you may be interested in completing a MyCareerMatch profile. MyCareerMatch is an online tool that specialises in career profiles. The quiz will provide you with a personalised career report giving you information about your personality style and a list of career options, which are complementary to your natural strengths and talents. You can undertake the MyCareerMatch Quiz here.

If you have questions about your study options, connect with our Future Student Enquiries team or attend an event to learn more about studying with UniSA.

Live from 2 August 2021
Get involved in our Open Days either online or on-campus. You can access on demand presentations and information booths – anytime, anywhere. You can also step on campus and take a guided tour, explore your future learning facilities and connect with staff and current students.

Apply

Your journey to study with UniSA starts now – applications to study in 2022 open from 2 August 2021. You can apply through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) website. If you need help with your application, check out the video below:


With up to six preferences available in your application, make sure you have your preferences in the order of what you would like to be offered, with the degree you most want to study first. Consider adding other pathways to your application such as Foundation Studies or a Diploma program through our UniSA College.

For advice on your SATAC application, book in for an appointment with our Future Student Enquiries team for help structuring your preferences and entry pathways.

Don't forget to submit your application before 30 September 2021 to avoid the SATAC late fee!

Check and confirm

If you are applying using Year 12 results, check to see if you’re eligible for Adjustment Factors (bonus points) and confirm your Selection Rank (ATAR, including Adjustment Factors), by visiting SATAC’s self-service portal. Then, give our Future Student Enquiries team a call to talk through your study options. If you’re applying with other qualifications, get in touch with Future Student Enquiries for advice on your application and possible pathway options.

You could be eligible for UniSA’s Guaranteed Entry into your preferred degree by either achieving the guaranteed Selection Rank, using your Year 12 subject grades or if you have completed a Vocational Educational Training (VET) qualification. Check out our Guaranteed Entry calculators to explore your options.

It's important to confirm your preferences by the change of preference deadline to be considered for an offer. Also, don't forget to pay your SATAC fee. Otherwise you won't be eligible to receive an offer - be sure not to miss out!

Respond

If you are not awaiting Year 12 results, you may receive an offer from September onwards. Offers to students completing Year 12 in 2021 will begin in December. If you don’t receive an offer in this round, remember offers will continue to be made until late February. If you do receive an offer, read your SATAC email carefully for important information about responding to your offer and the program enrolment process.

If you receive an offer to your first preference you do not need to respond as SATAC will accept this on your behalf. If you receive an offer that was not your first preference, you will need to log on to the SATAC website and respond to your offer by the response date shown on your offer email.

Prepare

Your university adventure starts here. Visit your student portal for next steps, including our video on how to enrol and our enrolment checklist. You should also plan to attend Orientation, which will give you the opportunity to explore your campus, find lecture rooms, navigate through your online student portal and make new friends. Visit our New Students website for more information.

Postgraduate degrees

Applications to most postgraduate degrees are made online via SATAC (the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre). However, for some of our postgraduate degrees you will need to apply directly to UniSA. Visit UniSA’s midyear website to find a full list of degrees available for midyear applications and information about starting your studies midyear. 

Applying through SATAC

Your journey to study with UniSA starts now, with applications for 2022 study open!

Applications are made via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). All the information you need to know about the application and selection process is available on the SATAC website. Applications may close at any time, so apply as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out! Contact Future Student Enquiries if you have any questions about the application process. The team is here to help!

Keep an eye out for upcoming events which may help with your decision to choose a degree or see what university is all about.

Apply via SATAC

Applying directly to UniSA

Applications for the below degrees are submitted through our Apply Online portal.

  • Graduate Certificate in Education (Catholic Education)
  • Graduate Certificate in Space Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Aviation
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Master of Science in Data Science (International)

Apply via Apply Online

Applications for the following degrees are made directly through UniSA Business.

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Apply directly to UniSA Business


Respond

If you receive an offer to study at UniSA - congratulations! We can’t wait to welcome you to the UniSA community. Please make sure you read your offer email carefully as it contains important information about responding to your offer and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the next steps in your university journey.  

Prepare

Very soon after receiving your offer, you'll receive an email welcoming you to UniSA, detailing important information such as your UniSA network and email username and password details.

After you accept your offer, you can get started on the UniSA network and begin using your new student email. You can plan your timetable, enrol into your classes, check important dates, attend orientation and prepare for lectures. Check out the New Students website and watch the How to Enrol video to help you get started.

Information for new students

Applications for UniSA Online

The application process for UniSA Online degrees is direct through our online eligibility and application form. Four start dates are offered throughout the year so you can apply as soon as you’re ready. Just follow these simple steps:

Number 1

Check your eligibility

Take UniSA Online's eligibility checker and answer a few short questions to see if you're eligible. You'll be given an option to request a call back, continue your application or save it for later.

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Number 2

Gather your relevant documents

If you're eligible, you'll receive an email outlining the entry requirements and the relevant documentation you need in order to be considered.

Number 3

Complete your application and send through your documents

In order to proceed with your conditional offer, you’ll need to complete your application and provide required evidence of your previous study or work experience.

That’s it! Once you hit submit, your application will be assessed within three business days. One of our friendly UniSA Online Degree Advisers will contact you to give you the information you need to start your degree.

Research degree applications

Are you interested in applying to do a research degree at the University of South Australia? Research degree applications are made through a secure step-by-step online service.

All UniSA research degree applications are made to a specific project as listed on our research projects page. Some projects have living allowance scholarship funding, and all projects list the principal supervisor. 

Before you apply, please follow our step-by-step guide through the process of preparing your application to maximise your chances of success.

How to apply

International applicants

You're an international student if you are a temporary resident of Australia or New Zealand, or a citizen of any other country (where you don't have dual citizenship with Australia or New Zealand).

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

Set off on a new course in life by applying to become an international student at the University of South Australia. Just follow these four steps.

The University of South Australia does not charge an application fee.

Find the best program for you

Start your search and discover the possibilities

Start your search

Check entry requirements

Make sure you are aware of entry requirements for the University as well as individual program requirements.

Undergraduate – you must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country or a recognised Pathway or Foundation Studies Program. If you are an international student studying Year 12 in Australia you need to apply via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

Postgraduate – At a minimum you must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, to the required standard, from a recognised higher institution in Australian or the international equivalent and/or the equivalent professional work experience. The University offers both coursework and research degrees.

See if you need to apply through a registered UniSA Agent

Depending on your country of citizenship, you may be required to apply through a registered UniSA education agent unless you are already onshore in Australia. View the full list of countries by citizenship here.

You will also find a full list of registered UniSA agents on our website (Find an agent).

Find an agent

Apply using our online International Application System

Once you have found the program you wish to study, from the program's home page click 'apply online' which will take you to our easy to use online International Application System. What can you expect from UniSA’s new International Application System:

  •  A quick and easy to use online application form
  • Ability to track the progress of your application throughout the submission, assessment, offer and acceptance stages
  • Ability to download offer documents, submit your acceptance and make a payment through our secure online system

Apply online

Accept your offer

Follow our step-by-step guide to accepting your offer, then get excited preparing for student life in Adelaide.

Accept your offer

Important information

There is no closing date for submitting your application. Application outcomes will be advised within one to two weeks from the date we receive your application and all required supporting documentation. If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.

Research degree applications

Are you interested in applying to do a research degree at the University of South Australia? Research degree applications are made through a secure step-by-step online service.

All UniSA research degree applications are made to a specific project as listed on our research projects page. Some projects have living allowance scholarship funding, and all projects list the principal supervisor. 

Before you apply, please follow our step-by-step guide through the process of preparing your application to maximise your chances of success.

How to apply

Current UniSA students

Internal transfers

Students who wish to be considered for an internal transfer will need to complete the Internal Transfer between Programs form and submit to any Campus Central location. When submitting documents electronically please refer to the guidelines.

Apply for internal transfer

Further study

Please refer to the links below if you are a current student wishing to undertake another degree at UniSA.

Further study for Australian students Further study for International students

Not sure what you want to study?

If you're still undecided about your preferences or study options, why not attend one of our upcoming information sessions. We’re here to help you make an informed decision, if you have any further questions, please enquire or book an appointment

Choose the best degree for you

Aligning your passions and interests with your future career is easy at UniSA with over 200 world-class degrees to choose from. Start your search and discover the possibilities.

Need more information?

Contact our Enquiries team to discuss your individual options.

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