Kathleen Lumley College acknowledges the Kaurna people, the original custodians of the Adelaide Plains and the land on which our College is built. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.


Scholarship Applications for 2021 are now open!

Welcome to Kathleen Lumley College

Kathleen Lumley College is the only dedicated postgraduate residential college in South Australia. Although we are primarily affiliated with the University of Adelaide, we welcome applications from students studying PhDs, Masters, or Honours at any recognised tertiary institution, as well as postdoctoral researchers and visiting academics. Over the years, our residential students have also come from UniSA, Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University, studying both research higher degrees and coursework postgraduate programs. We are non-denominational and draw students from a broad range of countries, ethnicities and creeds.


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Purpose-built accommodation is available for up to 81 residents. Most of the rooms have their own bathrooms, and 21 rooms and two flats are air-conditioned. Computer suites, Wi-Fi in most rooms, recreation facilities, regular very popular formal evenings and ready access to a number of nearby gyms and sportsfields make for an ideal environment for students who are looking for a place to work and to enjoy.

Those who are interested in broadening their worldview have the opportunity to attend regular public lectures, workshops and seminars, with regular visits from prominent international academics and industry professionals. The College offers Scholarships and Bursaries to students who qualify for these. They are awarded annually on a competitive basis.