Study in Adelaide

Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful east-side hills and a coastline of over 70 km to the west. The city is also known for its parks, gardens, and education facilities, as well as its vibrant arts and culture. Full of thriving bars and a multicultural food scene, it strikes the perfect balance between urban living and nature.

Adelaide, home of Australian Pacific College, is know as the city of churches

Adelaide lifestyle and culture

Our Adelaide campus is located close to excellent transport links, making moving around the city simple. You can get the most out of the vibrant city lifestyle, and enjoy getaways to the wine regions of Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, and McLaren Vale which are just a short distance away. Beautiful hillside and beach destinations are also within easy reach.

The cost of living in Adelaide is generally lower than in other major Australian cities, making it an affordable place to live. Rental properties are also affordable, and being so close to sun, sand, and surf offers incredible value.

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Adelaide climate

Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and long warm summers. There is also less humidity than other cities, with hours of sunshine to soak up each year.

Adelaide campus

APC’s Adelaide campus is located close to excellent transport links, making moving around the city simple. You can get the most out of the vibrant city lifestyle, and enjoy getaways to the wine regions of Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, and McLaren Vale which are just a short distance away. Beautiful hillside and beach destinations are also within easy reach.

Address

Level 1, 29 King William Street, Adelaide 5000

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Hours

Operating hours: 8:00am - 9:30pm, Student Care: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday and Thursday), 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Tuesday and Wednesday), 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Friday)

Public Transport Options

  • Tram/Light Rail to Rundle Mall Tram Stop or
  • Tram/Light Rail to Stop C2 King William St - East side or
  • Tram/Light Rail to Stop Y2 King William St - West side

Transport options

Transport in Adelaide is relatively convenient with a good public transport system that includes buses and trains. Many choose to live outside the city in Adelaide’s welcoming suburbs that offer a short commute.

If you are catching a bus, you need to pre-purchase your MetroTicket or metroCARD before you travel, as drivers can't sell you one and do not accept cash.

You can buy a paper MetroTicket or recharge your metroCARD from vending machines on-board trains and trams, or at many locations around Adelaide. Adelaide Metro on-board vending machines accept Visa/Mastercard, payWave and coin (excluding 5 cent pieces).

On tram and O-Bahn buses you can tap and pay with your credit card using a yellow smart validator.

Visit the Metro Adelaide Website

Adelaide Metro fares are the same on buses, trains and trams and remain the same no matter the distance travelled. You can pay with a rechargeable metroCARD, a paper MetroTicket or, if you're only using trams, you can get an Adelaide Metro tap and pay ticket using your credit card or smart device.

Visit the Go Cards website.

Transport from Adelaide airport to city or surrounds is simple with our Adelaide Airport bus services.

Out the front of Adelaide Airport there is bus stop 10 at the front of the terminal, instead of a dedicated airport-city connector.

Visit the Adelaide Airport Bus Website

Here are apps you can use to help you use Adelaide Metro buses, trains and trams.

We recommend:

  • Moovit – chooses the best route and shows real-time arrival information and service alerts. Use Moovit online or download apps for Android or iOS mobile devices.
  • NextThere – tap to show departure information or to see the next service from your location. Download the app for iOS devices.
  • Transit – plan your trip using real-time arrivals, step-by-step directions and routes using various public transport services. Download the app for Android or iOS mobile devices.

Student accommodation

A variety of high standard student accommodation is available to suit different budgets and needs. Students can opt to live in university accommodation or with an Australian family. Shared accommodation with other students is also common and popular.

We can provide students with help in finding accommodation and understanding lease and tenancy conditions. Temporary accommodation can be arranged before you leave home allowing you time on arrival to consider where and how you would like to be accommodated in the longer term. Student notice boards and newspapers often advertise rooms, apartments and houses for rent.for more information visit our Student Accommodation page.

Student jobs

Adelaide offers many part-time and casual employment opportunities for international students.

If you want to work while you study, you need to understand your rights and responsibilities to ensure you protect yourself and comply with your visa requirements.

The number of hours you can work on a Student Visa can be subject to change. You can check the latest rules on the Australian Government's Immigration website for Student Visas (subclass 500) and other types of visas.

The flexible hours and large number of opportunities in these industries make these ideal for students:

  • Retail - including supermarkets, department stores, boutiques
  • Hospitality - cafes, bars, restaurants, delivery
  • Farming and fruit-picking - seasonal work
  • Services – childcare, aged care and cleaning
  • Administration and clerical work
  • Tutoring

Find out more on the Study Australia website.

In Australia, the best way to look for part-time or casual work are through job listing sites such as:

Find out more about finding part-time or casual work whilst you study on the Study Australia website.

Both Australian Pacific College and our sister school English Unlimited have a Job Club. 

We care about your experience in Australia and understand that finding a job in another country can be scary and difficult, so we want to help you. 

Job Club aims to assist students seeking part-time or casual work by helping with your Curriculum Vitae (CV), helpful information and tips for job applications. 

Find out more about Job Club.