Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Eynesbury?
Eynesbury is a specialist, pre-university college, offering Foundation Studies, Diploma and English Language Preparation programs. We offer one of the most comprehensive range of pathway programs in South Australia, which provide maximum flexibility to assist students to gain entry to their chosen degree program.
As a leading pathway provider for more than 30 years, we have successfully prepared thousands of students for university in Australia. Our specialist approach combines small class sizes, experienced teachers and close academic guidance to support students in academic preparation for university.
Why choose Eynesbury?
Students at Eynesbury love our outstanding student support services and tell us they quickly feel settled and supported here.
In the iGraduate international student survey, our students reported that 91% were satisfied with their learning at Eynesbury, and 95% satisfied with the level of support they received at Eynesbury.
What programs does Eynesbury offer?
- Foundation Studies Programs
- Diploma of Business Studies
- Diploma of Business
- Diploma of Computing & IT Studies
- Diploma of Computing & IT
- Diploma of Engineering
- English language programs
Where is Eynesbury located?
Eynesbury College is located in the heart of the city and within walking distance to the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide. Our campus offers wireless technology throughout, kitchen facilities, quiet study areas, student computers and break-out areas for studying or relaxing.
Eynesbury Coglin Street Campus
16-20 Coglin Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: (+61) 8 8216 9000
Eynesbury College is located in the centre of Adelaide city, near Chinatown and Central Market precinct. It’s a short walk, or a free tram ride, to both The University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. Our modern, purpose-built Coglin Street campus is home to our English language preparation, Diploma and Foundation Studies programs.
What student support does Eynesbury offer?
Students at Eynesbury love our outstanding student support services and tell us they quickly feel settled and supported here. Our student rated Eynesbury over 96% in quality of teaching, student services and programs studied in the 2018 International Student Survey. In addition, Eynesbury College achieved the highest ‘overall educational experience’ within the Navitas group (2019 Student Experience Survey, QILT)
Eynesbury students are expected to be independent learners, but also enjoy significant academic support. This prepares our Foundation Studies students for direct entry into their program at The University of Adelaide, or University of South Australia, or any other university in Australia.
Diploma students will experience the same support and small class sizes, with teachers who are specialists in their field. Upon completion, Diploma students will be fast tracked into the second year at university.
About the classes
What can I expect in class?
Students can expect classroom teaching for approximately four hours per course per week. This is usually taught as one 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour tutorial. Students’ study load is usually four courses per trimester, but three courses can still be considered full time for student visa purposes.
At Eynesbury, we maintain very small class sizes, which gives students a real opportunity to be involved, ask questions and be interactive in class. Small class sizes also allow us to focus on practical teaching, group work and class discussions. Students from across the world get to know each other and make international friends.
Outside of the classrooms, teachers’ timetables are available on their office door for students to drop in, make an appointment or seek extra assistance. Our teaching staff, who are specialists in their field, get to know each individual student, and are available for academic support outside of the classroom.
When are the intake dates for each program?
Eynesbury have regular intakes throughout the year which lead into both the February and July university semesters. Foundation Studies Programs start in January, April and October; the unique April intake allows FSP students to have their program complete in time to commence university the following February. Our Diploma programs also run on a trimester basis, with classes commencing in February, June and October.
For exact dates, please refer to our important dates.
Where will I live?
We have our own exclusive student accommodation called Adelaide Student Lodge. There are two residences located between 1.5 and 3km from the campus, including a dedicated, purpose built facility for students under the age of 18. We take extra care of our younger students, including welfare support and monitoring. Regardless of which Adelaide Student Lodge students live, our chef cooks delicious meals for all students, and all rooms are fully furnished with a fridge and air conditioner.
Is Adelaide a safe and affordable city to live in? What sort of lifestyle can I expect?
Adelaide is ranked as 3rd most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU 2021) and in 2016 the EIU’s worldwide cost of living survey reported Adelaide as one of the most affordable cities in Australia, and as having a lower cost of living than Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Adelaide is one of Australia’s most affordable cities; costing 19% less to live compared to Sydney and Melbourne, and around 7% less than Brisbane and Perth. This low cost of living means that students get more value for money, and are able to see and do more around the city and the rest of South Australia (Study Adelaide).
The Suncorp Bank Family Friendly Index (2012) found Adelaide is Australia’s safest city, with the lowest levels of crime. In 2014 the Mercer Global Financial list of the world’s cleanest cities ranked Adelaide as the second cleanest city in the world! Adelaide is a very multi-cultural city –last Australian census (2016) showed almost 30% of South Australia’s population were born overseas and more than 20% speak a language other than English at home.
Adelaide is known as Australia’s events city and is alive with over 400 festivals and events every year, international students in Adelaide have access to Study Adelaide’s outstanding onshore student engagement program which runs free or heavily discounted events.
There’s plenty of shopping, restaurants and entertainment all close at hand, and it’s really easy to get around in Adelaide, the 20 minute city. The public transport is excellent; buses and trams that run for free within the CBD, and half price tickets for international students travelling outside of the city.
Indicative costs of living in Australia
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