Frequently asked questions
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If your application is not successful, we will write to you explaining why it was not accepted. You may be required to provide further documents, or complete other courses.
If you wish to accept the offer from the University you must complete the ‘Your Agreement With Flinders’ form, pay the semester tuition fee and full length OSHC as stated in the offer letter. If the offer is conditional you cannot complete this process until all conditions are met. Once this documentation and payments are received the relevant documentation will be sent to you to apply for your student visa.
If you want to change your program, you will have to lodge a new application form. You may also have to lodge additional documents for the new course if the requirements are different. Upon receipt of the new application, it will be processed accordingly and you will be advised of the outcome by mail.
If you have been made an offer to the University and for some reason you cannot take up the offer at the date specified in the offer letter you may request a deferral of your admission. The form for deferral must be completed and submitted to the International Centre for your request to be considered. If approved a new offer letter with the new start date will be sent to you. If you defer admission more than once an A$55 administrative charge will be payable.
Please note, research offers can be deferred for a maximum of one year. After that, you will have to lodge a new application.
Our offer letters are only valid for the semester or commencement date stated in the letter. If you have not responded or previously requested to defer your commencement, the conditional offer of admission will have lapsed. In this case, you will have to reapply and the new application will be reassessed in accordance with any new admission criteria that are currently effective. If the requirements have been raised and you have not been able to reach the revised standard, you may have a different outcome for your new application.
The University Cashier accepts Visa and Mastercard credit cards. You will need to have your student number ready (located under the first paragraph of your offer letter) and record the receipt number.
No, you must pay the full amount of the semester tuition and your student health cover fees prior to the start of semester. A CoE will only be issued based on full payment.
All payment extensions are issued by the Student Finance department so you will need to contact them directly, providing a valid reason with documentary evidence for the extension.
City Accommodation - The Switch
The Switch is the newest and most innovative student accommodation in Adelaide. Re-defined for the younger generation and equipped with world-class amenities in an unbeatable inner CBD location – just a 22-minute train ride from Bedford Park Campus. There are also exclusive discounts available for Flinders students.
On campus - Flinders Living
The Flinders campus is safe, affordable and convenient. By living on-campus at Flinders Living, you will be part of a diverse community of students. You can live in University Hall, or Deirdre Jordan Village – with a 5-minute walk to your classes and access to 24-hour student welfare support. Find out more here.
Rental and house sharing
If you are over 18 years old you can rent your own place or share with friends or housemates. This can be a fun way to meet new people and integrate into Adelaide - Flinders International Student Services can assist you with your search for off-campus accommodation by providing a rental reference if required. Find out more here.
The University has housing available on campus for students at Flinders Living, in either University Hall or the Deirdre Jordan Village.
If you want to apply for on-campus housing you must lodge your application and references by mid-December if starting in semester 1, or mid-May if starting in semester 2.
Applications will be ranked and you will be notified if you are offered a place usually about 1 month after lodging your application. If you apply after these dates you may still be offered a place depending on availability, but may find that the on-campus accommodation is fully booked. If you live on campus you will sign a housing contract per semester or year. Note if you only sign a semester contract, you will pay an extra cost.
Just in case it is not possible to book into Flinders Living, you can book accommodation through a temporary accommodation provider – for students on a budget, we recommend a backpackers, or budget hostel. View information about temporary accommodation.
Please note that the University does not book accommodation for students. You must arrange and book your own accommodation before you leave your home country. This is important as you may be asked to provide your accommodation details to the Department of Immigration on arrival in Australia.
If you do not meet entry requirements for your desired degree, Flinders University Academy will provide you with a direct pathway into the destination degree of your choice.
Find out more about the Academy here.
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