Adult entry

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.


Explore our study areas

  • Arts
  • Business, commerce and management
  • Computing and mathematics
  • Creative arts and media
  • Culture and communication
  • Education
  • Engineering and design
  • Government and international relations
  • Health
  • Law and criminology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Psychology
  • Science and environment
  • Social work

Admission pathways to Flinders

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.

How to apply

Applications are 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.

Fees and scholarships

Find out more about University tuition fees and what other expenses you may need to consider.

You may be eligible for a scholarship.

Fees, financial assistance and scholarships information.

Transition to uni

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 you settle into to uni and make your time here a great and memorable experience.

More information about making the transition to uni.

The Flinders 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.

Find out more about your student experience.

Flinders campus and locations

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.

View our campus and location information.

See for yourself

If you want to visit us to find out more, come to our Open Days, to an adult entry information evening, or book a one-on-one appointment.

Book a one-on-one appointment:
phone: (08) 8201 5322

University terminology

Some of the terms you’ll come across on our website and at uni, are quite specific. See our glossary.

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