University of Canberra International Foundation Studies

University of Canberra

The International Foundation Studies Program is a one year pathway program for international students seeking entry into the first year of the majority of undergraduate degrees at the University of Canberra. It is a non-award program designed to equip international students with the skills and capabilities for successful undergraduate study. It is a pre-university year and the curriculum is equivalent to the Australian Year 12. The curriculum has a strong focus on the development of both English language skills and tertiary preparation skills. The curriculum is also focused on developing those preparation skills for study in the Australian tertiary environment. The program is designed as a generalist (multi-field) program. This provides international students with the opportunity to seek admission to a broad range of degrees.

Course Fee:

International: $35,640

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of Year 11, or equivalent. English Language Requirements: An overall Academic IELTS of 5.5 with minimum band scores of 5.0 or better.


36 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

The unit offerings span a range of disciplines and include the following key learning areas: English; Mathematics; Technology; The Arts/Humanities/Society.

Study Pathways:

Students must successfully complete all 12 units and meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) required for academic entry into the first year of any undergraduate degree at UC.

Further information:

The teaching calendar consists of 3 terms of study. Each term consists of 12 weeks of teaching, a one week mid term break and 1 week of assessment. Typically there are three recess weeks for students between each term.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
UC College, Bruce No info Yes Full time 1 year
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

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