Yes. See the Arrange Accommodation page.
As soon as possible. In some countries the visa process takes considerable time so you need to allow for this. Also, UNSW Foundation Studies programs fill quickly and we do limit the number of places we offer to ensure quality delivery.
Follow the How to Apply link to get a complete list of instructions on how to apply for a UNSW Foundation Studies program and stream. Then complete an application form and submit the form along with copies of your high school results and English test scores (if applicable).
There is no application fee and all applications are carefully considered and reviewed by our Admissions team and UNSW Foundation Studies academic staff.
In most cases you will need to complete an English exam (e.g. IELTS) before you enrol, but you do not need to complete an English exam before you apply - in this case you will be given a Conditional Offer and once we receive your English result, we will provide you with a Formal Offer. See the following list of entry requirements for further information.
Please read and follow the information in the UNSW Foundation Studies offer letter - this will be sent to you after you apply. You should also read the conditions of enrolment information and the UNSW Foundation Studies policies pages.
Prices and other fees are listed on our Dates and Fees page.
Yes. For the Standard or Standard Plus Foundation Programs you must complete the full two semesters and for the Transition Program you must complete one semester to be eligible for a university offer.
There are 3 programs. Standard Plus Foundation Program (12 months), Standard Foundation Program (9 months) and Transition Program (4 months). For further details, please go to the Our Programs page.
Within the 3 main disciplines, Commerce/Business, Arts/Design and Science, there are 8 Streams which provide you with specialised preparation for your preferred degree program. Follow this link to see our streams of study.
You must be 16 years of age at the date of commencement.
UNSW Foundation Studies is located on campus at UNSW in modern, well equipped teaching facilities. UNSW is conveniently located at Kensington, an inner south-eastern suburb of Sydney approximately 20 minutes by bus from the central business district of Sydney. A full list of our UFS campuses is available on the Our Locations page.
Class contact hours vary depending on program and stream; however as a general rule your timetable will normally contain about 24 hours of formal classes each week. Students should allocate a further 24 hours each week for private study. That is, for every one hour in class students need to do one hour of private study.
You have a number of future study options available to you after completing the program. You can find a full list of UNSW programs here.
Usually twice a year, in March and July. UNSW Foundation Studies programs lead to both of these intakes. It is possible to join some university programs mid-year.
Foundation Studies results are reported using a Grade Point Average (GPA). This result out of 10 points is the average of the grade points achieved by the student across all subjects studied within the stream. For further information see the GPA Calculations page
Yes. Visa information can be obtained from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
The Australian Government and Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) require that you have appropriate accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before they grant you a visa. If you have a relative over 21 years that can act as your guardian, this arrangement must be approved by DIBP. UNSW Global can approve your accommodation and welfare, and will issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare) letter. For further information see information for applicants under 18 years of age.
Yes. Foundation Studies does accept Permanent Residents and Australian citizens, however conditions apply. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.