Summer topics

Flinders University offers a range of intensive undergraduate and postgraduate topics during the summer teaching period. These topics are available to Flinders students and students who wish to enrol on a cross-institutional or non-award basis.

Summer topics are offered in the following subject areas:

  • Arts & Languages
  • Business
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Mathematics & Sciences
  • Screen and Media


Click on the expandable questions below for further information about summer topics.

Why enrol in a summer topic?

There are a variety of reasons to enrol in a summer topic, such as;

  • to accelerate your study;
  • to spread your study load over the whole year;
  • to take a topic that may not be available at your institution;
  • to repeat topics that you may not have passed; or
  • to learn for personal interest (non-award).

I am not a current Flinders student, can I still enrol in a summer topic?

 Yes, depending on your circumstances you may enrol in a summer topic as a:

When will the summer teaching period be held?

Individual topic dates vary across this teaching period.  View the individual topic timetable pages for further information about particular topics.

When can I enrol in summer topics?

The dates when particular topic areas open are detailed in the enrolment and class registration schedule.

How do I enrol in a summer topic?


If you are studying at another university and wish to enrol in a summer topic at Flinders University cross-institutionally, please refer to the Cross-institutional student webpage.

Students intending to enrol in cross-institutional study must obtain the approval of their home institution.

Non-Award Students

If you are studying at another university and wish to enrol in a summer topic at Flinders University on a non-award basis, you are required to complete a Non-award enrolment form (PDF 65KB) attach relevant supporting documents, and submit the form to Flinders Connect via:

Refer to the Non-award students webpage for further information.

Exchange and study abroad students

International students who wish to enrol in a summer topic as an incoming study abroad student must complete the relevant application form and submit the form directly to the Flinders University International Centre.

International students wishing to apply to enrol in a summer topic as part of an exchange program must submit the relevant application form to their home institution.

The application forms and further information about how to apply can be found at the Student exchange and study abroad webpage.

The University recommends that students enrol in no more than (2) summer topics per year.

When will examinations be held for summer topics?

Examinations during the Summer period may be held at different times for some topics. Please check with your topic coordinator.

What facilities and services will be available during the summer teaching period?

The Central Library is open throughout the summer teaching period except for evenings, weekends and public holidays.  For further information, see the Library Opening Hours webpage.

Students are encouraged to use the Student Learning Centre site in FLO for online resources once they have enrolled.  Further information on these services is available at the Student Learning Centre webpage.

Check the Health, Counselling and Disability Services webpage for information about available services and opening hours.

Check the facilities and services page for up to date information about the services available.

Where can I get further information and enrolment assistance?

Information about course requirements and for assistance in planning your study should be sought from the relevant course coordinator or course administrator. Their contact can be found via the Course advice details page.

Contact Flinders Connect for further information and assistance with enrolment:

  • make an enquiry online: Online enquiries:
  • ask us online: Ask Flinders
  • phone us on +61 1300 354 633
  • meet us on Level 0 of the Central Library building at the Bedford Park campus.