Global Adelaide

Global Adelaide is a dedicated platform for our international students, featuring University services and local experiences.

You can find social, wellbeing and academic support services, as well as access to financial and employment advice. A taste of South Australian lifestyle and environs from the comfort of your living space also awaits you.

We've Got You Covered

Australian borders are now open to fully vaccinated international arrivals. New initiatives are available to new and continuing international students as they return to our safe city and campus, including:

  • Free airport pickup*
  • Excess baggage reimbursement (up to $300 – details)*
  • Emergency accommodation support
  • Free booster shots

*UoA direct entry only.

Travelling to Australia

English Assist: Converse and Connect

English Assist is exclusive to international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students in their first semester of study. The program has a range of activities, including self-paced lectures and modules, and weekly tutorials and small group workshops run by specialist language tutors.

Great Adelaide Challenge

The Great Adelaide Challenge is a series of mini activities designed to help you decompress from your journey, and settle into uni life. If you are still to return, there are challenges to get you excited about your trip back to campus. Each activity will earn you an entry into the prize draw where you will find lots of exciting things to win!

Welcome Services

Whether you're here for the first time or have been away for a while, we're here to help you settle in: from getting from the airport to your accommodation, all the way to your first steps on campus where our friendly staff are waiting to greet you.

Experiencing Australia

Adelaide Fringe

The Adelaide Fringe transforms South Australia with eclectic and vibrant events that include cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts, workshops and so much more.

Talking with Aussies

International students can strengthen their language skills by talking with local native English-speaking community members.

Elder Conservatorium lunchtime concert series

Enjoy the Elder Conservatorium's long-standing lunchtime concert series, streamed live on the web.

Masterclass Series

Our staff will teach you five new skills, from learning a dance routine, speaking a few words of the Kaurna language, to perfecting your resume while in isolation.

Adelaide Connect

StudyAdelaide's Adelaide Connect offers activities to offshore university students in South Australia. Adelaide Connect is about fun, networking and building relationships on your journey to discover more about living and studying in Adelaide.


With over 950,000 registrations globally, AdelaideX courses are free, interactive and give learners access to expertise across all faculties and in a range of topics.

Wellbeing support

Coronavirus in your language

Learn more about coronavirus in your own language with these helpful resources from SBS Australia.

Wellbeing Hub

The University has developed Wellbeing Hub to help all students manage their wellbeing, including 'Corona Corner' with guidance specific to the current situation, and links for getting support from our professional services.

International Student Support

International Student Support is the first port of call for international student-related matters such as CoEs and visa status. You can also find a range of other student support services here.

SA Health international student health fact sheets

The South Australian Government has issued a series of fact sheets specifically for international students.

Social support

ISS social programs

International Student Support runs a variety of social programs and clubs to help international students connect with their University community.

Global IQ Connect

Students are linked together to share and understand cultural norms in this educational and engaging program.

Adelaide University Union

Explore a wide range of fun social activities catering for all interests, hosted by Adelaide University Union.

Other support services