What will I learn?

To complete your Foundation Studies Program and graduate into the first year of your chosen bachelor degree at the University of Adelaide, you will need to study five subjects over two semesters.

Why study the Foundation Studies Program:

On successful completion of the Foundation Studies Program (FSP), you’re guaranteed a direct pathway to all bachelor degrees at the University of Adelaide, a prestigious Group of Eight University.

Receive individual attention with small class sizes, personal student care and a supportive learning environment.

University relevant subjects, high quality course content and exceptional teaching.

Packaged Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and visa for entire duration of study issued by the University.

Flexible options for students who have only completed year 11, but want to jump-start their international education.

Students who successfully complete their Foundation Studies Program are not required to supply evidence of IELTS to satisfy the University’s English requirements.

Guaranteed University Place

Once accepted into the Foundation Studies Program, students will receive an offer for a place in the corresponding Bachelor Degree from the University of Adelaide. This enables students to apply for a student visa, up to five years in length.

Students applying to a Bachelor of Nursing degree should note that there are a limited number of places available for FSP students.

Compulsory subjects

Critical Thinking; English for Academic Purposes

Other available subjects

Accounting; Australian Studies; Biology; Chemistry; Computing and Information Systems; Design Studies; Economics; Maths Methods; General Mathematics; Musicianship; Music Appreciation and Practice; Nutrition; Physics; Specialist Maths.



Study options

Full Time (34 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$29,800.00 (16,68,533) per year
AUD $14,900 Per Semester/Trimester. COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Start date

Expected October 2021


The University of Adelaide College

132 Grenfell Street,


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Completion of Year 11 min avg or equivalent.

English Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent; iBT TOEFL - 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking & Writing); Pearson Test of English - 46.

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


About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 world’s most liveable city (The Economist)