The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
University of Adelaide
- Major strengths are in wine and food, health sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, information technology and telecommunications, environmental sciences, and social sciences
- 25 000+ students (19 200 undergraduates)
- 3 main campuses
- City of Adelaide is renowned for their food, wine, and pristine beaches
- Ample recreation activities including hiking, swimming, sailing and windsurfing at nearby beaches
- Member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's foremost research intensive universities
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- English is the primary language of instruction
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Students must have a minimum 70% average to apply to this partnership
- Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of Adelaide's exchange website
- Semester 1: End of February to End of June
- Semester 2: End of July to Mid November
What term to list on your Go Global Application:
- Term 1: if planning to take UOA's semester 2
- Term 2: if planning to take UOA's semester 1
- Full year: if planning to take UOA's semester 2 and then take UOA's Semester 1
- Split year: if planning to take UOA's semester 1 and then take UOA's semester 2
Course equivalency formula
- Adelaide units x 5/4 = UBC credits
Passing gradeP(P2)=50=Pass OR CP=45=Conceded pass
- Refer to Adelaide's grading scheme
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Students can select from a wide range of courses
- As much flexibility as possible is recommended though
- Students who are very restricted in their course selection need to inform us as early as possible
- Availability of specific courses are not guaranteed
- Three levels of courses: 1xxx – 3xxx courses = Undergraduate courses
- These are usually available to exchange students, except for restricted areas
- Some disciplines will need to be approved by the school or faculty
- Most undergraduate degrees at the University of Adelaide are of 3 years duration
- Most engineering degrees are 4 years
- 4xxx courses = Honours (not available for exchange students)
- Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences 5xxx – 7xxx courses = Postgraduate courses
- These are only available to exchange students who have completed an undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
- For example course COMMGMT 1001 – Introduction to Management 1 is a first year course as the course code starts with 1xxx.
- A list of unavailable and restricted courses can be found on Adelaide's website
Full course load information
- A standard full-time workload comprises 12 units (4 courses 100%)
- Students can elect to take 9 units per semester (3 courses 75%) and will still be considered as participating in full-time study
- Full time study is a visa requirement and this is between 9 units (minimum) and 12 units (Maximum)
- Courses offered are normally 3 units each
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
- All students studying in Australia are required to enroll into the compulsory Overseas Health Cover (OSHC). Approximate cost is $380 AUD per semester.
Types of accommodation available
- The University of Adelaide Accommodation Service can assist students to find suitable accommodation
- Accommodation options includes residential colleges and university managed, commercially managed, and private rental accommodation
- Please find below the Study Abroad & Exchange Office’s list of University-preferred accommodation:
- The Village (25 reserved rooms/single semester)
- Urbanest Student Accommodation (75 reserved rooms/single semester)
- Other accommodation options:
- Temporary accommodation - essential for students who will be looking for accommodation after arrival (includes share houses or flats)
- The Accommodation Service has a database of available housing which students can access once they have their student log in
- Students will receive further information in their Offer of Acceptance