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What will I learn?

We offer a range of study options and pathways to help you achieve your goals.

The UQ Foundation Program is designed to enable international students to meet the minimum entry requirements for their preferred UQ undergraduate program.

Three options are available in the Foundation Program: Extended, Standard and Accelerated. The most suitable program for you will depend on your previous study and your English proficiency.

You need to achieve certain grades and a specified Grade Point Average in your Foundation Program to be eligible for entry to a UQ program*.

Students will be eligible for entry into university in the semester following graduation from the Foundation Program. Please note that entry into some undergraduate programs is only available in Semester One.

* Admission quotas apply in several programs.

Accelerated Foundation Program

The Accelerated Program is for students with higher academic results and English Language Proficiency but who have not met undergraduate admission requirements.

Which department am I in?

Agriculture and Environment



Study options

Full Time (19 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $20,460 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee: AUD $220; The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 11 ‑ 8.5 and above (4 academic subjects)

Minimum English results for Foundation Program

IELTS 6.0; Writing band 6.0; Other bands 5.5 or above

TOEFL (iBT) 78 (Speaking 17; Listening 17; Reading 17; Writing 21)

GCE O Levels B

HKDSE Level 3

PTE: Overall 60 (Writing score 60, other scores 49 or above)

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall 169 (Writing score 169, other scores 162 or above)

Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 169 (Writing score 169, other scores 162 or above)

ICTE English Language Course: EAP II Overall grade of 4 with a grade of B in Writing

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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