Flinders University

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Contact Sturt Road, Bedford Park, South Australia, SA 5042, Australia


Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University is making a difference through innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and providing exceptional experiences and support for our students.

Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Internationally, joint courses are delivered with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Ranked in the top 2% of world universities, it is number one in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, student/teacher ratio and undergraduate starting salary. 

In an era of disruptive change, Flinders University is growing its international reputation as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education and a source of enterprising graduates equipped to change the world.

Advanced technology 

Unique innovation and entrepreneurship offerings are supported by the Flinders New Venture Institute, a global entrepreneurship leader located at the University’s high-tech Tonsley campus, while its Victoria Square campus provides an alternative study space in the heart of the city. An award winning, state-of-the-art student hub at the main Bedford Park campus fosters interactive learning in a digitally enabled environment.

Programs at Flinders University are regularly reviewed with industry partners to ensure advances in technology are incorporated in all curriculums, framing new courses, course content or investments to support outstanding student learning.   

Research strengths

Flinders University’s research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and medicine, mental health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, water and environment.  Its research contributions are rich and growing, with some 90 per cent ranked at or above world class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 

With a mission to change lives and change the world, our researchers are addressing challenges of local, national and global significance to deliver outcomes for the betterment of society. They do this through boldly and bravely contesting ideas, adopting new approaches, and pushing the boundaries of knowledge to uncover new insights and learnings.

University life

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered for some 26,000 students. A proudly multicultural university since establishment, Flinders’ 5,400 international students come from more than 90 countries, with main campus featuring on-site accommodation for 560 students and a highly acclaimed international student support centre.

Flinders University is focused on doing everything possible to ensure students’ time at university is the best it can be, and we provide extensive academic and personal support. Our priority on student experience is reflected through outstanding food and other retail services provided on campus, health and wellbeing resources and services, student grants, counselling services (including careers and financial) and the many social opportunities we coordinate to connect students and help them make the most of their life at Flinders University.

In 2020 Flinders Train Station will open, directly connecting the University’s main campus to its Tonsley innovation precinct and the Adelaide city centre. The adjacent Flinders Village development has also commenced, which will add further research facilities and additional student accommodation amid cafés, shops and other community amenities in a thriving urban centre.


Flinders University focuses on developing critical thinkers able to not just succeed, but go beyond.

  • Career-focused

Plugged into industry trends, professional placements and practical experiences, teaching at Flinders University is designed to take students from learning to earning, delivering the best possible study experience and ensuring graduates are career-ready.

  • Progressive

Flinders University’s facilities are purpose-built for the study needs of students. Its researchers and lecturers are equipped with up-to-the-minute knowledge based on world-class research and industry collaboration.

  • Student-centred

Flinders University students gain specialised skills and knowledge in their chosen field plus enhanced abilities in independent thinking, communication, collaboration, ethics and creativity – qualities that prepare them to become experts and innovators in their fields.

  • Comprehensive offerings

From medicine to business, science or rich arts offerings, Flinders University offers more than 500 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees taught by global and national experts focused on the experience and outcomes of their students.  

  • Internationally minded

Flinders University students can gain international experience and earn credit for their degree while travelling the world through many partner universities and organisations. Domestic students benefit from our rich multicultural environment. Students from overseas enjoy an outstanding educational and lifestyle experience in one of Australia’s most affordable and liveable cities, close to exceptional beaches, conservation parks and regional experiences.

  • Rural and remote health education

With unique expertise in rural and remote area education through Flinders’ Northern Territory Medical Program, students are supported to complete a Flinders Doctor of Medicine in Darwin through facilities in Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Rural medical, nursing, and allied health coursesdelivered at Renmark and other South Australian regional centres are identical in structure to those in Adelaide.

Postgraduate study

Flinders University offers a range of postgraduate courses to help people realise their full potential by excelling in, or changing, their careers. Many of the University’s postgraduate courses are nested, meaning there are flexible entry and exit points. For example, those who enrol in a Masters and do not complete it – but do complete the nested Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma – may exit with that qualification.

With over 90 online postgraduate courses to choose from, students enjoy flexibility at Flinders University to study at the pace and place that suits their lifestyle. Students may be eligible for credit towards their course depending on prior skills, experience and study.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense and IT, Social Science, Physical Science, Education, Psychology


Sturt Road, Bedford Park, South Australia, SA 5042, Australia

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