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Study in Adelaide

All the information you need about studying in Adelaide as an international student.

Why study in Adelaide?

Adelaide is the capital of the Australian state of South Australia, and is located on the coast of the St Vincent Gulf. Often considered a laid-back city, Adelaide has a growing reputation for arts, food, and its calendar of festivals.

The city is home to a wealth of Australian heritage architecture, and world-famous vineyards are just minutes away. Adelaide is also just a short trip to beaches and the coast where you can relax and enjoy the sea.

Adelaide has an international airport that connects the city with the rest of Australia and the world. For those willing to do a bit of traveling, Melbourne is an eight-hour road trip away.

Universities in Adelaide

Adelaide is home to several public and private universities, as well as top-ranked colleges and schools specializing in areas like business, law, and hospitality.

What to study in Adelaide

Studying in Adelaide means you’ll have a vast array of associate, certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at your fingertips. However, programs in medicine, sociology, engineering, education, business, and agriculture are especially popular.

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How to study in Adelaide

Because there’s no centralized admissions system in Australia, you’ll need to apply to each institution separately. Although every university will have a different set of entry requirements, you generally need to have completed your secondary school education to a high standard.

Some universities will ask you to complete a TOEFL or IELTS English language test before offering you a place. You can start applying for an Australian student visa after receiving confirmation of your admission.

Cost to study in Adelaide

Tuition fees for international students on a bachelor’s program are normally between AUD $15,000 and $30,000 per year. Postgraduate expenses can reach up to AUD $40,000 annually.

In Adelaide, it’s wise to budget around AUD $10,000 for yearly housing costs. Another AUD $7,000 per year should cover the cost of your other living expenses, like groceries, transport, and socializing.

Key facts of Adelaide

  • 71/52°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 1.3 million Population
  • 17 Universities
  • Australia Country