Flinders University Australia

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Flinders University Australia

Flinders University,
Sturt Road, Bedford Park 5042,
South Australia.
Postal address : GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia.
Tel : 61 8 8201 2727,
Fax : 61 8 8201 3177,
Website : www.flinders.edu.au

Flinder University History

Flinders University takes its name from English navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the southern Australian coastline in 1802. Its crest includes a reproduction of Flinders’ ship ‘Investigator’ and an extract from his book A Voyage to Terra Australia.

Flinders University was created in 1966, at a time when new universities were being established across Australia as part of a major expansion of university education. This gave opportunities for access to people from a broader range of backgrounds than had attended universities in the past. It also helped to meet Australia’s need for an increasing number of highly trained and skilled personnel in a period of industrial development and economic growth.

Flinders University was formally opened on 25 March 1966 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, and the Chancellor Sir Mark Mitchell.

About Flinder University

Flinders University enjoys a well-justified reputation for its excellence in teaching and research. It has a long-standing commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all and a proud record of community engagement.

Since being established in 1966, Flinders has achieved much of which we can be very proud—in innovative research, in high quality teaching and in community engagement. We have led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University.

We have attracted students from over 100 countries and our alumni have built careers and lives that enrich communities across Australia and throughout the world.

Flinder University Courses

  • Undergraduate courses
  • Honours
  • Postgraduate courses
  • Research higher degrees

Flinders University Faculties

  • Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Facilities of Flinders University


The Library system comprises four branches holding more than a million books and journals, large electronic collections and a wide range of services and facilities to support the teaching and research interests of University staff and students.

Flinder University Scholarships

  • The following scholarships are available to international students studying at Flinders University :
  • Australian Development Scholarships
  • Australian Leadership Award Scholarships
  • Endeavour Awards
  • Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program
  • Latin America: Australian Development Scholarships
  • Transition Awards
  • Bicentennial Fund Scholarship program for Chile
  • Collaborative Scholarship Program for Chinese
  • Secretaría Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología ( SENESCYT ) Scholarships