Preparing to Arrive

We understand that moving to a new country and culture can be exciting and scary. That's why we've put together helpful resources to support you every step of the way.

Navigate the sections below for insights and tips on your transition to life in Adelaide and at the University. Simply, click, expand, and get Adelaide-ready.

Listen to StudyAdelaide Ambassadors (other international students like you!) as they answer questions from future students about moving to Adelaide.

Life in Adelaide

If you want to know more about studying and living in Adelaide, including useful information on campus facilities, getting around and cost of living, click on the button below.

Adapting to Aussie life

In this Take Note podcast episode, hear from current international students as they discuss how to overcome culture shock and smoothly transition into Aussie life.

As you get ready for your move to Australia, one important thing to do is pack your suitcase. Watch this short video by current international students to see the right things to bring to Adelaide. Get your suitcase ready!

Your travel checklist

For more information on what to pack and a smooth journey to Adelaide, click on the button below. 

Your student visa and CoE

For more information on your student visa and Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE), click on the button below. 

Adelaide is a safe city, but it's important to be prepared for any unexpected situations where you might need help. Listen to current international students giving practical tips for staying safe and learn the basics of your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) from Medibank.

Staying safe in Adelaide

For more safety and security tips to enjoy your stay in the city of Adelaide, click on the button below. 

Don't get scammed

To learn how to spot and protect yourself from scams in Australia, click on the button below.

Understanding your health cover

To better understand the Australian health care system and your health cover, click on the button below.

At the University of Adelaide, we understand accommodation’s importance in supporting your academic success. Hear from a current student about the unique student experience that the University of Adelaide managed student accommodation can offer you.


Have a look at how the University of Adelaide Accommodation Service team can help you live to succeed.

Can you help me secure my accommodation before arriving to Adelaide?

Our University of Adelaide Accommodation Service can help  you find the living arrangements that best suit your personal needs. Click on the button below to get in touch with our accommodation experts.

The enrolment process might seem overwhelming at first, but don't worry – we're here to make it as easy and simple as we can for you. In this video, we'll show you the different steps and share some useful tips to help you feel confident and ready to start your studies with us.

How do I enrol in my course

For a step-by-step guide on how to enrol, click on the button below.

Ready to dive into campus life and make unforgettable memories? From clubs to events, there's something for everyone. Hear from current international students about what they love the most about life at the University of Adelaide.

Get to know the university

It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the University system before you arrive in Adelaide. Click on the button below to learn about student related policies, university terminology, and more.

Adelaide city with Festival Theatre and Torrens River
Adelaide ready: Pre-departure webinars

Join our pre-departure webinars where we’ll share important information about life in Australia and studying at the University of Adelaide.

These are engaging, interactive sessions with quizzes and prizes.

You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from current University staff and international students.

The next pre-departure webinars are on:

  • Tuesday 11 June | 4.00-5.15 pm (ACST)
  • Thursday 13 June | 10.00-11.15 am (ACST)
  • Wednesday 19 June | 2.00-3.15 pm (ACST)