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New year, new you

Move to Adelaide to get the Australian study experience you came for.

Move to Adelaide in 2021

For international students, 2020 hasn’t been a great year. But in the new year, Adelaide is looking a whole lot better. Adelaide is the new way to get a world-class education and a great on-campus experience.

Plus it’s a student friendly city with a lower cost of living. 

So say goodbye to 2020 and start fresh in Adelaide.

For international students, 2020 hasn’t been a great year. But in the new year, Adelaide is looking a whole lot better. Adelaide is the new way to get a world-class education and a great on-campus experience.

Plus it’s a student friendly city with a lower cost of living. 

So say goodbye to 2020 and start fresh in Adelaide.

Getting to Adelaide during COVID-19

It is easy to get to Adelaide from interstate. There are only 3 simple steps for you to follow to make the change.

1. Choose where to study

Apply and accept your offer to study with a South Australian institution. With 100+ institution in Adelaide and over 4,000+ courses to choose from, you will be able to find the right course for you.
Find a Course

2. Find accommodation

Accommodation in Adelaide is affordable, convenient and backed by the National Property Accreditation Scheme.
Find Accommodation

3. Summer in Adelaide!

We've got your Summer plans covered! With hundreds of free and discounted events - including regional tours, cooking classes, social events and employment workshops, there is something for everyone.
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It is easy to get to Adelaide from interstate. There are only 3 simple steps for you to follow to make the change.

1. Choose where to study

Apply and accept your offer to study with a South Australian institution. With 100+ institution in Adelaide and over 4,000+ courses to choose from, you will be able to find the right course for you.
Find a Course

2. Find accommodation

Accommodation in Adelaide is affordable, convenient and backed by the National Property Accreditation Scheme.
Find Accommodation

3. Summer in Adelaide!

We've got your Summer plans covered! With hundreds of free and discounted events - including regional tours, cooking classes, social events and employment workshops, there is something for everyone.
Start Here

Common Questions

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about moving to Adelaide in the current environment.

How do I get to Adelaide?

Flying

We recommend checking the airline websites of Qantas/Jetstar and Virgin Australia for the latest information.

Driving

Please check the route you are planning to drive in case of changes to travel restrictions and ensure you allow plenty of time for rest breaks or an overnight stay if travelling long distances.

Are South Australia's borders open?

Yes, South Australia’s borders are open.

As travel restriction advice is constantly changing, we suggest you keep up to date here.

Please note that Australia's international borders are only open to Australian citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members of an Australian citizen or permanent resident or are a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia. Check with the Department of Home Affairs for the latest advice.

Do I have to get tested for COVID-19 and/or self-quarantine when I arrive?

If you have been in a High Community Transmission Zone on a relevant date define, you must self-quarantine at suitable location for 14 days and get a COVID-19 test immediately and on day 5 and day 12 of quarantine.

Please visit SA Health’s website for more information on travel restrictions and High Community Transmission Zone.

Do I need to book accommodation before coming to Adelaide?

We highly recommend you book student accommodation or secure living arrangements prior to arriving in South Australia. We have put together a list of student accommodation options for you to consider. 

Will transferring to Adelaide affect my student visa?

That depends on your individual circumstances. We recommend you get in touch with your education agent or registered migration agent to discuss your personal situation.

You might also want to read our article on Changing course on a student visa in Australia.

What if I am feeling unwell after my arrival in Adelaide?

If you experience flu-like symptoms which could include: fever, sore throat, a cough, nausea/vomiting and difficulty breathing, please contact a medical practitioner. It is very important that you stay home and call the doctor before you visit the practice to describe your symptoms and travel history. To find a doctor close to where you are living, visit Health Direct.

What support is available to international students in Adelaide during COVID-19?

StudyAdelaide offers a range of free or discounted programs, events and activities for international students, and is here to offer support while you're studying in Adelaide. We want to help you balance your studies with enjoying all that Adelaide has to offer. Check out the Student Resources available in Adelaide.

Why study in Adelaide?

Over 44,000 students from 130 countries choose to study, live and enjoy life in Adelaide each year.

Lower cost of living

Adelaide is up to 12% more affordable than Sydney or Melbourne and has the lowest median rent of all capital cities in Australia.
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Post Study Work Rights

Receive an additional year of post-study work rights and other advantages when considering a career in Australia.
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Public Transport Discounts

All students receive a 50% discount on public transport and can enjoy free travel in Adelaide's city centre.
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World-class Education

Adelaide is one of the world's leading education cities giving you internationally recognised qualifications valued anywhere you go.
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Over 44,000 students from 130 countries choose to study, live and enjoy life in Adelaide each year.

Lower cost of living

Adelaide is up to 12% more affordable than Sydney or Melbourne and has the lowest median rent of all capital cities in Australia.
Learn More

Post Study Work Rights

Receive an additional year of post-study work rights and other advantages when considering a career in Australia.
Learn More

Public Transport Discounts

All students receive a 50% discount on public transport and can enjoy free travel in Adelaide's city centre.
Learn More

World-class Education

Adelaide is one of the world's leading education cities giving you internationally recognised qualifications valued anywhere you go.
Learn More

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