Flinders University was established in 1966 and takes its name from British navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in 1802.


Adelaide campus: Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Regional and interstate locations: Barossa, Port Lincoln, Mt Gambier, Renmark, Victor Harbor, Hamilton and Warrnambool (Victoria), Alice Springs, Casuarina, Darwin, Katherine and Nhulunbuy (Northern Territory).

Students 2013 (i)

Student statistics - Persons (ii) 

Total students  23 261
Australian students (iii)  19 356
International students  3 905

Enrolments (iv)

Total student enrolments

24 537

Enrolments by level of program 

Higher Degree Research 1 099
Higher Degree Coursework 5 148
Postgraduate Other 2 344
Undergraduate 14 760
Other 1 186

Domestic and International enrolments (iv)

Australian 20 568
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Students
International (On-Shore Campus) 2 404
International (Off-Shore Campus) 1 565
International Total 3 969

Staff 2013 (vi)

By Staff Type (v)

Total staff 2 616
Academic 1 108
Professional 1 524

(i) Commonwealth Census Collection Revision 06/06/14

(ii) A student with multiple enrolments is only counted ONCE

(iii) Includes Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents

(iv) Enrolment figures will count a student for each course in which they are enrolled

(v) A staff member with multiple positions is only counted ONCE for 'Total Staff'

(vi) Total number of staff for the 2013 Calendar year. Source: Flinders Business Analytics