Flinders University


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University History

Flinders University is a public research university based in Adelaide, Australia. The University came into existence in the year 1966 and was named in the honor of  British Navigator and Cartographer Matthew Flinders. The University first started with the Flinders Medical Center and then later on from the year mid 1970 it started it work to establish buildings of Law and Commerce, Engineering, and Information Science and technology. The University though started small is now considered to be one of the best Universities in South Australia. 

Flinders University Programs, Courses and Schools

Flinders University Programs, Courses and Schools are considered to be the best as it offers a wide range of courses to pursue. The Flinders University has the following areas of study:

  • Business 
  • Creative arts
  • Criminology
  • Defence and national security
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Information technology
  • International relations and political science
  • Languages and culture
  • Law 
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social work
  • Sport

Flinders University USP and Achievements

Flinders University is home to 26,000 students, 2300 staffs, 500 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. The Flinders University main campus is located at Bedford Park with additional Adelaide locations at Victoria Square and Tonsley. Flinders University has its extensuon from Adelaide, to regional South Australia, south-west Victoria to the Northern territory. Flinders University is a Founding member of Innovative Research Universities that is a collaborative network to enhance the higher education. The Good Universities Guide 2021 and 2022 has ranked the Flinders University as No.1 in Australia in Business and Management for overall experience, in Humanities, Culture and social sciences for overall experience, in Medicine for full-time employment, in rehabilitation for overall quality of experience and skills development, in science and mathematics student support and teaching quality. Flinders University has been ranked 5th in Australia in the global Golden Age Universities Ranking. The University because of its academic excellence is amongst the world's top 300 institutions according to the Times Higher Education rankings.

Flinders University Notable Alumni

Flinders University Notable Alumni are listed below:

  • Mario Andreacchio 
  • Benedict Andrews
  • Alex Frayne 
  • Nina Landis
  • Jack Barbalet
  • Jamie Cooper
  • John Bannon
  • David Cox
  • Rod Boswell
  • Matthew Liptak
  • Mark Peel
  • Mem Fox

Flinders University Infrastructure and Services


Flinders University Campuses are beautiful in its own way. The main teaching and research campus is the Bedford Park campus located in South of the city of Adelaide. To know more about the Bedford park campus, click here:

The other campuses are: 

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Flinders University Libraies

The Flinders University Libraries holds more than a million books and journals, large electronic collections, and a wide range of services and facilities to support the teaching and research interests of University staff and students. All Library branches are open 24/7, with full access to books, study spaces, group study rooms, internet, PCs, printers, and adaptive technology rooms. The libraries are as follows:

  • Central library
  • Gus Fraenkel medical center library
  • Sturt library
  • Adelaide theological library
  • URRSA library

To know more about the Flinders University libraries, click here:

Flinders University Housing/ Accomodations services

On-campus: Living on-campus always has its own perks as you get everything you need at your fingertips. Flinders On-campus offers two experiences: the catered, collegiate-style University Hall and the self-contained units of Deirdre Jordan Village. The residential halls have walking distances to classes at Bedford Park and Sturt Campuses and also have easily accessible transport services connecting them to the main academic buildings. These accommodations comes with all utilities and free wifi access. 

The University hall accomodates around 200 students in fully furnished single rooms. 

Room rates (per week):

$362 for a single room on levels 1 and 2

$402 for a single room on levels 3 and 4 (fully renovated bathrooms and kitchenettes).

The Deirdre Jordan Village provides Accomodations for atleast 350 residents in self-catered, fully-equipped units. The village also has a community center, two central laundries, outdoor recreation and barbeque areas. 

Room rates: $250 per week

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Off-campus: The Flinders University’s convenient location and so many transport and accommodation options available, living off campus is easy.The majority of students live in suburbs along the major transport corridors of South Road, Fiveash Drive, Goodwood Road or Sturt Road. City accommodation is often on a direct bus route to the Bedford Park campus. Suburbs close to Flinders University, Bedford Park campus and accessible by public transport are Bedford Park, Clovelly Park, Edwardstown, Melrose Park, St Marys, Mitchell Park, Flagstaff Hill, Panorama, Pasadena and Sturt. Students can look for off-campus housing here:

  • Homehound
  • Domain
  • Australian Homestay Network
  • Adelaide Homestay Search

To know more about living off-campus, click here:

Flinders University Medical Services

Flinders University has a well-equipped medical center with fully trained practitioners and staffs. All the enrolled students and the faculties and staffs are eligible to access their medical services. The medical services offered by the medical center are as follows: 

  • First aid
  • Health screens (pap smears, skin checks, cholesterol, STDs etc)
  • Staff medicals
  • Minor surgery
  • Health education
  • Vaccinations (both for health care work and travel)
  • Referrals
  • SA Pathology

To know more about the health center, click here:

Flinders University Student Clubs

Flinders University Student Clubs are actively conducting various events in the university. the student clubs and organisations give the students an opportunity to learn different skills, plan and execute events and also widen their horizons. there are different clubs in the campus working towards different agendas. their clubs and organizations cover a wide range of activities and interests, from academic societies, the arts, club sports and intramurals, to activity and event coordinators, and leadership programs. To name few of the student clubs:

  • Aikido club
  • Athletics club
  • Cricket club
  • Sketch club
  • Lacrosse club
  • Photography club
  • League of legends club
  • Cinephile society
  • Ultimate frisbee club
  • Computer society
  • Soccer club

Flinders University Location

The main campus is located at Sturt Rd, Bedford Park, Adelaide, SA 5042, Australia. To know about other locations, click here:

Flinders University Nearest Airports

Flinders University Nearest airports are:

  • Adelaide airport
  • Kingscote airport

Flinders University Top Landmarks

Flinders University Top Landmarks are as follows:

  • Marion historic Village
  • The Mall's Balls statue
  • Marion Bowland

Flinder University International Students Information

Courses offered in Flinders University

There are an ample of courses being offered by the Flinders University. Bachelors, Masters and online programs are provided across a number of disciplines by the University. Here's the link to the brochure for all the courses: Courses offered in Flinders University

Flinders University Visa and Immigration Support

The Student Visa is a temporary visa that allows you to live, work and study an eligible course in a recognised education institution in Australia. After receiving confirmation from the University regarding the admission students can then apply for the Visa. Students must have a Confirmation of Enrollment to apply for Visa. Students can check here to know more about the Visa requirements and all the rules and regulations of Visa in Australia:

Flinders University International Students Contact

International students can contact the staff regarding admission or any other queries. There are also student advisors to help students with any queries. Students can fill up this enquiry form also:

Phone: +61 8 8201 2727

Student Life in Flinders University

Student Society in Flinders University

Flinders University Student societies are actively conducting various events in the university. the student clubs and organisations give the students an opportunity to learn different skills, plan and execute events and also widen their horizons. there are different clubs in the campus working towards different agendas. their clubs and organizations cover a wide range of activities and interests, from academic societies, the arts, club sports and intramurals, to activity and event coordinators, and leadership programs. The Flinder University Student Association is the union that takes the responsibilities of all the activities and events. Students can join in various clubs and organisations as mentor, as wellbeing ambassador. There are lot of opportunities to get involved in, click here to know more:

Flinders University Sports and Fitness

Flinders University Sports and Fitness motive is to provide students with all opportunities related to sports and games. There are 23 sports clubs of the University to get involved in. Flinders University Sport & Fitness are also a member of UniSport Australia that helps the students represent the University at a number of State and National sporting events annually. There is also Athlete Development Program that is a training program assist students in the pursuit of sporting and academic excellence. The various that are being played are: badminton, baseball, basketball, cricket, CrossFit and so on. To know more about sports and fitness, click here:

Flinders University Health and Wellbeing

Flinders University one of the priorities is the health and wellbeing of its students. The objective of the health & wellbeing program is to provide a range of activities that sees both physical and mental health of student for overall health and wellbeing choices. There are certain wellness programs launched by the University to spread awareness. They are as follows:

  • Healthier bodies
  • Healthier minds
  • Healthier culture
  • Healthier places

There are also other initiatives that can be checked here:

Flinders University Residential Life

Living on campus always has its own perks because of the facilities one has access to. It is once in a lifetime experience as students get to live amongst a diverse community of students coming from different backgrounds. There are also well connected sevices making it easier for students to commute. There are various programs and events organised throughout the year that will make the students feel like part of the family. There are around 500 students living on campus. Flinders Living provides two experiences: the catered, collegiate-style University Hall and the self-contained units of Deirdre Jordan Village. It is always a thrilling experience to live on campus. Flinders. Hall residents become members of the Flinders University Hall Residents Club.This club is also a member of the South Australian Association of University College Clubs. This keeps the students busy getting involved in sporting, social and cultural program of events and activities.

Flinders University Food and Drink

Flinders University Food and Drink options are as follows:

  • Cafe alere
  • Cafe bon voyage
  • Bakmi lim noodle project
  • Grind and press cafe
  • Local brew
  • Mr Wuhu
  • Student kitchen
  • Subway
  • Tavern by burger Theory
  • Toly Vietnamese
  • Urban Paddock
  • Zambero

Flinders University Short-term Getaways

Flinders University Short-term Getaways options are as follows:

  • Diving Adelaide
  • Coastal skydive
  • Wine valley tours
  • Glenelg team
  • Glenelg beach
  • Bums on seats day tour
  • Escapegoat adventures

Flinders University Part-time Jobs

If you are a student visa holder studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and for unlimited hours during study breaks. If you are a student visa holder and are studying a Masters by research or PhD, there is no limit on the number of hours you can work.  Students can look for job vacancies here:

Flinders University Student Safety

Flinders University is very much committed towards the safety and security of the students and it's staffs. Strict actions are be taken against racial discrimination, sexual assault, and bullying. There are various numbers given here so that students can contact in time of emergency:

Famous Courses in Flinders University

Famous Courses in Flinders University are as follows:

  • Engineering and technology
  • Psychology
  • Business and economics
  • Education
  • Physical sciences
  • Arts and humanities
  • Life sciences
  • Social science

Flinders University Campus Recruitment

Process: The University helps the students in finding a suitable job according to their interest. There is a whole team of staffs to help and guide students regarding the best career prospects. Students can look here to know more:

Application Requirements

The documents that are required are as follows: 

  • Complete application.
  • Successfully complete a recognised secondary education qualification.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • Letter of Recommendation.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Financial statements

English language requirements can be checked here: English language requirements

The courses have different entry requirements, it can be checked here: entry requirements

How to apply

Application fee: AUD 60 for undergraduate and AUD 100 for post-graduate.

Application deadline: opens in August 1 and ends in February

Flinders University Programs

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Flinders University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Australia. To be able to get a successful admission in Flinders University in Australia students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Flinders University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: AUD 29,200

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Flinders University Deadlines

There are two admissions cycles for February and Mid-year intake and applications open in August

Flinders University Rankings


US News
401 -500
251 -300
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


US News
22 -23
Times Higher Education


US News

Flinders University Scholarships

1. Australian Government Research Training Program AGRTP International Scholarships at University of Flinders

The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships (International) purpose is to specifically support international pupils to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

• Candidates are expected to satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Master’s degree by research or Doctorate by research.

• Candidates are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honors degree (this is a four-year degree with a major research project in the final year)

• Candidates are expected to have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Pupils for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.

• Candidates are expected to not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications will only be available to pupils commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.

• Candidates are expected to not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.

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