IFSA Flinders University Partnership

Adelaide, Australia

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: November 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.5
Typical Credit Load:
16

About Flinders University

Just 20 minutes to the beach or 45 minutes to downtown Adelaide, Flinders is where you're likely to have a koala living in the tree outside your bedroom! Colorful birds and native animals in one of the best wine regions in Australia create a beautiful backdrop for your studies. Take progressive and innovative classes with experts and leaders in the areas of science, mathematics and technology in the new Tonsley development, making industry connections to last a lifetime!

Flinders University Benefits

  • Study at an Australian university with a reputation for academic excellence and inspiring world-class research, industry connections and global partnerships
  • Spacious, green campuses with panoramic views, modern state-of-the-art buildings, including an on-campus gym and fitness center and playing fields for all major sports and two modern, indoor sports center
  • Live and learn only nine miles from the center of Adelaide, consistently rated one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • The smaller campus population provides an opportunity to engage with Australian students and immerse yourself in Aussie culture

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Flinders University Partnership

Courses
Open the Flinders University online course catalog to explore the offered courses. Select a subject area from the drop down menu or enter a search term in the "Title" field and click "Display Topics" to see a list of courses.

The number of courses you take depends on the credit value of the courses you select. A full course load at Flinders University is 18 Flinders units for the semester (equivalent to 15-16 U.S. semester credit hours) and 36 for the year (equivalent to 30-32 U.S. semester credit hours). For information about the credit weight, please consult the chart below. 

3 Flinders units = 2.75 U.S. semester credit hours
4.5 Flinders units = 4 U.S. semester credit hours
6 Flinders units = 5.25 U.S. semester credit hours
9 Flinders units = 8 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
Fourth-year (400-level) courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Flinders University Partnership
Accounting Advertising American History American/Canadian Studies Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science / Wildlife Management Archaeology Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Business Law Business Psychology Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Creative Writing Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Earth Science Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Health Environmental Science/Studies European History Exercise Science/Kinesiology Fashion Design Film Production Finance Food Science/Nutrition French Geography German Graphic Design Health Administration/Management Health Education Health Studies History Human Resources Human and Child Development Indigenous Studies Information Technology International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Journalism Latin American Studies Law/Legal Studies Marine Science Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Meteorology Microbiology Music Studies Neuroscience Nursing Philosophy Physical Education/Sports Studies Physics Political Science Psychology Public Policy Public Relations Religious Studies Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Spanish Special Education Speech Pathology Statistics Studio Art Theater/Drama Theology Women and Gender Studies World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat
Meals
Self-catered
Details
All apartments in the Deirdre Jordan Village have kitchens (refrigerator, oven and stove), but students are responsible for providing basic kitchen supplies (e.g., silverware, crockery, pots and pans). Kitchen packs can be pre-purchased. The accommodation fee at University Hall includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Communal kitchenettes are available to prepare snacks and weekend meals.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Hannah Sutton

Assistant Director of Student Services, Advisor for Australia and New Zealand

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Christi Hoover

Resident Director, Australia

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
July 9, 2018
Program End Date
November 18, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$15,675
Housing
$4,300
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$19,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students enrolled in more than 18 Flinders units will incur a tuition supplemental fee of $1,710. 

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,950
Meals
$1,710
Books & Supplies
$300
Local Transportation
$430
Visa
$420
Personal Expenses
$1,730
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$6,540

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
February 12, 2019
Program End Date
July 7, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
 $16,775 
Housing
$4,000
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$20,775
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students enrolled in more than 18 Flinders units will incur a tuition supplemental fee of $1,710

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,950
Meals
$1,825
Books & Supplies
$300
Local Transportation
$750
Visa
$420
Personal Expenses
$1,570
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$6,815