The University of South Australia is a progressive and globally-engaged university, ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia* and awarded five QS Stars for Excellence. With nearly 32,000 students, including more than 5,500 international students, it provides a unique educational journey that combines five-star teaching# and real-world experience.
Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers industry-informed degrees and a practical approach to teaching and learning. Its graduates are global citizens, ready to create and respond to change.


  • Awarded 5 stars for excellence - 2018 QS Stars Ratings
  • Ranked in the top 50 universities under 50 worldwide by QS and THE World University
  • Ranked #25, 2019 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50
  • Ranked #26, 2018 THE Young University Rankings
  • Top 10 in Australia – Ranked 9th, 2018 THE World University Rankings
  • 97% of our assessed research is rated at or above world standard - 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)


Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced academic team, the University of South Australia continues to be a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy education, providing high-quality teaching and research-informed education. It is one of only four universities to be a member of the National Alliance for Pharmacy Education (NAPE) and is accredited by the Australia Pharmacy Council.


Students studying the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) at Taylor’s University have the option to transfer their credits to the University of South Australia at the end of their second year (minimum requirement CGPA 2.85), allowing them the opportunity to complete their 3rd and 4th year at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. Students will then be awarded their Bachelor of Pharmacy degree by the University of South Australia, allowing them to be registered and practice as pharmacists in Australia.

*Ranked 9th – 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 
# Rated five stars for excellence in teaching – 2018 QS Stars Ratings  
** Rated well above world standard research in pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences by the 2015 Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA)