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Located in the beautiful city of Adelaide in Southern Australia, Flinders University enjoys a well-earned and very justified reputation for its excellence in teaching and research. The institution has a long-standing commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all of its students and a proud record of community engagement.

About Flinders University

Since its founding in 1966, Flinders University has achieved many of its goals across many different areas, including innovative research, high quality instruction and community involvement. Moreover, Flinders University has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to a university education.

Flinders has attracted students from over 100 countries around the globe and their alumni have built successful careers and lives that enrich communities across Australia and throughout the world.

Flinders' many achievements are underpinned by the network of strong external links that the school has developed over the years with its stakeholders and with the communities it serves. The institution is committed to providing an environment that is outwardly engaged, and continues to build supportive and valued relationships with its many industry partners and other community organizations.

Flinders University is committed to five main values that characterize all of its programs. These include being:

  • Socially responsible
  • Student centered
  • Distinctive in research
  • Globally connected
  • Sustainable and rewarding

Each of these values is equally important to the overall success of the university.  More important, however, is the way these values interact collectively to advance the school’s underlying vision of making a real difference in the world.  Flinders University aims to transform the lives of individuals and communities, and to find ethical and innovative solutions to help make a positive difference to society’s most challenging problems.

Flinders University: Facts and Figures

Flinders University takes its name from the British navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in 1802.  Its main Adelaide campus is located in the Bedford Park community, and the university also has regional interstate locations in the cities of Barossa; Port Lincoln; Mt Gambier; Renmark; Victor Harbor; Hamilton and Warrnambool (Victoria); Alice Springs; Casuarina; Darwin; Katherine; and Nhulunbuy (Northern Territory). In the 2013 school year, Flinders University boasted a total enrollment of 23,261 students.  Of these, over 19,000 hailed from Australia and nearly 4,000 were international students studying abroad.

The total staff of Flinders University numbers 2,616, including 1,108 academic faculty and 1,524 professional staff members.

Information for International Students

Flinders University’s international community currently includes students from over 90 countries, and the institution has earned an excellent reputation for the quality of its international programs.  The school recently established the Flinders International Study Center, which provides introductory academic, foundation and diploma programs for students who seek to qualify for, and enroll directly in Flinders undergraduate courses.

The Flinders International Study Center offers an authentic university experience for all of its international students, including the opportunity to live on-campus. Students graduate fully prepared for all aspects of life as an undergraduate at the school and ready to tackle the demands of their chosen career.

The approach of Flinders University ensures that the academic studies of international students are always on track.  Students benefit greatly from a flexible system which allows for a more personalized timetable with individual tutorials. The school’s unique Study Smart online resource has also been designed to provide students with additional materials in areas where they may need specific help. The staff members heading up the International Study Center are highly skilled in dealing with the needs and requirements of international students—assisting them in organizing their studies, selecting the right university course and helping them with any personal difficulties they may encounter while living away from home. 

International students are guaranteed a pathway to a world-class degree, as successful completion of the Diploma at the International Study Center allows them to progress to Flinders University’s business or commerce degrees with credit.

Why Choose Flinders University

So why should you consider Flinders University for your study abroad adventure? 

First there is the campus’ location.  Flinders University's Bedford Park campus is one of the best-kept secrets among Australian Universities. It is located on Sturt Road, just south of the Central Business District (CBD) of Adelaide, the capital city of the State of South Australia. You will also enjoy the programs offered at Victoria Square, the school’s major city presence located in the heart of the city of Adelaide. Victoria Square is an alternative location where the school provides information to students and teaches a selection of courses and topics.  

Also to be considered is Flinders’ rankings and reputation, which validate the school’s innovative research activity and excellence in academic teaching. These high rankings demonstrate Flinders commitment to internationalization and its attractiveness as a higher education destination for foreign-born students.

A final reason to consider Flinders University is its excellent record of international engagement.  Flinders is an outward-looking and culturally-inclusive university that meets exacting national and international standards in both teaching and research.  Flinders places great emphasis on the quality of the international student experience through a Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practice Statement and a policy against racism. Additionally, the school is a signatory to the Code of Ethical Practice in the Provision of Education to International Students by Australian Universities.

All Programs Available:
  • Business
    • Business Administration
  • Computing
    • Information Technology
  • Education
    • Education
  • Health
    • Nursing
    • Health Occupations
  • Humanities
    • Humanities
  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Language Courses
  • Sciences
    • Environmental Studies
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Type of school

Public University


+(618) 8201-5084


GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, Australia, 5001

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