IFSA-University of Adelaide

Program Details

Program Location Adelaide, Australia
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34024
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Fall 2024 07/09/24 to 11/17/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 02/14/24 to 06/30/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IFSA-University of Adelaide

School of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Adelaide is located right in the heart of the city of Adelaide, which was recently called "Australia's best kept secret" thanks to its great weather, never-ending festivals, food and wine culture and affordability. The university is one of Australia's oldest, with "Harry Potter style" sandstone buildings and abundant STEM offerings.

The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight leading research universities.

You can gain practical experience in addition to your courses in Australia with an internship. Various internships are available at placements in businesses, nonprofit organizations, government offices and community volunteer centers in Adelaide.

Program dates run from mid-July to mid-November in the fall, and mid-February to early June in the spring.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.


IFSA-University of Adelaide

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science] [Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, PUBH, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The average course load on this program is 15 credits. Students can pick from a variety of courses, in many areas. Some of the areas (though not an exhaustive list) are listed below:

 AG: Agribusiness, Animal Science, Natural Resources, Plant Science, Soil/Water Science

 CLA: Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, Creative Arts, Creative Writing,
        Film, Languages & Linguistics, Geography, History, Media, Peace & Conflict Studies,
        Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology

 CoS: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Physics, Statistics

 HHS: HK, Public Health, Psychology

 Engineering: CE, CHE, EEE, ECE, ME

 Polytechnic: Engineering Technology

Courses may be available in other areas. For more course information and a course search, please visit the program website. 


Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program and are subject to change.


  • Adelaide City Food and Street Art Discovery Tour
  • Victor Harbor Tour
  • NACE Competencies Workshop
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Great Ocean Road Adventure
  • AFL Match
  • Barossa Valley Day Trip:


Students will live in shared apartments near campus with kitchens, meals are not included. Most apartments house 4-6 students, and often offer single bedrooms.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.
The program fee includes tuition, orientation in Sydney, a weekend trip, and some local activities.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $15,300.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $7,175.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $2,018.00
Local Transportation $248.00
Visa $464.00
Books and Supplies $49.00
Meals $1,925.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,052.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.