Apply for an undergraduate degree

An undergraduate degree is your first degree at university and may include Honours.

Download the Undergraduate Course Guide 2017 (PDF 10Mb)

Download the Combined Degrees Guide (PDF)

There are a number of ways to you can gain entry into an undergraduate degree whether you’re still at high school, or a non-school leaver:

View all the pathway options.

Admission to all courses is limited by quota and is normally based on academic merit as determined by assessment of an applicant’s qualifications.

If you have completed SACE, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is normally used.

Additional entry requirements for some courses

In some courses other criteria, such as subject pre-requisites, an interview, audition or portfolio submission also apply. For information on such course requirements, see course information in the SATAC Guide and course information pages.

All applications for undergraduate courses are submitted through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

If you’re still at high school, your school career counsellor can help you with your application and they’ll have the latest SATAC University Guide.

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia can apply via SATAC but will need to select the International Year 12 option. If you are an international student studying overseas, please see our international students website for entry requirements and application information.

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees:

  • February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications.
  • Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

We run information sessions and events where you can find out more about getting into Flinders.

SATAC has all the key application dates.

Changing your preferences

After you put your application in, you might want to change your preferences. Perhaps you got a better Year 12 SACE result than expected?

You can change your preference via SATAC, but we offer information sessions so you’ve got all the information you need beforehand.


SATAC will notify you of an offer on behalf of Flinders University by emailing the offer letter to your last recorded email address in your application.

Offers will be made to the highest preference for which you are both eligible and sufficiently competitive.

Accepting your offer

To accept your offer, follow the instructions provided in your offer email or accept on the SATAC website.

Deferring your offer

You can defer your offer for one year in nearly all undergraduate courses.

More information about deferring your offer.

Accepting another offer

If you decide to accept a subsequent offer, follow the information provided in your offer information. You can also contact us or SATAC.


Soon after accepting your offer you will receive an enrolment brochure which will outline everything you need to know about enrolling for your studies.

Go to Enrolling @ Flinders for more information. At this site, you will also find relevant information on cross-institutional enrolment.


Orientation, or O Week, is your transition to university. We’ll help you settle in, find your way around and discover what’s available academically and socially.

It’s on the week before uni starts.