What will I learn?

We offer a range of study options and pathways to help you achieve your goals.

The UQ Foundation Program is designed to enable international students to meet the minimum entry requirements for their preferred UQ undergraduate program.

Three options are available in the Foundation Program: Extended, Standard and Accelerated. The most suitable program for you will depend on your previous study and your English proficiency.

You need to achieve certain grades and a specified Grade Point Average in your Foundation Program to be eligible for entry to a UQ program*.

Students will be eligible for entry into university in the semester following graduation from the Foundation Program. Please note that entry into some undergraduate programs is only available in Semester One.

* Admission quotas apply in several programs.

Extended Foundation Program

The Extended Program will benefit students who need to improve their academic English and Math skills prior to undertaking the Standard Program.

Which department am I in?

Agriculture and Environment



Study options

Full Time (42 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $37,200 for the entire course

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

Start date

4 January 2022, 14 February 2022, 21 March 2022, 26 April 2022, 6 June 2022, 18 July 2022, 22 August 2022, 4 October 2022, 7 November 2022


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 11 ? 7.0 and above (4 academic subjects)

Minimum English results for Foundation Program

IELTS 5.0; No band less than 4.5

TOEFL (iBT): 56 (Speaking 13; Listening 9; Reading 9; Writing 15)

GCE O Levels: C

HKDSE: Level 2

PTE: Overall 42 No scores less than 36

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall 154 (other scores 147 or above)

Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 154 (other scores 147 or above)

ICTE English Language Course: GE 4 Overall grade of 4

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


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