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 Application Deadline: January 15th 


Adelaide, Australia

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.

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.


Flinders offers educational programs across a wide range of disciplines and professional fields. These include: generalist courses in humanities, social sciences, science and technology; crossdisciplinary courses with a specific focus such as international studies, environmental studies, creative arts, behavioural science, health science, and new technologies; and professional programs in medicine, nursing, allied health, law, teacher education, engineering, psychology, social work, business and commerce, aquaculture, and tourism. Flinders provides a high quality teaching and learning environment.

Please click here to search Flinders' classes. 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).


Students can apply to live in University Hall, or the University Village townhouses or units. Flinders Housing’s accommodation is open to all Flinders students and therefore provides an opportunity for international students to mix with Australian students from interstate and rural and remote areas of South Australia.

  • University Hall
    This is the most popular option for JMU students. The Hall offers a communal environment for 236 students. All students have private lockable rooms with heating, a bed, desk, chair, telephone and internet connections and cupboards. Bathrooms are shared with other students. Three meals a day are provided on weekdays and on weekends and public holidays residents make their own meals using the kitchens provided in the Hall. The Hall also provides resident tutors, who are available to help students with academic and other problems.
  • Village Units
    Flinders Housing also offers a further 200 on-campus self-catered residential places in the village units. Each unit has five bedrooms, a kitchen and two showers and toilets. Each bedroom has a telephone and an internet connection. In addition to being fully furnished, these units are air-conditioned. Students from the village units have access to two on-site laundromats, as well as a community centre.
  • Village Townhouses The village townhouses provide accommodation in a mixture of two and three bedroom apartments. The self-catered, furnished townhouses have a kitchen, a lounge/dining room, a laundry, a bathroom and two toilets. Each bedroom has a telephone and an internet connection. A number of the townhouses are reserved for postgraduate and senior students, and it is not common for new students to live here.

Reflection Paper

All students who participate in a JMU exchange program will be required to write a reflection paper upon completion of the program which will be available for future participants to read. Please click here to read past reflection papers from JMU students at Flinders University.


Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university.

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.

Spaces are limited.

A completed Exchange Program application consists of the following components:

  • Online application 
  • Permission to Take Courses for Transfer Credit Form
    Available from the Registrar's Office or downloadable here in Adobe Acrobat format.
    Required of ALL students studying abroad on an External program. For more information, visit the Registrar's Transfer Credit Information Page.
  • Exchange University's application (upon acceptance from JMU)

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships specifically for exchange programs are sometimes available. Check our website for current offerings. Most forms of financial aid apply to the cost of study abroad programs. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor for specific information about awards and eligibility. For more information, please click on the following link to the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.


Fall 2018: Jul 23 - Nov 17
Spring 2019: Feb 25 - Jun 30

(all dates are tentative and subject to change)


  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition 5,195 13,082
Housing 4,740 4,740
Meals 1,980 1,980
Student visa 540 540
Health Insurance 254 254
Books 400 400
Personal Expenses 1,800 1,800
Airfare 2,500 2,500
Total Estimated Costs 17,409 25,296

(all fees are tentative and subject to change)

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