What will I learn?

The Monash University Foundation Year program is a pre-university year that prepares international students for higher education. Once the program is completed and the qualifying results obtained, students are guaranteed a place with one of the world's leading, and Australia's largest, tertiary education providers - Monash University.

The program is specifically designed for international students to bridge the gap between a student's home country qualifications and first-year university studies. The generalist nature of the program enables students to take a wide range of subjects and tailor the program to their future university and career ambitions.

The Foundation Year Standard program spans 12 months over two semesters and students are required to complete a minimum of four subjects (eight units). To further support the varying needs of international students, Monash University Foundation Year Australia also offers the program in intensive and extended formats.

The Monash University Foundation Year program is also offered in Indonesia (Jakarta), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru), China (Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai) and Sri Lanka (Colombo).

This full-time course is offered on-campus in the below locations:

Tsinghua University School of Continuing Education
Jakarta International College - Indonesia Campus
Sunway College - Johor Bahru
Sunway College - Kuala Lumpur
Indonesia - Surabaya Campus
Sri Lanka - Colombo Campus

Which department am I in?

Monash College



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 20,910) per year
Application fee: AUD $100
Start date

24 January 2022, 11 July 2022


Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,



3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have an Australian Year 11 or equivalent qualification to enter the Foundation Year program.

Students must be at least 16 years of age when they first enrol for the Foundation Year program.

English entry requirements

Diploma Part 1

IELTS: 5.5 overall (no band lower than 5.0)

TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 52 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 15, Listening: 5, Reading: 5 and Speaking: 14

Diploma Part 2

IELTS: 6.0 overall (Writing not less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 69 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21

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


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