UNSW Foundation Studies

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Dates and Fees

There are several start dates throughout the year for each UNSW Foundation Program course. These start dates have been specifically chosen to ensure a smooth transition into a degree course shortly after successfully completing the Foundation course. Use the table below to match the Foundation program with the start date, the finish date and the corresponding Degree course start date. The fee for each course is also included in Australian dollars.

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UNSW Foundation Studies - Programs 2015

Programs Start Date Finish Date Start UNSW Degree Fees Calendar
Standard Program 30 Sep 2015 3 Jun 2016 July 2016 AUD $26,900 calendar-link
Standard Plus Program 15 Jul 2015 3 Jun 2016 July 2016 AUD $31,500 calendar-link
Transition Program 26 Aug 2015 18 Dec 2015 March 2016 AUD $17,850 calendar-link
28 Sep 2015 22 Jan 2016 March 2016 calendar-link

UNSW Foundation Studies - Programs 2016

Programs Start Date Finish Date Start UNSW Degree Fees Calendar
Standard Program 6 April 2016 25 Nov 2016 March 2017
AUD $28,000
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28 Sept 2016 2 June 2017 July 2017 calendar-link
5 April 2017 24 Nov 2017 March 2018 TBA*  
Standard Plus Program 20 Jan 016 25 Nov 2016 March 2017
AUD $32,850
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13 July 2016 2 Jun 2017 July 2017 calendar-link
18 Jan 2017 24 Nov 2017 March 2018 TBA*  
Transition Program 10 Feb 2016 3 Jun 2016 July 2016

AUD $18,850
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24 Aug 2016 16 Dec 2016 March 2017 calendar-link
26 Sept 2016 20 Jan 2017 March 2017 calendar-link
8 Feb 2017 2 Jun 2017 July 2017

TBA*
 
23 Aug 2017 15 Dec 2017 March 2018
25 Sept 2017 19 Jan 2018 March 2018

UNSW Foundation Studies - Optional English Programs 2016

Foundation English Entry Courses (FEEC)
for this program (optional)
(AUD $500/week)
Foundation Studies Program & English Pathways Start Date Finish Date Start UNSW Degree Fees Foundation Studies Calendar
(10 weeks) 4 Jan - 11 Mar 2016 Standard Program 6 April 2016 25 Nov 2016 March 2017
AUD $28,000
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(10 weeks) 27 Jun - 2 Sept 2016
(15 weeks) 23 May - 2 Sept 2016
(20 weeks) 18 Apr - 2 Sept 2016
28 Sept 2016 2 June 2017 July 2017 calendar-link
(10 weeks) 3 Jan - 10 Mar 2017
(15 weeks) 14 Nov - 10 Mar 2017
(20 weeks) 10 Oct - 10 Mar 2017
5 April 2017 24 Nov 2017 March 2018 TBA*  
(10 weeks) 12 Oct - 18 Dec 2015 Standard Plus Program 20 Jan 2016 25 Nov 2016 March 2017
AUD $32,850
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(10 weeks) 18 Apr - 24 Jun 2016
(15 weeks) 14 Mar - 24 Jun 2016
(20 weeks) 8 Feb - 24 Jun 2016
13 July 2016 2 Jun 2017 July 2017 calendar-link
(10 weeks) 10 Oct - 16 Dec 2016
(15 weeks) 5 Sep - 16 Dec 2016
(20 weeks) 1 Aug - 16 Dec 2016
18 Jan 2017 24 Nov 2017 March 2018 TBA*  
(10 weeks) 12 Oct - 18 Dec 2015 Transition Program 10 Feb 2016 3 Jun 2016 July 2016

AUD $18,850
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(10 weeks) 18 Apr - 24 Jun 2016
(15 weeks) 14 Mar - 24 Jun 2016
(20 weeks) 8 Feb - 24 Jun 2016
24 Aug 2016 16 Dec 2016 March 2017 calendar-link
(10 weeks) 27 Jun - 2 Sep 2016
(15 weeks) 23 May - 2 Sep 2016
(20 weeks) 18 Apr - 2 Sep 2016
26 Sept 2016 20 Jan 2017 March 2017 calendar-link
(10 weeks) 10 Oct - 16 Dec 2016
(15 weeks) 5 Sep - 16 Dec 2016
(20 weeks) 1 Aug - 16 Dec 2016
8 Feb 2017 2 Jun 2017 July 2017

TBA*
 
(10 weeks) 18 Apr - 23 Jun 2017
(15 weeks) 13 Mar - 23 Jun 2017
(20 weeks) 6 Feb - 23 Jun 2017
23 Aug 2017 15 Dec 2017 March 2018
(10 weeks) 26 Jun - 1 Sep 2017
(15 weeks) 22 May - 1 Sep 2017
(20 weeks) 18 Apr - 1 Sep 2017
25 Sept 2017 19 Jan 2018 March 2018

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Fees

†Fees may be paid in installments. Installment dates will be listed in your letter of offer received following your application.

Minimum living costs in Sydney are approximately $18,000 per year.

  • * No additional application, laboratory or library fees.
  • ** NB: 2016 fees to be confirmed.
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.

NB: For your convenience most books are provided by UNSW Foundation Studies at no additional cost.

  • Enrolment fee (payable on Acceptance of Offer) - AUD$250
  • Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) - the length of OSHC will be calculated and advised depending on your proposed enrolment period
  • Care Arrangements/Guardianship Fee - AUD$450 initial fee and AUD$18 per week until the student is 18 (if required). This applies only if a student is under 18 years of age.
  • Airport Pickup: AUD$150 (if required)