Flinders University

Flinders University

Top reasons to study here

  • As we enter an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation, Flinders is well prepared for this unpredictable, exciting future.
  • Our strong network of external links keeps our work dynamic, enabling us to connect across barriers to create enterprising solutions for the future.
  • Inspiration leads to innovation. But innovation is more than just a buzzword at Flinders.

PhD Programmes

Education & Training (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

Established in 1966 on the lands of the Kaurna nation.

Just as our namesake Matthew Flinders famously remarked he was not content to rest unnoticed in the middle order, Flinders as an institution has never been content with the status quo.

Education

Our teaching will embed in every degree program research opportunities that nurture the creativity and critical thinking skills that will be determinants of success in an information-rich world.

Our clear focus on student success will distinguish Flinders and empower students to achieve to the very best of their abilities, irrespective of their background or individual circumstances.

Research

Research is a fundamental cornerstone of our mission as a University. Through research, and research-led teaching, we build and develop the knowledge and capabilities that improve lives and enhance society as a whole.

Career

Flinders is dedicated to supporting you to prepare for and step into your career.

Access a range of free services and programs to help you:

  • Plan your career
  • Broaden your skills and experience
  • Connect with employers and industry professionals
  • Find job opportunities 
  • Prepare for employment
  • Receive on-campus specialist employment support if you have a disability. More information is available in the USEP flyer.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
401
2020
401
2019
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
407 16
2021
423 1
2020
424
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
-
2021
251
2020
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
435 -8
2020
427
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The International Student Services (ISS) team is part of Flinders International. ISS is the first point of contact for all onshore international students, including those who are studying online due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions, and offers a range of programs supporting your enrolment, study and social life, as well as referring students to services on campus and within the local community. ISS organises a general orientation program for new international students, day and weekend tours throughout the semester, social activities and information sessions.

Housing services

Experience the community and convenience of living on-campus. With a five-minute walk to your classes, a tight-knit family and fun extracurriculars, there are plenty of reasons to live at Flinders University. We have a safe, supportive and dynamic community of over 560 students.

We’re not just the only South Australian university with on-campus accommodation in the Adelaide metro area. We’re also 20 minutes by bus from the city and some of Adelaide’s best metropolitan beaches. Plus we have many great eateries and services on campus.

No matter your interests, you’ll find something you love from the range of social, sporting, academic, cultural and philanthropic activities on offer.

Medical services

The health service provides emergency and routine medical care, as well as other services such as:

  • 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

Student Life

Campus life

Located just 12km south of the centre of Adelaide, the Bedford Park campus is Flinders' main campus. It's a spacious, elevated site with panoramic views to the coast and over the city. Our Student Hub offers 24/7 study spaces and access to all student services in one convenient location.

Sports facilities

Flinders University Sport and Fitness provides a modern, air-conditioned gym and fitness centre available for hire on a regular or ad-hoc basis. You can also join as a member.

Indoor facilities
  • Central Pavilion with change rooms and function area, including a canteen and kitchen facilities.
  • Sports Hall (badminton, volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer and netball courts)
  • Three squash courts.

Accreditation

Many courses at Flinders are externally accredited by professional bodies. Quality assurance by external agencies is an important element of a robust quality assurance framework.

CRICOS Provider: 00114A

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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