If you have had a gap year, studied at TAFE, or want to advance or change your career we have pathways available so that you can get into uni. We offer a range of flexible delivery options for our courses, so you can work your study around your other commitments.
We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds and have a long history of supporting adult learners. In fact half of our students come from adult entry backgrounds.
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.
The Flinders Foundation Studies Program is a preparation program that enables people from all backgrounds to begin their university studies at Flinders. The program equips students with the skills to be a successful university student and also introduces them to some of the major fields of study available at Flinders University.
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.
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).
If you’ve finished Year 12 in previous years, or are currently studying Year 12, and you complete the SACE/IB (or interstate equivalent) you are eligible for competitive entry and guaranteed entry using your ATAR.
There is no expiry on your ATAR – it is valid until you have attempted more than two years of full-time equivalent higher education study (e.g. Bachelor level study).
The Indigenous Admissions Scheme provides an alternative pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who may not have been able to gain entry to university by traditional means, with the opportunity to study at Flinders.
Applications are made via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).
View more information about how to apply, including when to apply and what happens after you apply.
Find out more about University tuition fees and what other expenses you may need to consider.
There are scholarships availabe to apply for.
At Flinders we want to make the transition to university as easy as possible. We have a range of activities and support services to help students settle into to uni and make their time here a great and memorable experience.
There’s more to life at uni than study. We have some great places to eat, catch up with friends, and offer many social, sport and fitness activities. Our support services will help you through your studies as well.
Our geographic footprint extends from our newly transformed Bedford Park campus, to our innovation and science hub at Tonsley, our city presence in Victoria Square, and beyond Adelaide into multiple regional and international locations.