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South Australian Institute of Business and Technology

Address: Brookman Building, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Description South Australian Institute of Business and Technology

  • Established: 1991
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Students age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training : blended .

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology is a public research university located in the state of South Australia. The university is distinguished by progressive approaches and a strong research base, thanks to which students in academic programs receive maximum knowledge in the fields of business and technology. The university was highly praised by student support services, which help them with their studies and employment.

Today, the largest university in the state is teaching about 32 thousand students. The educational institution was founded in 1991 as a result of the merger of the two universities, and today it has a modern infrastructure and more than 200 companies among the partners.

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology in ratings:

  1. 30th place in the TOP 50 of the best young universities in the world
  2. 1st place in Australia for quality education
  3. Ranked in Australia's Top 10 University Employer Satisfaction Rating
  4. 2-place in the national ranking in terms of the development of student services.

University faculties:

  • Healthcare
  • Education, art and science
  • Business School
  • Information technology, engineering, environmental protection.

Famous graduates:

  • Famous Artist Andrew Baines
  • Reporter Will MacDonald
  • Physiotherapist John Gloucester
  • Athlete Jenny Williams
  • Vogue China Editor Angelica Chang.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in South Australian Institute of Business and Technology

Program name


  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Age: 17+.

At the end of graduation programs, students will be able to enter the second year of undergraduate study at universities in Australia.

The list of programs:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Information Technology.

Accelerated program available:

  • Art = 13500 $ AUD
  • Business = $ 15,500 AUD
  • Engineering = $ 17,800 AUD
  • Medicine = $ 15,000 AUD
  • Information Technology = $ 16,000 AUD .
from 450 $AUD / week

Academic English

  • Dates: 6.01-7.02, 10.02-13.03, 16.03-17.04, 27.04-29.05, 1.06-3.07, 20.07-21.08, 08.24-25.09, 6.10-6.11, 9.11-11.12
  • Duration: from 1 week
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age : 16+.

The English course is designed for students who intend to enroll in English-language universities. Program participants undergo intensive training and learn the skills of academic writing, critical analysis, reading, and taking notes.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students under 18 years old are accommodated in host Australian families (price per week of accommodation is about 280 $ AUD ). Students in the 18+ programs can choose between a host family and living in apartments located throughout the city. Apartment amenities:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Air conditioners
  • Common recreation areas
  • Heating
  • Room options: for 1, 2, 4 and 6 people.

Cost of living = from $ 230 AUD to $ 470 AUD per week.

  1. The university recommends Atira Student Living student apartments, which are located in the center of Adelaide: they offer safe and comfortable living conditions in modern rooms at affordable prices (from $ 195 AUD per week). Atira Student Living amenities:
  • Free wifi
  • 24 hour gym
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Cinema
  • Shared kitchens
  • Game rooms
  • Activities every day
  • Laundry.
  1. Other apartments, Urbanest, are a 6-minute walk from the university or 2 minutes by bus. Cost of living per week:
  • Double room with bath: 199 $ AUD
  • Studio for two: from 235 $ AUD
  • Number on one: from 320 $ AUD
  • Large single studio: from $ 418 AUD .
  1. The cost of living in the student hostel Alexandra Lodge and Highgate Lodge starts from 200 $ AUD . The hostel is 1 km from the city center.

Equipment South Australian Institute of Business and Technology

The university has several campuses in the city center and on the outskirts:

  • City East campus is located in the heart of Adelaide within walking distance of a shopping center, city cafes, restaurants and bars. On campus there is a medical center, research laboratories and a sports complex.
  • City West campus is located in the cultural center of the city, full of entertainment and art studios. On the campus they study business, law, commerce, management, marketing, information systems; University equipment is made with the latest technology.
  • Magill campus is located on the outskirts of the city: there is a lot of space, a large park area, picturesque views. The campus is 7km from the city center; Near the university there are cafes, a cinema and shops.
  • Mawson Lakes campus boasts modern facilities and equipment, cafes, green areas, opportunities for outdoor activities. The campus is 20 minutes from the city center.

The university has invested about 400 million Australian dollars in infrastructure modernization, which enables students to learn the latest technology and comfortably accommodate on campus.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Dates of trimesters:


Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

Study days




Start of study








When studying on the course “English for Academic Purposes” you will need:

  • Get custody of students under the age of 18 - 545 $ AUD
  • Medical insurance - 594 $ AUD
  • Accommodation (transfer included) - 350 $ AUD
  • Transfer cost - 125 $ AUD.

Additional expenses during study:

Expense item

In Week

Per month


120 $ AUD -380 $ AUD

480-1520 $ AUD


90 $ AUD -130 $ AUD

360 $ AUD -520 $ AUD

Phone / Internet

15 $ AUD -40 $ AUD

60 $ AUD -160 $ AUD


20 $ AUD -40 $ AUD

80 $ AUD -160 $ AUD

Electricity / Gas

35 $ AUD -50 $ AUD

140 $ AUD -200 $ AUD

Clothing / Entertainment

From 50 $ AUD

From 200 $ AUD


330 $ AUD -645 $ AUD

1320 $ AUD -2580 $ AUD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • High school diploma
  • Language certificate IELTS 5.5-6.0b 46-78 (depending on the specialty).

Map, location

Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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