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Flinders University

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Spanning six unique colleges, Flinders University is an institution which encourages innovation. Degrees are tailored to meet industry needs and teaching is collaborative and empowering. Named after the British explorer, Matthew Flinders, the university welcomes students from all over the globe who dare to be different.

Established in 1966, Flinders ranked within the top two per cent of universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020. Its campuses combine picturesque nature with laid-back urban living.

Based in Adelaide, Flinders is in an ideal location for international students who wish to enjoy what Australia has to offer. The city is home to peaceful green spaces, trendy hangouts and a vibrant business district. Students will find countless shopping and dining options, a vibrant nightlife and plenty of festivals to experience throughout the year.

Adelaide is also surrounded by golden beaches and stunning hilly landscapes and is in close reach of many weekend-getaway destinations. It’s no wonder that it was named within the top five most liveable cities in the world by the Global Liveability Study in 2016.

The low cost of living is attractive to students from all over the world. According to study Adelaide 2019, the area is 14 per cent more affordable than other large Australian cities. With cheaper cost of transportation, rent and food, students have more money to enjoy the city as well as explore wider Australia in their free time.

CRICOS: 00114A

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What’s new

What’s new

Flinders is constantly upgrading itself and some of its new programs include:

Accounting and Finance

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting combined degrees
  • Bachelor of Accounting (Advanced Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Accounting (Online)
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Advanced Leadership)

Banking and Finance

  • Bachelor of Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Banking and Finance (Advanced Leadership)


  • Bachelor of Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Economics combined degrees
  • Bachelor of Business Economics (Advanced Leadership)

Finance and Economics

  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Finance combined degrees
  • Bachelor of Finance (Advanced Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Finance and Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Finance and Business Economics (Advanced Leadership)

Supply Chain Management

  • Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Advanced Leadership and Supply Chain Management)

Artificial Intelligence

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) (Honours)

Students can visit the Flinders website to view the complete list of programs on offer.

Teaching quality

Teaching quality

A Flinders degree opens doors to a world of opportunities. Its exceptional teaching and world-class research enable students to be the best version of themselves. Some of the university’s teaching accomplishments include:

  • Flinders having been consistently noted for the exceptional quality of their teaching standards.
  • 90 per cent of research rated world-standard or above (Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018).
  • Rated five stars for outstanding quality of teaching specifically in Business and Management, Medicine, Mathematics degrees according to the Good Universities Guide, 2020 (SA-founded universities only).
  • As per the QILT Student Experience Survey 2018, the university being highly ranked in teaching quality for communications, science and mathematics degrees.
  • Its degrees are recognised as industry- aligned and are accredited and accepted by various independent bodies.

Teachers at Flinders not only ensure that the education imparted is unique and outstanding, but also relevant to current industry standards. The university enjoys strong industry connections both nationally and internationally. Flinders equips students with valuable skills such as communication, problem solving, collaboration, ethics, competency and much more.

Department structure

Department structure

Flinders University offers study options across six academic colleges:

College of Business, Government and Law

Internationally acclaimed for its teaching quality, it offers study options in areas such as business, commerce, politics and public policy, healthcare management, law, criminology and international relations.

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Focused on giving back to society, these programs train students to commit themselves to work towards a better society.

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Offers programs ranging from history and archaeology to creative arts and communications.

College of Medicine and Public Health

Focused on clinical, population and lab-based research and high-quality clinical services, these programs put Flinders on the global map of health innovation.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

An accomplished leader in the healthcare sector, Flinders offers programs of study in nursing, midwifery, disability, allied health and health sciences.

College of Science and Engineering

Flinders offers reputable programs of study in biology, chemistry, environment, technology, engineering, information technology, mathematics, and more.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To gain admission at Flinders, students must fulfil two types of entry requirements, academic and English language requirements.

Academic entry requirements

For direct admission to an undergraduate course, a student should have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification.

For entry into a postgraduate course, in addition to the language entry requirements, students must also meet the specific academic criteria listed for that course.

English language entry requirements

International students whose native language is not English must meet the English language entry requirements. Students who do not fulfil the English language and academic entry requirements can apply to one of the pathway programs available. Students can visit the Flinders University website for more on entry requirements.

Why study here?

Why study here?

Flinders is the most appropriate choice for students looking to be a part of a modern university with world-class facilities and an exceptional student experience. Reasons to choose to study at Flinders University:

  • It is ranked in the world’s top 300 universities (THE World University Rankings 2020).
  • Its world-class international student support services scored above 90 per cent for international student satisfaction (International Student Barometer, 2018, calculated as an average).
  • Flinders ranked as the number one South Australian university for undergraduate teaching quality, student support and starting salary (The Good Universities Guide 2020, public SA-founded universities only).
  • The university is the winner of 5 TALL POPPY SCIENCE AWARDS, 2018 (Australian Institute of Policy and Science).
  • It ranked number one in the world for digital media, according to The Rookies, Best Creative Media and Entertainment Schools report 2017, 2018.
  • It is home to New Venture Institute (NVI), an AUD 120 million state-of-the-art initiative specifically designed to accelerate a student’s graduate career.
  • Flinders offers industry-linked and accredited degrees, professional placement opportunities, industry projects and mentoring programs.
  • There are over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree programs to choose from.
  • Flinders University is a member of Innovative Research Universities (IRU) and International Network of Universities (INU).
  • The university is located in Adelaide, one of top ten most liveable cities in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit, Global Liveability Ranking 2019).


Flinders is a university that is known for its state-of-the-art facilities.


All three of its campuses offer world-class facilities.

  • The Bedford Park campus is co-located with Flinders Medical Centre. Its award-winning Student Hub and Plaza is located on this campus and is open 24/7 to help students get the most out of their on-campus experience. Numerous dining places also exist within campus.
  • The Tonsley campus is an AUD 120 million centre of innovation, to meet the challenging requirements of the contemporary world. Additionally, the New Venture Institute (NVI), is the most efficient link to businesses, government and community sectors. This campus also hosts many local and international businesses.
  • The Victoria Square campus has modern student lounges, study spaces and high-speed Wi-Fi. It is a reachable, alternative, and comfortable place for students. Set on the corner of one of Adelaide’s most iconic and lively city squares, which often plays host to free live music, events, weekday food trucks and community gatherings, the campus is perfectly situated for a taste of unique city living.


Flinders is the only university in Adelaide, which offers on-campus accommodation facilities. If students choose to live off-campus, Flinders Living can assist them with choosing suitable accommodation.

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Naykhyi, Burma

As it is my first experience of studying abroad and I had a lot of anxiety for everything in the beginning. However, the learning environment of Flinders University and the living environment of Adelaide have made me feel comfortable, and now I have no anxiety. Here in Flinders University, staffs are very supportive 
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Grace, Singapore

I am enjoying the overseas experience so far, with the new friends and nice weather. These years away from home have thought me to be independent and stronger as a person. The most important thing of studying overseas is to have an open mind and a positive attitude as it can be lonely sometimes. 


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QS World University Rankings 2021
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Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020
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