Flinders University is an integral part of Australia’s respected higher education system and makes an important economic and social contribution to South Australia and to the nation. Established in 1966, in a period of significant expansion of higher education in Australia, Flinders has grown to become a model for a modern university – successful, progressive, interdisciplinary and dynamic, yet still friendly and accessible. Rated in the top 10 universities in Australia and in the top 64 universities in the Asia-Pacific region (2007 Shanghai Jiao-Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities), Flinders University is internationally recognised for its high research profile and the quality of its teaching and services to students and the community.
Flinders is steadily expanding its international profile and has increasing numbers of onshore and offshore students from over 85 countries. The university population provides a highly diverse community with many nationalities, cultures, religions and languages represented among our students. Currently Flinders has over 3,000 international students studying on campus (18% of the total student population).
Set in beautiful natural surroundings overlooking the city and beaches of Adelaide, Flinders University’s main campus has much to offer both short and long stay international students and visitors. Offering a range of student accommodation on campus, welcome and orientation services to university life, and in-semester social programs, activities and support services, Flinders is highly regarded by both its local and international student populations.
Flinders has a strong commitment to access and equity, with schemes to encourage and support students from all backgrounds.