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One of the world's most liveable cities

Adelaide is ranked 10th in the world's most liveable cities - 2019 Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index

The University of South Australia is located in Adelaide - Australia's education city and the capital of the state of South Australia. Adelaide is welcoming and multicultural and makes an ideal home away from home. It has all the advantages of big city life yet is small enough to get around easily. Adelaide has one of the highest standards of living of any city in the world, yet is one of the least expensive.

#10 Ranked as the World's 10th most liveable city

2019 Economic Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index

#26 Ranked top 30 for best student cities

2019 QS Best Student Cities

#1 World's Rising Star Destination

2017 trip.com Awards

#24 Top 52 Places to Go

2015 New York Times

Rated one of the World's Friendliest Cities

2018 Condé Nast Traveller Awards

Comfortable Climate

Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters.

Adelaide is considered to have a Mediterranean climate, which means students will enjoy four distinct seasons. People from Adelaide go out of their way to make sure there is a warm welcome waiting for international students when they first arrive here. Quite simply, it is a very pleasant place to live, work and study.


December - February
25°C - 35°C
Hot & dry


March - May
20°C - 25°C
Mainly dry


June - August
10°C - 15°C
Cool & wet


September - November
20°C - 25°C
Little rain

Fast Facts


Adelaide population: 1.3 million


Capital city: Adelaide


Language: English


Currency: AUD$