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What will I learn?

Did you miss out on direct entry to the degree you wanted at the University of Adelaide? We’re here for you! Upon successful completion of our Degree Transfer Program, you are guaranteed entry straight into the second year of your degree of choice.

You study the same courses as you would in first year, plus you get all the support you need to have a smooth transition to university.

The Degree Transfer Program comprises a bridging semester followed by first-year courses from the University of Adelaide degree program. In the main program, you will study the exact same courses as first-year students at the University of Adelaide, but you will go deeper with us! We offer a more intensive study format with the following features:

Our class sizes are small, plus you get individual guidance and support.

Our fees are lower compared to first-year university fees, and our English language requirements are flexible.

You will study a wide variety of courses, identical to those offered by the University of Adelaide and sometimes taught by their staff.

Students who successfully complete their Degree Transfer Program are not required to supply evidence of IELTS to satisfy the University’s English requirements.

You get to study alongside and take your exams with University of Adelaide students, on campus.

We offer a degree transfer pathway to degrees like engineering and science, which can be difficult to access at a Group of Eight university.

You will enjoy a seamless transition to the University of Adelaide and guaranteed entry to the second year of your packaged bachelor degree, upon graduation.

At the end of semester two, you will move into the second year of the bachelor degree alongside other University of Adelaide students. If you pass the Degree Transfer Program on your first attempt, you will meet the English language entry requirement and will not need to submit an approved test of English language.

Degree Transfer Programs

There are three programs on offer at the College designed for your needs

Degree Transfer Extended

The Degree Transfer Extended program is split into three semesters: the bridging semester, semester one and semester two. In the bridging semester you will study five courses especially designed to give you excellent background knowledge and preparation for the courses in your chosen degree.

Degree Transfer Standard

This is designed for students with sufficient English and academic qualifications to waive the bridging semester. You will study first-year University of Adelaide curriculum with additional support.

Degree Transfer Accelerated

The Degree Transfer Accelerated program is available for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degrees, allowing you to gain entry into the second year of your selected bachelor program at the University of Adelaide, in a shorter amount of time.



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (20,07,495) per year
AUD $18,750 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, July 2022


The University of Adelaide College

132 Grenfell Street,


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

International Baccalaureate (IB) (or Certificate) with an aggregate of 22pts; or A Levels with min 1 'D' grade and 1 'E' grade; or AS Levels with a min 3 B grades

English Entry Requirements:

IELTS 5.5 overall (speaking and writing band 5.5 or above with no band below 5.0) or equivalent

iBT TOEFL: 50 overall (16 or above in Speaking & Writing)

Pearson Test of English: 42

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Adelaide College

The University of Adelaide College offers the best of both worlds with its high-quality pathway programs to university and local campus support.

  • Preferred pathway provider to the University of Adelaide
  • Successful completion guarantees entry to packaged degree
  • Dedicated academic and personal student support
  • Access to world-class facilities and University community