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Flinders University

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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.


Innovative courses will be led by inspirational teachers, supported by advanced learning technologies, to create a learning experience that is flexible, richly interactive and highly personalised.

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 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.


You will gain specialised skills and knowledge in your chosen area while developing portable qualities like independent thinking, communication, collaboration, ethics and creativity – qualities shared by innovators, entrepreneurs, pioneers, creators and trailblazers.

Flinders aims to provide every student with access to a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity during their studies through placements, practicums, field studies, and simulated workplace activities.

The Flinders Ignite Mentoring Program will help you in many ways. Peer mentors understand the student world, and are ready to help guide you through every aspect of the transition to university life.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
423 1
424 54
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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427 -39
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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.

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.


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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