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Extended Foundation Studies ANU College



Course info


The Extended program is for students who require a little more academic and English language preparation before commencing their tertiary level studies.

The extended program has a 5 week intensive study period, focusing on English preparation (four subjects) and students undertake a cultural immersion preparation program at the beginning of their studies. Foundation extended provides opportunity for students to enhance their study and language skills and cultural awareness through five weeks of practical and focused courses and a study tour experience to Sydney or the Illawarra region.

This course would appeal to international students seeking specialised instruction to improve language and academic skills, and those wishing a well-supported and fun introduction to studying and living in Australia.

In this program, students complete the following courses across five weeks to develop language, research and academic writing skills as well as applied numeracy and cultural awareness.

  • Foundation English
  • Maths in society
  • The social psychology of leisure
  • Australian landscape

Subjects: 4 subjects initially then 5 subjects in each term - 24 in total.

Terms 1 - 4 follow the same streamed subject structure as the FS Standard Program.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Extended Foundation Studies.

Full Time (58 weeks)

Tuition fees

AUD $37,400 for the entire course


07 Nov


ANU College

95 Daley Road,

The Australian National University,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant must have completed high school secondary education or its equivalent. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in each band
  • TOEFL overall 52 (writing no less than 16)

How Foundation Program scores are calculated for progressing to study at ANU

  • English entry requirement: minimum grade of 65% for all programs except for Law where a minimum grade of 85% is required.
  • Academic entry requirement: grade point average calculated by averaging a student’s best fourteen grades achieved out of all courses studied (excluding the FSX preliminary courses).

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Here are some scholarship that are available at ANU College.

ANU College of Business and Economics International Merit Scholarship

Value of scholarship

Each year the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) may award up to two half-tuition (50%) fee sponsorships to eligible ANU College Foundation Studies students.

Application details:

Only completed applications accompanied by all supporting documents will be considered. Applications are to be submitted to the Representative or Agent for Study Group Australia Pty Limited (Study Group) with all relevant documents. 

Eligibility requirements:

Students must accept an offer of degree study in the ANU College of Business and Economics to be eligible.

The scholarship is highly competitive and is awarded to students based on their academic performance in the ANU College Foundation Studies program.

Who can apply:

All international

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