Adelaide, Australia

Semester Timeline

Fall: mid July- November
Spring: February - June 

Application Deadline

Applications Open: September 1st
Application Deadline: February 1st
Decision Date: March 1st

University Profile

One of Australia's most beautiful campuses, Flinders University is made up of modern buildings and facilities set in 165-hectares of natural bushlands, a pine forest, formal gardens, a tree-fringed lake and sweeping lawns, giving panoramic views of Adelaide's Central Business District, suburbs and beaches. Founded in 1966, Flinders has over 16,000 students and offers degrees in over 160 undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, Flinders has earned a reputation for delivering world-class innovative research and high quality courses that students love. Flinders has been recognised in the top 300 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16) and was ranked 6 in Australia and 46 worldwide in the Times Higher Education Top 150 under 50 year old university rankings.

Location Description

Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia, is a cosmopolitan city of more than one million people and the chief commercial, cultural and administrative centre of the state. It is a safe city, with a high standard of living, and one of the most accessible cities in Australia in which to live. Adelaide also is one of Australia’s few planned cities and is attractively laid out on a square grid. Fringed by 32 kilometres of white, sandy beaches, it offers safe swimming and easy access to water sports.

Often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital, the city has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with many highlights, including a thriving cultural scene with many festivals, world class sporting facilities, an efficient public transport system and close proximity to diverse Australian environments including wine-growing areas, scenic coastal districts and ‘outback’ desert country. Adelaide enjoys a mild and comfortable climate throughout the year.


Flinders offers educational programs across a wide range of disciplines. Some of these include: humanities, social sciences, international studies, environmental studies, creative arts, health science, nursing, law, teacher education, engineering, psychology, social work, business and many other disciplines that are also offered here at JMU.

When looking for classes, you will want to search for "units," instead of "courses" which in Australia is equivalent to our "majors." The credit conversion is generally 1.5 Flinders credits to 1 U.S. credit (so a 4.5 credit class at Flinders would equal 3 JMU credits, and a 6 credit class at Flinders would equal 4 JMU credits).

Course Catalog


The main Flinders campus is safe, affordable and convenient and by living on campus you will be part of a diverse community of students from across Australia and over 30 countries. You have the option of living either at the fullycatered University Hall or independently in the self-catered Deirdre Jordan Village. Both options offer academic and personal support from in-house tutors. Public bus services ru regularly to the local shopping precinct, beach and city centre. 

Housing Info

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA and be in good standing with the university. 

The is no language requirement for this university. All course instruction will be offered in English. 

Applicants must have completed their first year of JMU before going abroad. There are exceptions for Transfer Students.


In addition paying regular tuition to JMU, participants can also expect to pay the following estimated costs to the host institution:

On-Campus Housing & Meals $3,786
Advance Fee (Student Fees) $283
Health Insurance $140
Total Estimated Costs $4,209

Additional out-of-pocket expenses may include flight, visa fees, in-country transportation, and personal funds.

How to Apply

The application for admission has a number of parts. See the outline below and make certain you have completed all steps in the application process:

  • Online JMU Exchange General Application 
    Completing the General Application will allow you to select your top three universities for Exchange. Multiple Exchange Program applications do not need to be submitted.
  • Exchange University's application 
    Upon acceptance from JMU, the applicant will then complete the host university's application. The exchange program coordinator will work with applicant to provide access to the application. 

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