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Ranked in top 1% of       Associated with 5
universities worldwide^   Nobel prize winners

   Produced 110               Member of
  Rhodes Scholars           Group of Eight*
       02    Message from the Vice-Chancellor and President

       04    The University of Adelaide

       10    Why students love Adelaide

       16    Student support

       17    Campus life

       18    Accommodation

       20    Money matters

       22    English language proficiency requirements

       24    English Language Centre

       26    Application information

       28    How to apply

       30    Architecture

       36    Arts

       40    Business and economics

       50    Computer science / IT

       54    Education

       58    Engineering

       66    Health

       74    Law

       78    Mathematical sciences

       80    Music

       84    Sciences

       88    2020 postgraduate coursework degree summary

       94    Glossary

       ^ Times Higher Education and QS rankings
       * A coalition of Australia’s leading research intensive universities.

                                        2020 International Postgraduate Coursework Prospectus   1
                   AND PRESIDENT
                                            The University of Adelaide is recognised as one
                                            of Australia’s most respected research intensive
                                            universities, committed to tackling the grand
                                            challenges of our time and with dedicated staff
                                            that are international leaders in their field.
                                            Our postgraduate coursework degrees are
                                            world-class, driven by cutting edge research and
                                            technology that encourages critical thinking,
                                            problem solving, teamwork and communication.
                                            The University is focused on preparing
                                            students for their careers through employability
                                            development activities and internships, while our
                                            Industry Engagement Priorities ensures close
                                            alignment with the needs of industry.
                                            Studying at the University of Adelaide offers a
                                            high quality experience within a rich campus
                                            culture and outstanding facilities. The academic
                                            environment of the University pursues excellence,
                                            values creativity, and gives graduates the opportunity
                                            to make a major contribution to the world.

                                            Vice-Chancellor and President
                                            Professor Peter Rathjen

2   Message from the Vice-Chancellor and President
Message from the Vice-Chancellor and President   3
4   The University of Adelaide
                                    A world-class teaching and research institution situated
                                    in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities*.

                                                                     Founded in 1874, the University of Adelaide is Australia’s
                                                                     third-oldest university and consistently ranked in the top
                                                                     1% globally and number one in South Australia.
                                                                     Our reputation for excellence and breaking new ground has
                                                                     been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people.
                                                                     We proudly count among our distinguished alumni five
                                                                     Nobel Laureates and over 100 Rhodes Scholars. Australia’s
                                                                     first female prime minister and Supreme Court judge were
                                                                     also University of Adelaide graduates.
                                                                     Today, our vibrant culture continues to attract some of the
                                                                     world’s best and brightest—academic leaders from all corners
                                                                     of the globe and students from more than 100 countries.
    OUR NOBEL LAUREATES                                              Outstanding teaching
    The Nobel Prize is an international award given                  University of Adelaide students learn with the guidance and
     yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics,                  support of exceptional academic staff. Operating at their
     chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. The                  disciplines’ cutting edge, they enthusiastically share their
  University of Adelaide is associated with five Nobel               passion for new knowledge and encourage students’ own
  Laureates, and has a long history of groundbreaking                pursuits of world-changing discoveries.
 research and scholarship of international significance.
                                                                     The University also provides a wide range of student
                                                                     support services and opportunities, all of which are

    1915                            1945
                                                                     detailed in these pages. This nurturing environment—
                                                                     and unwavering commitment to the highest teaching
                                                                     standards—enables students to fulfil their potential and
                                                                     make significant contributions to the world.
    Sir William Henry Bragg        Sir Howard Walter Florey:
   and Sir William Lawrence
         Bragg: Physics
                                    Physiology or Medicine
                                      For the discovery
                                                                     Global research impact
   For their services in the         of penicillin and its           The University of Adelaide is committed to conducting world-
 analysis of crystal structure     curative effect in various
    by means of X-rays.              infectious diseases.            class research with global, real-world impact. A member of
                                                                     Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive
                                                                     universities, we enhance and sustain life for people and

  2003 2005
                                                                     planet by addressing the world’s most significant challenges.
                                                                     Our areas of particular strength include: food and wine;
                                                                     defence and security; health and medicine; engineering
                                                                     and technology; life sciences; mining and energy; and
       John M Coetzee:                 Dr J Robin Warren:
         Literature               Physiology or Medicine (joint)
                                                                     the environment.
     For his contribution           For his discovery of the         * Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Index 2018
        to literature.              bacterium Helicobacter
                                 pylori, and its role in gastritis
                                   and peptic ulcer disease.

                                                                                                                        The University of Adelaide   5
5 STARS   The QS Intelligence Unit rates the University
          of Adelaide a Five Stars Plus institution, based
          on rigorous independent data collection and
PLUS QS   performance metrics analysis.                           STUDENTS

7,000                          AREAS                                  HEALTH
                                                                      AND MEDICAL
INTERNATIONAL                  OF STUDY                               SCIENCES

                                             SCIENCES                 BUSINESS,
                                                                      AND LAW

                                             EDUCATION,               ENGINEERING,
                                             HUMANITIES,              COMPUTER AND
                                             MUSIC AND                MATHEMATICAL
                                             SOCIAL SCIENCES          SCIENCES

100 COUNTRIES                                                TOP 7 REGIONS
REPRESENTED IN                                               01   CHINA
STUDENT POPULATION                                           02   MALAYSIA
                                                             03   HONG KONG
                                                             04   SINGAPORE
                                                             05   INDIA
                                                             06   VIETNAM
                                                             07   INDONESIA

Graduate attributes
The Adelaide education experience
                                                    FACULTIES AND SCHOOLS
equips graduates with:
• career and leadership readiness                   Faculty of Arts                                   Faculty of Health
• deep discipline knowledge                         Elder Conservatorium of Music                     and Medical Sciences
• critical thinking and problem-solving skills      School of Humanities*                             Adelaide Dental School
• teamwork and communication capabilities                                                             Adelaide Medical School
                                                    School of Social Sciences^
• intercultural and ethical competency
                                                    School of Education                               Adelaide Nursing School
• self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
                                                                                                      School of Public Health

Study Overseas                                      Faculty of Engineering, Computer                  School of Psychology
                                                    and Mathematical Sciences
We are committed to providing all students
with opportunities to study internationally.        Australian School of Petroleum                    Faculty of Sciences
Students have the possibility of a ‘third           School of Chemical Engineering                    School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
country experience’ through a range of
programs, including student exchange, study         School of Civil, Environmental and                School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
tours, summer and winter schools, internships       Mining Engineering
                                                                                                      School of Biological Sciences
and placements. With planning, there is no          School of Computer Science
need to extend a degree to accommodate                                                                School of Physical Sciences
these experiences. Credit is usually awarded        School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
for the study undertaken.                           School of Mathematical Sciences                   * 	Includes the disciplines of: Art History, Classics,
Students participating in an exchange program                                                            Archaeology and Ancient History, English and Creative
                                                    School of Mechanical Engineering                     Writing, French Studies, German Studies, History,
remain enrolled as full-time students at the                                                             Linguistics, Media, Philosophy and Spanish Studies.
University of Adelaide while overseas, and
continue to pay their usual tuition fees. They      Faculty of the Professions                        ^ 	Includes the disciplines of: Anthropology and
                                                                                                          Development Studies; Asian Studies; Sociology,
do not pay tuition fees at the host university.     Adelaide Business School#                             Criminology and Gender Studies; Geography,
There are many exciting opportunities in the                                                              Environment and Population; Politics and
                                                    Adelaide Law School                                   International Relations.
Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific region and Africa.
                                                    School of Architecture and Built Environment      # 	Includes the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation
To discover more, visit:                                                                                and Innovation Centre (ECIC).                      School of Economics

                                                                                                                              The University of Adelaide     7
    The University of Adelaide has three
    campuses in South Australia: North
    Terrace, Roseworthy and Waite.

                           North Terrace
                           The University’s main campus on North Terrace
                           is renowned for its historic architecture and
                           lively atmosphere. Located in the heart of
                           Adelaide’s central business and shopping
                           district, the campus is adjacent to the State
                           Library, Festival Theatre, South Australian
                           Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia,
                           Adelaide Zoo, and Botanic Gardens.
                           The University’s Adelaide Health and Medical
                           Sciences building is also within walking
                           distance, in the South Australian Health
                           and Biomedical Precinct.

                           The Waite campus is home to the internationally
                           renowned Waite Research Institute—the largest
                           agricultural research institute in the southern
                           hemisphere and third largest in the world. A
                           number of research partners are also co-located     Roseworthy
                           there. Staff and students work closely with these   Roseworthy campus is an internationally
                           organisations, providing a unique opportunity       renowned centre for excellence in dryland
                           for collaboration on national and international     agriculture, natural resource management
                           research projects. Research areas include wine,     and animal production. Set on over 1,600
                           plant biotechnology, plant breeding, sustainable    hectares of land, it is home to South
                           agriculture and land management.                    Australia’s only veterinary school. It
                           The campus is located eight kilometres south        features an AUD $37 million veterinary
                           of the city centre and is easily accessible by      clinic, where students can gain clinical
                           public transport and a Waite-North Terrace          experience while studying.
                           campus shuttle bus service. Campus services         The campus is located 55 kilometres north
                           include a childcare centre, library, cafe, gym      of Adelaide and 10 kilometres from the
                           and sporting facilities.                            town of Gawler (population 26,000). Access
                                                                               is available by a North Terrace-Roseworthy
                                                                               campus shuttle bus. Campus services include
                                                                               student accommodation, a swimming pool,
                                                                               library, cafe and fitness centre.

8   The University of Adelaide
Roseworthy campus

                       Adelaide Health and
                       Medical Sciences building

North Terrace campus

                            For more information, visit:

      Waite campus

                                                           The University of Adelaide   9
       With all the advantages of a major city but few of
       the inconveniences, Adelaide offers an enviable
       lifestyle and ideal study environment.

                                  Australia’s most
                                  affordable mainland city
                                  Adelaide is one of the most affordable
                                  mainland cities in Australia. The cost
                                  of living in Adelaide is up to 19%
                                  lower than Sydney and Melbourne.*

                                  A truly liveable city
                                  Safe and relaxed, Adelaide ranked
                                  as one of the world’s top 10 most
                                  liveable cities.^

                                  Culturally diverse
                                  South Australians hail from over
                                  120 different countries, creating
                                  a wonderful mix of cultures and
                                  influences. One in five South
                                  Australians were born overseas!

                                  Learn more about
                                  • being an international student in
                                    Adelaide, visit:
                                  • tourism and holidays in South
                                    Australia, visit:

                                  * Source: Study Adelaide
                                  ^ Economist Intelligence Unit Global
                                     Liveability Index 2018.

10   Why students love Adelaide
Season    Months   Conditions   Temperature
Summer    Dec −    Mainly       25ºC - 35ºC
          Feb      hot/dry

                                                               QUICK STATS
Autumn    Mar −    Mainly       20ºC - 25ºC
          May      dry
Winter    Jun −    Cool         10ºC - 15ºC
          Aug      and wet
          Sept −   Some         20ºC - 25ºC                    Area         985,335 km2
          Nov      rain                                        Capital      Adelaide

Warm, dry summers and short, mild winters.                     Coastline    4,800 km (with over 100 islands)
Over 300 days of sunshine per year.
                                                               Population   Adelaide: 1.3 million
                                                                            South Australia: 1.7 million
                                                               Currency     Australian dollar (AUD)
                                                               Economy      Major industries include
                                                                            bioscience, defence, minerals
                                                                            and energy, and wine.

                                     FLIGHT HOURS
                                     Kuala Lumpur
                                     Hong Kong

                                                    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

                                                    Flight hours to Adelaide

                                                                                                   Why students love Adelaide   11
                                                    Adelaide is a great city
                                                    for international students.
                                                                   It has a bustling, energetic city centre and
                                                                   is renowned for its festivals, cultural

                                                                   life and sporting events. With great
                                                                   shopping, beaches, a café culture,
                                                                   affordable student accommodation
                                                                   and friendly residents, Adelaide
                                                                   offers a relaxed lifestyle with all the
                                                                   convenience of city living.

                  LIVE CENTRALLY
                  Student accommodation
                  is more affordable in
                  Adelaide than in many
                  other Australian cities,
                  and much of it is in the
                  heart of the CBD. Many
                  students can simply
                  walk to their lectures.

                                             For more information,

12   Why students love Adelaide
                     Adelaide is one of Australia’s most
                     cosmopolitan cities, with an array
                     of cafés, restaurants and shops

                     reflecting the diversity of its ethnic
                     communities. Adelaide is reputed
                     to have more cafés and restaurants
                     per head of population than any                Adelaide boasts a range of
                     other city in Australia.                       shopping experiences comparable
                                                                    to anywhere in Australia. Within
                                                                    the CBD, Rundle Mall has
                                                                    the biggest concentration of
                                                                    department and chain stores,
                                                                    while within walking distance are
                                                                    trendy boutiques, pubs and cafés.

                                             EASY TO GET
                                             Adelaide is a vibrant city that’s easy to navigate.
                                             Broad, spacious boulevards accommodate an
                                             efficient network of public buses, trains and
                                             trams, with international students receiving the
                                             same discounts as locals.

          Adelaide is a coastal city, with
          pristine white sandy beaches
          that attract thousands for

          relaxation and recreation in
          the summer. It takes just 20
          minutes on the tram to get from
          the city centre to the beach.

                                                                             Why students love Adelaide   13

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                                                  Seacliff                                               Recreation Park                                                                             Loftia


                                                                                                                           Coromandel Valley

                 1 Adelaide Railway Station
                 2 State Library of SA              Reynella
                                                                                                                 Happy Valley

                                                                                                                                                  SUBURBS                        Scott Creek

                 3 Adelaide Festival Centre
                 4 Art Gallery of South Australia
                 5 Adelaide Zoo                    Morphett Vale

                 6 Adelaide Botanic Gardens
                 7 China Town
                 8 Adelaide Oval
                 9 South Australian Museum
                                                                         The University offers a range
                                                                         of support services to help
                                                                         international students
                                                                         succeed at university.

             Friendly staff are available to help students manage        Elite Athlete Support Support to help student athletes
             their studies, assist with student visa-related queries,    balance their academic and sporting commitments, by
             help with health or disability needs, support students      providing a flexible and responsive approach to study.
             as they fit into their new life in Adelaide, and help
             solve personal problems. In addition, doctors at the
             North Terrace campus’ Health Practice can provide           Health Practice Comprehensive health care for
             students with year-round health support.                    all students and staff, including male and female
                                                                         doctors (GPs), health checks, immunisations,
                                                                         and mental health support.
             International Student Support Ongoing, one-on-one
             support from international student advisors, orientation
             and social programs for all students, and assistance
                                                                         Library One of the state’s most extensive research
             with student visa-related queries.
                                                                         collections, quiet study spaces, and support from
                   specialist research librarians.
             Careers Service Advice and workshops to help
             students develop employability skills, a Career Hub
                                                                         Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Regular extra-
             database of employment opportunities, and annual
                                                                         curricular sessions led by student mentors to help
             career-related events including the Careers Expo.
                                                                         students improve their grades in specific courses.
             Writing Centre Support with writing academic English
             through one-on-one advice from writing mentors,
             workshops, and comprehensive support resources.

             Maths Learning Centre Help for all students to develop
             mathematics skills at every level, with drop-in sessions,
             lectures, games, and resources.

             Childcare Full-time and part-time care for children
             of students and staff, located on the North Terrace
             and Waite campuses.

             Counselling Support Professional and confidential
             one-on-one support for students encountering issues
             that affect their study and life.

             Disability Support Support for all students who
             have an ongoing medical condition, to help them
             focus on their studies.

16   Student support
The University of Adelaide offers a stimulating
environment where students are encouraged to take
part in a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Social programs                                      Life on campus        Adelaide University Union
The University offers a variety of social
programs to help international students              Student services
adjust to their studies and make new friends.        Student Care
These include ongoing English conversation 
practise (Talking with Aussies), regular
culturally-themed social nights (Language and        Employment
Cultural Engagement program), a chance to  
connect with locals (Experience Adelaide),           Volunteering
and opportunities to develop leadership and
employability skills (Peer Mentor program).
                                                     Special-interest and social clubs
StudyAdelaide                                    Student media
StudyAdelaide provides information and support       On Dit
to students both before they arrive in Adelaide
and after they settle into life in their new home.
It conducts a busy schedule of events and activ-
ities each year. These include everything from a     Sporting clubs and facilities
welcome ceremony with the Lord Mayor, inter-         Adelaide University Sport
national student awards, career advancement
workshops, wine education functions, regional        The Fitness Hub
trips and social events, such as sports days.
Twitter: @studyadelaide
Instagram: @studyadelaide

                                                                                     Campus life   17
         Accommodation plays an important
         part in building a solid foundation
         for academic success.

Students benefit from the advantages that        settle into their academic program and make        Roseworthy Residential College
come from choosing to study in a city where      new friends, without having to worry about
                                                                                                    This accommodation is operated by the
accommodation of all types, including our        the challenges of the private rental market.
                                                                                                    University and is only available to students of
University-managed accommodation, is not
                                                                                                    the University’s Roseworthy campus, offering
only accessible but more affordable than in      Long-term student accommodation                    them the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of
other Australian cities.
                                                             on-campus residential living.
The University recommends students
                                                 The University assists international students to   Independent residential colleges
adopt the RECAS approach to identifying
                                                 obtain suitable longer-term housing. Students
an accommodation option to suit their                                                               There are five independent residential
                                                 may choose any of the following options.
individual needs and support a positive                                                             colleges situated in North Adelaide that
educational experience.
                                                 The University of Adelaide Village                 offer accommodation to students. These
• Research all available accommodation options                                                      independent residential colleges are privately
                                                 The University of Adelaide Village is the
                                                                                                    owned and operated. They are not owned or
• Establish a realistic budget                   largest of our accommodation properties.
                                                                                                    operated by the University.
                                                 The Village is home to over 400 students,
• Consider the value of managed
                                                 who experience the safety and security of          Students can contact the residential colleges
  student accommodation
                                                 having access to University staff on-site,         directly to better understand what’s available.
• Avoid extended temporary accommodation         24 hours a day, seven days a week.                 These residential colleges include: Aquinas,
• Seek assistance from the University                                                               Lincoln, St Ann’s, St Mark’s and Kathleen
                                                 Students need only bring their personal
  Accommodation Service                                                                             Lumley College.
                                                 belongings, as furniture, kitchen appliances,
Students unfamiliar with Adelaide are            utilities (including electricity), phone           Commercial student accommodation
encouraged to consider living in managed         and Internet are all included in the
                                                 accommodation fees. The only additional            Commercial student accommodation
student accommodation during their
                                                 costs are for meals (students must cook            refers to purpose-built off-campus student
first year of university.
                                                 and clean for themselves) and the on-site,         accommodation facilities, run by private
Managed student accommodation provides           coin-operated laundry facilities.                  management companies not affiliated
new students with the opportunity to                                                                with the University of Adelaide. These
become better acquainted with the city,                                                             facilities offer fully-furnished, self-contained

18   Accommodation
                    This table matches long-term student accommodation options to individual needs.

                    Accommodation types       Accommodation options        Student profile

                    University residential    University-managed student   New students to the University, without a local
                    environments              accommodation                support network, looking to establish a solid
                                                                           foundation for ongoing academic success,
                                                                           with direct access to University learning and
                                                                           student support services within their residential

                    Commercial student        Urbanest                     Students looking for the convenience and
                    accommodation                                          comfort of packaged accommodation in a student
                                                                           residential environment.

                    Independent residential   Independent                  Students looking for an environment that
                    environment               residential colleges         provides a residential lifestyle with other
                                                                           peers who are living away from home.

                    Independent living        Share/rental accommodation   Students with the skills and experience
                                                                           to enter into tenancy arrangements and pursue an
                                                                           independent lifestyle.

                                                   user name and password. The database is only             reception service and be met by a University
                                                   promoted among the University community,                 representative at Adelaide Airport, via a
                                                   and most accommodation listings are offered              domestic or international flight. Students will
                                                   by people affiliated with us who would like to           then be transported to their accommodation.
                                                   share their room/property with a University
                                                                                                            Eligible students who choose not to secure
                                                   of Adelaide student.
                                                                                                            long-term managed student accommodation
                                                   Students wishing to find share or rental                 for their arrival in Adelaide may also be
                                                   accommodation when they arrive in                        eligible for seven nights of temporary
                                                   Adelaide are encouraged to book temporary                accommodation booked through the
apartments that give students flexibility          accommodation in the first instance. Once                University. It is important to note that
to live alone or share with others. There          in Adelaide, students should visit the                   temporary accommodation options arranged
are also rooms for couples.                        University’s Accommodation Service for                   through the University are unlikely to be
In addition to rent, students may need to          information on all available options and                 extended further than a period of seven
budget for additional expenses, including:         support in identifying and securing quality              nights due to high demand for short-term
                                                   long-term living arrangements. Students                  accommodation during the traditional
• gas
                                                   are discouraged from sending money                       student intake periods.
• electricity                                      from offshore to secure share or rental
                                                                                                            For more information on eligibility
                                                   accommodation prior to inspecting it.
• telephone connection (optional)                                                                           criteria, arrival reception and temporary
• Internet connection (optional).                                                                           accommodation services, contact:
                                                   Accommodation for families
Places in commercial student                       Students accompanied by family members                   Accommodation Service
accommodation facilities are offered on            will find private rental accommodation in                Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm
a 6 or 12-month fixed-term lease. It’s             houses or apartments the most suitable
important to note that these facilities are                                                                 The University of Adelaide
                                                   accommodation option.
not directly affiliated with the University                                                                 Level 4, Hub Central
of Adelaide and students are advised to            It’s easier for an individual student to initially       SA 5005 Australia
inspect them before committing.                    travel to Adelaide on their own to arrange
                                                                                                            Telephone: +61 8 8313 5220
                                                   suitable permanent family accommodation.
                                                                                                            Fax: +61 8 8313 3338
Private rental and share accommodation             Spouses and children who arrive later can
                                                   then move straight in.
Affordable share accommodation can also                                                                     Web:
be found in the private rental market, so                                                                   Skype: uoaaccommodation
the University offers a rental database            Arrival reception and
( for                temporary accommodation                                        For more information, visit:
our students’ exclusive use.                       Temporary accommodation and arrival                            
Our enrolled students can access the database      reception services are available to
from our Accommodation Service, Level 4,           commencing international students.
Hub Central, North Terrace campus, with a          Eligible students can book an arrival

                                                                                                                                         Accommodation   19
As part of planning, applicants need to                                                           Student Services and Amenities Fee
                                                                                                  International students commencing in
consider the financial requirements before                                                        2020 will be required to pay an annual
                                                                                                  Student Services and Amenities Fee. This
applying at the University, and are advised                                                       covers activities such as clubs, sporting
to set a realistic budget.                                                                        and recreational activities, and many other
                                                                                                  services. The fee was AUD $303 for 2019
                                                                                                  and is indexed annually.
                                                                                                  For more information, visit:

Incidental costs                                Application fee                                   Student Fees Refund Policy
Prospective students should allow at least      An application fee of AUD $110 must               All applicants must read the University’s
AUD $500 per year for textbooks and basic       be paid with the University of Adelaide           policy on refunds and adjustments before
study materials. Depending on the degree,       undergraduate online application. An              accepting an offer of admission. The policy
other costs may include: specialist equipment   exemption may apply for some government           complies with all requirements for tuition
(e.g. laboratory coats, microscopes,            or externally-sponsored students.                 fee refunds stipulated in the Education
stethoscopes); optional supplementary                                                             Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
reading and academic program materials;         Tuition fees                                      (ESOS), associated Australian Government
field trips; and expenses such as thesis                                                          regulations, and the ESOS National Code
preparation, printing and binding.              International students are required to pay
                                                                                                  of Practice (2018). For policy details, visit:
                                                international student tuition fees, which
                                                cover the cost of teaching and many student
Accommodation                                   support services. The indicative annual           For information about refund
Although living in Adelaide is more             tuition fee quoted in this prospectus is based    administration and refund amounts, visit:
affordable than many other Australian cities,   on the standard full-time enrolment load of
accommodation remains students’ largest         24 units per year, or 12 units per semester.
variable expense. It can cost anywhere          The quoted fee is reviewed annually and           Health and medical
from around AUD $135 per week for               may increase in future. Fees may also vary
share accommodation outside the city                                                              Student visa holders and their dependants
                                                depending on enrolment load.                      are required to have health insurance for the
centre to AUD $259 per week (including
electricity, water, gas and unlimited Wi-Fi)    New international students are required to        duration of their student visa through the
for University-managed accommodation            pay a tuition fee deposit when accepting an       Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
within the city centre. The average rent for    offer of admission. After enrolment, students     scheme. The University’s preferred OSHC
a private studio apartment in the CBD is        are then invoiced for the balance of their fees   provider is Allianz Global Assistance. Visit:
approximately AUD $400 per week.                in that enrolment period. The University
                                                invoices students (or their sponsor) each         student-visa-oshc
                                                enrolment period according to students’           For additional information, please refer to:
                                                enrolment load.                         

20 Money matters
Students with families
International students who bring their families
to Australia will need to take into account
                                                      STUDY-RELATED COSTS
additional costs associated with health cover,        This should be viewed as a guide only, as costs can vary
housing, food, transport, childcare and education.    significantly from one student to another. These are basic
For information and advice, visit:                    living costs at the time of publication and do not include                   program tuition fees, costs for textbooks, other study-related
students/dependants                                   needs, running a car, medical expenses, or any luxuries.

Part-time work
Many international students and their                 Before arrival
dependants hope to obtain part-time work to
                                                      EXPENSE                                                  COST (AUD)
supplement funds for living costs. While this
may be possible, we recommend students not            Tuition Fee deposit                                      up to $14,000
rely on it for essential expenses. Obtaining a job    (as specified in offer of admission)
is not guaranteed and can take time. Students         Overseas Student Health Cover**                          $600−$3,500
should also be aware the workload for many
degrees is intense, so they may not have time         Economy air travel to Adelaide                           $1,200−$2,000
to undertake employment.                              Visa application charge^                                 $550
International students who do find part-time          Medical examination for visa application#                $300
work should be aware that they have the same          Refundable deposit for University-managed                $500
workplace rights as all other workers in Australia.   rental accommodation (if applicable)
For more information on working while studying,
Additional details are also availabile at:
                                                      After arrival                        EXPENSE                                                  COST (AUD)
                                                      All students:
Change to permanent resident status                   Rent in advance                                          2 weeks’ rent
Different quota restrictions (imposed by the          Household set-up (linen, groceries, etc.)                $500
University and the Australian Government)
                                                      Remainder of tuition fee                                 Refer to offer letter
apply to admissions for international students
than for Australian residents.                        Private accommodation options only:
International students whose immigration status       Refundable accommodation bond                            4-6 weeks’ rent
changes to Australian Permanent Resident
                                                      Electricity and gas connection                           $38−$72
will be required to transfer to a domestic fee-
paying place. They may subsequently apply to          Landline telephone/Internet connection                   $59−$299
transfer into a Commonwealth-supported place,         Furniture and household goods                            $1,000+
depending on their degree.

Scholarships                                          Average weekly living expenses*
A number of scholarships will be available for        EXPENSE                                                  COST (AUD)
international students who wish to study at the
University of Adelaide commencing in 2020.            Accommodation                                            $135−$400
For information on the application process,           Groceries                                                $90−$135
minimum eligibility criteria and important
                                                      Gas/electricity/water                                    $40−$55
deadlines, visit
admissions/scholarships                               Transport (student concession rates)                     $20−$35
A selection of scholarships are also available from   Telephone/postage/Internet                               $20−$40
the Australian Government. For information on         Other costs (e.g. clothing, entertainment)               $50+
these, visit:
                                                      Total weekly expenses                                    $355−$705
All scholarship details are subject to change,
so interested students are encouraged to check
these websites regularly.                             * Source: Study Adelaide
                                                      ** The Department of Home Affairs requires all students to have health
                                                          insurance for the duration of their visa.Visa length varies and is slightly
                                                          longer than the length of a student’s degree. The fee quoted here is for 12
                                                          month’s cover.
                                                      # Approximate cost for standard examination only. Additional costs may be
                                                          incurred if more comprehensive medical exams are required.
                                                      ^ Surcharge may apply to some subsequent student visa applications.

                                                                                                                      Money matters     21
PROFICIENCY                                                                                             English is the language of
                                                                                                        instruction at the University of

                                                                                                        Adelaide, therefore proficiency
                                                                                                        in speaking, reading, writing and
                                                                                                        listening to English is essential.


                                                IELTS (Academic)                                                                    Pearson Test of English      Cambridge English:
                 Degrees                                                               TOEFL minimum scores
                                                minimum scores                                                                    (Academic) minimum scores       Advanced (CAE)

Standard requirements for                       Overall band               Paper-based: total of 577 with a minimum                Overall score of 58         Overall score of 176
coursework degrees                               score of 6.5            of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)                        and                         and
                                                     and                                        or                                Skills profile of no less      Individual score
Applicable to all postgraduate degrees
                                                Band score of       Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21         than 50 in all skills        of 169 in all skills
except those specified below.
                                               6.0 in all bands     in writing, 18 in speaking and 13 in reading and listening

All postgraduate coursework degrees in:         Overall band            Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum             Overall score of 58           Overall score 176
                                                 score of 6.5             of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)                      and                          and
• Studies in Art History
                                                     and                                         or                               Skills profile of 65 in     Individual score of 185
• Curatorial and Museum Studies            Band score of 7.0 in    Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 27        writing and speaking        in writing and speaking
                                            writing and speaking    in writing, 23 in speaking, and 20 in reading and listening            and                          and
                                                     and                                                                          Skills profile of 58 in     Individual score of 176
                                            Band score of 6.5 in                                                                  reading and listening       in reading and listening
                                            reading and listening

School of Education                             Overall band           Paper-based: total score of 600 with a minimum              Overall score of 65           Overall score 185
                                                 score of 7.0            of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)                       and                          and
• Master of Teaching*
                                                     and                                        or                                 Skills profile of 65       Individual score of 185
                                                Band score of       Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 27        in writing, speaking,        in writing, speaking,
                                               7.0 in all bands     in writing, 23 in speaking and 24 in reading and listening    reading and listening        reading and listening

Adelaide Medical School                         Overall band           Paper-based: total score of 600 with a minimum                  Not accepted              Overall score 185
                                                 score of 7.0            of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)                                                    and
• Master of Science in Addiction
                                                     and                                        or                                                            Individual score of 185
   Studies* (this is an external program)
                                                Band score of       Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 27                                     in writing, speaking,
                                               7.0 in all bands     in writing, 23 in speaking and 24 in reading and listening                                 reading and listening

Adelaide Nursing School                         Overall band           Paper-based: total score of 600 with a minimum              Overall score of 65           Overall score 185
                                                 score of 7.0            of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)                       and                          and
• Master of Clinical Nursing
                                                     and                                        or                                 Skills profile of 65       Individual score of 185
• Master of Nursing Science                    Band score of       Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 27        in writing, speaking,        in writing, speaking,
   (including specialisations)                 7.0 in all bands     in writing, 23 in speaking and 24 in reading and listening    reading and listening        reading and listening

School of Public Health                         Overall band           Paper-based: total score of 600 with a minimum                  Not accepted                Not accepted
                                                 score of 7.0            of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
All postgraduate coursework
                                                     and                                        or
programs in:
                                                Band score of       Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 27
• Master of Counselling Psychotherapy         7.0 in all bands     in writing, 23 in speaking and 24 in reading and listening

School of Psychology                            Overall band                              Not accepted                                 Not accepted              Overall score 185
                                                 score of 7.0                                                                                                           and
• Master of Psychology (Clinical)2
                                                     and                                                                                                      Individual score of 185
• Master of Psychology (Health)2               Band score of                                                                                                  in writing, speaking,
• Master of Psychology (Organisational        7.0 in all bands                                                                                                reading and listening
   and Human Factors)2

22 English language proficiency requirements
The University accepts the following English language tests:                                The University can arrange an appropriate Academic English
                                                                                             Pre-enrolment English Program (PEP) in Adelaide at the
 • I ELTS (International English Language Testing
                                                                                             English Language Centre (refer to page 24).
    System) Academic Test
 • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)                                             These programs provide an alternative entry pathway
                                                                                             for prospective students who have received offers to the
 • Pearson Test of English (Academic)
                                                                                             University conditional upon English proficiency. On successful
 • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).                                          completion of the PEP, students can be granted entry into
 Other evidence of English proficiency may be accepted                                       the majority of degrees at the University.
 in individual cases.
                                                                                                  For more information, visit:
 Students whose English test score levels do not satisfy the                                      admissions/how-to-apply/admission-requirements
 University's minimum requirements will need to satisfactorily
 complete an intensive English language program before
 being admitted to the University of Adelaide.

                                                     IELTS (Academic)                                                                      Pearson Test of English      Cambridge English:
                     Degrees                                                                     TOEFL minimum scores
                                                     minimum scores                                                                      (Academic) minimum scores       Advanced (CAE)

 Business School                                     Overall band              Paper-based: total score of 600 with a minimum               Overall score 65            Overall score 185
                                                      score of 7.0               of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)                       and                         and
 All postgraduate coursework
                                                          and                                           or                                 Skills profile of 58      Individual score of 176
 degrees in:
                                                     Band score of          Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 24        in writing, speaking,       in writing, speaking,
 • Business Administration                          6.5 in all bands        in writing, 22 in speaking and 20 in reading and listening    reading and listening       reading and listening

 Law School                                          Overall band              Paper-based: total score of 600 with a minimum               Overall score 65            Overall score 185
                                                      score of 7.0               of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)                       and                         and
 All postgraduate coursework degrees
                                                          and                                           or                                Skills profile of 65 in    Individual score of 185
 (except Master of Business Law and
                                                 Band score of 7.0 in       Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 27        writing and speaking       in writing and speaking
 Master of Laws)
                                                 writing and speaking       in writing, 23 in speaking and 20 in reading and listening             and                         and
                                                          and                                                                             Skills profile of 58 in    Individual score of 176
                                                 Band score of 6.5 in                                                                     reading and listening      in reading and listening
                                                 reading and listening

 School of Animal and Veterinary Science             Overall band              Paper-based: total score of 600 with a minimum              Overall score of 65          Overall score 185
                                                      score of 7.0               of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE)                       and                         and
 • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine*
                                                          and                                           or                                 Skills profile of 65      Individual score of 185
                                                     Band score of          Internet-based: total score of 94 with a minimum of 27        in writing, speaking,       in writing, speaking,
                                                    7.0 in all bands        in writing, 23 in speaking and 24 in reading and listening    reading and listening       reading and listening

 School of Biological Sciences                        Overall band               Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum            Overall score of 58         Overall score of 176
                                                       score of 6.5                  of 5.0 in Test of Written English (TWE)                       and                          and
 All postgraduate coursework
                                                           and                                           or                               Skills profile of 58 in    Individual score of 176
 programs in:
                                                  Band score of 6.5 in       Internet-based : total score of 79 with a minimum of 24      writing and speaking       in writing and speaking
 • Bioinformatics                                writing and speaking      in writing, 22 in speaking and 13 in reading and listening             and                          and
                                                           and                                                                            Skills profile of 50 in    Individual score of 169
                                                  Band score of 6.0 in                                                                    reading and listening      in reading and listening
                                                  reading and listening

* Applicants seeking entry to these degrees must present the required IELTS/TOEFL/                Notes: Applicants whose English test scores are slightly below their preferred degree’s
   Pearson/CAE scores to meet the English language proficiency requirements and are                requirements may choose to enrol in an appropriate Academic English Pre-enrolment
   not permitted to undertake an Academic English PEP pathway.                                     English Program (PEP) as an alternative means for meeting the English language
                                                                                                   proficiency requirements. Students who successfully complete the PEP at the required
1 These entry requirements are correct at the time of printing. For up-to-date
                                                                                                   standard will be eligible for direct entry to the degree nominated in their offer without
 information, visit: The University of                         any further English test requirements. An offer to the PEP is included for eligible
 Adelaide reserves the right to make the final decision regarding admission to the University.     students. PEP entry requirements are listed at:
2 Applicants to master degrees offered by the School of Psychology must provide
 an IELTS unless eligible for an exemption in accordance with the Psychology
 Board of Australia requirements prescribed at:

                                                                                                                                               Minimum English language requirements         23
The University’s English Language Centre (ELC)                                                      Group Study Tour programs
                                                                                                    Group Study Tour programs offer an ideal
provides outstanding academic English, general                                                      mix of academic excellence and cultural
English programs and English teacher training                                                       experience for groups of international
                                                                                                    students or professionals looking for a
services for international students and groups.                                                     rewarding Australian experience. Programs
                                                                                                    are tailored to each group’s specific needs
                                                                                                    and can be for any length of time, but are
                                                                                                    usually between two and eight weeks. Homestay
Academic English (PEP)                           • PEP Extended 30-week students will               accommodation can also be included.
                                                   complete 5 weeks of GEAP before
The University of Adelaide offers an               commencing 25 weeks of PEP classes.              Academic sessions can focus on general
academic English pathway for students                                                               English tuition or a specific discipline or
who have not met their postgraduate              • PEP Extended 35-week students will               interest, while cultural activities include
coursework degree’s minimum English                complete 10 weeks of GEAP before                 excursions to destinations of cultural,
language entry requirements.                       commencing 25 weeks of PEP classes.              historical, geographical and social interest.
This is a direct entry pathway into further      Eligibility                                        TOEFL Test
studies at the University of Adelaide. The
length of the program depends on the             To find out which PEP they are                     The Test of English as a Foreign Language
applicant’s English proficiency test score.      eligible for, students should refer to             Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) measures
Students who successfully complete the           the diagram opposite.                              students’ proficiency in speaking, reading,
Pre-enrolment English Program (PEP)                                                                 writing and listening to ensure they can
at the required level do not need to sit         Other programs                                     communicate their ideas and interact in real
another English test before entering their                                                          life, classroom and campus situations.
University degree.                               Academic English (GEAP)
                                                                                                    The TOEFL iBT is accepted at all
The PEP is offered in lengths of 10, 15,         Our General English for Academic Purposes          Australian universities and can be taken at
20 and 25 weeks.                                 (GEAP) program is for students wishing             the University of Adelaide. Tests are held
                                                 to develop effective oral and written              regularly throughout the year at our ELC.
For more information on the PEP, visit:          communication skills—and boost their               For more information and dates, visit:                  learning confidence—at one of the most   
                                                 prestigious universities in Australia.
Academic English PEP Pathway - Extended
                                                 Delivered in the University of Adelaide’s          Academic English (PEP)
The PEP Extended 30 and 35-week courses
combine General English for Academic
                                                 academic environment and attracting                timelines and costs
                                                 students from all around the world,
Purposes (GEAP) classes (see below) and PEP                                                         In addition to the fees below, an enrolment
                                                 GEAP is offered in five levels of language
classes. Commencing in the GEAP allows                                                              fee of AUD$295 will apply to the Academic
                                                 proficiency—from elementary through to
students to develop the fundamental linguistic                                                      English Pathway program (PEP).
                                                 advanced. All levels focus on developing
building blocks of grammar and vocabulary                                                           For information on trimester (three-monthly)
                                                 speaking, listening, reading and writing skills,
for academic-level study, before progressing                                                        intake programs please visit:
                                                 with academic tasks added as the student’s
to English classes specifically tailored for                                                        elc/courses/pep/dates-fees
                                                 proficiency increases. Students can choose
students entering an award program.
                                                 to enrol for anywhere from five to 45 weeks.

24 English Language Centre
PRE-ENROLMENT                                                                                                  This diagram shows: the IELTS scores required for

                                                                                                                entry into PEP programs of various lengths; and the
                                                                                                                amount of time it takes most students to become
                                                                                                                proficient enough to enter postgraduate coursework

                                                                                                                degrees requiring an overall IELTS score of 6.5,
                                                                                                                with no band scores less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
                                                                                                                TOEFL, Pearson and CAE tests are also accepted.

     IELTS overall 5.0                      PEP EXTENDED - 35 weeks*
     and no band less than 4.0
                                                                                                         IELTS test
     IELTS overall 5.0                            PEP EXTENDED - 30 weeks*
     and no band less than 4.5

     IELTS overall 5.5                                   PEP - 25 weeks
     and no band less than 4.5                                                                                                DIRECT ENTRY
                                                                                                                              to postgraduate
     IELTS overall 5.5                                                                                                      coursework degrees
     and no band less than 5.0
                                                                                                                             with IELTS overall
                                                                   PEP - 20 weeks
                                                                                                                            score of 6.5 and no
     IELTS overall 5.5                                                                                   Successful
     and writing at 5.5 or above                                                                         completion          band less than 6.0
                                                                                                         of PEP                (or equivalent)
     IELTS overall 6.0
     and no band less than 5.0
                                                                             PEP - 15 weeks
     IELTS overall 6.0
     and writing at 5.5 or above

     IELTS overall 6.0                                                               PEP - 10 weeks
     and no band less than 5.5

 * Students in PEP Extended 35- and 30-week courses will first participate in General English for Academic
    Purposes (GEAP) classes until the 25-week PEP intake, then take classes with other PEP students.

Degrees commencing 2020 semester 1
Weeks Start
35        29 April 2019
                                   6 February 2020
                                                      Cost (AUD)
                                                      $18,025                                 IMPORTANT

          3 June 2019

          11 July 2019
                                   6 February 2020

                                   6 February 2020

                                                      $12,875                                 INFORMATION
20        22 August 2019           6 February 2020    $10,300

15        26 September 2019        6 February 2020    $7,725                                  For students applying for degrees with higher English language
                                                                                              requirements, or with an English test score other than IELTS.
10        7 November 2019          6 February 2020    $5,150
                                                                                              Some postgraduate degrees require a higher level of English
                                                                                              ability. When Academic English Pathway programs are studied
Degrees commencing 2020 semester 2                                                            in combination with postgraduate coursework degrees that
Weeks     Start                    Finish             Cost (AUD)
                                                                                              require a higher level of English ability than others, different
                                                                                              entry requirements than those shown in the tables are required.
35        30 September 2019        9 July 2020        $18,025
                                                                                              Please note that as well as the IELTS test, the English Language
30        11 November 2019         9 July 2020        $15,450                                 Centre accepts the TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT, Pearson and
25        2 January 2020           9 July 2020        $13,125                                 Cambridge Advanced test of English (CAE) for entry into
                                                                                              Academic English Pathway programs.
20        13 February 2020         9 July 2020        $10,500

15        19 March 2020            9 July 2020        $7,875                                  Trimester programs (three-monthly)
10        30 April 2020            9 July 2020        $5,250                                  For students studying trimester-entry programs, there are
                                                                                              various Academic English pathway options available. For
                                                                                              details, visit:
        For more information about the English
        Language Centre, visit:                                              For more information on scores required, visit:
                                                         Postgraduate entry requirements
                                                         Entry is competitive—the minimum academic entry
                                                         requirement for most postgraduate coursework
                                                         degrees is an Australian bachelor degree or

                                                         equivalent qualification, from a recognised
                                                         institution, at a level of academic achievement
                                                         specified by the relevant faculty or school.
                                                         Entry requirements vary between degrees. Some
                                                         of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas
                                                         offered may be accepted as a requirement for entry
                                                         to a master degree, or as professional qualifications
Applicants should be aware of their                      in their own right.
specific degree’s admission and                          For information on particular degree requirements,
                                                         please refer to the list of academic programs and
student visa requirements before                         minimum entry requirements on pages 88-93.
                                                         More detailed information regarding postgraduate
applying to the University.                              coursework degrees is available in the University of
                                                         Adelaide Calendar at:
                                                         International students must also meet the
                                                         University’s English language requirements—
                                                         see page 22-23 for details.

                                                         Deferral of admission
                                                         Applicants who have been offered a place in a
                                                         degree may apply to defer their enrolment for up
                                                         to two years. Some exceptions apply.

                             THE UNIVERSITY OF
                             ADELAIDE IS A WORLD-CLASS
                             RESEARCH AND TEACHING
                             INSTITUTION. WE DISCOVER
                             NEW KNOWLEDGE, PURSUE
                             INNOVATION AND PREPARE
                             THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW.

26 Application information
Credit for previous study
In some cases, international students may
                                                     2020 ACADEMIC YEAR DATES
be credited with advanced standing (status/          Note: Dates given are a guide only and are subject to change.
                                                     Please see the Important University Dates website for up-to-date
exemptions) on the basis of previous studies at      information:
another institution. Applicants seeking advanced
standing must submit detailed syllabuses (course
outlines) of the subjects they’ve completed with
                                                     Event                                                       Date
their application.                                   Summer school                                               Jan 7 – Feb 22
                                                     Trimester 1 lectures commence                               Feb 4
Student personal information
                                                     Recommended arrival date for international students         Feb 17 – 19
Under Australia’s strict privacy laws there are      commencing study in semester 1, 2020
very limited circumstances in which the University   International student orientation and                       Feb 20 – 22
can release personal or academic information         enrolment for semester 1
about a student. Such information will usually
                                                     University Orientation Week                                 Feb 25 – Mar 1
only be released to Australian government            (including preliminary lectures)
departments where legislatively required, or
in a health or safety emergency.                     Semester 1 lectures commence                                Mar 2

                                                     Mid-semester break                                          Apr 15 – 26
The University cannot release any information
about a student’s results, attendance, application   Trimester 2 lectures commence                               May 27
status or any other matters to their parents.
                                                     Study leave / exam preparation                              Jun 17 – 21

     For more information on the University’s        Mid-year exams                                              Jun 22 – Jul 6
     Privacy Policy and Management Plan, visit:
                                                     Replacement exams                                           Jul 22 – 26
                                                     Mid-year break / Winter School                              Jul 8 – 19

                                                     Recommended arrival date for international students         Jul 19 – 21
                                                     commencing study in semester 2, 2020
                                                     International student orientation and enrolment for         Jul 22
                                                     students commencing study in semester 2, 2020
                                                     Semester 2 lectures commence                                Jul 27

                                                     Mid-semester break                                          Sep 23 – Oct 4

                                                     Trimester 3 lectures commence                               Sep 9

                                                     Study leave / exam preparation                              Nov 4 – 8

                                                     End-of-year exams                                           Nov 9 – 23

                                                     Replacement exams                                           Dec 9 – 20

                                                     APPLICATION DATES
                                                     Standard commencement                                     Apply before*
                                                     Semester 1, 2020 commencement                             30 Apr 2019
                                                     Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

                                                     Semester 1, 2020 commencement                             30 Jun 2019
                                                     Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology

                                                     Semester 1, 2020 commencement                             30 Sep 2019
                                                     Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

                                                     All psychology degrees                                    21 Oct 2019

                                                     Semester 2, 2020 commencement                             30 Apr 2020
                                                     Master of Viticulture and Oenology

                                                     * APPLICANTS MUST APPLY AT LEAST SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO
                                                     THE COMMENCEMENT OF THEIR PREFERRED INTAKE, with
                                                     the exception of those applying for the degrees listed above. Applicants who
                                                     apply after that date will have their applications considered for the most
                                                     suitable intake given their circumstances.
                                                     For further information, visit:

                                                                                                       Application information    27
8 steps to enrolment

  STEP 1                                                  STEP 2
APPLICATION                                          APPLICATION ASSESSMENT
Apply through one of the University’s official       All applications will be assessed. Successful
international representatives or via our online      applicants will be emailed directly (if they applied
application system at: international.adelaide.       directly), or via their official representative.          Successful applicants will receive the following:
Payment and documents required                       •   Offer Statement
• A non-refundable AUD$100 application fee.          •   Acceptance Agreement
• Certified copies of student academic               •   Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Questionnaire*
  qualifications, transcripts, English language      •   Payment Form
  test results (if required) and any other           •   Declaration of Financial Capacity
  supporting documents.
                                                     • Acceptance Information leaflet.
Copies can be certified by a justice of the peace,
notary public, University of Adelaide official       Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by email.
representative/ staff member, police officer or      * Where applicable
examining authority.

Further information and contact details

International representatives
For a full listing of our international
representatives and their contact details, visit:                STEP 3

                                                     ACCEPT OFFER
                                                     To accept their offer, students should:
                                                     • Complete and sign all pages of the Offer
                                                       Statement and Acceptance Agreement.
                                                     • Complete the Payment Form and Declaration
                                                       of Financial Capacity.
                                                     • Provide a copy of the personal details section
                                                       of their passport.
                                                     • Arrange payment of tuition fee deposit as
                                                       per instructions in Offer letter.
                                                     • Arrange for payment of Overseas Student
                                                       Health Cover (OSHC) for duration of visa.
                                                     • Arrange for payment of English language
                                                       program fees (if applicable).
                                                     Applicants can pay online.

                                                     Conditional offers
                                                     Students who receive a conditional offer must
                                                     provide documentary evidence that they’ve met
                                                     any outstanding conditions, and send the relevant
                                                     documentation directly with their acceptance docu-
                                                     mentation. A new Offer Statement is not sent unless
                                                     required for scholarship or sponsorship purposes.
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