International students

Last year, more than 30,000 international students arrived in Adelaide, South Australia, ready to embark on one of the most formative stages in their professional development.

Our universities are consistently ranked within the top 150 universities in the world, and our courses have strong ties to industry and research; creating valuable opportunities for networking and work placements upon graduating.

Working while studying

International students have the opportunity to work part-time while studying in South Australia. If you are a full-time student, studying in Australia for more than three months, you automatically receive a work visa when you apply for your Australian student visa.

English language foundation courses

There are many pathways to studying in South Australia. Most universities offer bridging or foundational courses for international students. There are also a number of private institutions in Adelaide that offer beginner and advanced courses in English to support your further education.

For more information about studying in Adelaide, our world-class institutions, courses, scholarships and student visa requirements visit:

Student accommodation

South Australia has a good supply of quality and affordable accommodation for international students close to higher education institutions and transport.

Students can search for accommodation that suits their requirements by visiting the Adelaide Student Housing website, which lists purpose-built student accommodation offerings by property type, location and campus.

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