Adelaide, Australia

University of Adelaide Partnership

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Program Overview


Hop off Australia’s beaten path and get to know an affordable, livable city, 10 miles from the coast. Located in the center of the city on a leafy, riverside campus, the university is known for a broad STEM selection. It is consistently highly ranked for computer science, physical sciences, and more, and collaborates with industry and the national government on research. Tours to places like the lush Barrossa Valley and the stunning coastline along the Great Ocean Road take you beyond the city to get to know more of Australia’s unique landscapes 

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Fall: April 1
Spring: Oct. 25

Minimum GPA


Credit load



Apartment/Flat, Single Room Option

Instruction language


Language prerequisites


Visa required?

Yes. Learn more.

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To explore University of Adelaide courses, open the University of Adelaide online course catalog.

Lab & Field Trip Fees
Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.


Australian Government | Department of Education | CRICOS: 00123M
Australian Government | Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency | TEQSA: PRV12105

You may enroll in undergraduate courses for which you are qualified and in which space is available. Course descriptions in the online course catalog (see above) include prerequisites you must fulfill in order to enroll in each course.
For each course that you list on your preference form, be sure to check the following:

  • When determining which courses to take, please bear in mind that the Australian academic system is an intensive, three-year program.
  • First-year (1000-level) courses are appropriate for departments in which you have little or no prior experience.
  • Second-year (2000-level) courses will be equivalent to advanced sophomore or junior-level U.S. courses.
  • Third-year (3000-level) courses will be equivalent to senior-level U.S. courses.
  • Fourth-year (4000-level) courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student. 6. Remember, in Australia, U.S. fall semester = semester 2 and U.S. spring semester = semester 1. Be sure to select courses for the correct semester you are studying abroad.

You can gain practical experience in addition to your classes at the University of Adelaide with an internship. Various internships are available at placements in businesses, nonprofit organizations, government offices, and community volunteer centers in Adelaide. Internships are worth the equivalent of 4 U.S. semester credit hours, which you may take in place of one elective class.

Eligibility for an internship placement is dependent on a variety of factors including but not limited to, requirements set by the host organization, your knowledge and interests, and project availability by organization. Students are required to demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment during the internship process and must present the Internships Office with a professional resume and transcript. GPA may be also considered as part of the internship placement selection, however it is not a determining factor. Internships should be organized after admission to the university but prior to arrival. To learn more, visit the University of Adelaide Student Internships website.



  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) full-time year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

Recommendation Letter
Not required. An internship site may request a reference letter before placement is finalized.


Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects classes taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.


Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are a selection of activities and excursions from previous terms; options may vary for your program. Due to the seasonal nature of many of program activities, we cannot guarantee a specific activity or excursion will be available in a given term or program.


  • Adelaide City Food and Street Art Discovery Tour: Adelaide, often named one of the world’s most livable cities, features exciting food markets, seasonal festivals, and graffiti lanes that keep the city vibrant. Discover all that downtown has to offer during this tour, including the Adelaide Central Market known for the best produce in Australia and tastings including artisan cheeses, bush tucker, and fresh seasonal produce.
  • Victor Harbor Tour: Victor Harbor is a beautiful coastal town away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Adelaide. Stunning beaches and historic architecture make this town an insightful place to visit, with attractions including an alpaca farm, a horse-drawn tram, and a Seal Island tour.
  • NACE Competencies Workshop: Mastering the eight U.S. National Association of Colleges and Employers competencies is essential preparation for college graduates. This IFSA staff workshop helps you make meaningful links between your study abroad experience and career readiness.
  • Farewell Dinner: Savor the memories and experiences of your time in Australia during a final delicious dining experience with your IFSA family.
  • Great Ocean Road Adventure: Adelaide students are invited to join the Melbourne-based students on this weekend getaway. Travel to the beautiful coastal town of Anglesea—gateway to the 150-mile-long Australian National Heritage Site—for an unforgettable overnight trip. Stay at an eco-resort and enjoy nocturnal animal spotting, coastal hikes, and fossil hunting on this stunning coast.
  • AFL Match: Australian football, created by Australian cricket players to stay fit during winter, is Australia’s most popular sport. Before the excursion, you’ll get to know Australian Football League culture and rules—and learn the local team song, sung by the victorious team and its fans at the end of every game.
  • Barossa Valley Day Trip: The Barossa Valley is famous for its fertile vineyards and traditional wineries. The tour includes visits to beautiful wineries, the historical town of Hahndorf with its original German-style architecture, and a traditional mettwurst sausage and Barossa cheese tasting.

Housing and Meals


Apartment/Flat, Single Room Option




IFSA students live at Scape Waymouth apartment complex, operated by an independent student housing partner.  

  • Location: Waymouth Street, a 25-minute walk or 15 minutes by public transportation to the university.  
  • Living space: Furnished co-ed apartments that house five to seven students in individual bedrooms (singles), each with private bathroom. Kitchen with oven, microwave, and refrigerator; kitchen ware essentials provided. Lounge space. Complete bedding kit provided.  
  • Meals: No meal plan. Students prepare or purchase meals, and often tell us cooking together is a fun, social part of the day. 
  • Other details: Internet included. On-site residence assistance. 24-hour security. Utilities included. On-site laundry facilities. Indoor and outdoor common social areas, including game rooms and big screen TV.  
  • Nearby: Close to Adelaide’s premiere entertainment precinct, shops, and an endless choice of fantastic cafes and restaurants.

Dates and Fees

Term begins
Term ends
Program costs
Application deadline
Fall 2024
July 11, 2024
November 17, 2024
Spring 2025
Mid-Feb. 2025
Late June 2025
$23,475 (estimated)
Oct. 25, 2024
Fall 2025
Mid-July 2025
Mid-Nov. 2025
$23,475 (estimated)
April 1, 2025

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Emma Lynch

Emma Lynch

Student Engagement Manager