Abe Services

Study in Adelaide Redefine Tomorrow

Australia is a popular study destination for international students, and while many are well aware of universities in Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide is yet another destination that could be the right fit for you.

Where is it located?

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia; it’s the 5th most populated city in Australia and home to some of the top universities in the world. Adelaide is very highly regarded as a study destination by international students and it is ranked among the top most livable cities in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit. It is also an exciting place for tourists; the famous Kangaroo Island lies to the southwest of Adelaide, and if you love beaches, then you will fall in love with the pristine beaches at Adelaide’s metropolitan coastline that stretches up to 70 km.

So, what makes Adelaide a great choice for students?

South Australia’s capital city offers world-class education, a well-balanced lifestyle and a thriving economy. Compared to other Australian cities, Adelaide is also less expensive when it comes to food, rent and public transport costs. The affordable rates of student accommodation combined with the student concessions for public transport that the South Australian Government provides, studying in Adelaide becomes an ideal choice.


Universities in Adelaide offer many scholarships to international students that can be applied for along with your course application. International students can receive up to 50% reduction in tuition fees when applying to universities in Adelaide. The Global Academic Excellence Scholarship offered by the University of Adelaide, for example, is one such scholarship awarded to international students based on their previous academic performance. For more information on scholarships, click here.

Work Part-time in Adelaide

An international student in Australia, holding a Student Visa (Subclass 500) for Higher Education Sector (the most commonly applied student visa), is allowed to work for 48 hours a fortnight (two weeks) during their course period (from 1 July 2023 onwards). [For any other visa, check the work limitation conditions of your visa on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website].

Many international students will be interested in working part-time during their course period, and sometimes it even forms a part of their curriculum. There are plenty of opportunities for students in Adelaide, as the city has a wide range of industries that offer part-time options such as:

+Working in retail departments and clothing stores

+Working as tutors

+Telemarketing and Sales Representatives

+ Customer Service Representatives

+Aged and Disability care (for medical students)

+Working in the Hospitality sector

There are even opportunities as lifeguards, swimming instructors, ushers (security guards) and much more. A great way to balance work with study is to find part-time work best suited for your skills and manage your work and study hours so that both can be performed effectively.

How do I find work that’s best suited to me?

Adelaide’s strong ties between industries and the education sector make it easy for students to find work through their own universities. The “Careers” section which is available on most university websites, will equip you with a wide range of internship and employment opportunities. Along with this, there are a host of other ways to explore part-time work, like company websites or the Job Shop section of the official Study Adelaide website, which helps you screen various opportunities as per your preference. Students are also entitled to the same working rights as other workers in Australia; you should be given the minimum pay rate as per your work as well as a healthy and safe work environment. Find out more about your work rights as an international student on the Fair Work Ombudsman page.

Where can I find accommodation in Adelaide?

Most international students look for accommodation in Adelaide’s city centre, as this is where most of the university campuses are located. Students can stay on campus as most universities provide their own accommodation facilities like Flinders Living, or the University of Adelaide Village with university staff available on-site to offer assistance to students. There are plenty of off-campus options as well, Residential Colleges are a popular choice for many, as they provide students with an overall campus life experience. Most Residential Colleges are located near the city centre, which makes it convenient to get to universities. If you are looking for a more cost-effective option; you can also rent a room, which would be a shared form of accommodation with other students. Even if you’re staying away from the city, there’s no need to worry; the public transport in Adelaide has got you covered, as the Adelaide Metro makes it easy and affordable to get around the city and the suburbs.

So, if you’re interested and want to know more, do reach out to us; our dedicated Foreign Education Counsellors can help you explore the best universities in Adelaide!

Abe Services
Abe Services | March 2, 2024

Being a pioneering overseas education consultancy in India, we at Abe Services aims to provide valuable insights for students seeking higher education opportunities across many international destinations. With the help of a highly dedicated and skilled team of academic experts, we keep ourselves in track with the latest trends and updates in the world of overseas education. We hope that our informative articles will help students embark on a promising academic journey abroad.

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

    Enquire Now

    Interact With Our Expert Student Councellors Today

    Abe Services

    Get All Your Concerns Addressed

    Interact With Our Expert Student Councellors Today