Foundation Studies

Course summary

The following course is accredited by UOW (CRICOS code 00102E) and delivered by UOW College.

Foundation Studies is a university preparation course specifically designed for international students who have not completed secondary schooling, or who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor degree. 

The course involves a stream of subjects relevant to your chosen UOW degree. When you enrol in the program, you will be allocated to a relevant stream of study.

You will develop study skills and habits, including time management, essay writing, group work and presentation skills; and become familiar with the academic standards and expectations at university.

Guaranteed Entry into UOW
Successful completion of Foundation Studies provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees.There are No pathways into UOW Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, double degrees, four-year professional degrees, Law, Bachelor of Social Work, or the Bachelor of Economics & Finance. Check the Foundation Studies Pathway Streams to UOW Degrees for more details.

A 3-session Foundation Studies Extended program is also available. In the Extended course you will complete a common first semester which comprises Academic Skills English, Academic Skills Mathematics, People and Society, and Environmental Science. This first session of study will enable you to develop the skills required to succeed in the second and third session of the Foundation Studies program.

Course information

Study area

Guaranteed Pathways to UOW

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1930

ATAR (UAI)

-

IB Score

26-27

Duration

2 sessions full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

007732G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Completion of Australian Year 11, or equivalent overseas qualification.

If any of the above entry requirements are not met, application will be assessed on a case by case basis.

English Requirements

The following IELTS Academic scores are required to gain admission to Foundation Studies

  • 2-session Foundation Studies: Overall IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with 5.0 in Reading and Writing, or equivalent
  • 3-session Foundation Studies Extended: Overall IELTS Academic score of 5.0 with 5.0 in Reading and Writing, or equivalent

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED IN ENGLISH: Applicants may be considered as meeting the English language requirements if successfully completing two (2) years of secondary or tertiary study at an approved institution where:

  • the language of instruction was English; and
  • the institution is located in a country where the official language is English.

The following citizenships may be considered for an English language waiver under the above guideline: Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement.

Fees

2017 Information
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $20,064

2018 Information
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $20,064

Entry Requirements

Domestic students who are interested in a pathway course into UOW should visit the University Entrance Certificate page.

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

2017 UOW College Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
16 October 2017

Applications Close

29 September 2017

Session Details

Session: 16 October - 2 February 2018

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

2018 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 26 February - 8 June

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

2018 UOW College Spring

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
18 June

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 18 June - 28 September

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

UOW College is situated on the UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs and library.

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree.

UOW College's English Language Centre is a member college of English Australia, the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia. The College is accredited by TEQSA and also quality endorsed by NEAS Australia.

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