What will I learn?

Take the most effective pathway to the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney Foundation Program (USFP) is a rigorous, focused program. It provides you with the training you need to succeed at Australia's most prestigious university.

We offer a range of start dates and programs throughout the year to suit your timing, your academic level and your planned university degree. The combined educational expertise of both the University of Sydney and Taylors College has been employed to create this foundation program.

Mode of study: Full time, on campus.

Compulsory online and/or work-based training: Compulsory online tutorial on Academic Integrity generally completed in Orientation but of no mark value.

Placements, other community-based learning, collaborative research training arrangements: Not applicable.

Award: Transcript indicating statement of Course Completion, Course Mark/Exam Mark/Final Mark for each subject including English B , Overall GPA and letter grade for English B.

Once enrolled with the University of Sydney Foundation Program, you will receive a conditional offer to a degree at the University of Sydney.

All students must study English A and English B during the Foundation Program.

If your degree at the University has a University of Sydney prerequisite for Mathematics then you must study Mathematics during the Foundation Program.

Keeping in mind the subjects recommended to you, you are then welcome to choose your elective subjects.



Study options

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (19,80,728) per year

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

Start date

5 October 2021, 26 April 2022


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements for Taylors College Sydney

Taylors College has one over-riding Admissions Policy – we will only accept your application if your results indicate that you are able to pass the program.

University of Sydney Foundation Program

As a guide, applicants for the Intensive Foundation Program must have achieved superior grades in English and relevant academic subjects.

We are doing everything we can to make sure that your education isn’t impacted due to COVID-19. That’s why we will allow you to submit predicted or interim High School (or equivalent) results if your previous studies or academic qualifications have been impacted by COVID-19.

Because there is a chance your final official results won’t match the interim or predicted results when they become available, we have set slightly higher cut-offs for interim or predicted results should you wish to submit them to allow us to honour offers should your final official results not match the result submitted during COVID-19.

Please note: not all qualifications are affected by COVID-19, so only students who can demonstrate that their High School (or equivalent) results have been affected by COVID-19 can apply using predicted or interim results. For all other students, the normal entry requirements apply.

COVID-19 English language requirements - IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT - 73 (writing no less than 16)

English language entry requirements - IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT - 73 (writing no less than 16); PTE - 54 (writing no less than 46); CAE - 169; TOEFL PB - 534 (TWE 4)

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


About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities