Study abroad

Study abroad

An unforgettable Australian university experience!

“Within a few days, and with the help of the O’Week itinerary I had made dozens of new friends and instantly felt a part of the St Mark’s family. I use the word family because I think actually it is very fitting. I have found living here incredibly refreshing, and I am the happiest I have ever been in an educational environment. Having spent several years at boarding school before moving to university residences in the UK- St Mark’s has topped them all.
Of course, it has been a lot of fun along the way too. However, had I not been a part of this college I feel my time in Adelaide would not have been as enjoyable and if I’m honest I probably would have considered returning home.”

Each semester the College welcomes into its community students from across the world who are participating in a university study abroad experience. From Italy, the UK to Norway, USA and Canada, our students come from many different universities and backgrounds to experience Australian life at St Mark’s College.

“I can’t think of a better way to experience a semester abroad than at a college like St Mark’s – the atmosphere was always so friendly and welcoming, I never felt uncomfortable or out of place. It was a fantastic few months, and that really was down to the great environment at college, so thank you very much.”

Applications are accepted for one semester or a full year exchange, and are competed via the online portal. Due to the timing of admissions, you can complete your application before you receive final confirmation of your offer and provide further detail once you have finalised all details from your university in Adelaide.
Following successful completion of your application, students will be invited for an interview with the Dean or Assistant Dean, to be conducted over Skype or phone.

“Now that I have fully settled back in to life in the UK, I have had time to look back on all the wonderful experiences I had during my year spent in Adelaide, specifically St Mark’s. I wanted to say a big thank you, to you and everyone at St Mark’s for welcoming me in to your community and making it a year I will never forget. I feel honoured to have spent my time on exchange at St Mark’s, and anyone that gets the chance to live part, if not all of their university experience at college are extremely lucky, as I am yet to hear of anywhere comparable! St Mark’s will always hold a very special place in my heart and the fond memories I have from my year spent in such a brilliant place, will stay with me forever.”

The College Club and student leadership team is commited to ensuring your stay both at College and in Australia is enjoyable and an adventure, so student Equity Officers will help you settle in and organise a calendar of events to show you around our beautiful state and ensure you see as much of Australian life as you can fit into your stay. From a farm stay to surfing, wine tours and dinners there is something for you all.


The College follows the University of Adelaide academic calendar with a 40 week residency contract. Semester-only students can apply for one semester and their fees are 50% of those stated on the schedule of fees. Semester fees are payable in full upfront and cover full board, including meals, internet access and access to the College’s academic, social, artistic and sporting calendar.

We look forward to welcoming you to St Mark’s and encourage you to explore our virtual tour and make contact to learn more about living at St Mark’s College for your exchange experience in Adelaide.

Additional resources
Study Adelaide
International Study Centre, University of Adelaide

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