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

Already applied? Our applicants website will take you through what’s next, key dates and FAQs.

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

Number 1

Apply

Your journey to study with the University of South Australia starts now - applications for 2021 are open! Applications are made via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). Visit the SATAC website to find all the information you need to know about the application and selection process. Apply before December 1 for your application to be assessed in time for SATAC's main January offer round.

If you have questions about the application process, you can contact our Future Student Enquiries team before making a formal application via SATAC. 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.

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 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.

Apply via SATAC

Number 2

Check & Confirm

With up to six preferences available on 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. Make sure you check to see if you are eligible for Guaranteed Entry. 

If you are applying using your Selection Rank (ATAR), use our ATAR Degree Finder to discover which degrees you may be competitive for in your field of interest.

For advice on your SATAC application, book your Application Health Check for help with structuring your preferences, entry options, alternative pathways and an application review.

Don't forget to pay your SATAC fee. If you don't you won't be eligible to receive an offer. Be sure not to miss out!

Once you've applied, check out our Study in 2021 website for your next steps and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Number 3

Respond

The main January offer round will be on Friday 15 January 2021. This offer round will consider all UniSA degrees and preferences. Offers will be emailed by 9.00am. If you don’t receive an offer, there will be smaller offer rounds made after the main January offer round.

If you have completed results (from TAFE or RTO study, university study or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)) and you have paid your SATAC application fees, you may receive an early offer for entry into semester one (SP2) 2021. Early offer rounds only consider the first preference on your application, with all preferences considered in the main January offer round. Not all degrees will make offers in early offer rounds, so there is no need to worry if you don’t receive an offer in one of these rounds. Early offers are made on:

  • 22 October 2020
  • 12 November 2020
  • 3 December 2020

You will receive your offer via an email from SATAC. Read this email carefully for important information about responding to your offer and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the next steps in your university journey.  

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.

Applications are also open for midyear study for many UniSA degrees. Offers to start your studies midyear are generally made between April and early August. Speak with one of our friendly Future Students Enquiries team for more information on the degrees available to commence midyear.  

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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

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

There are a small number of degrees you can still apply for to start your studies midyear 2020! Visit UniSA’s midyear website to find a full list of degrees available for midyear applications and information about starting your studies midyear. 

Your journey to study with the University of South Australia starts now - applications for 2021 study are now open! 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.

  • 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 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.

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 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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