Get started at Flinders

What better way to kickstart your student experience by getting to know Flinders and your fellow students? All commencing international students are expected to participate in orientation activities to familiarise themselves with the different academic system at Flinders and to learn more about the new environment and culture. Students who know how to access services and find their way around are on the way to success!

The following activities should serve as a checklist for commencing international students. 



Flinders International Student Orientation (FISO)

This COMPULSORY session covers enrolment, Student ID and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card collection, work conditions, university policies and important government regulations relating to your stay in Australia. Attend FISO to have your questions answered, meet new people and receive valuable information and tips to ensure that your transition to Flinders, the City of Adelaide and Australia is informed and enjoyable.

In addition to general FISO sessions, a specific FISO session for Exchange and Study Abroad students is being offered.

Please book your COMPULSORY FISO session online.

If you require further assistance, please contact International Student Services (ISS).


ISS organises a range of tours and trips including guided tours to the city and the beachside suburb of Glenelg.

Please book online.

More information about activities organised by ISS can be found here.

College and course specific orientation

There may also be course specific orientation related to your degree that you MUST attend.

For more information, please visit O'Week 2018.

University-wide orientation

The O'Week 2018 helps you to become an effective and confident new student familiar with Flinders services such as the Library. For more information about university wide social activities, please visit O'Week 2018.

Academic orientation

The University’s Student Learning Centre runs an academic orientation program called Academic Preparation Program  which highlights a number of important differences regarding assessment requirements, online learning tools and academic culture.

Australia Awards students

If you are the recipient of an Australia Awards scholarship, you must attend a compulsory five-week orientation program called Introductory Academic Program (IAP). The details of this were in your offer letter. For further assistance, please contact the Australia Awards team at Flinders: Nina Nguyen, australia.awards@flinders.edu.au.

Flinders International Student Welcome Event

We are here to welcome you all. Join us for a light snack and mingle with international students and staff from the International Centre and the University.

Please book online.

Pre-orientation tips

Before attending our Compulsory FISO, you could explore the following:

Please let us know if you need assistance by ringing 8201 2717 or emailing iss@flinders.edu.au.