Studying in Adelaide

Education hub

Education is an important aspect of Adelaide's culture with further education institutions forming part of the city's identity.

  • TAFE SA has its Adelaide Campus and Adelaide College of the Arts in the city's west end.
  • University of Adelaide has its main campus on North Terrace.
  • University of South Australia has two city campuses: one at either end of North Terrace.
  • Carnegie Mellon University and University College London have both established bases in Victoria Square in the centre of Adelaide.
  • A number of foundation colleges offering pre-university qualifications also operate within the CBD.

City life

The growth of campus life and student apartments and townhouses give the city a youthful and cosmopolitan demographic. The city of Adelaide has:

  • a thriving arts scene including the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Samstag and several smaller galleries including The Jam Factory and Urban Cow Studio
  • great restaurants, with clusters centred around Rundle, Gouger and Hutt Streets as well as Chinatown
  • nightlife options, including pubs, bars, nightclubs and karaoke bars
  • ample shopping outlets, including supermarkets and the famous Adelaide Central Markets.

Getting around

Public transport services offer daily bus, tram and train routes, linking central Adelaide with the suburbs.

All metropolitan TAFE SA campuses are serviced by the public transport system; see our campus pages for more information.

The Adelaide Metro website has a list of routes and timetables as well as a list of free services running within the central business district.