The majority of Year 12 applicants enter University via the traditional, competitive entry method, where offers are made to eligible applicants with the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) until all places in the course are filled. See how the ATAR is worked out.

View the ATAR cut-off ranks for Flinders University.

Year 12 qualifications for entry into university include:

  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • interstate equivalents
  • International Baccalaureate.

Guaranteed entry

Achieve an ATAR rank equal or above the published guaranteed entry ATAR score and you will be guaranteed a place at Flinders.

When applying, make sure you select Flinders courses first in your preferences and you will be offered a place in the highest Flinders course preference that you are eligible for.

Bonus points

Bonus points contribute to your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) when applying for Flinders University courses. Different bonus points are awarded depending on your experience and background.

Flinders offers a variety of bonus point access schemes.

Special access entry schemes


If you're in Year 12, uniTEST is available to enhance your chances of getting into Flinders. We will select students based on Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR score) and uniTEST performance (40%). But if you take the test and don't do so well, then the results don't have to be counted.

More information about uniTEST.

Principals' Recommendation Program

Flinders University appreciates that your performance in Year 12 may not always be a true indicator of an ability to succeed at University. Therefore we will consider your school's recommendation of your academic performance and potential for university study for admission to selected Flinders courses.

More information about the Principals' Recommendation Program.

Indigenous Admissions Scheme

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders completing Year 12, or non-school leavers are eligible to apply for Flinders via the Indigenous Admissions Scheme.

More information about who is eligible and how to apply for the Indigenous Admissions Scheme.

Pathway entry


Flinderslink is another option for you to eventually get into the course of your choice if you're not offered your first preference.

Internal transfer

Once you're at Flinders you can apply for an internal transfer to another course.