Flinders University

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Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Department structure

Flinders offer study options across…
College of Business, Government and Law
The College enjoys the reputation for academic excellence and innovative thinking. It encourages collaboration and the development of ideas in business, commerce, politics and public policy, law, criminology and international relations.
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
Through its world-class research and teaching, the College seeks to advance the quality of life for people across their life-span.
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
The College is a collection of expressive wisdoms, and a spirit to view the world in broad creative ways. History, women is studies, philosophy, writing, archaeology, languages, drama, fashion, tourism, screen and media all make this college a centre for curiosity and independent thinking.
College of Medicine and Public Health
At the College, students deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programmes and high quality clinical services. The college is work is about improving the health and wellbeing for everyone in society.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The College is at the heart of advanced learning in applied gerontology, audiology, disability and community inclusion, health and exercise sciences, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, midwifery, occupational therapy, optometry, palliative and support services, physiotherapy, rehabilitation aged and extended care, and speech pathology.
College of Science and Engineering
The College solves real world issues through applied solutions in areas of biology, chemistry, environment, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Entry requirements

To gain direct admission to Flinders University, students must meet required academic and English proficiency requirements.
Academic entry requirements
To gain direct general admission to an undergraduate course at Flinders, students must have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification overseas or in Australia.
To enrol as a student at Flinders University in a postgraduate course, students must meet the specified academic entry requirements. 
English language entry requirements
International students whose first language is not English will need to meet the English language entry requirements in addition to the course prerequisites.
Students who don it meet the English language or academic entry requirements can still gain entry to Flinders University through one of the approved pathway providers.
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There are a variety of accommodation options available at Flinders Living to suit student needs. Accommodation is available in self-contained units in Deirdre Jordan Village or in University Hall, Flinders i catered hall of residence.
Sports facilities
Flinders is home to some of the best fitness centres in South Australia and has a bright; a sun filled group fitness room for its classes - a fully equipped cardio room with a peleton spin room, a well-equipped free weight and pin-loaded general gym. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, allowing students to work out when it suits their lifestyle.
Digital screens
There are a number of digital screens throughout the University is Hub to keep students and staff up-to-date with campus news.
Health service
Flinders has a fully equipped and accredited Medical Centre offering health services. It provides students emergency and routine medical care, as well as other services.
Food & drink
At Bedford Park, students can find a wide variety and diversity of food and beverage outlets on-campus, offering good quality fresh options and a range of cuisines.
Flinders Cafe Alere offers spectacular 180-degree views from the top floor of the Hub at Flinders, creating a unique setting for students. Offering an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, this revamped cafe delivers a chic experience without the price tag.
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Since its inception in 1966, Flinders University has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is expected of it as an institution. Providing innovative degree programmes for students to help them graduate feeling work-ready, conducting world-leading research and positively engaging with the local community is at the core of the Flinders philosophy.
Based in the Australian city of Adelaide, which is ranked as one of the top five most liveable cities in the world, the institution takes great pride in providing a highly diverse student population, with over 4,800 international students from more than 90 different countries featured across the campuses. In addition, the institution awarded more than AUD 4.2 million in scholarships to students in 2016. 
90% of research conducted at Flinders has been rated as world-class or above, and it proudly boasts being a part of the prestigious Innovative Research Universities Australia group.
With a wide range of courses available, in fields such as creative arts and media, engineering, medicine, and computing, students will have no shortage of degree options to choose from.
Cutting-edge facilities at Flinders include a state-of-the-art Sport and Fitness Centre at the Bedford Park campus, a super-sized TV screen in the plaza for screening events and a variety of creative learning spaces across the campuses.
Professional placements and a practical, hands-on way of learning give students the perfect base on which to build their career after finishing at Flinders. Work-integrated learning services provide students with professional opportunities that they can take part in throughout their degree, giving them plenty of opportunities to bolster their CV before graduating.
The International Student Services at Flinders are ranked among the best in Australia, featuring a welcome arrival at the airport, and a brilliant orientation programme which gives students the chance to explore their new surroundings.

Scholarships & funding

Flinders University recognises international students with high academic performance and the potential to make a leading contribution to Flinders University and its growing community of international students worldwide.
Its competitive scholarships programme offers a range of academic merit scholarships available for select undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees.
Flinders Business Postgraduate Scholarships
Flinders Business is offering eligible international students a 15% partial fee scholarship for the duration of their course at Flinders University.
This partial fee scholarship of 15% of tuition costs (valued at more than AUD 9,000) is available to international applicants with GPA of 80% or higher for the following courses:
Master of Business (with specialisations in Finance, Health, Human Resource Management, International Business and Marketing)
Master of Accounting
Master of Business Administration
Master of Accounting and Finance
Master of Accounting and Marketing

Teaching quality

Flinders is rated 5 stars for teaching quality in its Business and Management, Communications, Medicine, Psychology, Science and Mathematics degrees (The Good Universities Guide, 2018).
Flinders believes a university degree should provide students with job options and a Flinders degree prepares students for a satisfying career.
Flinders has forged strong relationships with numerous industry partners locally and internationally. This means that what students learn is relevant to the real world and makes them job-ready.
Its degrees are connected to industry, with many professionally accredited by independent industry bodies.
Students will gain specialised skills and knowledge in their chosen area while developing portable qualities like independent thinking, communication, collaboration, ethics and creativity - qualities shared by innovators, entrepreneurs, pioneers, creators and trailblazers.

What is new

No.1 Medical School in Australia
Flinders University recently topped the latest ratings of Australian medical schools for overall education quality.
Flinders i medical students reported a high 94.2% satisfaction rate with the overall education quality in the 2017/2018 Good Universities Guide Medicine Ratings, beating high profile medical schools in Sydney and Melbourne.
The guide is the only publication that provides independent performance ratings on Australian universities and the courses they offer.
Gold standard for Flinders MBA
Flinders University is the first South Australian university, and only the third in Australia, to receive accreditation from the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA).
This reflects the University is reinvigorated Master of Business Administration (MBA) offering, placing the programme in the upper echelon of business courses internationally, says Professor Phyllis Tharenou, Vice-President and Executive Dean of Flinders University is College of Business Government and Law.
The AMBA represents the gold standard in global recognition of business programmes, she says.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 401st

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 2.77%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 551st

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 301st

Overall Cost of Living


Campus Accomodation




Post Graduate


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 22.840

Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 20.696

Undergraduate Value

A$ 27.940

Postgraduate Value

A$ 29.250

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6

Undergraduate : 6


Post Graduate : 72

Undergraduate : 72

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

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Applicants must be a citizen of any overseas country, except New Zealand, and, satisfy the University's academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research, including the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence; must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time; must not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.

All international

Students can apply online.

Expected August 2018

Postgraduate Research Scholarships for Research Higher Degrees

Each postgraduate research scholarship pays a stipend (living allowance) between AUD $25,849.00 and AUD $36,706 (2015 rate) which is tax-free for full-time study.

ELIGIBILITY Applicants must: be Australian citizens or New Zealand citizens (may not be eligible for some scholarships listed) or have been granted permanent resident status; or be an international student who has completed an honours or equivalent qualification at an Australian University no more than three years prior to the application closing date (may not be eligible for all scholarships listed above); have completed an excellent undergraduate degree; have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement and have an appropriate Honours undergraduate degree; be enrolling as full-time students (part-time awards are available in certain circumstances); be commencing or continuing a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research in 2015 (main round only); have had their candidature accepted in the area in which they propose to undertake their studies. Additional eligibility criteria apply to some awards.

All international

Expected October 2018

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 4.2 / 5

Admission Process : 4 / 5

Scholarships : 3 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 4 / 5