Australian Partners


Flinders University


Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University is committed to making a difference through innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world, it is number one in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, student/teacher ratio and undergraduate starting salary.

In an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation, Flinders University is growing its international reputation as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education and a source of enterprising graduates equipped to change the world.

Unique innovation and entrepreneurship offerings are supported by the Flinders New Venture Institute, a global entrepreneurship leader located at the University’s high-tech Tonsley campus, while its Victoria Square campus provides an alternative study space in the heart of the city.

An award winning, state-of-the-art student hub at the main Bedford Park campus fosters interactive learning in a digitally enabled environment.

Flinders University’s research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, water and environment.  Its research contributions are rich and growing, with some 90 per cent ranked at or above world class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

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Conditions for PhD enrolment

To be accepted for enrolment in a Doctor of Philosophy candidature, an applicant must have at least one of the following Australian (or the equivalent) qualifications (which must include studies relevant to the proposed field of research):
• A Bachelor’s degree with Honours class 1 or 2A;
• A Doctor of Medicine with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5 ;
• A Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree by coursework with a research component of at least 18 units, with an average GPA of at least 6 in the research component;
• A Masters by Research degree.
In addition, to be accepted for enrolment in a Doctor of Philosophy candidature on the basis of Prior Published Work, an applicant must have:
• Completed their qualification (as above) at least three years before their application for candidature for this degree;
• Spent at least three years following conferral of the qualifying award substantially engaged in the practice and study of the discipline or related discipline;
• Satisfied the University that there is a prima facie case that their prior published work meets the requirement for admission to the award.

Applicants must also satisfy the University that they are reasonably likely to be able to complete the requirements of the award within the maximum duration.

When English is not their first language, applicants will need to satisfy English language proficiency requirements for admission: Normally, evidence of English language proficiency must be no more than two years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course.

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