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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 - 20 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.

  • It is offered at three levels to suit your ability

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

  • You will have a network of friends before starting Foundation

  • 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 will be accepted for applications from China and Iran. 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

Entry RequirementsDirect Entry10 Weeks
IELTS5.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 4.5)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(sub-scores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)483, TWE 4.0483, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)56, Writing 1456, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English38, Writing 3838, Writing 32
UNSW Global programsD, Writing DD, Writing D-
Cambridge Advanced English154, Writing 154
(sub-scores 147)
154, Writing 147
HKDSE English21, Writing 2

Entry RequirementsDirect Entry10 Weeks15 Weeks20 Weeks
IELTS5.5, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 4.5)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(sub-scores 4.5)
4.5, Writing 4.5
(sub-scores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)513, TWE 4.0483, TWE 4.0483, TWE 3.5457, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)65, Writing 1456, Writing 1456, Writing 1247, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English46, Writing 3838, Writing 3838, Writing 3232, Writing 32
UNSW Global programsD+, Writing DD, Writing DD, Writing D-D-, Writing D-
Cambridge Advanced English162, Writing 154
(sub-scores 154)
154, Writing 154154, Writing 147147, Writing 147
HKDSE English2, Writing 221, Writing 21, Writing 2

Transition

Entry RequirementsDirect entry10 Weeks15 Weeks20 Weeks
IELTS6.0, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(sub-scores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)537, TWE 4.5513, TWE 4.0483, TWE 4.0483, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)75, Writing 1865, Writing 1456, Writing 1456, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English50, Writing 4646, Writing 3838, Writing 3838, Writing 32
UNSW Global programsC, Writing D+D+, Writing DD, Writing DD, Writing D-
Cambridge Advanced English169 Writing 162
(sub-scores 154)
162, Writing 154
(sub-scores 154)
154, Writing 154154, Writing 147
HKDSE English3, Writing 32, Writing 21, Writing 21, Writing 2

Standard Foundation Studies

For Commerce & Design

Entry RequirementsDirect entry10 Weeks15 Weeks20 Weeks
IELTS6.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 4.5
(sub-scores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)537, TWE 4.0513, TWE 4.0483, TWE 4.0483, TWE 3.5
TOEFL iBT (internet)75, Writing 1465, Writing 1456, Writing 1456, Writing 12
Pearson Test of English50, Writing 3846, Writing 3838, Writing 3838, Writing 32
UNSW Global programsC, Writing DD+, Writing DD, Writing DD, Writing D-
Cambridge Advanced English169, Writing 154
(sub-scores 154)
162, Writing 154
(sub-scores 154)
154, Writing 154
(sub-scores 154)
154, Writing 147
(sub-scores 147)
HKDSE English3, Writing 22, Writing 21, Writing 21, Writing 2

For Science & Arts

Entry RequirementsDirect entry10 Weeks15 Weeks20 Weeks
IELTS5.5, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
4.5, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)513, TWE 4.5483, TWE 4.5483, TWE 4.0457, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)65, Writing 1856, Writing 1856, Writing 1447, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English46, Writing 4638, Writing 4638, Writing 3832, Writing 38
UNSW Global programsD+, Writing D+D+, Writing D+D, Writing DD-, Writing D-
Cambridge Advanced English162, Writing 162
(sub-scores 154)
154, Writing 162
(sub-scores 154)
154, Writing 154
(sub-scores 154)
147, Writing 154
(sub-scores 147)
HKDSE English2, Writing 31, Writing 31, Writing 21, Writing 2

Dates and Fees

There are multiple entry points for FEEC during the year.

AUD $565 per week (2020/2021 indicative fees)

Foundation Studies Program20 weeks15 weeks10 weeksUNSW GlobalUNSW Start Date
For entry to TransitionX16 Nov 202004 Jan 2021Mar 2021Sept 2021
For entry to Transition15 Mar 202119 Apr 202124 May 2021Aug 2021Feb 2022
For entry to Transition02 Aug 202106 Sept 202111 Oct 2021Jan 2022May 2022
For entry to StandardX16 Nov 202004 Jan 2021Mar 2021Feb 2022
For entry to Standard15 Mar 202119 Apr 202124 May 2021Aug 2021May 2022
For entry to Standard24 May 202128 Jun 202102 Aug 2021Nov 2021Sept 2022
For entry to Standard Plus04 Jan 202108 Feb 202115 Mar 2021Jun 2021May 2022
For entry to Standard Plus15 Mar 202119 Apr 202124 May 2021Aug 2021Sept 2022
For entry to ExtendedXX04 Jan 2021Mar 2021May 2022
For entry to ExtendedXX15 Mar 2021Jun 2021Sept 2022
For entry to ExtendedXX2 Aug 2021Oct 2021Feb 2023

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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