Support Services

International students support services

The University of Adelaide offers a wide range of support services for international students.

Study Overseas staff are happy to assist with any questions, from accommodation to study concerns.

For important pre-departure information, please visit the preparing to arrive page on the International Students site.

After study commencement out International Student Support team provides a wide range of services, including specialised advisory services and social programs.

  • Arrival in Adelaide

    For important arrival information please refer to the arrival checklist.

    Adelaide Airport is a twenty minute taxi ride to the city. Taxis are readily available at the designated taxi rank which is located to the left hand side when exiting the main terminal.

    Alternatively, students are able to book an airport pick up service through the University at a cost. The service includes a University representative that will meet students as they exit immigration before guiding them to their allocated hire car and transferring them to their nominated accommodation destination. The service should only be booked when students have confirmed their flight arrival information and accommodation destination. The fee for the service must be paid in advance of arrival.

    There is also a public transport bus option - visit the Adelaide Metro website to access timetables and bus routes.

  • Orientation

    The University of Adelaide offers a comprehensive semester orientation program that will help you settle into life and study. Semester 1 international student orientation commences three working days prior to O'week. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics from accommodation to culture differences to time management.

    Students are also given a guided tour of the University of Adelaide campus and have access to a variety of events and activities.

    View the Orientation website

  • University facilities

    Study Abroad and Exchange students will benefit from having access to a wide range of facilities whilst studying at the University of Adelaide.

    The University of Adelaide student card will give you access to our modern Hub Central complex, a space designed for students with 24 hour access to computers and meeting rooms. The Hub also includes food outlets, student service and provides an excellent opportunity to interact with other University students.

    Study Abroad and Exchange students can access the University of Adelaide's Barr Smith Library, an outstanding teaching and research library housing more than two million volumes.

    All students have access to a vibrant social life – the campus offers a variety of recreational and sporting associations and facilities, while there are also a number of busy cafes serving international food.

    As a member of the University community, you will also have access to a medical centre, ATMs (cash machines), post office and various student services such as employment assistance and counselling.

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