Foundation Studies Program

Entry Requirements

English Language Proficiency

If your previous study has not been in an English speaking environment, you are required to demonstrate your ability by showing the results of an approved test.

  • IELTS - minimum overall band 5.5 with no score below 5.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) - 52 with a minimum writing score not less than 16
  • PTE Academic 42 with no score lower than 36
  • A Level Results
  • GCE '0' level English - C6
  • India -CBSE/CISCE English - B
  • Malaysia - SPM 1119 B3, UEC SM 2 Level English B3
  • Successful completion of secondary studies in Singapore
  • Matriculation (TER) English as a Second Language - good pass

All methods of meeting UTAS English language entry requirements have a validity of two years.

UTAS Foundation Studies accepts students from all parts of the globe. Check the list below to see if you have appropriate qualifications.
Country Standard Entry
Hong Kong HKDSE English Language
India CBSE/CISCE 10 + 1
All India State Board 10 + 1 (provisional results will be accepted)
Indonesia SMA 2
Iran National High School Diploma (Year 11 Equivalent) - Pre-University Certificate
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho/Upper Secondary School (Year 2)
Korea Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo/Upper Secondary School (Year 11)
Malaysia SPM - GCE O Levels (Forecast results will be accepted) - Senior Middle 2 (UEC)
GCE ‘O’ Level - Total score of best 5 academic subjects = minimum 15 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, F=0)        
People's Republic of China Senior Middle 2
Singapore GCE 'O' Level (Forecast results will be accepted)
GCE ‘O’ Level - Total score of best 5 academic subjects = minimum 15 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, F=0)        
Taiwan Senior High School 2
Thailand Mattayom 5
Vietnam Year 11
Other countries Assessed individually


If you are planning to start a Foundation Studies course at the University of Tasmania and have not yet met the English language entry requirements you will be able to do so by completing UTASAccess-English Level 5 which satisfies the minimum English language entry requirements for Foundation Studies (Standard) at the University.