What will I learn?


  • Pathway for students who have completed high school Year 12 (or equivalent) and have almost met the academic and/or English language entry requirements of their chosen QUT bachelor program.
  • Complete in 4 months full-time.

Why choose this course?

Learn the required knowledge and skills that you need to enter the first year of most undergraduate degree courses and be better prepared to achieve academic success at QUT.

You will develop:

  • knowledge based on your chosen discipline of study
  • your written and oral academic English
  • digital literacy skills
  • an understanding the Australian learning style and what it means to be a QUT student.

The QUT International College community will also offer you valuable co-curricular opportunities, such as a student mentor program and activities club, which will help you meet new friends and broaden your Australian learning experience. You will also be able to access a broad range of additional learning support.

This course will help you meet the academic and English language requirements for your undergraduate studies at QUT in just 4 months. During this program, you will study:

  • advanced academic English language
  • literature studies
  • two discipline-specific units.

Everything you study in the program will help you to better understand the teaching and learning styles of Australian universities.

When you have completed this course, and met the faculty progression requirements, you will be guaranteed a place in the first year of your chosen bachelor degree.

Progression to your related Bachelor course

Progression requirements from Intensive Program into QUT bachelor programs are different depending on your chosen bachelor program.

To see these progression requirements, refer to the requirements tab for your chosen bachelor program and select 'Australia' from the country list.

Foundation streams

There are four foundation streams to choose from, each with 4 units.

You will be allocated to the streams based on your selected Bachelor degree course and progression requirements (i.e. degree course pre-requisites). For example, students who will be studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will be allocated to a stream where they will study mathematics and science, and a Bachelor of Creative Industries student will be learning about creative design and studies of society.

Which department am I in?

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) International College



Study options

Full Time (4 months)

Tuition fees
A$10,050.00 (US$ 7,246) per year

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

Start date

Expected October 2022


Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,



4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an aggregate score of 24. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.0, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 5.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 50, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 38; TOEFL iBT - Overall 71, Listening Reading -10; Writing - 15; Speaking - 14. Cambridge English Score - Overall 169, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 154.

For international students

Have completed high school Year 12 (or equivalent)

IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with Listening and Speaking score of 5,Reading and Writing score of 5.5; TOEFL iBT score of 71 with Listening score of 10,Reading and Speaking score of 14, Writing score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 50 with Listening and Speaking score of 38, Reading and Writing score of 46; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 169 with Listening and Speaking score of 154,Reading and Writing score of 162.

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


About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT is a young, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 200 universities globally (THE World University Rankings 2021).

  • Australia’s top young university (THE 2020)
  • A world-class institution with a global outlook
  • Home to a range of high-tech learning facilities
  • Over 100 study options to choose from

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