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International Education

South Australia’s international education sector supports industries in the state to be globally competitive by aligning with knowledge-intensive business models, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Here in South Australia, international education providers and institutions can collaborate with world-leading industry players to partner on R&D and commercialisation capability in partnership with our major institutions.

Investing in International Education

South Australia’s business environment encourages and enables education institutions to have greater interface with academia, providing easy access to skilled workers and establishing rapid capability.

The world-leading capability in our state’s education sector across industries provides the opportunity to access multiple specialisations such as space, defence and digital-tech in one place, and is aligned with industry and the needs for a future skilled workforce.

Investment advantages

South Australia is a place where industry, government and business foster innovation and entrepreneurship. We have an advanced environment for new start-ups and an ecosystem for growing technology and creative enterprises.

Adelaide’s size offers expansion opportunities for locations across the city and improved government flexibility to fast-track key infrastructure within the international education sector.

Our international education sector attracts approximately 45,000 student enrolments to South Australia each year which drive new investment in construction and services, boosting retail, hospitality and tourism.

Connected ecosystem

Our international education sector is well connected across academia, industry and research and development and, with the assistance of targeted career and migration programs, South Australia attracts international students and retains them post-graduation.

We work closely with StudyAdelaide, South Australia’s leading agency promoting Adelaide as a destination for international students. StudyAdelaide also delivers a comprehensive support program to ensure students have a rewarding experience during their time in the state, and advocates for the international education sector.

South Australia's key education institutions for international students include The University of Adelaide, Flinders University, University of South Australia, Torrens University Australia, TAFE SA and South Australian Government Schools.