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What will I learn?

The standard foundation year program is the most popular among our students. It offers you the widest range of subject choices (choose from 13), helping you to enter all 10 Monash faculties. After successfully completing the standard program, you’ll have guaranteed entry into first year at Monash University.

Foundation Year is taught over two semesters. Each semester you’ll complete a minimum of four units, including English, which is compulsory. You'll also have the option to complete a bonus unit each semester, which could help you increase your final score.

Course structure and subjects

The standard program is two semesters. In each semester, you will study four subjects, and each subject is taught as two units. Your standard unit combination must

  • Unit 1 English and Unit 2 English (compulsory)
  • Unit 1 and Unit 2 of at least two other subjects
  • Two additional units

You also have the option to study one extra subject each semester and receive bonus points added to your final score.

How do I choose my subjects?

You’ll need to choose your subjects before you arrive. Here are some tips to help you decide:

  1. You must do English.
  2. You can choose three or four other subjects each semester.
  3. Check the prerequisites of your destination degree. See page 52.
  4. Consider studying a mathematics subject. This will give you more choice of what degree you can do at Monash University.
  5. If you’re unsure, the careers advisers can help you select your subjects when you arrive.



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$30,450.00 (16,74,917) per year
Application fee: AUD $100
Start date

11 July 2022


Monash College

Clayton Campus,

750 Collins Street,



3008, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Overall average of academic subjects only. (100% scale where 50% is a pass)

For international students

Age Requirements:

Minimum age is 16 years.

If you do not meet the age requirements, you may be offered a deferred place.

Academic entry requirements:

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete an international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 11 or year 12.

English Language requirements:

Students will meet the English language requirements if:

You have completed Australian Year 11 or
Your Australian Year 11 equivalent program was taught in English, and you achieved satisfactory grades in your English language subjects.

Alternatively, you will need to meet the minimum score in one of these English tests.

  • IELTS: Overall 5.5, Writing 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
  • TOEFL Internet based: Total score of 52 (with 19 in Writing, 5 in Listening, 5 in Reading and 14 in Speaking)
  • Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 42 with 42 in Writing Communicative Skills with no other communicative skills score below 36
  • Monash English: Level 5

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