Flinders University

Adelaide, South Australia


Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. Flinders is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group.

Flinders offers a wide array of undergraduate degrees. Depending on their interest, undergraduate students can take degrees which are related to study areas such as education, humanities and law, science and engineering, social and behavioral sciences and medicine, nursing and health sciences.

Students can gain entry into an undergraduate degree at Flinders through year 12 qualifications, foundation studies, special tertiary admissions test (STAT), TAFE/VET qualifications and higher education transfers. Flinders students are able to make industry connections and enhance their skills and experience through workplace and internship programs in Australia and overseas and by participating in the student exchange program.

Flinders University houses many overseas students and for this reason the institution created support services to address their needs. Prior to coming to Australia, students may download and read through an international student guide which is composed of three parts: a pre-departure guide, an arrival guide and an international student quick guide.

The university’s international student services offers a free meet and greet service for new international students upon arrival at the airport. After a student’s arrival, a briefing will follow. Orientations, on campus tours and academic support are also part of student support programs. Along with all these, the university also grants international student scholarships.

The annual undergraduate tuition fees are $24,400 for business courses, $25,000 for Arts/Education, and $30,700 for Engineering/Science.

Flinders offers a wide range of scholarships for students who are studying in the undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels. Scholarships are also offered for students who are studying courses under specific study areas such as education, humanities and law, medicine, nursing and health sciences, science and engineering and social and behavioral sciences.

Aside from all these, criteria-based scholarships are also available. Examples of criteria include exchange and overseas travel, international students and regional, rural or remote. The selection basis for all scholarships is through academic merit or financial need.

#24th in Australia by QS World Rankings
Type Public University
Size Large
25,186 Students
South Australia


Courses Available

  • Business and Economics
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Health and Nursing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences


How to Apply?

Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced CAE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Early closing date for semester 1 entry

Cost and Scholarships

AUD 25,000
Median Tuition Fee

Types of Scholarships Available



Australia Awards Scholarships
Total Worth full tuition fees
Eligibility and Requirements --
Application Deadline --
Other Details Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.They aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia's partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.
Relocation Scholarship
Total Worth $1,115 - $4,459
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible applicants must also either: 1.be a dependent student, or 2.have a special reason why you’re independent.
Application Deadline --
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for a scholarship applicants must: 1.be a citizen of and a resident in the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships participating country 2.not have or be entitled to permanent residence in Australia; and not be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence status (unless their country does not issue passports—the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau) 3.meet specific eligibility criteria imposed by the Government of the applicant's country of citizenship 4.satisfy the host government's immigration requirements for regional students 5.not hold another scholarship during the period of the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship 6.not be transferring from another scholarship 7.not hold or have held an Australian Government scholarship in the two years preceding the proposed time of commencement of the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship.
Application Deadline --
Other Details Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships provide people from Pacific developing countries with opportunities to study at selected education institutions in the Pacific region. The purpose of the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships is to give people the opportunity to gain and build the knowledge and skills to drive positive change, and influence their home country’s development.