What will I learn?

Foundation Studies is a university preparation course specifically designed for international students who have not completed secondary schooling, or who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor degree.

The course involves a stream of subjects relevant to your chosen UOW degree. When you enrol in the program, you will be allocated to a relevant stream of study.

You will develop study skills and habits, including time management, essay writing, group work and presentation skills; and become familiar with the academic standards and expectations at university.

Successful completion of Foundation Studies provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees. There are no pathways into UOW Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, double degrees, four-year professional degrees, Law, Bachelor of Social Work, or the Bachelor of Economics & Finance.

UOW College is situated on the UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs and library.

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree.

UOW College's English Language Centre is a member college of English Australia, the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia. The College is accredited by TEQSA and also quality endorsed by NEAS Australia.

PROGRESSION TO UOW

Successful completion of Foundation Studies provides guaranteed* entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees. There are no pathways from this course into double degrees, four-year professional degrees, Law, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work, or the Bachelor of Economics and Finance.

CRICOS

007732G

Study options

Full Time (7 months)

Tuition fees
A$22,320.00 (12,43,454) per year
Session fee: AUD $11,160

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

Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Stream 1 - Minimum ATAR 40 (or equivalent).
Stream 2 and Stream 4 - Minimum ATAR 40 (or equivalent), plus minimum 60% for Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2.
Stream 3 - Minimum ATAR 40 (or equivalent), plus minimum 80% for Year 12 Mathematics Standard 2

If any of the above entry requirements are not met, application will be assessed on a case by case basis.

The following IELTS Academic scores are required to gain admission to Foundation Studies:

Overall IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with 5.0 in Reading and Writing, or equivalent

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED IN ENGLISH: Applicants may be considered as meeting the English language requirements if successfully completing two (2) years of secondary or tertiary study at an approved institution where:

the language of instruction was English; and

the institution is located in a country where the official language is English.

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

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About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students