Foundation Studies

The Flinders Foundation Studies Program is a preparation program that enables people from all backgrounds to begin their university studies at Flinders. The program equips students with the skills to be a successful university student and also introduces them to some of the major fields of study available at Flinders University.

Why study Flinders Foundation Studies?

There is no cost to the Foundation Studies program.

You will become eligible to apply for most of Flinders undergraduate courses if you:

  • complete all four topics as outlined in the program
  • attend at least 75% of the classes in which you have enrolled in for each topic.

In the final part of the program details will be provided on how to begin your university studies.

How to apply

There are two admissions per year; semester 1 (March) and semester 2 (July).

Applications will open in mid-October for semester 1, 2017 entry.

Guaranteed entry to Flinders University

If you successfully complete the Foundation Studies Program Flinders University will guarantee your entry to these 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.

Apply for the above guaranteed entry courses via internal transfer.

What will you study?

You will study these topics:

  • Introduction to University Study through Academic Writing
  • Developing the Skills of Academic Literacy
  • Developing the Skills of Academic Numeracy
  • Flinders University: An Introduction to Different Areas of Study.

When you can study?

We offer Foundation Studies in both semester 1 (March entry) and semester 2 (July entry). Applications open a few months prior for both intakes and the program runs for one semester

Alternatively, 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.

Where will you study?

The Foundation Studies Program is available to study in Adelaide and regional South Australia with our partner TAFE SA. The program is also available to study on campus at Bedford Park (evening classes).

Who is eligible to apply?

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 those who were eligible to be enrolled in Year 12 studies in the year they wish to commence this program.

How to enrol after you’ve received an offer

Once you have received an offer to Foundation Studies, you will need to enrol online, please download the Foundation Studies Enrolment Guide 2016 (PDF)  for further information.

Contact Flinders Connect if you need help enrolling.