The University of Adelaide Arrival Service portfolio consists of:
If you are an international student arriving in Adelaide for the first time you are eligible for one or both of these services.
- Airport Pickup
Should you choose to book an airport pickup service you will be met off either a domestic or international flight by a representative of the University and transferred to your nominated accommodation destination, including The University of Adelaide Village.
Students can book an airport pickup service via the Student Accommodation Portal. It is important that you register on the portal first before proceeding to book your airport pick up service.
Whilst the service is complimentary for most students (with the exception of General English for Academic Purposes - GEAP), a fee of $45 AUD must be paid, via the portal, for each accompanying person who travels with you.
Payment can be made for accompanying persons with a credit card at the time of booking. Cancellation fees do apply so it's important that students do not book their airport pickup service until they have confirmed flight details.
- Temporary Accommodation
Students who decide not to secure a long term managed student accommodation option for their arrival in Adelaide may choose to book short term hotel accommodation.
The University of Adelaide is pleased to offer students discounted hotel rates at Accor Hotels in Adelaide.
The most competitive daily rate is applied to bookings for five nights or longer with the exception of nominated High Volume periods.
Nominated High Volume periods for 2017 are:
Start of High Volume Period End of High Volume Period 17 January 2017 21 January 2017 18 February 2017 18 February 2017 2 March 2017 4 March 2017 25 September 2017 28 September 2017 30 November 2017 4 December 2017 31 December 2017 31 December 2017
In the event that short term hotel accommodation is required over nominated High Volume periods, students are encouraged to finalise their flight arrival arrangements well in advance of their arrival so they are in a position to book this option early.
The most convenient Accor Hotel property to the University’s main campus is:
122 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Ibis Adelaide is a short stroll from the city’s famous shopping and dining precincts – Rundle Mall and Rundle Street and within easy walking distance to the University of Adelaide North Terrace campus.
In addition to modestly appointed air-conditioned hotel rooms with in room telephone and complimentary Foxtel television channels. Students also have access to a coin operated laundry and fully equipped gymnasium on site.
Each room comes equipped with an in room safety deposit box and students who choose to book short term hotel accommodation via the booking portal will also receive complimentary WIFI access, as a special inclusion for the University of Adelaide.
A credit card is required to pre-pay and book short term hotel accommodation via this portal.
- Alternative Options
In the event that the University’s recommended temporary accommodation option is not suitable, students are encouraged to review alternative options.
It’s important to note that rates offered by these providers have not been negotiated by the University and the allocation and availability of rooms together with payment terms cannot be influenced by the University.