These days, an increasing number of international students are selecting South Australia as their study destination in Australia. There are plenty of reasons why South Australia has become the first choice amongst international students. Read on.

A Great Choice of Universities

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is home to three long-established universities named as Flinders University, the University of Adelaide, and University of South Australia. These universities have been tremendously popular with international students since a long time, and uphold its high international rankings.

Flinders University is running an exchange program of students with a number of leading universities in Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and the U.S. As a part of this program, the university allows students to study in their institute for one or two semesters.

The University of Adelaide has also introduced ‘Study abroad and Exchange’ program that allow international students, who are already enrolled in respective universities outside Australia, to study in Adelaide university for one or two semesters.

The University of South Australia has world-class infrastructure and technology which make it a leading international university of Australia. The progressive environment backed by modern values assist international students in exploring a new culture and a quality education that will equip them for their professional as well as personal goal achievement.

In addition, Adelaide has many other renowned and reputed universities like Carnegie Mellon University from the America and University College London from the UK.

English Language Courses

South Australia offers a plethora of options to international students and migrants looking for English languages schools or classes; SA Adelaide Language Center, South Australia College of English, Cente for English Language at the University of South Australia, Intensive English Language Institute at Flinders University, University of Adelaide English Language Centre are to name a few.

One of the Best Places to Live and Study

South Australia is country’s fastest growing and most lively region, surrounded by a heart-stopping natural setting. Adelaide, the capital of South Australian territory, is too a dynamic and beautiful city surrounded by spectacular beaches, magnificent green park lands and jaw-dropping blue skies. It features a large number of chic cafes, restaurants and much more one can expect from a bustling and modern Australian city.

South Australia provides the international students with high-quality accommodation facilities and affordable lifestyle. The region is internationally recognized for its commitment towards art and culture.

It hosts a chain of festivals throughout the year, and hence it is nicknamed as the festival state of Australia. Stable political and economic environment of the region make it safe and sophisticated place to get around for international students. Studying in South Australia is a once-in-a-life-time kind of opportunity; the state has a lot to offer to everyone who visits it or stay there.

South Australia is home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals. It’s the gateway to the Barossa, Flinders Ranges and outback and Kangaroo Island.

Host to major events, such as the Tour Down Under, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide, South Australia loves a great party. When you visit, you will understand why experienced travellers come back time and time again.


The weather in South Australia has beautiful, long summers and mild winters. In summer, temperatures often soar above 35 degrees Celsius (°C). That’s 95° Fahrenheit! It’s perfect holiday weather but make sure you cover up and wear sunscreen.

Capital city Adelaide
Voted Australia’s most liveable city, there are direct flights to Adelaide from major Asian airports and all Australian capital cities. Interstate coaches and trains also service Adelaide, including The Ghan transcontinental train which takes you from the south to the north of Australia. The Ghan passes through the red centre, via Alice Springs and onto tropical Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Indulge in some retail therapy while in Adelaide, a cosmopolitan city which is surrounded by parklands. Stroll along the North Terrace boulevard and visit the many art galleries and museums. Visit giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi at the Adelaide Zoo.

Explore more than 700 restaurants, cafés and pubs, serving food from around the world. The Adelaide Hills and metropolitan beaches are just 20 minutes drive from Adelaide City and are also hubs of great cafés and restaurants.
To get the most out of your time in South Australia spend some time in the city before heading out to the country regions by car or plane.
The Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale and are all just a short drive from Adelaide.

Country regions

South Australia is the wine and seafood capital of Australia; where the Murray River meets the sea; and the gateway to the South Australian outback. The Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island are unique and spectacular and are places as of great cultural, natural and spiritual significance. World Heritage Listed caves are found at Naracoorte on the Limestone Coast.

The South Australian coastline is more than 3,800 kilometres long and is punctuated by towns, beaches, cliffs and jetties. Many coastal regions offer quality wines and fresh produce, including local seafood.
The South Australian coastline has fantastic fishing, boating and surfing. Head to Kangaroo Island, Fleurieu Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula or Limestone Coast for more brilliant coastal experiences.

The Murray River winds through South Australia on its way to meet the sea. Kick back and relax on a houseboat, or explore the river towns and wineries along the river.
So now you know a little more about South Australia and you have a good idea how large and diverse it is, it's time to explore the website and book your next South Australian holiday.
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