Entry pathways

Whether you are a Year 12 student, a non-school leaver wanting to start your university studies, or you want to further your university studies, we offer a range of pathways to gain admission into Flinders.

You are in, or have finished, Year 12

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 to compete for entry via your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). View the ATAR cut-off ranks for Flinders University.

You could also be eligible for guaranteed entry, and bonus points to boost your ATAR.

More information about Year 12 entry.

Special access entry schemes

uniTEST – If you’re in Year 12, uniTEST is available to enhance your chances of getting into Flinders. We will select students based on Year 12 results and uniTEST performance.

UniLeap – Don’t quite meet the Flinders minimum ATAR entry ranks? UniLeap can help you qualify for entry into a Flinders University degree in 4 weeks.

Principal’s Recommendation Program – We may consider your school’s recommendation about your academic performance as part of your admission into Flinders.

Indigenous Admissions Scheme – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are eligible to apply for Flinders via the Indigenous Admissions Scheme.

Pathways to your preferred degree

If you haven’t achieved the results you expected in Year 12 there are a number of pathways to your preferred degree. You can start studying one course and move to another via internal transfer or Flinderslink.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider the Bachelor of General Studies as a pathway to your preferred course.

No ATAR?

If you do not have an ATAR or did not achieve the ATAR your course requires, please check out the adult entry pathways below. Speak with us about your options.

You finished or left high school a while ago and haven't studied at uni

If you didn’t go to uni straight after high school there are a number of pathways available for you to start your study at Flinders.

Adult entry pathways

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – a 2-hour multiple choice test with no areas of assumed knowledge. You can choose your STAT sitting day and time when you submit your SATAC application, or you can register to sit outside application periods. Depending on the course you apply for you may be eligible to submit a personal competencies statement.

Flinders Foundation Studies Program – a no-cost course which will give you the foundation to be a successful university student and upon successful completion gives you guaranteed entry to some of our courses, as well as a competitive entry rank to the majority of our other courses.

TAFE/VET to uni – Your TAFE Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma gives you guaranteed entry into many of our courses through TAFELink. You can also apply using a Certificate III qualification.

Higher education transfer – If you’re studying at another university and want to transfer to Flinders you may be eligible to apply.

Year 12 qualifications – Regardless of when you finished Year 12, you can still use your results as a basis for your application to Flinders.

Special access entry scheme

Indigenous Admissions Scheme – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are eligible to apply for Flinders via the Indigenous Admissions Scheme.

Pathway to your preferred degree

If you do not meet the initial entry requirements to the course of your choice you can start studying one course and apply to move to another via internal transfer or Flinderslink. There are a number of pathways to your preferred degree.

You have completed an undergraduate degree

If you want to further your career or wish to pursue a different career, we have a range of postgraduate courses to help you realise your full potential.

If you have an overseas qualification you may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate coursework degree at Flinders. Please note, international students can contact our International Centre for further advice.

Find out more about entry requirements and how to apply for a postgraduate coursework degree.

You can also study a masters or doctorate by research.