UNSW Foundation Studies

Student Information

Domestic Students

Providing a pathway to UNSW Australia for Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are ineligible for the UNSW ACCESS scheme but who have missed out on direct entry may be able to enter UNSW Australia after successfully completing a UNSW Foundation Studies program with a qualifying academic result.

UNSW Foundation Studies - Our Programs

UNSW Foundation Studies is the longest running and leading pre‚Äźuniversity foundation program in Australia, located on campus at UNSW Australia (the University of New South Wales). Our academic programs provide a pathway into undergraduate programs at UNSW.

A Guide to UFS Entry Requirements

As a guide, the minimum entry requirement for our Standard Program is an ATAR of 60 and for our Transition Program an ATAR of 75. On a case by case basis we may offer our 12 month Standard Plus program to students who do not meet the Standard Program entry requirements. Minimum mathematics and science requirements apply to Commerce and Science streams of study.

If you believe you fulfil any of the above criteria and have missed out on direct entry to UNSW, please submit an application now.


Students are strongly encouraged to enrol in a UNSW Foundation Studies program that finishes in time to apply for a university place in Semester 1 (February/March). The appropriate UNSW Foundation Studies programs would be the October Extended Foundation program, January Standard Plus program, April Standard program or the August Transition program.

All applications will be assessed carefully. We encourage you to submit previous school reports and a letter of recommendation from Careers Advisors to support your application.

For further assistance, please contact the UNSW Global Admissions and Enrolments team by telephone on +61 2 9385 0555 Monday to Friday from 9.00 am until 5.00pm or email Enquiries@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au