At times, a partner institution will suspend us sending students on an exchange program due to an imbalance in numbers. When this occurs, historical data supports that the exchange partner prevents W&M from sending exchange students for the foreseeable future. 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. Currently assisted enroll is the only option for the University of Adelaide.
The University of Adelaide has been monitoring the global situation closely and a decision has been made to suspend all student exchange, both inbound and outbound, until 1 April 2022. This means that W&M will be unable to nominate students for Spring 2022.
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.
Academic Year (Semester 2 & Semester 1): Mid-July - July of the following year
Fall Semester (Semester 2): Mid-July - late November
Spring Semester (Semester 1): Mid-February - early July
Spring Semester (Semester 1): Mid-February
Fall Semester (Semester 2): Mid-July
Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, their academic calendar differs from the US calendar. Semester 1 runs from February to July, and Semester 2 goes from July to late November. Their summer break runs from December until February. W&M students looking to study abroad for fall semester should note that their program would begin in July.
Academic Year: March 15
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
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.
W&M student in good standing; minimum 3.0 GPA.
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.
Students also have the opportunity to complete an internship as part of their academic program.
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. Grades will not appear on W&M transcripts or be included in GPA calculations.
Program Fees: The assisted enrollment option means that students will pay tuition and fees, as set by the University of Adelaide for international students, directly to the University of Adelaide. W&M students will also pay for housing and meals on site in Adelaide.
Students are also billed a $375 study abroad fee. International medical/evacuation insurance is required for all students who study abroad and a fee of $170 is applied to the students account 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. Students should budget at least $620 AUD for the student visa. In addition to the visa application charge, students will be required to complete and pass a medical exam for the visa application. The approximate cost is $350 AUD, however additional costs may be incurred if more comprehensive medical exams are required.
Housing and Meals:
The University of Adelaide has a preferred student accommodation partner, urbanest, that offers studios and shared apartment options, and is located directly across the street from the university. An accommodation offer for a place at urbanest at the University of Adelaide will be extended with the academic offer.
Other housing options include the Village (townhouse style, university-managed, and in the CBD), and St. Mark's College (catered residence, 10 minute walk to campus). Students 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.
For more information on how to apply, please review the Apply/Register section of our website.