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Foundation Studies

This is where your global journey starts.
UNSW Global Foundation Studies Programs prepare international students for life at university. You’ll be taught the academic and study skills you need for university, while enhancing your proficiency in English.


Where to start?

Decide on your preferred UNSW degree program

It all begins with one question. What degree do you want to study at UNSW Sydney? Pick your UNSW degree of choice to determine which stream you will study.


Research your stream

You've decided on your degree, now see what subjects you'll study

Simply pick the Foundation Studies Stream your UNSW degree was matched with from step 1 to delve deeper and see what subjects you’ll study. For example, if you choose Bachelor of Art Theory, your Foundation Studies Stream is Design.


Choose a Foundation Studies Program

Find out more about our 4 programs & check your entry requirements

As an international student, you’ll be equipped with the academic foundations, study skills and English proficiency required for success at UNSW Sydney.

Calculate your entry requirements

View your personalised entry requirements.


Foundation English Entry Course

You might need to enrol into the Foundation English Entry Course

If you do not meet the English entry requirements to enrol into the Foundation Studies Program of your choice, we can help. At UNSW Global, we offer English Lanaguage Courses for international and local students, as well as courses in other languages, language testing and language teacher training.


Start your journey

Are you ready?

Find out how to apply or complete your application.

Need some help?

Our experienced staff will assess your application and find the perfect Program and Stream to suit your academic background, English language proficiency and intended university degree.


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