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  • Locations: Adelaide, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Art - Interior Design, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, City Planning and Urban Studies, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Creative Writing, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Energy Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Film and New Media, Finance, Foods and Nutrition, French, Geological Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Humanities, Information Systems, International Business, International Security and Conflict Resolution, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Television, Theatre Arts
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:
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University Profile
University of South Australia is a globally-focused, locally-engaged public university established on the dual principles of equity and excellence. With more than 35,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest and was ranked in the top three per cent of more than 10,000 universities worldwide – in the QS World University Rankings. The UniSA has four metropolitan campuses in Adelaide and two regional campuses in Whyalla and Mount Gambier. More than 10,000 students are international, with almost half studying in Adelaide and the remainder offshore.

Academic Notes
The University of South Australia has a distinguished reputation for the quality of its teaching, the high standards of its graduates and the international importance of its research programs. Success in a range of advanced scientific, engineering and health fields and close links with industry in research of importance to the Australian economy, all help place the University in the first rank of national centers of tertiary education. Strong working links with industry, government and the community, keep undergraduate and postgraduate programs relevant to the changing needs of the work force. Our courses introduce students to the contemporary knowledge of their field, current work practices and state of the art technology. Studying at the University of South Australia you will gain first hand knowledge of the university's strengths in educating professionals, applying knowledge and serving the community. You will have the opportunity to work in the community, and/or get to know the environment in field based units/courses (in addition to campus based units/courses). Previous students have chosen field work/experience of various kinds - ecology field trips, Aboriginal community studies, recreation planning adventures, physical education skills training, community agency placements, and cultural visits and research. Whichever academic profile you choose you will enjoy a productive and worthwhile experience.

Language Notes
All classes are taught in English.

Program Dates
Semester 1 (SDSU Spring semester): Mid-February to early July 
Semester 2 (SDSU Fall semester): Mid-July to early November

Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
To search for classes go to Courses and Units

Note: At University of South Australia, SDSU considers 2000+ level courses as upper division.

Housing and Meals
On your arrival you will be housed in temporary accommodation in a private dormitory style residence with shared facilities for your first two or three weeks at minimal cost. During this time you can decide which type of accommodation most appeals to you for the remainder of your stay. There are several options: Apartment/Units - (Sharing with friends) or University Student Residences - (off-campus). Go here for Accommodation options.

Insurance Requirement
As a compulsory condition of a student visa, all international students must have approved Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which provides medical and hospital coverage for international students while in Australia.

All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.

U.S. citizens must acquire a student visa to study in Australia. Please refer to the Embassy of Australia website for more information about what is required to obtain that student visa. You will need the Certificate of Enrollment and Offer Letter in order to apply for the visa. 

Location Summary
South Australia, the festival state of Australia, is about the same size as the state of Texas, or of France, Spain and Portugal combined. It is a state of contrasting physical environments, from the ruggedly beautiful Flinders Ranges in the north to the rich farmlands of the South East. The Murray River is South Australia's lifeblood, dissecting the state as it courses its way to the river mouth south of Adelaide. South Australia is internationally renowned for its wines. They are produced from the vineyards of the Barossa
University S. Australia Campus Valley, the Clare Valley, the Southern Vales and the Coonawarra. South Australia is a state of innovation and dynamic development. It attracts investment from international and Australian companies involved in all areas of industry. It is Australia's manufacturing center for both the automobile industry and defense research, and leads the country in laser technology, silicon chip design and medical research. South Australia's economy is well boosted by its wealth of underground natural resources. The State's mining industry has long thrived on the deposits found in the Coober Pedy opal fields, Leigh Creek coal fields, uranium, copper and gold deposits of Roxby Downs and the gas fields of Moomba. South Australia, Australia's third largest State by area, has a population of just over 1.5 million. Time: Central Standard time is 9.5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA