At times, a partner institution will suspend us sending students on an exchange program due to an imbalance in numbers. When these instances occur, historical data supports that the outstanding exchange precludes W&M sending exchange students for the foreseeable future, and if our exchange partner university is willing to accept students directly, the GEO is able to arrange for students to apply as assisted enroll students. Assisted enroll means tuition, fees, accommodation and meals are paid in Adelaide. Students seeking to attend Adelaide in Spring 2018 can apply for the assisted enrollment option at: W&M Semester- Adelaide (Assisted Enrollment).
Terms | Application Deadlines | Course Information | Program Fees | Housing and Meals | Eligibility
The University of Adelaide, established in 1874, is among Australia's leading universities. Recognized for prolific research, the University of Adelaide boasts world-class academic staff in addition to vibrant student life. With over 21,000 students, including almost 6,000 international students, University of Adelaide seeks to promote tolerance and intellectualism within the local community and globally. The University of Adelaide is adjacent to several of Australia’s most renowned museums, art galleries, and libraries.
With four universities, the city of Adelaide is a bustling student center. Adelaide is known for its many festivals, music concerts, sporting events, culinary traditions, and beaches. The Adelaide metro and train system provide transportation around the city, as well as transport outside the city. Adelaide’s airport also connects to numerous destinations within Australia, as well as international locations.
(US) Fall Semester (mid-July-November)
(US) Spring Semester (February-June)
(US) Academic Year (mid-July-June)
US spring semester (term 1) : mid-February
US fall semester (term 2): mid-July
(US) Fall Semester: March 15
(US) Spring Semester: October 1
(US) Academic Year: March 15
After students are nominated by W&M, they will be emailed a link to the Adelaide online application form which must be completed by November 1 (spring) and May 1 (fall). Once accepted, the University of Adelaide will send students a Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) which is a required document to obtain a visa.
Students earn at least 12 transfer credits and may choose courses from the full university curriculum. Most courses are worth 3 units, which is the equivalent of 4 W&M credits. Students select courses online once accepted and assigned a user ID.
Except for History, all courses must be pre- or post-approved. History courses will be automatically approved as HIST 299 once students submit a syllabus to the Global Education Office at Reves. Grades will not appear on transcripts or be included in GPA calculations.
The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William & Mary and the University of Adelaide allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition and fees to W&M while taking classes at Adelaide. W&M students will pay for housing, meals, and other fees on site in Adelaide.
A $75 application fee, $300 off-campus fee and international medical/evacuation insurance fee of $170 apply to all students, to be paid to the W&M Bursar's Office prior to the start of the program. Students are responsible for airfare and visa costs.
All students studying in Australia are required to pay for Overseas Student Health Coverage OSHC (approximately $376 AUD) to have access to health care. You must provide proof of coverage prior to applying for a visa.
Students participating in semester long study abroad programs must have a visa and/or required entry documents. Please familiarize yourself with the requirements prior to applying and begin the application process immediately after you are nominated for the program. As a reminder, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the program.
Housing and Meals:
There are several housing options with varying costs depending on the facility. The Village (townhouse style, university owned and a short tram ride to campus), Urbanest (apartment style, short walk to campus) and St, Mark's College (catered residence on campus). Student's apply and pay for housing directly with the provider. There are no meal plans available through the university. Unless you live at St. Mark's College, students are responsible for cooking or providing their own meals.
W&M student in good standing; minimum 3.0 GPA
For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.