Location: Adelaide, Southeastern Australia
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: Several majors; See Academic Program Section
Length: Academic year (semester possible)
Cost: MSU Tuition plus room and board at host institution
Deadline: March 1 to attend in July; Oct. 1 to attend in Feb.
Flinders University is situated 5 miles from the center of Adelaide City, in the southern foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges.
The campus is one of Australia's most beautiful, commanding breathtaking views of Adelaide's city, suburbs and beaches. Modern buildings set in spacious grounds of natural bushland, a pine forest, formal gardens, a tree-fringed lake and sweeping grounds characterize it. The university combines the advantages of a safe, suburban location with the convenience of regular bus services to the city, beaches and hills. There is also excellent on-campus accommodation.
Academic ProgramFlinders' academic program is extensive, covering most majors. The school includes faculties in Education, Humanities, Law & Theology, Health Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences.
Language of InstructionAll courses are taught in English.
EligibilityStudents who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at Flinders are eligible.
Academic CreditCredit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at Flinders. The student's academic adviser at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at Flinders satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with the their adviser and the Office of International Programs prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
Adelaide is the capital of the State of South Australia. It is a cosmopolitan city of around one million people and is the chief commercial, cultural and administrative center of the State. It is also one of the most accessible and least expensive Australian cities in which to live, with the costs of housing and food falling well below those other major capital cities. The city features wide tree-lined boulevards, parklands that act as a buffer between the commercial center and its suburbs, and an abundance of beautiful gardens. Fringed by miles of white sandy beaches, Adelaide offers safe swimming, diving, sailing, fishing and other water sports. To the south are popular surfing and fishing beaches with offshore reefs that are great for diving and snorkeling.
Adelaide is often referred to as the cultural capital of Australia. It is renowned for its thriving arts scene and an international biennial arts festival, second only to the Edinburgh Festival in Britain. The city features one of Australia's most significant public art galleries, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and also is the home of many other major museums. Adelaide hosts many cultural and sporting events each year such as Test Series Cricket, World Women's Basketball, tennis events, cycling, canoeing, polo and swimming.
There is a wide range of restaurants, bistros, side-walk cafes and fast-food outlets throughout the city and suburbs representing every style of cuisine and reflecting a multicultural atmosphere.
Within a short drive of the University are Adelaide Hills, where you can visit beautiful gorges, waterfalls, wildlife parks and quaint old world townships. The Hills are a great place for hiking and cycling or just relaxing under a shady gum tree.
Cost and Included BenefitsStudents receiving exchange placements at Flinders will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Students who are not awarded an exchange placement at Flinders will need to pay the "study abroad" fee to attend Flinders. (Visit the International Opportunities Resource Center for more information about this fee.) Each student is responsible for his/her room and board in Australia, as well as trans-Pacific travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial AidFinancial aid may be available for study abroad at Flinders. Additional costs for study at Flinders (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.
ApplicationApplications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.
DeadlineApplications are due in the Office of International Programs on March 1 (some exceptions may apply) to study at Flinders the following July or October 1 to study at Flinders the following February. The academic year begins in February in Australia.
For additional information on study in Flinders, contact:
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
For information from Flinders contact:
International Student Mobility Officer
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: +618 8201 3779
Fax: +618 8201 3177
Ask Flinders www.flinders.edu.au/askflinders
Flinders' Home Page: www.flinders.edu.au