The history of Flinders University’s creation dates back to 1960 when 150 hectares of land in Bedford Park was allocated to the University of Adelaide for building a second campus. Planning started in 1961 and work began in 1962.
After winning the State election in 1965, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) decided to make the Bedford Park campus an independent university. On 1st July 1966, University Act was passed to officially create Flinders University named after Matthew Flinders, a celebrated British cartographer and navigator. Classes began on 7th March 1966 with just 400 students and 90 staff members. Sir Mark Mitchell was appointed as its first chancellor and Peter Karmel as its first vice-chancellor.
Flinders University has multiple campuses in Sothern Australia. The Bedford Park campus is the university’s main campus situated at a distance of 12 km from the center of Adelaide. It offers numerous academic facilities like ample study spaces, a huge library, uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection, and computer labs. It also offers outstanding sports and fitness facilities like weights rooms, cardio rooms, well-equipped gyms, a cricket pitch and football, soccer, and baseball fields. Situated in the middle of Adelaide CBD, the university’s Victoria Square campus is another outstanding space for students to study and grow.
Flinders University also has a campus in Tonsley. Besides the three key campuses, it has several other external teaching facilities across South Australia, Victoria, and the Northern Territory. Flinders University offers numerous research, graduate, and postgraduate programs in various fields like business, creative arts, education, engineering, environment, government, health sciences, humanities, information technology, law, medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, science, social sciences, and social work. It also offers courses in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and China.
The university houses over 26,000 students and more than 2,600 staff members. The institution holds the membership of Innovative Research Universities (IRU) and the International Network of Universities. It offers various study abroad and student exchange programs through its collaborations with international institutions across Asia, North America, and Europe including York University and Carleton University in Canada, Zhejiang University in China, University of Brighton, and the University of Keele in Great Britain and Universitat Paderborn in Germany.
Flinders University has produced several successful and distinguished graduates. Mario Andreacchio is an Emmy Award-winning film producer and director. Alex Frayne is a successful film director and photographer. Noni Hazlehurst is a popular actress, writer, director, and presenter who holds ARIA Award and Australian Film Institute Award. Scott Hicks directed pianist David Helfgott’s Oscar-winning biopic, Shine. Siale’ataongo Tu’ivakano has formerly served as Tonga’s prime minister. Brendon Coventry is an immunologist, surgical oncologist, and medical researcher responsible for the discovery of the immune cycle. Christopher Pearson is a journalist who used to be the editor of the cultural magazine, ‘The Adelaide Review’, and the speechwriter for John Howard, Australia’s former prime minister. Sudesh Mishra is an award-winning poet. The university has many other notable alumni.
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International student population
1st Year Tuition Fees
INR 19.9L – 21L
INR 19.1L – 21L
1.5 – 4 Years
INR 17.1L – 21.9L
Other Courses(15 Courses)
1 – 4 Years
INR 17.1L – 25.5L
Through its four campuses as well as online, various graduate and undergraduate programs are offered by Flinders University.
The university has six academic colleges and schools which offer programs across 17 varied education fields.
Some famous undergraduate programs offered include BA and BSc in Computer Sciences, Information technology; Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Accountancy; Bachelor of engineering in civil, mechanical, engineering, electronics etc.
The university offers postgraduate programs such as Masters of Engineering in Electronics, Mechanical, civil; MBA; Masters in accountancy; Masters of information technology; Master of archaeology etc.
The university also provides pathway programs to international students.
INR 6.2 L (based on 51 colleges listed on Smilingeducation.com)
Average Admission Exam Scores
TOEFL: 77|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 56|GRE: 304|GMAT: 590
Part Time Work
Permitted Student Visas for Australia have changed with effect on July 1, 2016. The earlier Subclasses 571 – 576 have now been grouped under Subclass 500. As per the new rules, students going to Australia under Visa Subclass 500 are eligible to work for up to 40 hours in a fortnight while the course is in session and for unlimited hours when the course is not in session (during breaks). The only proviso is that the student cannot start working until the course commences
Post Study Work Permit
Permitted International Students must apply for and get a Work Permit to continue staying in the country for employment purposes. In Australia, students who have completed their studies in Australia can apply for a Post Study Work Permit or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). This visa has replaced the earlier Skilled Graduate Visa (subclass 485) and came into effect from March 2013.
Cost of Visa Application
AUD 620 = INR 34,775.8
Visa Application Process
Moderate As per the new guidelines in effect from July 1, 2016, the validity of the visa would be in accordance with the duration of the course the student is enrolled in.
Hot Job Sectors
Education, Healthcare, Construction, Architecture, Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals. Australia too faces the same requirement, making ICT one of the leading sectors with a steady demand for qualified professionals. Forecasted to grow at a rate of 12 percent, the companies are forever on the lookout for fresh talent to accommodate the fast-paced technological changes.
Economy Growth Rate
The Australian economy recorded a steady growth rate of 1.9 percent last year (2019). Going forth, though the industries are shifting and unemployment is holding steady at over 5.3 percent (2019), the future remains uncertain. Given the ongoing pandemic, there is a huge ambiguity that looms over the economy, and it is difficult to predict how 2020 would pan out for the country due to the current crisis. Let us take a closer look at the Australian economy that was in 2019.