Foundation Studies (2 session)

Course summary

The Foundation Studies (2 Sessions) program can get you guaranteed* entry into the first year of a range of degrees at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

The course is designed for international students, studying in Australia.

The Foundation Studies (2 Sessions) program has been specifically designed for students who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW bachelor’s degree.

You’ll 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.

UOW College is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for eligible students for this course. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. To qualify for this fee subsidy, you must meet the criteria, i.e. be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder. *Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

We offer three intakes a year, allowing you the flexibility to choose when you commence. The duration of this course is 8 months full-time, or part-time equivalent. See the course outline for more information.

This course is accredited by the University of Wollongong and delivered by UOW College Australia (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College Australia is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Course information

Study area

Pathway to UOW, University Preparation

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1930

ATAR-SR

40

IB Score

26-27

Duration

2 sessions over 7 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

007732G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course accepts International students only.

UOW College Australia offers a range of pathway courses for domestic students. Please visit the relevant course finder page for more information:

FEES

This course is not available to domestic applicants.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Stream 1 - Minimum ATAR 40 (or equivalent).
  • Stream 2 and Stream 4 - Minimum ATAR 40 (or equivalent), plus minimum 60% for Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2.
  • Stream 3 - Minimum ATAR 40 (or equivalent), plus minimum 80% for Year 12 Mathematics Standard 2

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:

  • Overall IELTS Academic score of 5.5 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

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$11,160 (2022)

$22,320 (2022)

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$12,480 (2023)

$24,960 (2023)

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$12,480 (2024)

$24,960 (2024)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2021.

Applicant background

2021 intake

2021 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


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 2021

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2022 UOW College Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 17 October 2022 - 3 February 2023

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.

Applications Close

TBA

2023 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College Spring

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2024 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2024 UOW College Spring

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress into most UOW bachelor's degrees.

There are three Streams in the Foundation Studies program, allowing you to study subjects relevant to their chosen degree: Stream 1 in Business and Humanities; Stream 2 in Sciences and Information Technology, and; Stream 3 in Engineering, Mathematics, Nuclear Science and Physics.

There are no pathways into double degrees, four-year professional degrees, Law, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work, or the Bachelor of Economics and Finance.

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