One of our most popular pathways into a Flinders degree is Flinders Foundation Studies. This preparation program is open to eligible applicants, enabling you to begin your studies at university.
*Commonwealth Government funded program. Students are expected to undertake further university studies upon successful completion of Foundation Studies.
I was unsure what I wanted to do at university, and I found the Flinders Foundation Studies program was a good way of getting my foot in the door. The teachers were relatable and cared about the lessons they taught, as well as helping me to decide that I wanted to study nursing in the future. The overall environment is modern and open to all types of people, making it a pleasant place to study.
Mitchell, Foundation Studies student
If you successfully complete the Foundation Studies Program, Flinders University will guarantee your entry to the following undergraduate degrees:
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Studies Program you are eligible to apply for other courses, however, selection is competitive so it pays to work hard and achieve the best results you can.
You can apply for most courses via internal transfer. Check the internal transfer page to see if the course is available via internal transfer or if a SATAC application is required.
Our program provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an independent learner who can succeed at university.
The program will help you to develop:
We offer Foundation Studies in both semester 1 (February entry) and semester 2 (July entry). Applications open a few months prior for both intakes and the program runs for one semester.
In Semester 1, there is an additional option of undertaking Foundation Studies entirely on campus at Flinders University (evening classes). This is suited to those with day-time commitments and will run for seven months, allowing you to begin your university degree in Semester 1 the following year.
Online options will soon be available. Foundation Studies students, whether you live in regional Australia or in a metropolitan area, can apply to study online.
The Foundation Studies Program is available to study in Adelaide metropolitan areas and online.
Adelaide metropolitan locations:
The program is also available to study on campus at Bedford Park (evening classes).
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This program is for Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who have not previously studied at university and do not hold a TAFE/VET Advanced Diploma.
This program is not available to students enrolled in Year 12 studies (South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent) or to students enrolled below Year 12 studies; or to those who were eligible to be enrolled in Year 12 studies in the year they wish to commence this program.
There are two admissions per year; semester 1 (February) and semester 2 (July).
Applications for semester 1, 2021 are now open.
Follow the steps below to apply for Foundation Studies at Flinders.
From the Student System, go to the My Applications tab.
Offers are likely to made from late November, up until the commencement of the course.
TAFE SA campuses - semester 1, 2021
Online - semester 1, 2021: Applications open soon.
Flinders University campus - semester 1, 2021
To secure your place in this course, you need to take the following steps as soon as possible and by no later than the course start date:
We recommend you visit the MyFlinders website from your student dashboard. This has a range of support resources and includes demonstration videos to support you during your studies.
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