Apply as an International Student

Are you ready to study with the University of Adelaide? Find out what steps you need to take to apply.

The following information is for students applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program. This includes current students and applicants who are applying as part of an approved articulation agreement.

Information on how to apply for postgraduate research degrees can be found via the Adelaide Graduate Research School.

Before you apply

Check the application closing dates

Some programs have early closing dates. Applications received after the closing date will be considered for the subsequent year or intake.

Learn about additional application requirements

For current additional application requirements please refer to the "Admission and Fee Information" tab in Degree Finder for the desired course. You can also visit Admission Requirements to learn about English language requirements and additional application information.

Prepare your documentation

All academic documents, professional qualifications and English translations of these documents, MUST be original documents or certified as a true copy of the original. Read more about correctly certified documents.

Application checklist

Attach the following as PDF files:

  • Academic transcripts and graduation certificates for all school and tertiary studies you have undertaken (original language and certified English translations)
  • Official English testing results from IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson or Cambridge CAE/CPE (if applicable)
  • Syllabus of subjects if you wish to be considered for advanced standing (credit transfer)
  • Any professional qualification or memberships you may have
  • A copy of your passport and visa (if applicable)
  • Payment of $150 for the application fee (required upon submission)

Apply now

Depending on your region or country of citizenship, you may be required to apply through a registered University of Adelaide education agent.

Applications with an agent

We have a wide network of agents around the world who can assist you with the preparation and submission of your application to study at the University of Adelaide as well as with your student visa application. Search for agents in your country.

Citizens requiring an agent

  • The Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
  • Phillipines
  • Latin America.

Nominate or change agent

To nominate or change agents you will need to complete the Nominate or Change Agent - Request Form and forward the completed form to The new agent can also submit the form on the student's behalf, however, it must be signed by the student.

Applications without an agent

If you are not applying through an agent, you can Apply now via the Applicant Portal of our International Application System.


If you have an application saved or submitted in the Applicant Portal, you can login to do the following:

  • Retrieve, edit and submit an application.
  • Upload documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Accept and pay a deposit for an offer. 

More information

Select the headings below for more information on the application process for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees.

It is important to note that you will need to apply for a student visa once your application is successful. Please read the details on immigration and visas to make sure that you understand these conditions and accept them.

If you will be under the age of 18 when you commence your studies at the University you must meet special conditions, as specified by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), to be eligible to be granted a student visa. You may live with an eligible relative as defined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, or if you will be 17 years of age enter into a Guardianship Arrangement with the University. Read more about visa regulations for students under the age of 18.