Flinders University Academy was officially launched by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, on Monday 27 March, marking the beginning of an exciting new international pathway model that Flinders University has introduced to support international students achieve their goal of studying at Flinders.
Through offering real-world knowledge, specialist teachers and bespoke support, Flinders University Academy combines the delivery of innovative courses with focused teaching to meet the specific needs of international students.
With an ambitious goal to attract an additional 700 students to Flinders University in its first five years of operation, Flinders University Academy will play a pivotal role in helping South Australia’s higher education sector rebound after disruptions enforced by the pandemic.
Standard and accelerated diploma courses are being offered across all of the University’s colleges, as well as Pre-Masters, Foundation Studies and ELICOS programs.
The inaugural cohort of 50 students has been enrolled across all Academy courses, with more students scheduled begin their studies during 2023.
Speaking at the official opening, Flinders University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling outlined the importance of the Academy, which provides another important pathway for international students to study with Flinders.
“As our international reputation grows, so does the need to ensure that pospective students can find a path to study with us,” said Professor Stirling. “This is why the Flinders University Academy is so important.”