Preparing for overseas study requires plenty of planning. If this is your first time studying overseas, you may have a lot of questions on your mind – for example – how much money to bring, what to pack, Australian customs and quarantine laws, and many more.
Settling in to a new environment requires adequate information and knowledge.
The following guides will help you to prepare for your overseas studies and to settle into your new environment. It will help you to negotiate your first few months in Adelaide, and will continue to act as a useful reference during your studies at Flinders.
To make your start in Adelaide as easy as possible, International Student Services offers a free Meet and Greet service for new international students. Please make full use of this service, especially if you have not travelled to Australia before and have no friends or family in Adelaide. This is the best way to avoid stress upon arrival!
A member of our Arrival team will meet you at Adelaide Airport, at the railway station or at the Central Bus Station and take you to your temporary or permanent accommodation. This service is also free for accompanying family members.
All you need to do to book our free Meet and Greet service is to complete the booking form. This service is only available if your booking is received at least three working days before you arrive. Should you arrive by bus or train, please add a comment and more details under “Additional Information”.
Australia Awards students
If you are a student on an Australia Awards Scholarship you do not need to complete the Meet and Greet booking form because your Post will give us your travel details.
Once you have been offered a place to study as an Australia Awards funded student, you will receive pre-departure information from both the Post in your home country and Flinders University. The University’s pre-departure information is also available here: 2018 AAS Pre-departure Information (PDF 799KB) .
Students wishing to bring family members to Australia are strongly discouraged from bringing them when they first arrive in Adelaide, unless there are special circumstances (for example if a student is breast-feeding).
Student Contact Officer
Ms Cassie Ankers
Client Services Officer (Australia Awards)
Tel: +61 8 8201 3418