What will I learn?

Transition is an accelerated university preparation program*.

Who is this program for?

Transition is designed for students who have narrowly missed out on direct entry to university.

It is recommended for those with strong English language proficiency, excellent academic results and a mature and independent approach to studies.

For January intake, most but not all UNSW Business, Engineering and Science degree programs are available.

UNSW Foundation Studies offers two Science Streams. Students considering undertaking a Science Stream should have higher mathematical ability. The Physical Science Stream is designed for students wishing to undertake an Engineering or Science degree. The Life Science Stream is designed for students wishing to undertake a Biological or Health Science degree.

Physical Science: for students with higher mathematical ability and intending to study an Engineering or Science degree.
Life Science: for students with higher mathematical ability and intending to study a Biological/Health Science degree.

CRICOS

060623E

Study options

Full Time (4 months)

Tuition fees
2019 fee: AUD $22,000; 2020 fee: AUD $22,800
Start date

Expected January, March, August, September 2021

Venue

UNSW Foundation Studies

223 Anzac Parade,

KENSINGTON,

New South Wales,

2033, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Year 11 or Year 12 (or equivalent). To be eligible for entry, students must be at least 16 years of age at the time they commence a UNSW Foundation Studies program. English Requirements - Minimum IELTS Requirement: 6.0 Writing 5.0 (other sub-scores 5.0); TOEFL (paper based): 537 TWE 4.0; TOEFL (internet iBT): 75 Writing 14; Cambridge Advanced English: 169 Writing 154 (other sub-scores 154); Pearson Test of English: 50 Writing 38 (other sub-scores 38); UNSW Institute of Languages: C Writing D; O-Level English: B (O-Level) C (AS-Level); HKDSE English: 3 Writing 2.

For international students

To be eligible for entry, students must be at least 16 years of age at the time they commence a UNSW Foundation Studies program.

Year 12 or equivalent

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS Requirement - 6.0 Writing 5.0 (other sub-scores 5.0)

TOEFL (paper based) - 537 TWE 4.5

TOEFL (internet iBT) - 75 Writing 18

Cambridge Advanced English - 169 Writing 162 (other sub-scores 154)

Pearson Test of English - 50 Writing 46 (other sub-scores 38)

UNSW Institute of Languages - C Writing D+

O-Level English - B (O-Level) C (AS-Level)

HKDSE English - 3 Writing 3

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

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