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Flinders University Matthew Flinders Scholarship, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Matthew Flinders Scholarship at Flinders University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Flinders University and Scholarship

A public research university with 11 campuses distributed across the state of South Australia and the Northern Territory, Flinders University is located in Adelaide, South Australia. The British sailor Matthew Flinders, who in the early nineteenth century explored and mapped the Australian and South Australian coastlines, is honored by the name of the place.

Bedford Park, the main campus of Flinders University, is located in the southern part of Adelaide and is surrounded by 156 acres of native bushland and gardens, making it a green university. Tonsley, Adelaide Central Business District, Renmark, Alice Springs, and Darwin are among the other campuses. It is a member of the IRU Group (Innovative Research Universities).


According to the 2021 Graduate Outcome Survey – Longitudinal, published by the Australian Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Flinders University tops the nation in postgraduate employment outcomes.

The main campus of the university is 12 kilometers south of the city center in the Adelaide suburb of Bedford Park in the inner southern region of the city. In addition, Tonsley and Victoria Square in the city center are home to the university. It also maintains several external teaching sites in remote South Australia, southwest Victoria, and the Northern Territory. International students make up 19.5% of the on-campus student body as of 2020, and several offshore programs are also available, especially in the Asia-Pacific area. According to the 2022 Times Higher Education rankings, Flinders University ranks 266th among the world’s top 300 universities.

The Matthew Flinders Scholarship will be given to students who are facing financial difficulties. The scholarship will be sponsored through donations from the community. These funds and gifts have been deposited into the “Matthew Flinders Scholarship Fund” inside the Karmel Endowment Fund at the University.

Details about Matthew Flinders Scholarship at Flinders University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Flinders University, Australia

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Number of awards: The number of scholarships will be dependent on available funds

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): Flinders University, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for Matthew Flinders Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Matthew Flinders Scholarship at Flinders University.

Domestic Candidates for the scholarship must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen, a NZ Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian visa; 
  • Be enrolled full-time at Flinders University*; 
  • Have finished at least one year of full-time equivalent study toward their course (36 units or 1 EFTSL); 
  • Receive a Commonwealth Income Support payment or be able to demonstrate equivalent financial hardship; 
  • Be dealing with challenging circumstances that are out of your control and that are uncontrollable.

International Candidates for the scholarship must:

  • Be enrolled full-time at Flinders University*; 
  • Have completed at least one year’s worth of full-time study toward their degree (36 units or 1 EFTSL); 
  • Be an international student** enrolled onshore in Australia; 
  • Be experiencing challenging circumstances that are out of your control and are seriously impacting your financial situation.

*In certain cases, students enrolling part-time may be qualified. The following are examples of exceptional situations: sickness, disability, or caregiving obligations. ** Students with temporary protection (refugee) visas are included in the category of international students.

Note: The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on academic ability and financial need.

Application Process for Matthew Flinders Scholarship

Applications must be submitted electronically by the stipulated deadline using the Flinders University Student System. Students from within Australia should apply through the “Matthew Flinders Domestic” program, while those from outside Australia should apply through the “Matthew Flinders International” one.

Submit an application

Financial Hardship Form – Domestic

Financial Hardship Form – International

For more details, visit the Flinders University website.

The Submission Deadline is: August 9, 2023

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