Cut-price postgrad courses at Uni Adelaide

With fewer international PG student bums on seats the university is looking to locals

The university is offering a 15 per cent price cut on tuition for alumni to study 120 postgrad programmes (exclusions apply). “It’s part of our commitment to lifelong learning” DVC A Jennie Shaw says.

It might also be part of a plan to replace international coursework postgrads.

Frank Larkins reports that Uni Adelaide was one of nine universities in 2019 where overseas students accounted for more than 70 per cent of postgraduate load. This was up from 26 per cent in 2001 and ahead of the national figure of 61 per cent of all PGs. Professor Larkins points out international postgrads are, or were, “a superior investment” for  universities because they are generally full-time on campus, making for cost-efficient delivery (CMM February 11).