Foundation Program

 

course duration

Duration
Extended: 42 weeks
Standard: 32 weeks
​Accelerated: 19 weeks
 

dates

Dates
Extended: January/June
Standard: March/September
Accelerated: September

 
 

fees

Fees
Extended: $37,200
Standard: $29,760
Accelerated: $20,460
Fee details

 
 

entry criteria

Entry criteria
English & Academic requirements
See entry requirements

 

Overview

The UQ Foundation Program is designed to enable international students to meet the minimum entry requirements for their preferred UQ undergraduate program.

 

Foundation Program Options

Three options are available in the Foundation Program: Extended, Standard and Accelerated. The most suitable program for you will depend on your previous study and your English proficiency. View entry requirements >

 

Entry to a UQ program

You need to achieve certain grades and a specified Grade Point Average in your Foundation Program to be eligible for entry to a UQ program*. 

Students will be eligible for entry into university in the semester following graduation from the Foundation Program. Please note that entry into some undergraduate programs is only available in Semester One.  

* Admission quotas apply in several programs.

 

Computer / Laptop

We recommend that you bring your own laptop for classes on campus. For online classes, you must have your own computer and internet access.

Program options

Three options are available in the Foundation Program: Extended, Standard and Accelerated.
The most suitable program for you will depend on your previous study and your English proficiency test result. 

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Fees $39,970 $32,280 $22,680
Start of study January or June March or September September
End of study November or June November or June January
Contact hours 20-25 hours/week 25 hours/week 25 hours/week
Duration 40 Weeks
(+2 exam weeks)
30 Weeks
(+2 exam weeks)
18 Weeks 
(+1 exam week)
 

Fees

All prices are in AUD.

 
Tuition Fees $37,200 
Enrolment Fees $220    
Student Services Fees $1,050    
Textbooks and Material Fee $1,500    
Total $39,970
Fees are payable in two instalments 
1st instalment  $21,370    
2nd  instalment  $18,600
Tuition Fees $29,760 
Enrolment Fees $220    
Student Services Fees $800    
Textbooks and Material Fee $1,500    
Total $32,280
Fees are payable in two instalments 
1st instalment  $17,400    
2nd  instalment  $14,880
Tuition Fees $20,460 
Enrolment Fees $220    
Student Services Fees $500    
Textbooks and Material Fee $1,500    
Total $22,680
Fees are payable in two instalments 
1st instalment  $12,450    
2nd  instalment  $10,230

GE/EAP General English and English for Academic Purposes

Enrolment period Tuition Student services & materials Total fees
5 weeks $2,200 $100 $2,300
10 weeks $4.400 $200 $4,600
15 weeks $6,600 $300 $6,900
20 weeks $8,800 $400 $9,200
25 weeks $11,000 $500 $11,500
30 weeks $13,200 $600 $13,800
35 weeks $15,400 $700 $16,100
40 weeks $17,600 $800 $18,400
Health insurance fees (see below) $609 for 12 months
Biology field trip (for onshore Biology students only) $200
 

Health insurance fees

If you are coming to Australia on a Student Visa you need to purchase and maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). OSHC is insurance that helps cover the cost of basic medical care you may need in Australia. 

We can organise Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full length of your Foundation Program and your undergraduate degree at UQ. If you arrange your OSHC through UQ, we will organise cover with our preferred provider, Allianz Global Assistance. When you accept your offer for the Foundation Program, you will need to pay an OSHC fee. You will then receive your policy number and details in your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)For full details of what is covered visit:  allianzassistancehealth.com.au/en/student-visa-oshc/cover

Alternatively you can also organise your own OSHC through any other government-approved provider. When you accept your Foundation Program offer, you will need to provide evidence of your OSHC before we can send you a CoE.

Dates

Foundation Program Dates
Extended Standard Accelerated UQ program entry

January 2022 and June 2022

March 2022 and September 2022

September 2022

February 2023 and July 2023

 
English Language course 2022 session dates
Session # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Start 4 January  14 February 

21 March 

26 April 

6 June 

18 July 

22 August 

4 October 

7 November 

End 4 February 

18 March 

22 April 

27 May

8 July

19 August 

23 September 

4 November 

9 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements 

 

  English entry requirements

                  Select English test:

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Minimum
overall score

5.0

5.5

6.0

Minimum
sub scores
No band less than 5.0 No band less than 5.0 Writing band 6.0,
other bands 5.5 or above

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Minimum
overall score

56

70

78

Minimum
sub scores
Speaking 13
Listening 9
Reading 9
Writing 15
Speaking 15
Listening 12
Reading 12
Writing 17
Speaking 17
Listening 17
Reading 17
Writing 21

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Minimum
overall score

C

C

B

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Minimum
overall score

Level 2

Level 2

Level 3

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Minimum
overall score

42

49

60

Minimum
sub scores

No scores less than 36

No scores less than 42

Writing score 60,
other scores 49 or above

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Minimum
overall score

154

162

169

Minimum
sub scores

Other scores 147 or above

Other scores 154 or above

Writing score 169,
other scores 162 or above

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Minimum
overall score

154

162

169

Minimum
sub scores

Other scores 147 or above

Other scores 154 or above

Writing score 169,
other scores 162 or above

  Extended Standard Accelerated
Minimum
overall score

GE 4 Overall grade of 4

EAP I Overall grade of 4

EAP II Overall grade of 4 with a grade of B in Writing

2  Academic entry requirements

                  Find your country in this list and read the entry requirements >

Don't have your English Language Proficiency test results?

 

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Course information

Students in the Foundation Program will study two core courses and three elective courses. You can choose your electives to meet the entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate program. 

Students in the Extended Program will study additional Academic English and Maths courses prior to commencing the Standard Program.

A Humanities stream is also recommended for students who intend to study in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 
 

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Assessment

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Your teachers will monitor your academic progress throughout the Foundation Program and provide you with regular feedback and guidance. Students also have full access to the University’s excellent learning support services.

Assessment items may include exams, individual and group assignments, research projects, laboratory practicals, and seminar presentations. Your final result in a course will be based on all assessment items. All courses are graded on the UQ 7–point scale:

SCALE GRADE RANGE
7 High distinction 85 – 100%
6 Distinction 75 – 84%
5 Credit 65 – 74%
4 Pass / Competent 50 – 64%
3 Marginal Fail 47 – 49%
2 Fail 25 – 46%
1 Low fail 0 – 24%

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