General information for cross-institutional students

What does cross-institutional study mean?

With the support of their home university, students can seek to enrol at another University and have that study count towards their degree at their home university.  This is known as cross-institutional study. 

If you are seeking to study at Flinders University on a cross-institutional basis, you can apply to do so online.  As part of this process you will be required to provide supporting evidence to confirm your home university support, your fee status and SACE document if applicable for undergraduate language students.

Flinders students seeking to study on a cross-institutional basis at another university should speak to their course coordinator to confirm that study will be credited towards their Flinders course.


How do I apply as a cross-institutional student at Flinders University?

You can apply to study cross-institutionally at Flinders University through our online application process.  Please note you will need to complete the application process, even if you have studied previously. 

Before you submit your application you need to have:

1. Identified the topic(s) you wish to study by searching the Flinders Topics page
2. Obtained your home university’s approval
3. A transcript from your home university (an unofficial transcript is acceptable)
4. Your SACE documentation, if applicable
5. Confirmation of your commonwealth supported place, if applicable 

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How do I enrol as a cross-institutional student at Flinders University?

Enrolment at Flinders is completed online, through the Student System.  If your application is approved your will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to enrol.

More information, including instructional videos, is available to help you enrol in topics and register for classes.


I am a Flinders student, can I enrol in topics at another university and have them count towards my course?

If  you wish to study a topic (or topics) at another university and have it count towards your Flinders course, you must get permission to do so before enrolling elsewhere. You can request approval for cross-institutional study from Enrolment Services via the 'Help' icon when logged into the Student System.

Note: You will gain credit for your cross-institutional study but the grade for the topic received at the other institution university will not be recorded on your Flinders transcript and will not factor in calculating your Flinders GPA.


Approval to undertake cross-institutional study does not constitute acceptance or enrolment at the other university. You will still need to formally enrol in the relevant topics at the other university, and your enrolment is subject to the enrolment requirements, including payment of student contribution amounts or tuition fees, of that university.


International students undertaking cross-institutional enrolment will be required to pay a separate fee to the other university. Refer to the International Student Fees policy for details. 


My cross-institutional enrolment at another university has been approved. What do I do next?

Once your cross-institutional enrolment has been approved by your Course Coordinator, Enrolment Services will add the cross-institutional topic to your study plan.  Your cross institutional enrolment details will only appear on your Confirmation of Enrolment.

To enrol at the other institution, you will need your Confirmation of Enrolment.  Log in to the Student System and select the 'My Enrolment' tab.  Click on 'View My Current Enrolment' then click on the 'Get my Confirmation of Enrolment by email' button to have a Confirmation of Enrolment sent to your Flinders email address.

Take your Confirmation of Enrolment notice, together with evidence of your fee status (e.g. Commonwealth Assistance Notice for Commonwealth supported students) from Flinders University, to the institution where you will be studying the cross-institutional topic(s).  You will need the Confirmation of Enrolment to show that you have approval to study the topic(s). 

Complete your enrolment at the other institution according to their enrolment processes.

On completing the topic, your Faculty Office at Flinders will need to sight a copy of your academic results from the other institution, in order for credit to be granted against the cross-institutional topic(s).  The grade for the topic received at the other institution will not be recorded on your Flinders transcript and will not factor in calculating your Flinders GPA.

If you decide not to enrol in, or to withdraw from, your cross-institutional study, you must notify both institutions.  Please ensure that you 'Request Support' via the Ask Flinders website, notifying Enrolment Services of your decision. Your study plan will be adjusted accordingly.


Does the student services and amenities fee apply to me?

As a general principle it is expected that all students will pay this fee irrespective of course or course level. However some exceptions may apply, please refer to student services and amenities for additional details.

Note that under government legislation, as a cross-institutional student, you are ineligible to obtain a SA-HELP loan for your student services and amenities fee (SSAF) and these fees must be paid upfront.


How do I pay my fees?

Your payment options are explained on the Payment methods page.

Domestic students may be eligible to defer tuition fees to their HELP loan.  You will need to submit your Commonwealth assistance form prior to enrolling.  To check your eligibility visit the following pages:
HECS-HELP
FEE-HELP

Note that under government legislation, as a cross-institutional student, you are ineligible to obtain a SA-HELP loan for your student services and amenities fee (SSAF) and these fees must be paid upfront.