Bachelor of International Studies

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: LOTE, SEAS, RISAS

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.0, A Levels: 6, IB Diploma: 24, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

By studying the Bachelor of International Studies at Flinders, you will gain an understanding of key political, social, economic and strategic relations within the global community and how these translate into policy areas such as trade, economic development, tourism, foreign affairs, education, migration, human rights and environmental protection.

The course draws on expertise from a range of scholarly disciplines including American Studies, Asian Studies, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, International Relations, History, Political Studies and Languages.

The degree also includes international experience, as well as a core of five dedicated, compulsory topics that develop your professional skills. These core topics give you the knowledge, international awareness and communication skills to prepare you for a successful career in organisations that deal with other countries or have an international or intercultural focus.

Flinders University's links with world-class universities and organisations both locally and abroad enable you to undertake an exchange program or internship that will enhance your International Studies experience. 

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.


What is International Studies?

Are you interested in and passionate about world events, circumstances and challenges? Do you want a special understanding of the world to prepare you for a career? If your answer is yes, then International Studies is for you.

International Studies is much more than just 'world affairs' or 'globalisation'. It examines how the world's countries develop and sustain different cultures, economic arrangements and systems of government to shape our rapidly changing world and daily lives.

Why study International Studies at Flinders?

The Bachelor of International Studies at Flinders:

  • gives you opportunities to live and study abroad
  • allows you to choose your major from nine dynamic disciplines
  • makes you work-ready and develops your professional skills in cross-cultural awareness in preparation for international workplace settings
  • provides you with opportunities to engage in a rapidly changing global community and prepares you for global citizenship.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of International Studies degree?  

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements


Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214221
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $6,160

International students
CRICOS code: 020064G
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $20,700




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
International Relations, Tourism & Languages (PDF 2MB)
International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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