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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

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Foundation Program pathways - EXTENDED

The Extended Foundation Program is designed for students who need to improve their academic English and mathematics skills prior to undertaking the Standard Foundation Program. This program offers additional support and services to help students maximise their success at foundation and university studies. 

  • Extended students benefit from an initial study period of 7 weeks intensive studies in both Academic English and Mathematics. 
  • The program is especially beneficial for younger students, and students who need to increase their English language competency.

Pathway to

  • Guaranteed entry into most UQ undergraduate programs provided assessment standards are met. (Guaranteed entry does not apply to quota programs.)

Compulsory subjects

Main stream: Academic English (AE) and General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods. Humanities stream: Academic English (AE) and Humanities and Social Sciences.

Electives (choose 3)
Accounting, Behavioural Science, Business Management, Biology, Chemistry, Design, Economics, Health and Nutrition, Humanities and Social Sciences#, Information Technology, Physics, Research (recommended for Humanities stream).

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

Post-study Work Rights (Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa: The current eligibility requirements stipulate that students “cannot count any studies outside Australia towards the Australian study requirement. The only courses you can count towards the Australian study requirement are those that are completed in Australia.” Therefore, if you are enrolled in a 4-semester postgraduate degree at UQ and wish to study overseas for one semester, you will not meet the eligibility requirements for a Post-Study Work Rights visa. Further information on eligibility requirements for the Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa is available on the Department’s website.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

 Eleven full years of schooling (entry from Year 11 or equivalent requires superior grades). Depending on your preferred undergraduate program, a minimum grade in Mathematics may also apply. Forecast results are accepted where appropriate and consideration is given to the actual subjects studied. We will only accept an application if the results indicate the student will have a good chance of passing the program.

  • Course Code: 107082D
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 11 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 41450 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 24505 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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