Streamlining our international pathways

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The new Flinders University Academy is creating greater opportunities for students from overseas to study at Flinders.

With Australia’s borders now open after almost two years of restrictions, Flinders University is pleased to welcome new international students to study on campus with the introduction of a streamlined pathway program.

From 2023 the newly established Flinders University Academy will offer an innovative pathway program for students from overseas, supporting them to achieve their ambition to study at Flinders.


Taking control of pathway courses for international students at Flinders, the Academy will be owned and governed by the University but will operate independently. With this structural change to its pathways program, Flinders can ensure that each student is offered a tailor-made learning experience to best suit their needs.

‘In a highly competitive and mature market, this approach will ensure that the changing needs and demands of international students are able to be met quickly by the University, while still delivering a seamless transition from their pathway course to their chosen degree,’ says Sebastian Raneskold, Vice-President and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at Flinders University.


Based in The Plaza at Flinders’ Bedford Park campus, the Academy will offer a range of pathway options across the University’s wide selection of study areas and programs, including diploma courses – allowing students to easily transition to the first or second year of their chosen degree.

Pre-masters programs will also be offered, in addition to Foundation Studies and English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).


‘As Australia once again opens up to the world, students from overseas are finally able to join us and take part in our vibrant campus life in person,’ says Sebastian.

‘Flinders University is a destination for enterprising students who travel from around the world to be part of a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning.’

The University looks forward to welcoming its newest international students to campus in 2023. The sense of enthusiasm they bring plays an integral role in the diverse and engaging learning experience that Flinders University is known for.

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