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What will I learn?


  • Pathway to bachelor and diploma programs for students who do not meet the academic or English language entry requirements.
  • Study academic English, digital studies, literature studies and other units that are specific to your degree.

Why choose this course?

As a Standard Foundation student, you will learn the required knowledge and skills that you need to enter the first year of your undergraduate degree and be better prepared to achieve academic success at QUT.

You will develop:

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

The QUT College community will also offer you valuable co-curricular opportunities, 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.

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

Progression to your related Bachelor course

Progression requirements from Standard Foundation into QUT bachelor degrees are different depending on your chosen bachelor program.

Foundation streams

There are four Foundation streams to choose from, each with 8 units and a learning forum component.

You will be allocated to a stream based on your selected bachelor degree and progression requirements (i.e. degree 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, when a Bachelor of Creative Industries student will be learning about creative design and creative practice.



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
AUD $20,100 per course (96 credit points)
Start date

Expected July 2023


QUT College

Kelvin Grove Campus,

Victoria Park Road,



4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have completed secondary school in Australia.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Speaking, Writing, Reading, Listening: 5.0 and overall score of 5.5 or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: Speaking - 14, Writing - 15, Reading - 10, Listening - 10 and overall score of 56; Pearson PTE (Academic): Speaking, Writing, Reading, Listening: 38 and overall score of 46; Cambridge English Score: Speaking, Writing, Reading, Listening: 154 and overall score of 162.

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


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