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Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: Yes
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange
High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Research or Field Work Opportunities Duration: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Semester
Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
This featured program provides additional on-site student support services with the affordability of an exchange. Hosted at the University of Adelaide, it is one of Australia’s top research universities and a strategic partner for NC State. Adelaide hosts four onshore campuses and a wide range of courses. With , life and diverse.;

The city was founded in 1836, is the state capital of South Australia, and has a population of about 1.2 million people. Adelaide occupies a unique position among Australian cities, featuring:
  • Affordable cost-of-living - Adelaide is the most affordable mainland capital city in which to live, including food, transportation and accommodation.
  • Lifestyle - Adelaide is friendly and offers a real sense of community while also offering a wide range of attractions and entertainment. 
  • Climate - Adelaide enjoys a Mediterranean climate: ranging from 16°C average maximum in winter to 22°C in autumn and spring and 29°C during summer.
  • Its size and sense of comfort provides an atmosphere conducive to study.
You want beaches? Festivals? Proximity to beautiful Australian nature and the Outback? Adelaide has all of this - and more!

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The Student Experience
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The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s top research universities and has four onshore campuses. North Terrace, in the cultural heart of the city of Adelaide is the main campus and site of most teaching and research facilities. Thebarton campus in the inner western suburbs is one of the premier University-owned technology/research parks in Australia. Waite campus in suburban Urrbrae encompasses the largest agricultural research complex in the Southern hemisphere, with many co-located government and industry partners. Roseworthy campus, 50km north of Adelaide, is an internationally renowned centre for excellence in agriculture and animal science, hosts several collaborative centres, and is the site of the University’s new veterinary school. The University also offers a growing range of programs in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre, a partnership with the Ngee Ann Kongsi.


The University of Adelaide offers a wide range of courses. University programs sit within five faculties: Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences; Health Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Professions; and Sciences. A list of available courses can be found here:, or by using the course search function. Students are advised to choose preferred courses from the online course planner.

The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved for NC State students at University of Adelaide.  Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department.  This list is not inclusive.  Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad.  Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.


University of Adelaide is able to guarantee accommodation for incoming exchange students at Urbanest. The range of accommodation in Adelaide includes student residences, Residential Colleges, share houses and apartments. Information available at: We recommend you begin your search well before your first day at University but only book and pay for University accommodation before arriving in Adelaide – all other accommodation should be inspected after arrival. Temporary accommodation is available for your first week in Adelaide


Any full-time undergraduate who will have completed their freshmen year prior to participating and has a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 may apply. Transfer students must complete at least one semester at NC State prior to applying.

Travel Docs
All students must obtain an appropriate visa for entry. The University issues a Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) number, which is required to obtain a student visa. There is an easy to follow step-by-step guide. Most students will apply for the Non Award Sector visa, subclass 500.

Cost information is shown in the budget link above, but you should also review the estimated cost of living data provided by the University of Adelaide. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad such as applying to outside scholarships, and starting a funding page. For more information about funding opportunities, please visit this link.


The academic year follows the standard Australian calendar, which is the reverse of the calendar used in the Northern Hemisphere. Semester 1 in Australia typically runs February - June, and students will be expected to arrive earlier in February for orientation.  Semester 2 in Australia typically runs July - November, and students will be expected to arrive for orientation in July.  Please check Adelaide's website for specific dates.  More information about orientation will be available upon acceptance to the Australian university.

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 09/29/2019 02/16/2020 07/25/2020