How to Accept an Offer of Admission
The Acceptance Process is outlined below. Please note that following this process and correctly completing the required forms ensures the smooth and efficient processing of your Acceptance and the issuing of your COE (Confirmation of Enrolment).
Conditional Offers - If you have a Conditional Offer the conditions will be outlined in your Offer Statement and Acceptance Agreement. Please fulfil all conditions listed on your Offer Statement and Acceptance Agreement (if any).
Conditions may include: providing proof of English Language Proficiency (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL), completion of academic qualifications (e.g. graduation certificates) or provision of official documents (e.g. original or certified copies of your documents).
Please complete the Offer Statement and Acceptance Agreement ensuring that each page has been signed and dated. Forward the completed Offer Statement and Acceptance Agreement to the International Office at the University of Adelaide or to your nominated International Representative (agent).
Please use this form if you have undertaken an Australian year 12 qualification (in Australia or overseas) or the International Baccalaureate at an Australian secondary school.
Important information about the acceptance process is available in the Acceptance Information Booklet.
Tuition Fee Deposit - Please pay the required tuition fee deposit, OSHC fee (Overseas Student Health Cover) and Pre-Enrolment English Program (PEP) tuition fee, if applicable. Payment amounts are given in your Offer Statement (payment can be made by credit card or bank cheque).
Please review the University's policy on refunds and adjustments for international students.
Important note for students already studying at the University of Adelaide: if you are already studying at the University of Adelaide you will not be required to pay the tuition fee deposit upon acceptance of your offer. However, any offer of admission is subject to lodging the Acceptance Agreement, clearing any outstanding debts that may currently exist with the University, and providing evidence of having Overseas Student Health Cover for the expected duration of your new student visa. Visas generally commence one month before the program start date, and will end on either 30 September or 15 March following the end date of the program. This may differ for Higher Degrees by Research, short programs, and programs with irregular intakes and durations. If you are sponsored you will also have to provide a sponsorship letter that confirms that your sponsorship has been transferred to the new program.
Visas - Contact your nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate, High Commission, or Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) office about the process to apply for your Australian Student Visa. Please see the Acceptance Information Booklet for further information.
Personal Details - Please forward your personal details to the University (e.g. a copy of the Personal ID page in your passport) so that your COE can be correctly issued.
COE (Confirmation of Enrolment) - The Confirmation of Enrolment enables you to apply for an Australian Student Visa. Your COE will be emailed to you or to your nominated International Representative (agent) after the University has received your completed Acceptance of Offer form and your Tuition Fee Deposit.
Apply for your Student Visa - Once you have received your COE please contact your nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate, High Commission, or Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) office to apply for your Australian Student Visa.
Pre-Departure - It is important that you arrive in Adelaide and attend the International Student Orientation, Course Advice and Enrolment sessions before beginning your studies at the University of Adelaide. Please also visit our Pre-departure and Orientation websites.