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For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from our pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact we have in the communities we serve.

Inspiration leads to innovation. But innovation is more than just a buzzword at Flinders.

Flinders University is committed to making a difference through its innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Flinders excels in remote area education, in particular its Northern Territory Medical Program which allows students to complete a Flinders Doctor of Medicine in Darwin, supported by facilities in Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Rural medical, nursing, and allied health courses delivered at Renmark and other regional centres are identical in structure to those in Adelaide.

Flinders’ commitment to making a positive difference to our world is captured in our strategic plan Making a Difference – The 2025 Agenda. With a vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates, Flinders University aspires to create a culture that supports students and staff to succeed, to foster research excellence that builds better communities, to inspire education that produces original thinkers, and to promote meaningful engagement that enhances our environment, economy and society.

Requirement for undergraduate

Secondary schooling overseas

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs. To see if your secondary schooling is recognised, and if you meet the minimum entry requirements, view the Country Specific Undergraduate Entry Requirements (PDF).

The minimum entry requirement is comparable to an ATAR of 65, please note that some Flinders programs require higher than a comparable ATAR of 65. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.

Prerequisite subject requirements

Some courses may have additional entry requirements, such as prerequisite subjects or knowledge in a particular area. For further information please see the individual requirements for programs on the course listings.

Credit for previous university studies is granted at the discretion of the faculty that administers a chosen course. If you are seeking credit or exemption you will need to provide detailed subject outlines of studies completed.

If you do not meet the necessary academic requirements you may enrol in a Foundation Program at Flinders International Study Centre (FISC).

Requirement for postgraduate students

To enrol at Flinders as a postgraduate student you must meet the following academic requirements for admission as follows:

Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Masters

  • The equivalent of a three-year Australian bachelors degree.
  • Some degrees may require work experience to meet the entry requirements. A reference or statement from the employer will be required.
  • Special requirements apply to the four-year Doctor of Medicine.

Masters by research

  • A masters degree with a research component from an Australian university or its equivalent.
  • The equivalent of an Australian bachelors degree with second class honours or better (four years of study) undertaken in the field of study you intend to pursue in your proposed masters program.
  • Lesser qualifications are unlikely to be accepted without some qualifying studies or relevant work experience related to the proposed area of study.

Doctor of Philosophy

  • A masters degree with a research component of at least 18 units (or comparable) from an Australian university or its equivalent, with a Distinction average in the research component. In some cases, proof of excellent academic performance in a four-year honours degree may be sufficient.
  • The masters or honours degree must have been undertaken in the field of study you wish to pursue.

English language requirements

You also need to meet the English language requirements.