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AUSTRALIAN
DEFENCE FORCE
ACADEMY


The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a unique university where you'll be paid a salary to study a degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) while enjoying the great facilities and vibrant lifestyle on campus. Along the way, you'll also undertake military leadership training and learn to become an officer in Australia's Navy, Army or Air Force.

Why ADFA?

  • Paid a salary to study
  • Best student-to-teacher ratio in the country
  • No Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt
  • Graduate with a guaranteed job
  • Free healthcare and subsidised accommodation

ADFA offers a range of UNSW undergraduate degrees, including Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science and Technology. In your first year, you will receive a salary package of $39,525 (excluding superannuation), plus all of your tuition fees are covered.

DEGREE + JOB

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APPLICATION PROCESS

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