Change direction. Change your life.
If you’re thinking about adult entry, now is your time to be fearless, because at Flinders University, we’ve got the support, flexibility and experience to help you reach your goals on your terms.
Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide* and No.1 in SA for starting salary, student support and learner engagement,** our future-focused program gives you the confidence to meet challenges, and the ability to balance your life and study.
With flexibility, cutting-edge learning, new ways to connect with opportunities, and a whole new level of support, be part of the community at Flinders. And be ready to stay ahead of the game, with the uni that does the same.
A change in direction can change your life. Be fearless. Apply now.
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We provide various pathways into Flinders University and your preferred degree. What works for one person may not work for another. Our pathways include options for those who have studied at TAFE, finished Year 12, studied at another university, or our Foundation Studies Program which is an introduction to university study.
View all the pathways and preparatory programs available to you as a non-school leaver below.
Not everyone steps straight from school into university, and not everyone takes the same pathway to study. No matter when you graduated from high school, or even if you didn't, you could start a degree at Flinders in as little as 5 weeks.
Many students decide to come to university after completing a TAFE/VET qualification. We reserve places in most of our degree courses for TAFE/VET graduates.
Even if you did not finish high school (Year 12), your TAFE/VET qualification may allow you to enter university.
Adult entry to university via the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses your ability to study at a tertiary level. It is a two-hour, multiple choice test similar to an aptitude test, with 70 questions designed to test your verbal and quantitative reasoning. The questions will assess your ability to think critically about a range of subjects and challenge you to make sense of a variety of material.
If you have real-world experience or work-related training, the Flinders Skills Assessment offers a simple, fast, free assessment that could see you step straight into your dream degree.
Use your prior service in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as a pathway to a Flinders University degree. If you hold qualifications from the ADF you can apply for a wide range of undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
If you have completed at least one semester of full-time equivalent study at university, you may be able to transfer to study at Flinders University using your Grade Point Average (GPA).
Applying to study at Flinders is simple, even if you’ve been out of the school system for a while.
Applications are made via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) at satac.edu.au.
The SATAC registration process is easy, and the site has comprehensive information about the application process. However, if you have any further questions about applying to study, don’t hesitate to contact us or request a one-on-one appointment at the bottom of this page.
You can view more information about how to apply, including when to apply and what happens after you apply here.
If you’ve studied at another institution, you may be able to have your study recognised as credit towards your new course, which could reduce the time required to complete your qualification.
You may even be able to have your previous work, voluntary experience or training recognised.
Find out more about credit transfer and recognition of prior learning here.
As you can imagine, degree costs vary, because course requirements vary from degree to degree. There are also Commonwealth supported and full fee-paying categories. You’ll find annual indicative fees on the individual course pages, based on a full-time study load of 18 units per semester, or 36 units per academic year.
Your total tuition fee is not confirmed until you have completed your enrolment.
Find out more about fees and charges here.
Flinders has a wide range of University, government and non-government scholarships, grants and financial support options available which can help provide support during your studies.
Find out more about University tuition fees, scholarships, financial support and what you expenses you may need to consider here.
We understand that returning to study is different than stepping straight from high school to university. That’s why many Flinders courses offer you flexible study options, including part-time and online options.
Flinders online courses provide a convenient and flexible way to achieve your study and career ambitions, while maintaining your current lifestyle. You’ll receive the same quality education and qualifications as on-campus students with dedicated support available throughout your entire degree.
Find out more about online study options here.
Flinders’ huge main campus at Bedford Park features an award-winning Hub and Plaza, with retail, childcare, coffee and food outlets, innovative study spaces, a comprehensive library, free wi-fi and a state-of-the-art sport and fitness centre.
Explore Bedford park’s facilities and services here.
Our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program will help you improve your employability by giving you the chance to gain valuable practical experience in a workplace setting, directly related to the course you're studying. WIL can be in the form of work placements such as internships and professional practice, or projects with leading industry partners and community organisations.
Each degree offers practical WIL opportunities designed around specific industry demands.
As the top-rated university in South Australia for student support*, Flinders is here to assist you with range of support services ranging from health and well-being advice, academic support and social engagement. Flinders Connect is your initial point of contact to access many university support services.
*The Good Universities Guide 2020 (undergraduate), public SA-founded universities only.
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* THE World University Rankings 2022 as a percentage of the total number of universities in the world according to the International Association of Universities
** The Good Universities Guide 2022 (undergraduate), public SA-founded universities only
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