International students coming to Adelaide

International Students

International students coming to Adelaide

International students are warmly welcomed at St Mark's College!

Relocating to South Australia to study a degree program at one of our world-class universities can be equally exciting and daunting. You're learning new customs and norms, finding a community where you are comfortable and supported, and adjusting to new study habits all at once! There's no better way to find yourself, unlock new opportunities, and realise your potential - and St Mark's College is the perfect place to begin forging a new path for yourself.

What does St Mark’s College offer for international students?

Our College is designed to foster excellence, friendships, and personal growth. In addition to a private and furnished room, all meals, and all utilities, international students will benefit from…

  • Safety
    • A safe, secure, and private campus nestled in the parklands of North Adelaide.
    • Three senior staff live onsite, plus a duty tutor is on-call after hours.
  • A welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community
    • A friendly community of 250 students from across Australia and the world.
    • Regular intake of Study Abroad and Exchange students, plus other international students.
    • Cultural activities.
    • Dietary requirements met by our professional catering team.
  • Academic support
    • Academic workshops to sharpen your writing, research, and analytical skillsets.
    • A team of 50+ tutors with different areas of expertise.
    • Regular catchups with the College advisors to help you stay on track with your studies and wellbeing.
  • Wellbeing support
    • Dedicated Director of Wellbeing who lives onsite and supports students one-on-one.
    • Training on a range of topics related to health, wellbeing, and leadership.
  • Opportunities to make friends
    • Group outings and extra-curricular activities to help foster friendships and enjoy all that studying in Adelaide has to offer.
    • College sports teams, clubs, committees, charitable volunteering opportunities, and other events and activities.
  • Convenience
    • Within easy walking distance of the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, and Flinders University city campuses.
    • A network of public transport, including the Adelaide Railway Station, is just a short walk away.
    • Close to cultural festivals, the Adelaide Fringe festival, live music venues, fantastic restaurants and cafes, and the Adelaide shopping hub Rundle Mall.
    • Wi-Fi across campus so you can keep in touch with loved ones.
  • Connections
    • Develop lifelong friendships with your fellow collegians, and enjoy regular reunion and alumni events that keep connections strong.
    • Access to a global alumni network.

If you’re an international student coming to Adelaide, we’d love to chat with you about your options. Get in touch with our Admissions team via email or on +61 8 8334 5600.

Adelaide's three major universities are world-class institutions. Click below to read about opportunities for international students.

Why study in Adelaide?

Here's why Adelaide is a fantastic place to study. 

  • The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, and Flinders University are world-class institutions.
  • It's a safe city, and one of the world's most liveable, in fact!
  • Life here is up to 12% more affordable than in other Australian cities.
  • There's plenty to do in the city, and so many amazing tourist destinations can be explored on day trips. The Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, and Glenelg are only short drives away.
  • We're the festival city! Enjoy being close to the Fringe, WOMAD, and OzAsia festivals (just to name a few).
  • South Australia has so much natural beauty - some of the world's best beaches, camping spots, and scenic walking trails are right here.

Useful links for international students

Application process

International students complete an application form and personal statement, provide two confidential referees (one academic and one personal), and submit their most recent school report or academic transcript. If you progress to an interview, we will arrange a time to meet you via video chat.

Virtual tour of St Mark’s

We understand you can’t always visit us in person. That's why we’ve put together a virtual tour of the College, where you can explore our grounds and see what makes this a truly special place for students. If you can visit in person, book a time for a tour here.

Academic support

Excel in your studies with tutoring and feedback from our team of 50+ tutors, informal peer support, and academic skills workshops, all of which are covered by your fees. Learn more about the academic support at St Mark's here.

A convenient location

Enjoy being close to the city's major university campuses and tourist attractions, and the public transport that you'll need to get to all the others. Click here for a map of Adelaide, where you can see just how close you'll be to everything you need.