The Commonwealth Government provides financial assistance to eligible students through the Youth Allowance (for full-time students under the age of 25), Austudy (for full-time students over 25) and Abstudy (for Australian Indigenous students) schemes.
Eligibility for these schemes may depend on your residential status, previous study and means testing.
There are a number of government National Indigenous Cadetships available to Indigenous Australians. These pay an allowance and offer employment at the completion of your degree.
For more information about these government schemes, visit your local Centrelink office, the Centrelink website, or phone Youth and Student Services on 13 24 90.
For information on the National Indigenous Cadetships Program, phone the Indigenous Employment Line on 1802 102 or visit the program's website.
Flinders offers a wide range of scholarships to new and continuing undergraduate students. Some are general in nature, while others assist students who are studying specific courses or who come from particular areas of the state.
Flinders also offers scholarships to students who are experiencing financial disadvantage. These are awarded on demonstrated financial need and academic merit.
The State Government offers a range of scholarships to assist rural students wishing to enter Teaching and Nursing degrees. At the completion of your study you will be expected to work in a non-metropolitan location.
For information about on scholarships and how to apply, visit our scholarships website.
Flinders University Student Association
The Flinders University Student Association has trained staff to provide financial assistance to Flinders University students.
They offer general information and assistance with:
- Centrelink entitlements
- Concessions available to students and low-income earners
- Financial counselling
- Budgeting and moving out of home
- Student loans/grants
- Student Insurance Scheme
- Tax assistance
Visit Flinders University Student Association for more information.