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Foundation English Entry Course (FEEC)

Successfully complete the program and progress into a Foundation Studies Program without further English testing.

Level
Intermediate
Duration
10 weeks

Why study FEEC?

A pass grade for FEEC automatically qualifies you for entry into a Foundation Studies Program. You do not need to sit any other English tests.

  • Approximately 85% of students qualify for entry into a Foundation Program

  • You will have a network of friends before starting a Foundation Program

  • You can package your FEEC, Foundation program and UNSW degree under one visa

  • It is taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers

Course Content

Prepare for Foundation by developing your skills in:

  • Presentation, discussion and group work
  • Listening to and comprehending real lectures
  • Note taking
  • Reading academic texts and research
  • Academic writing
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Independent learning

"FEEC gives students the basic knowledge prior to starting their Foundation program. Students are also able to build friendships early on which they can rely on when entering university."

KATE RANDAZZO Language Facilitator English Language Courses

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Entry Requirements

Alternative English test results accepted due to COVID-19

The following tests will be accepted for UNSW Global programs until further notice:

  • IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition will have the same entry requirements as those set for IELTS Academic and TOEFL iBT. Scroll down for entry requirements.
  • Duolingo English Test results will be considered on a case-by-case basis for students affected by COVID-19. See entry requirements for Duolingo here.
  • English Language Test scores and prior studies in English (including High School) will be accepted for tests completed no more than:
    • Three years before the intended start date in Foundation Studies or Diploma program
    • Two years before the intended start date in an English language course

UNSW Transition Program Online

Entry RequirementsDirect entryFEEC 10 WeeksEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.0, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.0
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)537, TWE 4.5513, TWE 4.0483, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)75, Writing 1865, Writing 1456, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English50, Writing 46
(subscores 38)
46, Writing 3838, Writing 32
Cambridge Advanced English169 Writing 162
(subscores 154)
162, Writing 154
(subscores 154)
154, Writing 147
O-Level EnglishB (O-Level)
C (AS-Level)
TBCTBC
HKDSE English3, Writing 32, Writing 21, Writing 2

Foundation Studies Programs

Actuarial Studies, Commerce, Design & Architecture

Entry RequirementsDirect entryFEEC 10 WeeksEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.0
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)537, TWE 4.0513, TWE 4.0483, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)75, Writing 1465, Writing 1456, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English50, Writing 38
(subscores 38)
46, Writing 3838, Writing 32
Cambridge Advanced English169, Writing 154
(subscores 154)
162, Writing 154
(subscores 154)
154, Writing 147
(subscores 147)
O-Level EnglishB (O-Level)
C (AS/A-Level)
TBCTBC
HKDSE English3, Writing 22, Writing 21, Writing 2

Science & Arts

Entry RequirementsDirect entryFEEC 10 WeeksEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS5.5, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
4.5, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)513, TWE 4.5483, TWE 4.5457, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)65, Writing 1856, Writing 1847, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English46, Writing 46
(subscores 38)
38, Writing 4632, Writing 38
Cambridge Advanced English162, Writing 162
(subscores 154)
154, Writing 162
(subscores 154)
147, Writing 154
(subscores 147)
O-Level EnglishB (O-Level)
C (AS/A-Level)
TBCTBC
HKDSE English2, Writing 31, Writing 31, Writing 2

Entry RequirementsDirect EntryFEEC 10 WeeksEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS5.5, Writing 5.0
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
4.5, Writing 4.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)513, TWE 4.0483, TWE 4.0457, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)65, Writing 1456, Writing 1447, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English46, Writing 38
(subscores 38)
38, Writing 3832, Writing 32
Cambridge Advanced English162, Writing 154
(subscores 154)
154, Writing 154147, Writing 147
O-Level EnglishCTBCTBC
HKDSE English2, Writing 221, Writing 2

Need additional English support?

UNSW Foundation Studies Extended Program students or those who need additional support can study Essential Academic English (EAE) prior to starting their program, if required. EAE is a 10-week course designed to equip students with the English skills needed for Foundation Studies. Eligible students will be eligible for a pathway that includes EAE, FEEC 10 and Foundation Studies.

Dates and Fees

There are multiple entry points for FEEC during the year.

Indicative tuition fees AUD $565 per week

ProgramFEEC 10 weeksUNSW GlobalProgress to UNSW
For entry to Transition Online04 Jan 2021Mar 2021Sep 2021
For entry to Transition Online24 May 2021Aug 2021Feb 2022
For entry to Transition Online11 Oct 2021Jan 2022May 2022
For entry to Standard04 Jan 2021Mar 2021Feb 2022
For entry to Standard24 May 2021Aug 2021May 2022
For entry to Standard02 Aug 2021Nov 2021Sep 2022
For entry to Standard Plus15 Mar 2021Jun 2021May 2022
For entry to Standard Plus24 May 2021Aug 2021Sep 2022

Entry requirements

You will be placed in an appropriate class based on a test score under the following conditions:

  1. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE tests must have been taken within 12 months of the enrolment date.
  2. If you have variations in test subscores, you may be assessed individually for placement and may require additional weeks of study.
  3. UNSW Global reserves the right to require you to undertake our placement test to confirm appropriate course placement.
  4. UNSW Global reserves the right to make changes to this course placement guide without notice.
  5. Progression into the next English course level depends on your achievement in course assessments. You may progress more quickly or slowly than the indication in weeks provided in this table.
  6. UNSW Global also accepts Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).
  • Please note that Commonwealth financial support is not available for Non-Award programs including Global’s Foundation programs and all language courses
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