IFSA University of Adelaide Partnership

Adelaide, Australia


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: November 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is located right in the heart of the city of Adelaide, which was recently called "Australia's best kept secret" thanks to its great weather, never-ending festivals, food and wine culture and affordability. The university is one of Australia's oldest, with "Harry Potter style" sandstone buildings with abundant STEM offerings.

University of Adelaide Benefits

  • Focus exclusively on your selected track or choose courses in other departments
  • Abundant STEM offerings allows you to find courses that will keep you on track for graduation
  • Gain real-world skills with an optional internship that will enrich your experience and boost your resumé
  • IFSA's optional, online Exploring Community & Culture course will facilitate active engagement with your host community, exploration of cultural identity and examination of diversity in communities

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Adelaide

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Adelaide Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

To explore University of Adelaide courses, open the University of Adelaide online course catalog

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
As an IFSA student, you are entitled to enroll in undergraduate courses for which you are qualified and in which space is available. Course descriptions in the online course catalog (see above) include prerequisites you must fulfill in order to enroll in each course.
For each course that you list on your preference form, be sure to check the following:
  • When determining which courses to take, please bear in mind that the Australian academic system is an intensive, three-year program.
  • First-year (1000-level) courses are appropriate for departments in which you have little or no prior experience.
  • Second-year (2000-level) courses will be equivalent to advanced sophomore or junior-level U.S. courses.
  • Third-year (3000-level) courses will be equivalent to senior-level U.S. courses.
  • Fourth-year (4000-level) courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student. 6. Remember, in Australia, U.S. fall semester = semester 2 and U.S. spring semester = semester 1. Be sure to select courses for the correct semester you are studying abroad.
Experiential Learning

Exploring Community and Culture
Through a creative online format, IFSA's signature Exploring Community and Culture in a Global Context course facilitates active engagement with your host community, exploration of cultural identity and examination of diversity in communities in the context of political, economic and sociocultural structures. Online Course Syllabus.

You can gain practical experience in addition to your courses in Australia with an internship. Various internships are available at placements in businesses, nonprofit organizations, government offices and community volunteer centers in Adelaide. Internships are are worth either 4 U.S. semester credits for a practical Internship or  8 U.S. semester credits for a research internship in Adelaide, which students may take in place of one or two elective classes depending on their choice.

Eligibility for an internship placement is dependent on a variety of factors including but not limited to, requirements set by the host organization, your knowledge and interests, and project availability by organization. GPA may be also considered as part of the internship placement selection, however it is not a determining factor. If you do not receive a placement upon arrival, another course can be easily added during registration. 

After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Adelaide
Accounting Advertising Agriculture Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science Anthropology Architecture and Design Art History Asian Studies Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Business Law Chemical Engineering Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Community Studies Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Earth Science Ecology Economics Education Studies Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Health Environmental Science/Studies European History Film Production Film/Cinema Studies Finance Foreign Language, Other French Genetics Geography Geology German Graphic Design Health Administration/Management Health Studies Historic Preservation and Conservation History Hospitality & Tourism Immunology Indigenous Studies Information Technology Italian Japanese Journalism Law/Legal Studies Management Marine Science/Oceanography Marketing Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Microbiology Mining Engineering Museum Studies Music Music Composition Music Education Music Performance Nursing Nutrition/Food Science Organizational Management Petroleum Engineering Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy of Science Physics Policy Studies/Public Policy Political Science Population Studies/Demography Psychology Public/Global Health Secondary Education Social Justice Sociology Spanish Statistics Studio Art Telecommunications Veterinary Studies/Science Viticulture and Oenology Wildlife Management Women and Gender Studies World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
All University of Adelaide students will be housed in four-to six-person apartments at Urbanest, located just a short walk from campus. Each student will share a twin bedroom and bathroom, and each apartment has its own kitchen and living area. All meals are self-catered.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Kerry Uniyal

Program Advisor, Australia, China, India, Israel, Custom

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Resident Director

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Christi Hoover

Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

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Caroline Zuhone

Academic Records Coordinator

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 17, 2020
Program End Date
July 5, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Fall 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 13, 2020
Program End Date
November 22, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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