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University of Adelaide Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Established in 1874, University of Adelaide is third-oldest university in Australia. The University constitutes five campuses, Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. The University is home to 21, 142 students, out of which 7,868 are international candidates, representing 100+ countries.

The admissions are open at the main campus for different intake seasons as per the semester- based academic calendar.

  • Deadlines, admission process, application fee, online application portals, and decision notification vary for each course and session.
  • Students can apply for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs at the University’s official website online portal.
  • The university accepts TOEFL/ IELTS and PTE scores as proof of English proficiency.


Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)110 AUD
Acceptance Rate29%
IELTS Minimum Score6.5
TOEFL Minimum Score79
Student Faculty Ratio21:1
Mode of PaymentDebit Card/ Credit Card
Academic CalendarSemester

University of Adelaide Admissions Deadlines

International applicants are advised to keep the following dates in mind before applying for admission. The application deadlines vary from department to department.

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Oral Health
Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
June 30th, 2019
Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)September 30th, 2019
Masters in PsychologyOctober 21st, 2019
Master of Counselling and PsychotherapyNovember 5th, 2019
All other programsDecember 1st, 2019

University of Adelaide Undergraduate Admissions

International students willing to take admission in different undergraduate courses must keep the following information in mind before applying and submitting the application.

Every course has its own criteria. The admission process at the University of Adelaide is different for different Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate courses.

Students can apply through official online portal or can hire one of the representatives in their home country.

Apply Online: Click Here to Apply

Application Fee: 110 AUD

  • A username and password has been created for all of the university’s registered agents and representatives. Applicants can find agents in their country here.

Admission Requirements

  • All India Senior Secondary Certificate (CBSE, New Delhi), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu State Board Examination and Telangana State Board Examination. Best three subjects, excluding language and non-academic subjects.
  • Submission of academic transcripts and graduation certificates for all schools/ universities (original language and certified English translations)
  • Students are required to provide their personal statement or statement of purpose for evidence of their motivation and commitment to your subject.
  • Official English Language Proficiency results from IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson or Cambridge CAE/CPE (if applicable)
  • Passport and visa

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Non- native English Speaker students need to fulfill the English proficiency requirement by submitting one of the following test scores. The minimum required scores for undergraduate programs are given below.

TestsMinimum Score Requirements
IELTS Academic6.5 (6.0 in all bands)
79 iBT
PTE Academic58
C1 Advanced176

Note: The table is applicable to all undergraduate programs except few courses from the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Professions and Faculty of Sciences. For further information, Click here.

Visa Requirements

International students can apply for an Australian student visa after receiving an offer letter.

A student visa costs AUD$575. In addition to the visa application charge, students will be required to complete and pass a medical exam for their visa application.

Terms & Conditions

  • Enrolment in the required program in all compulsory study periods
  • Maintaining OSHC for the duration of the visa
  • Working not more than 40 hrs per night during official academic terms

Documents Required

  • Certificate of Enrolment or Letter of Offer
  • Financial Statement- Stating evidence of required funds
  • Copy of passport biodata page
  • English Proficiency Test scores
  • Health requirements
  • Character requirements

University of Adelaide Graduate Admissions

University of Adelaide, Australia also offers master's level programs to students in various disciples including Accounting and Management, Performing Arts, Science etc. All the master level programs have different eligibility criteria.

Popular Programs at the University of Adelaide, Australia

CoursesIntake SeasonsAcademic RequirementsEnglish Proficiency Requirements
Master of Computer ScienceFebruary & JulyBachelor degree with a major in Computer Science or equivalentIELTS 6.5
Pearson: 58
Cambridge: 176
Master of Nursing ScienceFebruary & JulyBachelor of Nursing Science or equivalent plus 2 years nursing experience in a chosen specialty, CV/ ResumeIELTS: 7.0
Pearson: 65
Cambridge: 185
Master of Accounting and FinanceFebruary & JulyGraduate entry only/ Bachelor degree or equivalentIELTS 6.5
Pearson: 58
Cambridge: 176
Master of ArtsFebruary & JulyBachelor degree or equivalent.IELTS 6.5
Pearson: 58
Cambridge: 176

Students are informed, if the commencement of the next intake is less than 6 weeks away, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If it is not available, the candidate will be offered the next available intake. When receiving the offer statement, students must carefully check the information such as Program name, Duration of program, Commencement date, Tuition fee, Acceptance and payment deadlines

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