University of Adelaide College

The University of Adelaide College is the preferred pathway partner of the University of Adelaide and provides students with dedicated pathways to undergraduate studies at the University.

The College's Grenfell Street campus is located in the heart of the City of Adelaide, South Australia and enrols approximately 800 students each year from Australia and around the world.

Students at The University of Adelaide College are part of the University of Adelaide population; they often study on campus, share the University’s resources and facilities, and—like all other university students—can make the most of the university experience with access to Youx clubs and societies. 

The University of Adelaide College is an ideal choice for the following:

  • students seeking an alternative entry pathway to a bachelor degree at the University of Adelaide (degree transfer program) as a result of not achieving the required grade
  • students who do not meet the high school (Year 12 or equivalent) standard to begin tertiary education at the University of Adelaide (Foundation Studies program)
  • students who require additional subjects, such as Specialist Mathematics, Maths Studies or a science discipline, to enter their bachelor degree course at the University of Adelaide (knowledge gap subjects).
Pathways and programs

Students may access the Foundation Studies program upon completing Year 11 or equivalent, the course is designed to provide the core subject knowledge, vital study skills and the academic and pastoral support required to thoroughly prepare students for a seamless transition into the first year of undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide.

The Foundation Studies program takes 8–10 months to complete, with intakes in February, July and October.

For students whose qualifications are just below the minimum academic requirements for admission into their chosen program, the College offers a Degree Transfer program that enables entry into the second year of some University of Adelaide undergraduate programs.

Degree Transfer delivers the first-year syllabus and assessment of selected bachelor degree programs at the University of Adelaide. The program includes additional learning support, especially for English language and difficult concepts in subjects such as mathematics.

Upon completion of the program, students are offered direct entry into the second year of university with full credit for first-year subjects successfully completed in the undergraduate program (provided adequate scores are achieved).

Flexibility is provided through several intakes throughout the year and course entry points.

If you are looking for a pathway into postgraduate study at the University of Adelaide, a Pre-Master’s Program can help you reach the required academic and language requirements. 

The Pre-Master’s Program will develop your study and research skills, English language ability and subject knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen master’s degree.

Upon successful completion of your Pre-Master’s Program at the University of Adelaide College, you are guaranteed progression to a master’s degree at the University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide College is operated by Kaplan Higher Education Pty Ltd. They deliver pathway programs and services on behalf of the University as part of a third party agreement.


The University of Adelaide College
Telephone: +61 8 8313 3430

Foundation Studies and Degree Transfer programs (The University of Adelaide) CRICOS 00123M
English language programs (Kaplan) CRICOS 03127E