Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Eynesbury College:
What is Eynesbury?
Eynesbury is a specialist, pre-university college, offering English language, Senior High School, Foundation Studies and Diploma programs. We offer the most comprehensive range of pathway programs in Adelaide, which provide maximum flexibility to assist students to gain entry to their chosen degree program.
As a leading pathway provider for almost 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, including the Eynesbury Mentor Program, 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?
Senior High School Years 10 to 12
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
What are the Eynesbury campuses like?
Eynesbury has two campuses, both located in the centre of Adelaide city, near the 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, Foundation Studies and Diploma programs, while our Franklin Street campus is for our Senior High School programs.
What student support does Eynesbury offer?
Students at Eynesbury love our outstanding student support services, including the Eynesbury Mentor Program, 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.
Eynesbury students are expected to be independent learners, but also enjoy significant academic support. Eynesbury High School students are consistently placed in the top 1% of students in South Australia, with more than 99% of them being offered a place at a university of their choice.
This same level of academic support 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 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.
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 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. The Eynesbury High School Mentor Program is focussed on student wellbeing and sessions are run every Monday.
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. Students can join our High School program in January or July (except Year 12; students must start in January). Our 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.
Where will I live?
We have our own exclusive student accommodation called Homeaway. There are three 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 Homeaway residence 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 consistently ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and cost of living in Adelaide is about 20% less expensive than Sydney and Melbourne. Adelaide is also considered to be one of the safest cities in Australia.
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.