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.

See course subjects here.

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.

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements. Entry is available to most UOW undergraduate degrees; see website for exclusions.

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 or 3 sessions full-time

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

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

ENTRY 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

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$10,920 (2019)

$21,840 (2019)

* 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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 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 2017

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 25 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

2019 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 25 February - 7 June

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

Applications Close

TBA

2019 UOW College Spring

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 24 June - 27 September

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

Applications Close

TBA

2019 UOW College Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 14 October - 31 January

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

Applications Close

TBA

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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