International Student Support

We empower international students to flourish by providing timely, clear, and accurate advice, facilitating meaningful connections, and celebrating cultural diversity.

Through partnerships with students, staff and our volunteer network, International Student Support (ISS) positively impacts the lives of every international student in their academic journey as the specialist university service with expertise in culture, compliance, and international transitions. ISS supports students in the full life cycle of their degree, providing appointments through our specialist advisory service, as well as social and cultural events and excursions.

Professor Paula Moynihan is Director of Food and Health in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of nutrition and oral health (> 130 publications). Her research focuses on the interrelationship between nutrition and oral health across the life-course, including the impact of diet and nutrition on dental caries, sugars and health, and the impact of compromised oral health on nutritional wellbeing.

Student is Amipama Iratui - grey suit jacket. HDR student.

International Student Advisors

From Monday-Friday, between 10.00am-4.00pm, our International Student Advisors (ISAs) are available for a one-on-one appointment (face-to-face, via phone or on Zoom) to assist you with:

  • personal issues
  • study issues
  • financial issues
  • compliance issues (Confirmation of Enrolment, study load, leave) 

Support services

University of Adelaide staff member assisting a student

English Support

You can improve your English skills with the following programs and resources.
Adelaide lifestyle. Student jogging, exercising along River Torrens and parklands. Exercise.

Counselling and Wellbeing Support

Connect with our free, confidential, short-term professional counselling support and access a wealth of information and support on the Wellbeing Hub.

Rear view of students in a classroom

Student Grievances

Learn how to lodge an appeal or make a complaint about a decision or determination made by a member of University staff or related parties who represent or act on behalf of the University, including Education Agents. 
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Social Programs

International Student Support offers a number of programs to help you connect with other people in Adelaide. Meet students from all over the world, including locals, and get active in your local community.