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UNSW Foundation
Studies Programs

Where your Global journey starts.


UNSW Foundation Studies Programs:

  • Provide pathways to all UNSW bachelor degree programs.
  • Range from 4 to 15 months in length (based on your academic and English language background).
  • Enable you to study under the instruction of experienced teachers with your international peers, in a diverse global community.
  • Ensure you are supported throughout your UNSW Global experience, with extra consultations, Study Club and learning support resources. As you transition into UNSW, you’ll be perfectly placed to meet the academic demands of your chosen degree.

In Term 1 2019 UNSW Business School, Engineering and Built Environment (Architecture) were the top three Faculties that Foundation students progressed into followed by Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Art and Design, Law and Medicine.

Why complete a Foundation Studies Program?

Over 85% of students from our Foundation Studies Programs progress to university.

Over 30,000

students have completed our Foundation Studies Programs, enjoying success at university and in their careers.

University experience

with lectures and tutorials, for an easy transition to university learning.

Over 30 years of

experience preparing students for university.


Foundation Program in Australia.

Small classes

with up to 20 students per class so you receive individual attention.

Expert teachers

who are committed and experienced in teaching international students, in an engaging and supportive manner.

Complete the form now and receive the 2021 Student Guide

Student guide

Thank you!

"UNSW Foundation Studies helped me by laying out the basic skills I needed to know and showing me how things are taught in Australia so I don’t find it too difficult to adjust when I start my degree."

Monica Andrea Macapagal


Foundation Studies will get you there.

UNSW Foundation Studies Programs can help you meet the academic and English entry requirements for a bachelors degree at UNSW Sydney.

The program is for you, if you:

  • Have completed at least 11 years of schooling or finished high school.
  • Just missed out on entry to a UNSW Sydney degree or Diploma Program.
  • Want to study at UNSW.

We have a range of programs depending on your academic and English language levels.

Transition Program

4 months

  • Short and intensive
  • Physical Science, Life Science, Commerce, Design and Architecture and Actuarial Studies Streams only

Standard Program

9 months

  • Fast-paced
  • Prepares you for your undergraduate program
  • All Streams available

Standard Plus Program

12 months

  • Slow-paced and supportive
  • For students who have not met the entry requirements for the Standard Program
  • All Streams available

Extended Program

15 months

  • Slow-paced and supportive
  • Suitable for students who require additional English support
  • All Streams available

Enjoy Foundation Studies supportive learning experience for students through:

Complete the form now and receive the 2021 Student Guide


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