Flinders University

Flinders University is everything a modern university should be – progressive, student focused and career minded. It is everything you need to Go Beyond the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary.

Flinders University has been a centre of inspiring achievement for over 50 years.  The university has built a strong reputation for innovation and teaching excellence, with industry driven programs.  Flinders University is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide according to THE World University Rankings.

Ninety per cent of Flinders University’s research has been ranked at or above world standard in 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessment, and Flinders received a five star rating for student-to-staff ratios in the 2016 Good Universities Guide.

Renowned for its coastal views and natural bushland, Flinders’ Bedford campus provides modern buildings, state-of-the-art facilities and easy access to major shopping centres, the central business district and local beaches.This includes a new $63 million Student Hub and Plaza, which incorporates study spaces, retail stores, cafes and a bar.

Flinders University is the only South Australian University with on-campus accommodation in the Adelaide metropolitan area. According to recent International Student Barometer survey, the university also offers one of the best student experiences of any Australian university.

Key Highlights

  • Ranked 271 in the world - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked 43 in the Asia Pacific - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
  • #1 South Australian university for teaching quality, student support, student teacvher ration and starting salary - Good Universities Guide 2020
  • StudyAdelaide International Student of the Year 2016, 2018 and 2019

University Profile

  • Established in 1966
  • 26,101 students
  • 2,635 staff
  • 5,400 international students

Flinders' Campuses

Bedford Park
Renowned for its coastal views and natural bushland, Flinders’ Bedford Park campus provides modern buildings and state-of-the-art facilities including a $63 million Student Hub and Plaza, which incorporates study spaces, retail stores, cafes and a bar. The Bedford Park campus is also South Australia’s only university campus with on campus accommodation.  

Flinders at Tonsley is Australia’s first innovation district and a place where collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit combine to create the products and processes of the 21st century. The $125 million facility centrally locates the University’s teaching and research in computer science, engineering and mathematics and is home to the New Venture Institute (NVI) that inspires, educates and connects the future generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Victoria Square
Flinders Victoria Square is located in central Adelaide, surrounded by industry, business and government –  an accessible and alternative space for students, staff and the public.

Flinders Village and Connectivity
Commencing in 2020, the Flinders Village development at Bedford Park campus will see a brand-new train line and Flinders Station being established linking all three Flinders locations by train within a 20-minutes. The Flinders Village promises to be a vibrant urban centre, complete with high-tech research facilities, entertainment, on campus accommodation and retail offerings.

Bedford Park Campus

Tonsley Campus

Engineering at Flinders University

Tonsley Campus

Flinders University Orientation Week

Flinders University Student Stories

Hear from international students that chose to study at Flinders University.

Henry Zhang


“During my degree at Flinders university I have done my 20-week placement opportunity with the Australian Rail Track Corporation, which has given me an opportunity to combine my theoretical knowledge with real industry experience. And that is a good opportunity to learn about how a real industry works in Australia.”

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Inderjit Singh


“Flinders offers the perfect student experience – with world-class facilities and exposure to industry. Flinders also has an affordable fee structure and prepares students to graduate job-ready. There are a large number of events and student activities, which give you the chance to make new friends and socialise with other students – while enhancing your language and leadership skills.

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Mahoshadi De Silva

Sri Lanka

“Flinders Business provides a learning experience which goes far beyond theory. I am planning to undertake an internship and consulting project this semester. I’ll have the opportunity to put what I have learnt in the classroom into practice. It will be great to understand how a real company works. Studying at Flinders is a truly international experience with the diversity of lecturers and students I get to interact with each day. Not only has the Master of Business helped me move up in my career but also help me create lifelong friendships.”

Salindi Herath

Sri Lanka

“I chose to study Biomedical Engineering at Flinders University because Flinders is actually founded on innovation. That’s something that makes me passionate. My favourite thing about studying at Flinders is that engineering gets its own building [at Tonsley]. You run into the same people, you experience the same classes and you create a bond with the people around you. I think that’s really important when you are all struggling together in university.”

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