University of Adelaide
Fall, Spring, Academic Year, or Summer
The University of Adelaide, established in 1874, is the third-oldest university in Australia and a member of the Group of Eight--Australia's leading research-intensive universities. It has an outstanding reputation for excellence in both research and teaching in a variety of disciplines.
The University constitutes a vibrant and diverse community with more than 20,000 students. Check out this video
to learn a little bit more about the Adelaide campus and the opportunities available to you there!
Located in the center of the city of Adelaide
, in southern Australia,
the University of Adelaide is ideally placed to take advantage of everything the city has to offer. It is a short walk to the main shopping and business districts and adjacent to the state's art gallery, museum, libraries and other cultural institutions. Adelaide is often known as the ’20 minute city,’ thanks to its easy accessibility and convenient layout. Additionally, Adelaide has a viabrant nightlife including a music scene, restaurants, pubs and local wine.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- This program is open to all majors.
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Provide 1 letter of recommendation from Texas A&M faculty member (forms within application)
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Please keep in mind that the semesters at Adelaide are opposite to Texas A&M.
- Fall Semester (late July to November)
- Spring Semester (late February to June)
- Academic year (July to June)
- Summer Semester (July)
- Semester 1 = Spring semester abroad from Texas A&M
- Semester 2 = Fall semester abroad from Texas A&M
- Winter School = Summer semester abroad from Texas A&M
Correspondingly, if you are interested in taking classes that are normally only offered at Texas A&M during the spring semester, then you would need to study at Adelaide during Semester 2, which would be mean that you would need to study abroad during the Texas A&M fall semester.
As the Adelaide exchange program is based in a country whose official language is English, students have access to almost the full curriculum offered at the University of Adelaide during the semester. Due to this large selection of course offerings, this exchange program will satisfy the academic needs, including research, of most Texas A&M students.
Upon completion of the program, students will earn a minimum of 12 hours of A&M credit for each semester completed. Note that 12 hours of academic credit at A&M is often equal to 4 courses at the University of Adelaide. Most study areas are available to exchange students, with the major exceptions of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry courses.
In addition to the semester programs, students also have the option to study at Adelaide during the Texas A&M summer term (or Winter School according to Adelaide).
Exchange students will take one 3 credit hour course
with other Australian students for the month of July. If students are studying at Adelaide for the Texas A&M spring semester, they have the option to add on a summer school course with the Enhanced Semester Program.
Students can take a 3-credit hour Texas A&M equivalent course and then take only 9 Texas A&M equivalent credits during the regular semester for a lighter load.
The University of Adelaide also offers courses that include internships that are available to exchange students.
This opportunity is available through 2 courses, one in Arts (which includes private and public sector government-related studies) and one for students in Business courses, that include internships: PROF 3502 Professions Internship
and ARTS 3200 - Arts Internship
The Professions Internship course is only available to students enrolled in a business-related area. Both the Professions and Arts Internship courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. Students need to notify the University of Adelaide at time of application if they are interested and they need to be aware that there may be further requirements such as a competitive GPA.
- In the Professions Internship course, students have participated in internships at a wide variety of companies/organizations, in Australia and overseas, including:
- Colliers International
- Department for State Development
- Ernst & Young Melbourne
- Hudson Consulting
- and many more
- The Arts internship course focuses more on public sector organizations and NGOs. Organizations/companies that have hosted interns as a part of this course include:
- Red Cross
- Ronald McDonald Group
- Salvation Army
- Save the Children
- Mental Health Coalition SA and “Mindshare”
- State Library
- Property Council of Australia (SA)
- and many more
Exchange students have several options available to them through the university or private accommodations.
- University Housing
Student accommodations are available in the University of Adelaide Village
. Amenities include:
- Managed by university staff and located close to campus
- Furnished, and includes fully equipped kitchens.
- Students will have their own individual room, but share a common kitchen, dining areas, and bathroom facilities with three or four other University of Adelaide students.
- High-speed data point connection, fully integrated with the University network and a telephone is provided in every room.
- Coin operated Laundromat
- Option of reduced gym membership when a resident at the Village
When it’s time to relax and make new friends, the fully furnished student lounge at the Village offers a number of recreational options for residents to share. These include a pool table, table-tennis, Xbox, wide screen television broadcasting free to air and cable TV, DVD player, stereo and wireless internet. Of course, the actual room layout and amenities will depend on the residential facility selected and the chosen floor plan. Take a virtual tour and view the photo gallery!
- Private Accommodations
Housing is guaranteed for exchange students at, Urbanest
, a private residence facility, similar to The Tradition at Northgate. There is a floor dedicated to Adelaide University students. Amenities include:
- Has fully furnished kitchen with all cooking utensils and other cookery items
- Private bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and reverse cycle air conditioning
- 24/7 onsite team
- State-of-the-art security systems for personal and community safety.
- Superb ground floor with additional study areas, free iMac internet stations, a pool table, an air hockey table, a large balcony with BBQs, and a TV room.
- Situated on North Terrace about a ten minute walk to campus within easy reach of the shopping mall, Adelaide train station, and a tram stop is across the road.
- Everything included in rent except for food.
- Internet (maximum of 5GB per month), TV, all utilities included in weekly price of AUD$185 (Approximately USD$179 per week or USD$716 per month as of 4 June 2013).
Students also have additional housing options
not listed above.
One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
|Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
|A&M Tuition and Fees
|REEP Administrative Fee
|Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Adelaide
|Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
|Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, Misc.
|Total Estimated Cost
|Texas A&M Semester Comparison
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
“This experience is one I will never forget and I am incredibly appreciative of the opportunity to study abroad. My biggest advice to future study abroad students (which everyone should be!) is to embrace the culture. It is easy to fit in and make friends with the international students, however to truly have an experience make sure to connect with locals.”
Elizabeth, Texas A&M Exchange Student at University of Adelaide