If you’re an international student looking for a university preparation program, then UTS Foundation Studies is designed to help you take your next step into Australian university study. Our program provides pathway opportunities to most undergraduate degrees at UTS or to a UTS College diploma.

When you choose our Standard pathway, you’ll learn skills to prepare you for university study. Students who successfully complete the program will qualify for the first year of most undergraduate degrees at UTS, or for those who need more preparation, a UTS College diploma.

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Change

Change

Learning is transformative, enabling you to develop and prepare for university life.

Collaborate

Collaborate

Team building, group work and peer support all contribute to a collaborative and vibrant learning community.

 Care

Care

Learning experiences are supportive, building your confidence and capabilities as an independent learner.

 Connect

Connect

Our global perspective connects you to future opportunities and equips you with 21st Century academic and professional skills.

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Pathway options

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UTS areas of study

Direct entry into the first year of most undergraduate degrees at UTS.

  • Analytics and Data Science
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design, Architecture and Building
  • Engineering
  • Health


 
  • Health (GEM)
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Law
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Transdisciplinary Innovation

 

When you choose our Standard pathway you’ll be learning academic and soft skills that will fast track you for entry to university.
Fees$29,000
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
CRICOS code082432G
UTS course code

C30019

Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic
English

IELTS: 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in all bands OR UTS College Academic English level: AE3 with pass grade.

Find out about accepted alternative English language qualifications at UTS College.

GeneralImportant note on minimum age requirement

All students undertaking courses at UTS College must be at least 16 years of age when commencing their course(s) irrespective of whether they have already met English and Academic Entry requirements.
Articulation Requirements from Foundation to UTS

Articulation requirements for UTS Foundation Studies to UTS Degree for International Students Only.

*subjects with a * below are compulsory subjects for students wishing to study Engineering. Students studying Engineering must successfully complete FMT002, FMT003 and FFP001. Students studying other programs can choose these subjects as electives. 

Subjects
Extended pathway provides more time to build the academic and soft skills you need for entry to university.
Fees$41,500
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.
Duration3 semesters (12 months)
CRICOS code082433G
UTS course code

C30020

Offered at

Sydney, Australia

Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic
English

IELTS: 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in writing OR UTS College Academic English level: AE3 with pass grade.

Find out about accepted alternative English language qualifications at UTS College.

GeneralImportant note on minimum age requirement

All students undertaking courses at UTS College must be at least 16 years of age when commencing their course(s) irrespective of whether they have already met English and Academic Entry requirements.
Articulation Requirements from Foundation to UTS

Articulation requirements for UTS Foundation Studies to UTS Degree for International Students Only.

*subjects with a * below are compulsory subjects for students wishing to study Engineering. Students studying Engineering must successfully complete FMT002, FMT003 and FFP001. Students studying other programs can choose these subjects as electives. 

^students who have completed Foundation English 4 can choose three electives in semester 3.

Subjects

Course intake and start dates

Semester 1 intake 27 February 2023 31 March 2023
Semester 2 intake 13 June 2023 14 July 2023
Semester 3 intake 25 September 2023 27 October 2023

Orientation dates

Semester 1: 27 February - 3 March 2023
Semester 2: 13-16 June 2023
Semester 3: 25-29 September 2023

Need help with scholarships?

We are committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. Not only do we celebrate our student’s academic achievements with prize giving ceremonies each semester, we also offer a number of scholarships to current and future students and also graduates of UTS College and UTS.

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Other information

Census Dates, Subject & EFTSL Fees

Alumni success

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Andrea studied UTS Foundation Studies at UTS College and is now studying a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical)

At UTS College I learned how to write reports and do research, which prepared me for my studies at UTS. Also, UTS College is a lot smaller, more personalised in a way, so it's better for learning.

Andrea studied UTS Foundation Studies at UTS College and is now studying a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical)

Modes of study

This course is delivered full time and face-to-face in scheduled classes. The course is also delivered Live Online in exceptional circumstances such as the current pandemic.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods in UTS Foundation Studies courses include extended written assignments; group oral presentations; group discussions; reading and note-taking tasks, listening and note-taking tasks; final examinations for maths and English; quizzes (multiple-choice, calculations, open-ended questions); learning portfolios; group reports; individual and group presentations; essays; design proposal; individual project (artefact and supporting written research topic); website designs; media creation projects; group debates; teacher guided discussions; and individual reflections.

Important dates

For full information regarding dates, including holidays, please refer to:

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