Overview

University of Adelaide

City: Adelaide
Language of instruction: English
  • 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
  • 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

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsEngineeringHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • English is the primary language of instruction

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

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

Term dates

  • Semester 1: End of February to End of June
  • Semester 2: End of July to Mid November

Timing

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

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Adelaide units x 5/4 = UBC credits
     

Passing grade

P(P2)=50=Pass OR CP=45=Conceded pass

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

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.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

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

Partner Course Information

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.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Popular Culture: Passion, Style, Vibe
Partner course code: ANTH 2041
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: ELEV 2nd
Title: Engaging Adelaide
Partner course code: PUB HLTH 1005
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-16
UBC course: FREN 101
Title: French 1A: Beginners' French
Partner course code: FREN 1002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-23
UBC course: FREN 102
Title: French 1B: Beginners' French
Partner course code: FREN 1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-23
UBC course: GEOG 352
Title: Cities in the Developing World
Partner course code: GEOG 2147
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-03
UBC course: GEOG 370
Title: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Partner course code: GEOG 2151
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-01
UBC course: GEOG 3RD
Title: Environmental Management
Partner course code: GEOG 2139
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-10
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Population and Health
Partner course code: GEOG 2138
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Food Security
Partner course code: GEOG 2146
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-04
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Heresy and Witchcraft in Medieval Europe
Partner course code: HIST 2069
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Contested Ground
Partner course code: HIST 2080
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Colonial Australia: Conflict and Consensus
Partner course code: HIST 2083
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Justice and International Order
Partner course code: POLI 2124
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Citizenship and Globalization
Partner course code: POLIS 2125
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology in Society
Partner course code: PSYC 2007
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-10
UBC course: SOCI 102
Title: Introduction to Sociology
Partner course code: SOCI 1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Surveillance, Deviance & Crime
Partner course code: CRIM 2001
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-06-27
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Public Scandals III
Partner course code: SOCI 3011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
UBC course: STAT 200
Title: Business and Economic Statistic I
Partner course code: ECON 1008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-19
Science
UBC course: BIOL 2nd
Title: Zoology II
Partner course code: ENVBIOL 2503
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-09
UBC course: BIOL 327
Title: Evolution and Diversity of Insects III
Partner course code: ENV BIOL 3011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-22
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: COMP ANIMAL ANAT PHYSIOL IIB
Partner course code: ANIML SC 2507RW
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-06-17
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: ECOPHYS OF ANIMALS III
Partner course code: ENV BIOL 3003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-06-17
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Marine Ecology III
Partner course code: ENV BIOL 3010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-22
UBC course: BIOL 402
Title: Freshwater Ecology III
Partner course code: ENVBIOL 3004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-09
UBC course: BIOL 416
Title: Conservation and Restoration III
Partner course code: ENV BIOL 3008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-22
UBC course: BIOL 420
Title: Frontiers in Marine Biology III
Partner course code: ENVBIOL 3124
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-09
UBC course: EOSC 3rd
Title: Geophysics III
Partner course code: GEOLOGY 3008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-06
UBC course: GEOB 307
Title: Biogeography and Biodiversity Conservation
Partner course code: GEOG 3019
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-09

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 227
Title: ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE
Partner course code: ANTH 2038
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-07
UBC course: ECON 205
Title: Intermediate Macroeconomics II
Partner course code: ECON 2507
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: Money, Banking and Financial Markets III
Partner course code: ECON 3511
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: ECON 355
Title: International Trade and Investment Policy II
Partner course code: ECON 2500
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-16
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Resource and Environmental Economics III
Partner course code: ECON 3500
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: EESC 2nd
Title: Environmental Management
Partner course code: GEOG 2139
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: EESC 323
Title: Geochemistry II
Partner course code: GEOLOGY 2505
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-14
UBC course: EESC 325
Title: Structural Geology II
Partner course code: GEOL 2501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: EESC 356
Title: Sedimentary Geology II
Partner course code: GEOL 2500
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-10
UBC course: EESC 3rd
Title: Economic and Mine Geology II
Partner course code: GEOLOGY 2504
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-14
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Australia and the World
Partner course code: HIST 2051
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-15
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Democracy & Political Change
Partner course code: POLIS 3103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-19
UBC course: SOCI 219
Title: GENDER, WORK AND SOCIETY
Partner course code: GSSA 1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-17
UBC course: SOCI 249
Title: Understanding Criminology
Partner course code: GSSA 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-17
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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’ forFederal 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.

Additional fees

  • All students studying in Australia are required to enroll into the compulsory Overseas Health Cover (OSHC). Approximate cost is $380 AUD per semester.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

HomestayOff-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • 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

Information on Accommodation

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