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What will I learn?

The IES Foundation Year programs guarantee entry into most undergraduate programs at The University of Queensland to all international students who meet the specific standards for their chosen program (quotas may apply).

Our programs have been preparing international students for university since 1997 with more than 6,000 students having successfully transitioned into their chosen undergraduate degrees at UQ.

The IES Foundation Year meets the requirements for Foundation Programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to overseas students. It provides academic preparation for students seeking entry to first year undergraduate study.

Based on a student's academic background, English proficiency, desired undergraduate program and any additional needs, three programs within the IES Foundation Year are available. Each program offers both first and second semester start dates with entry into university in the semester directly after graduation. Students should be aware some undergraduate programs have semester one starts only and should plan their foundation studies accordingly.

STANDARD PROGRAM

The Standard program is recommended for students with good academic results and English language proficiency. It is the most popular of the three programs, with the majority of students choosing to study it. Students complete their studies in small class-sizes and have full access to student support services throughout the duration of their studies.

CRICOS

088290B

Study options

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$26,300.00 (14,07,923) per year
12.5% IES COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate: If students are currently overseas and prevented from travelling to Australia due to the Australian Government border controls and will be commencing study with IES online from their home country. Administration (includes access to computers, library and laboratory facilities and application fees): AUD $2,900.
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

IES College

Level 1, 495 Boundary Street,

SPRING HILL,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Online/Distance (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$26,300.00 (14,07,923) per year
12.5% IES COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate: If students are currently overseas and prevented from travelling to Australia due to the Australian Government border controls and will be commencing study with IES online from their home country. Administration (includes access to computers, library and laboratory facilities and application fees): AUD $2,900.
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

Expected August 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have completed an academic qualification equivalent to Australian Year 11.

  • IELTS: 5.5 No band less than 5.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 70
  • GCE O Levels: C
  • HKDSE: Level 2
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic): Overall 49, Individual bands 43
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): C
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): C

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

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