Semester 1 Census Date is Friday 5 April*

This Friday 5 April is the Census Date* for Semester 1 topics. The Census Date is the last day you can withdraw from a topic without incurring student contribution amounts (Commonwealth supported student), tuition fees (fee-paying student) and student services and amenities fees.

If you are feeling unsure about continuing study or if you are experiencing academic, personal or financial difficulties, a wide range of support available to help you get back on track.

See below for information about the support available, or for details about changing course (domestic students only). If you are simply unsure where to start, you can email your questions or concerns through to and a staff member will contact you to discuss the support available.

Students enrolled in Non-Semester Topics or Higher Degree by Research: the census date is different.  If you are studying an Undergraduate Nursing or Healthy Ageing degree, all of the topics in these degrees are Non-Semester and the Census date is different. You should check the Census Date for your topics by using the search tool under the 2019 Summer & non-semester topics heading on the Census Dates page.

If you are an international student, you are required to enrol in full-time study (18 units per semester) as part of the student Visa requirements. Withdrawing from topics may affect your Visa. See below for information about specific international student support.

Support services available to all students

Flinders University offers a wide range of free support services for all students. These include:

Health and wellbeing support
Through the Health, Counselling and Disability service you can access confidential appointments with experienced counsellors, disability advisors, doctors and nurses.

Academic support
Flinders offers face-to-face and online study support with referencing, academic writing, and maths skills. Drop in to the Learning Lounge on campus, email or visit Studiosity for 24/7 support online.

Financial advice and support
FUSA’s Student Assist team can provide support and advice on a wide range of matters including financial difficulties. You can also speak to them about interest free loans worth up to $500, for study related expenses.

These are just a few of the support services available. For more information about support services click here.

Considering changing course? (domestic students)

Studying the degree that’s right for you is important. We understand you may be settled in your degree and University is going as planned, however, we’re also aware some students like to explore all the options available to them. If you are interested in changing your course, or have questions about the options available to you, Student Advisors will be available on campus next week to answer your questions.

Location: Flinders Connect, Level 0 Central Library Bedford Park (J9 on the campus map)
Days: Tuesday 2 April to Friday 5 April 2019
Times: 11am – 2pm

If you can’t make it to campus, you can contact us:
By phone:
1300 354 633 (option 2, then option 5)

Internal Transfer for Semester 2 opens on Monday 1 April. You are encouraged to apply without delay, as applications may close without notice. 

International Student Support

Settling in to life and study abroad can be challenging. To help you do this, the University offers specific support to help international students succeed at Flinders through the International Student Services (ISS) team.

If you would like to speak with someone about your studies, or any difficulties you may be experiencing, the ISS team can help. Make an appointment to speak to one of the team’s International Student Advisors one-on-one by calling 8201 2717 or email

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