Study abroad in Australia with IFSA

University of Adelaide Partnership

Program Overview

Ranked in the top 1% of world universities and a member of the Group of Eight, this is an ideal place for academic achievers that want to hop off Australia’s beaten path. Known for a broad STEM selection that includes computer science, the university is in the heart of a city touted as Australia’s best-kept secret for affordability, fabulous weather, festivals, and food.

 

 

Australian Government | Department of Education | CRICOS: 00123M

Australian Government | Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency | TEQSA: PRV12105

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

October 25

Minimum GPA

2.50

Credit load

15

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Adelaide Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

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.

As an IFSA student, you are entitled to 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.

INTERNSHIP

You can gain practical experience in addition to your courses in Australia with an internship. Various internships are available at placements in businesses, nonprofit organizations, government offices and community volunteer centers in Adelaide. Internships are are worth either 4 U.S. semester credits for a practical Internship or 8 U.S. semester credits for a research internship in Adelaide, which students may take in place of one or two elective classes depending on their choice.

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. GPA may be also considered as part of the internship placement selection, however it is not a determining factor. If you do not receive a placement upon arrival, another course can be easily added during registration.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • 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) year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

Recommendation Letter

Not required.

Visa Requirement

This program requires a visa for all students.

Start your application now by clicking the Apply Now button.

TRANSCRIPT

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 courses 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.

Excursions

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 examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t our control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.

Activities

  • 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.
Excursions
  • 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

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

All University of Adelaide students will be housed in four-to six-person apartments at Scape, located just a short walk from campus. Each student will share a twin bedroom and bathroom, and each apartment has its own kitchen and living area. All meals are self-catered.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Spring 2023

February 17, 2023

July 2, 2023

$21,475

October 25

Fall 2023

Mid-July 2023

Late November 2023

$22,475

April 1

Spring 2024

Mid-February 2024

Early July 2024

$22,475 (estimated)

October 25

Term

Spring 2023

Term begins

February 17, 2023

Term ends

July 2, 2023

Program costs

$21,475

Application deadline

October 25

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

Mid-July 2023

Term ends

Late November 2023

Program costs

$22,475

Application deadline

April 1

Term

Spring 2024

Term begins

Mid-February 2024

Term ends

Early July 2024

Program costs

$22,475 (estimated)

Application deadline

October 25

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