How to Apply or Change Your Preferences

Are you a domestic or international student? Choose an option below that relates to you and follow the instructions to apply for your degree of choice:


Applications for most of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are made online via SATAC (South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre).

Step-by-step guide to applying

  • STEP 1: Find your degree

    Find your degree

    Search Degree Finder for undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research degrees, subjects and careers.

  • STEP 2: Apply via SATAC

    Before applying, understand the eligibility and entry requirements. Look out for any prerequisites or assumed knowledge subjects. Some degrees do have additional entry requirements like interviews and auditions. Lastly, make sure you check out the important dates so you get your application in on time.

    Apply now via the SATAC website
  • STEP 3: Check your offer

    SATAC will only make one offer for the highest preference you are eligible for. This means the degree you want to study should be your first preference.

    If you need any advice about study options or entry requirements, call, chat, email or book an appointment with one of our advisers.

    Contact details

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders can also contact Wirltu Yarlu for more information.

  • STEP 4: Check or change your preferences

    A change of preference includes both changes to the order of existing preferences and the addition of new preferences to an application.

    You can check or change your preferences online via the My Application section of the SATAC website.

  • STEP 5: Accept your offer

    An offer email will be sent to the email address you provided on your SATAC application.

    If you receive an offer to your first preference, you do not need to respond, as SATAC will do this on your behalf. If you receive an offer that is not your first preference, log on to the SATAC website and respond by the date shown on your offer email.

  • STEP 6: Preparing for University

    After accepting your offer, we will send you an email outlining important information about getting started at the University, including your new University ID number.

    Now you can start to plan your timetable, enrol, attend orientation and begin your university journey. Good luck!

    You can also find out more information on the Current Students website.

Visit our International Students website and use our step-by-step guide to get your career started with a degree from the University of Adelaide.

Apply now