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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.

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Application timelines and process

Applications for 2019 are now open through SATAC. All the information you need to know about the application and selection process is available on the SATAC website.

Keep an eye out for upcoming events which may assist you in evaluating your choices or applying for a degree.

Apply via SATAC

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Check

Make sure you have your preferences in order of what you would like to be offered, with your first preference as the degree you most want to study. You may also wish to consider adding other pathways to your application such as the Foundation Studies or a Diploma program through the UniSA College. Also make sure you check to see if you are eligible for Guaranteed Entry. If you would like to speak to a UniSA staff member about your options, contact Future Students Enquiries on 8302 2376.

Remember to pay your SATAC application fee. If you don’t you won’t be eligible to receive an offer.

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Respond

An undergraduate offer round will take place on 20 December 2018, shortly after year 12 results are released. This round will only consider first preferences.

First preference offers will be made to most UniSA undergraduate degrees, although offers will not be made to the strict quota programs listed below until January when all preferences are considered.

Strict quota programs not included in the 20 December 2018 offer round:

  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

Most university offers to all preferences are made in January and February.

You will receive your offer via an email from SATAC. Read your SATAC email carefully for important information about responding to your offer and the degree enrolment process. The SATAC website also provides you with all offer round dates. Offers will continue to be made in February and March for degrees where places are still available.

Applications are also accepted for mid-year enrolment for many UniSA degrees. Offers to commence mid-year are made between April and early August. Speak with our Future Student Enquiries team regarding the degrees available to commence midyear.

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 lapse date shown on your offer email. 

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Prepare

Very soon after receiving your offer, you will receive an email from 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 email. You can plan your timetable, enrol, check dates, attend orientation and prepare for lectures to begin from early March for most degrees.

Information for new students

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.

Applying through SATAC

Applications for 2019 are now open through SATAC. All the information you need to know about the application and selection process is available on the SATAC website.

Keep an eye out for upcoming events which may assist you in evaluating your choices or applying for a degree. 

Apply via SATAC

Applying directly to UniSA

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

  • Diploma in Languages
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Graduate Certificate in Film and Television
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (Catholic Education)
  • Graduate Certificate in Space Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting
  • Graduate Certificate in Compositing and Tracking
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Master of Science in Data Science (International)

Apply via Apply Online

Applications for the following degrees are direct to UniSA Business School.

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

Apply directly to the Business School


Prepare

Very soon after receiving your offer, you will receive an email from 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 student email. Plan your timetable, enrol, check dates, attend orientation and prepare for lectures.

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:

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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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Receive your conditional offer

Once you complete the eligibility checker, if you're eligible you’ll receive an email with your conditional offer to start studying with UniSA Online. It will have all the information you need to complete your application.

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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.

Higher degree by research applications

Are you interested in applying to do a research degree at the University of South Australia? Research degree applications are made through our Apply Online facility, a secure step-by-step online service. The majority of research degree scholarships offered by the University of South Australia are also applied for using Apply Online.

But before you apply you need to do some research on your research. Follow our six-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.

Higher degree by research applications

Are you interested in applying to do a research degree at the University of South Australia? Research degree applications are made through our Apply Online facility, a secure step-by-step online service. The majority of research degree scholarships offered by the University of South Australia are also applied for using Apply Online.

But before you apply you need to do some research on your research. Follow our six-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 use our enquiry form.

Choose the best program 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.

Use our MyCareerMatch tool to help you decide

If you are unsure where to begin and you're an Australian student, 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 outlining information about your personality style and a list of career options, which are complementary to your natural strengths and talents.

MyCareerMatch

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