Apply for my visa (international)

Arrival information (international)

Scholarships

Accommodation information

Access my email

Plan my studies

Contact my supervisor

Key contacts

 

APPLY FOR MY VISA (INTERNATIONAL)

Once you have received your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), you can apply for a student visa. Congratulations, that is one more important step in your journey to becoming a student at Flinders University.

The most up-to-date and comprehensive information about applying for a visa is available from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), which clearly details all requirements.

It is important that you understand:

  • It is your responsibility to get a visa that allows you to study in Australia.
  • Your visa must remain current for the duration of your course.

 

ARRIVAL INFORMATION (INTERNATIONAL)

To support your start in Adelaide, Flinders University offers a free Meet and Greet service.

Simply complete the booking form at least three working days before you arrive. A member of Flinders’ Arrival Team will meet you at Adelaide Airport, the railway station or the Central Bus Station and take you to your accommodation.

This service is free for accompanying family members too.

Students coming to Flinders on an academic or English pathway program should contact their pathway provider about arrival services.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION

If you received a University-funded scholarship or one administered through the University please make sure you enter your bank details online in the Student Information System. Your scholarship payments will normally commence no later than 4 weeks after all scholarship conditions have been fulfilled and your bank details have been provided to facilitate payment.

Do you have school age children?

If you hold an approved scholarship and are an international student you may be eligible for a fee waiver for school fees – conditions apply. For further information refer to the International Student Pre-Departure Guide.

DOMESTIC STUDENT INFORMATION

If you received a University-funded scholarship or one administered through the University please make sure you enter your bank details online in the Student Information System. Your scholarship payments will normally commence no later than 4 weeks after all scholarship conditions have been fulfilled and your bank details have been provided to facilitate payment.

 

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

There is a variety of accommodation options available at Flinders, including on-campus options and support services to help you find somewhere to live off-campus.

On-Campus Living

Our on-campus accommodation, Flinders Living, includes self-contained units in Flinders’ Deirdre Jordan Village and Flinders’ fully catered collegiate University Hall.

Both are located within a five-minute walk from the main campus and the Sturt Buildings, which are located at the northern end of the Bedford Park campus. For more information about all accommodation services and options available to you, visit Flinders Living.

Off-Campus Living

If you are considering off-campus living, please take the time to understand the rules and regulations of renting. Information about rental agreements is covered by South Australian legislation and can be found through the South Australian office of Consumer and Business Services.

Important Information about Temporary Accommodation

If you are an international student and have not arranged long-term accommodation, it is very important that you book temporary accommodation before you arrive in Adelaide. As Flinders University doesn’t run a temporary accommodation service, you will need to arrange your own.

 

ACCESS MY EMAIL

All Flinders students receive a free email account. This is the email address that the University will use when sending official correspondence to you, so check your account regularly.

Your FAN (Flinders Authentication Name) forms part of your Flinders email address.

Allow up to one hour after activating your student account before logging in to your email account. Your student dashboard provides easy access to your email account.

 

PLAN MY STUDIES

There are a number of things you need to do to prepare for your research:

Review your course rule

A course rule is an outline of the study requirement you need to complete to finish your course.

Find your course rule here:

Duration of Candidature

For a PhD the maximum length of candidature is 4 years for a full-time student and 8 years for a part-time student. For Professional Doctoral degrees the maximum length of candidature is 3 years for a full-time student and 8 years for a part-time student. The university expects doctoral studies to be completed between 3-4 years.

For Masters by Research degrees the maximum length of candidature is two years for a full-time student and four years for a part-time student. It is expected that you will submit your thesis within the applicable time frame.    

Your enrolment is for the duration of your candidature. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the responsibilities of a research higher degree student as well as the responsibilities of your supervisor, school and the University. Refer to Appendices A-E in the Research Higher Degrees Policy.

Compulsory RHD Online Induction & Induction for Research Higher Degree Students
These compulsory programs are tailored for research higher degree students, and provide an introduction to services, facilities, policies and guidelines. Learn more about the Induction for Research Higher Degree Students, and complete the RHD Online Induction once you’ve logged into Flinders Learning Online (FLO) from your student dashboard.

Communicating Research (COMS9001)
This elective topic is designed to be studied in parallel with your research to enhance your writing and meet the communication standards of your candidature. It is normally undertaken in the first year. Learn more.

Work Health and Safety
Ensure you review the Work Health and Safety website and complete any necessary training for your discipline area.

If you still have questions, get in touch with your supervisor, RHD coordinator or RHD administrative officer to arrange a chat.

 

CONTACT MY SUPERVISOR

Your Letter of Offer details the name of your supervisors. It’s important that you contact your Principal Supervisor – in person, by telephone or email – to let them know your commencement date, and to plan your first meeting. At this meeting you and your supervisor/s should negotiate the Expectations of supervision (PDF 231KB) for your candidature, such as regularity of meetings, project structure, work submission guidelines, including types of feedback. In addition, you can discuss the College's expectations and the RHD Milestones, especially your first, the Confirmation of Candidature.

Your supervisors will provide academic support, ensuring your thesis is planned properly and written to university standards. They’ll also help you to adhere to RHD Milestones and to Flinders University’s degree completion time limits.

 

KEY CONTACTS

Make contact with your RHD Administrative Officer

Your RHD Administrative Officer is responsible for your enrolment and candidature management whilst you are at Flinders.

Make contact with your College Administrative Staff

Visit your College Office and introduce yourself to the Administrative Staff as a new research higher degree student. These staff will assist you to settle in after meeting with your supervisor. The College is responsible for providing you with resources for your candidature.

Make contact with your College RHD Coordinator

Find out who your school College RHD Coordinator is and introduce yourself as a new RHD student at Flinders. The RHD Coordinators are listed on the Office of Graduate Research website.

Where relevant, make contact with Laboratory staff

If your research involves working in a laboratory, ensure that you meet with the relevant College laboratory staff and participate in school/laboratory Work Health and Safety Inductions.

Download the  RHD Support Directory (PDF 77KB) for an overview of key support staff and the way they can help you though your candidature.