Flinders University

Be Fearless with Flinders University

Flinders University provides you with the skills and confidence you need to excel in your studies and your chosen career.

Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide*, Flinders University offers dynamic and flexible study options that will support you throughout your studies, from which you will graduate with a quality degree that sets you on the path to future success.

At Flinders, you’ll study in vibrant, state-of-the-art facilities alongside like-minded individuals who will challenge and inspire you to search for new knowledge, to be innovative, entrepreneurial and enterprising, and to create ideas that will make a difference.

With industry-driven degrees, internationally recognised teachers and world-class research, students will enjoy an enriching learning experience that sets them on the path to success.

Flinders, located in Adelaide, South Australia, is a truly global and multicultural university, with students from over 90 countries across the world, studying across its three main campuses – Bedford Park, Tonsley and the new City Campus at Festival Plaza.

The beautiful campus at Bedford Park is surrounded by trees, walking trails and koalas, the innovation campus at Tonsley is a hub of high-tech ingenuity. Flinders New City Campus is located in the heart of Adelaide’s main cultural, entertainment and business precincts, and features an innovative and collaborative learning model preparing students to graduate job-ready. Located adjacent to the Adelaide Railway Station, all three campuses are connected within 22 minutes via the door-to-door rail link.

Staying at the forefront of contemporary education and research, Flinders is planning modern new facilities, such as Flinders Village, a vibrant research and education hub integrated with lifestyle-oriented student accommodation.

At the heart of the Village is a new Health and Medical Research Building opening in mid-2024, which will both inform Flinders University’s teaching and help elevate its life-changing research.

Ranked as the No.1 university in South Australia for skills development and student support**, prepare for the career you want, reach your potential, and make a difference in your community. Be fearless and study at a university that offers a world-class experience in one of the world’s most incredible locations.

*THE World University Rankings 2023

**The Good Universities Guide 2024 (undergraduate), public SA-founded universities only

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Key Highlights

  • Ranked 271 in the world – THE World University Ranking 2020
  • No.1 in Australia in Medicine for fulltime employment – Good Universities Guide 2021 (postgraduate)
  • No.1 in SA university, Good Universities Guide 
    • For full-time employment (Postgraduate)
    • For starting salary (undergraduate)
  • Ranked equal #30 in the world for Nursing – 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • Ranked #2 in Australia and #13 in the world for Water Resources and – 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • Ranked #3 in Australia and #46 in the world for Archaeology – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
  • World #4 Concept Art & Illustration School – The Rookies Awards 2020
  • World #6 2D Animation School – The Rookies Awards 2020
  • World #15 Visual Effects School – The Rookies Awards 2020
  • World #18 Game Design & Development School – The Rookies Awards 2020
  • #1 in Australia for postgraduate employment - QILT 2021 Graduate Outcomes Survey
  • Ranked #1 in Australia in Engineering for learning resources - The Good Universities Guide 2020 (undergraduate)
  • Ranked #1 in Australia in Science & Mathematics for student support and teaching quality - The Good Universities Guide 2022 (postgraduate)

University Profile

  • Established in 1966
  • 26,101 students
  • 2,635 staff
  • 5,400 international students

Flinders' Campuses

Bedford Park
Renowned for its coastal views and natural bushland, Flinders’ Bedford Park campus provides modern buildings and state-of-the-art facilities including a $63 million Student Hub and Plaza, which incorporates study spaces, retail stores, cafes and a bar. The Bedford Park campus is also South Australia’s only university campus with on campus accommodation.  

Flinders at Tonsley is Australia’s first innovation district and a place where collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit combine to create the products and processes of the 21st century. The $125 million facility centrally locates the University’s teaching and research in computer science, engineering and mathematics and is home to the New Venture Institute (NVI) that inspires, educates and connects the future generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Festival Plaza

Flinders’ new city campus is the first of its kind in the state. This vertical campus features all services and facilities over 8 levels within a single state-of-the-art building, fostering collaboration and empowering learning opportunities.  

Victoria Square
Flinders Victoria Square is located in central Adelaide, surrounded by industry, business and government –  an accessible and alternative space for students, staff and the public.

Flinders Village and Connectivity
Commencing in 2020, the Flinders Village development at Bedford Park campus will see a brand-new train line and Flinders Station being established linking all three Flinders locations by train within a 20-minutes. The Flinders Village promises to be a vibrant urban centre, complete with high-tech research facilities, entertainment, on campus accommodation and retail offerings.


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Flinders University International Course Guides

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2024 International Course Guide