Exams for Other Institutions (EFOI) Information

The University of Adelaide can provide assistance with conducting examinations in Adelaide on behalf of other institutions. The Examinations & Results Office is able to provide suitable venues and invigilators for a range of external examinations.

The University of Adelaide utilises an Exams for Other Institutions (EFOI) Portal to allow external institutions to request and manage their examinations. A link to the EFOI Portal is available below. Please note, if you have not been provided with login details for the Portal, you will need to contact the Examinations & Results Office in order to have an account created.

EFOI Portal

The University of Adelaide holds exams from Monday to Friday (Saturdays upon request), which are conducted at the University’s North Terrace Campus in Adelaide. The exams can be accommodated in the morning or afternoon, at the fixed times listed below:

  • 9:00 am ACST (morning sessions).
  • 1:00 pm ACST (afternoon sessions).

The Examinations & Results Office can facilitate both paper-based and online examinations (IT fees apply).

  • Fee structure

    • $200 AUD (including GST) per student, per exam with a 2-hour duration (weekdays).
    • $250 AUD (including GST) per student, per exam with a 2-hour duration (Saturdays).
    • $50 AUD (including GST) per student, per additional hour extending beyond the 2-hour duration.
  • Additional costs

    • $50 AUD (including GST) per student, per exam, for exams which require IT/computer setup.
    • $50 AUD (including GST) for any physical exam papers which are not supplied with return postage (further details below).
  • Invoicing information

    The University of Adelaide will invoice your institution at the billing address supplied (unless the student is completing the payment).

    If the student is required to pay for the examination, please forward the following link to our online shop and advise the student to search ‘External Exam Invigilation’, and to select the appropriate duration within the online shop. If a physical script return is required, an additional ‘Return Courier Fee’ will need to be paid for within the shop. Payment via the online shop by individual candidates is required prior to the candidate commencing their examination. 

    For further information, please contact the Examinations & Results Office on +61 8 8313 5209 or via email at operationalero@adelaide.edu.au

  • Examination materials

    Where possible, and if provided, the Examinations & Results Office will abide by the instructions of the institutions requesting the examination.

    To arrange for the University of Adelaide to host an examination, please complete an EFOI request via the EFOI Portal. The Examinations & Results Office will confirm via email whether the request can be accommodated.

    Institutions are required to provide all examinations materials to the Examinations & Results Office, including:

    • Question papers, answer books, attachments, graph paper, scribble paper, etc for all candidates.
    • Instructions for the Invigilator (announcements, rules, etc.).
    • Contact details for any problems encountered during the exam, including technical support for online examinations.
    • A prepaid, self-addressed courier satchel or Australia Post Express Post envelope to return the examination materials at the conclusion of the examinations.

    Please note, examinations materials are required to be received by the University of Adelaide approximately one week before the scheduled date of the examination. The materials will be returned as per your instructions on the next working day (where possible) after the examination.