What is ADFA?


Receive service training while studying for your degree, earn a salary while learning, and graduate with a rewarding job and no HELP debt.

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Learn to lead while taking a degree

Forged from a unique partnership between the ADF and the University of New South Wales, the Australian Defence Force Academy offers world-class education plus cutting edge military and leadership training.

On our Canberra campus, in addition to being expertly trained in the art of leadership and management, you'll undertake a degree in Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science or Technology.


Get an education that gives you more

Where else will you be paid to take a degree, have no uni fees, and walk straight into work on graduation? At ADFA you'll receive all this and more:


A unique education that sets you up for life

Access to sports clubs and exercise facilities

Free medical services and dental care

Subsidised food and accommodation

A starting salary of $40,910 plus generous Super

No Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) fees


Explore life at ADFA

Experience a campus tour

Meet officer cadets and midshipmen and check out where they live, study, train and play.

Discover ADFA

Find out how ADFA combines military training with a university lifestyle.

ADFA Open Day

Tour the campus, talk with students, check out the latest military equipment and learn about courses on offer.


Are you already studying at uni?

You could be eligible for a Defence University Sponsorship, having your remaining fees paid and receiving a salary as you complete your degree course at an accredited university.