Studying in Adelaide
Renowned as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Adelaide is a great place to study, live and work. UCL Australia’s campus is located in the central business district, which is rich with history and surrounded by a square mile of wide streets and parklands.
The 32 kilometre coastal strip to the west of Adelaide is a vibrant area rivalling coastal cities around the world and includes restaurants and entertainment venues, historic, beautiful houses and modern, high-rise apartments. The city plays host to world-class arts and music festivals and sporting events annually including the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide world music festival, Tour Down Under and Clipsal 500 car race. To the north, south and east lie the world-class wine regions of the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, with sprawling orchards of fruits, nuts and berries.
Facts and figures
The capital of South Australia, Adelaide has a population of 1.4 million people and is safe and accessible. It is easy to walk anywhere in the city centre’s famous ‘square mile’.
Adelaide has a mild comfortable climate throughout the year, with warm dry summers and cool wet winters. Day-time average temperatures range from 28 degrees Celsius in January (summer) to 14 degrees Celsius in July (winter). Night-time average temperatures range from 16 degrees Celsius in January to 8 degrees Celsius in July. Read more about student life in Adelaide.
The UCL Australia pre-departure guide (PDF 2.5MB) is a key resource for international students. It provides information on many areas to help international students prior to their arrival in Australia, including:
- preparing to leave home
- preparing to enter Australia
- passports and visas
- working in Australia
- bringing your spouse and family
- health issues
Australia provides the world's most rigorous protection for international students through the Commonwealth Education and Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. This legislation requires institutions that provide education to international students to meet nationally consistent standards in education delivery, facilities and services. It ensures consistency in the standard of education delivered to students studying in Australia.
If you have any specific questions about coming to Australia to study, please contact us.