Do you want to prepare for tertiary study in Australia? Bridge the gap between school and university with these programs.
Foundation studies programs
Foundation studies programs are designed to meet the special needs of international students who do not meet the academic requirements for entry into undergraduate programs at the University of Adelaide. Students with secondary qualifications from countries including the South Pacific islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Saudi Arabia or Taiwan are advised to complete a foundation studies program to prepare for entry into the University’s undergraduate academic programs.
Foundation programs help students develop the required level of language and independent study skills needed for successful university study, and provide a supportive environment where friendships can be developed with both international and Australian students. Students will also have access to the University library and other services.
Students are enrolled by the University and, provided they meet the minimum entry requirements, are guaranteed admission to the degree program of their choice, with the following exceptions:
- All undergraduate music programs
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
- Bachelor of Oral Health
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
Foundation studies providers
The foundation studies programs taught at the University of Adelaide College and Eynesbury College are monitored to maintain the academic standards required for admission to the University. Each program provides a range of different subject choices, intakes and experiences; students should contact the college directly to obtain details of the programs.