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Accredited at The University of Queensland as

the Foundation Year for its Undergraduate Courses

The Foundation Year

Secure your future.

Guaranteed entry to a leading university.

The University of Queensland Foundation Year program prepares international students

for entry into the first year of all undergraduate courses at UQ.

As the education provider offering this exclusive program, International Education Services

(IES) enrols students from more than 40 countries.

Graduates enter all faculties of UQ including Arts, Biological and Chemical Sciences,

Business Economics and Law, Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture, Health

Sciences, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and Social and Behavioural


The University of Queensland

Founded in 1910, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s largest and

most prestigious universities. It consistently ranks as one of the top three research

universities in Australia. UQ’s national and international reputation is highlighted through

membership of the prestigious national Group of Eight universities and the global

Universitas 21 alliance.

The university is internationally acclaimed for its tradition of excellence in teaching,

research and scholarship. Qualifications from UQ are recognised worldwide and graduates

are in high demand.

UQ has more than 37,000 students, 5000 staff and 400 programs offered across three

superb campuses, renowned as the most beautiful and well equipped in Australia. The

university fosters a diverse cultural community including 6000 international students from

130 countries. UQ has provided a foundation for thousands of graduates to become

leaders in all areas of society and industry.

Guaranteed place at the University of Queensland

Students who achieve the specified standards are guaranteed a place in the first year of

all undergraduate programs at UQ. In addition all students who achieve a GPA of 4.0

or higher recieve the Certificate IV in University Preparation allowing them to apply to

any Australian university.


Foundation UQ Undergraduate Scholarships are available for Foundation Year

graduates pursuing study in selected undergraduate programs at UQ. They are awarded

on academic merit and open to all students enrolled in The Foundation Year.

Scholarships are available in the disciplines of Arts, Biological & Chemical Sciences,

Economics, IT & Electrical Engineering, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Pharmacy.

To apply for a scholarship, or to find out if more information, visit

foundation year

The Foundation Year Program

Foundation Year students undertake English language instruction, acquire the necessary skills for

tertiary study in Australia, and have access to UQ’s modern facilities. Students select five academic

subjects, including Academic English for University Studies and Mathematics with electives in

Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Information Technology,

Behavioural Science and Research. Students receive a high standard of instruction from experienced

and qualified teachers and tutors.

Students are welcomed into a family atmosphere and encouraged to participate in an extensive

student recreational program. The alumni network builds friendships and ensures students have

fun and enjoy their time studying in Australia.

Support services and facilities

• Airport reception

• Orientation

• Student counselling

• Self-access resource centre

• Computer centres

• Free email accounts

• Remedial tutorials

• English support

• Accommodation services

• Prayer room

Entry requirements

Entry to The Foundation Year is determined by English language proficiency and academic performance.

• To view entrance requirements visit

• English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (minimum for Standard Program) – Pre-entry English

language courses in Australia can be arranged for applicants who do not meet the required level

of proficiency.

Academic year

Students can enrol in Extended, Standard or Express courses:

Extended program: January to December June to June

Standard program: February to December July to June

Express program: May to December September to June

Tuition fees

Extended program: AUS $16,750 + A$1,625 (5 weeks English for Academic Purposes)

Standard program: AUS $16,750

Express program: AUS $14,800

Please check our website for the most current information.

For more information, please contact:

The Enrolments Manager

International Education Services

PO Box 989 Spring Hill Queensland 4004 Australia

Ph +61 7 3832 7699 Fax +61 7 3832 9850


CRICOS Code 01697J


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