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2013 Foundation Studies Program(E0E)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Non-Faculty courses (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 1 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): ELC Reception +61 3 62262534


International students who need to upgrade school results from their own country to gain entry to an undergraduate program at the University may apply for admission to the Foundation Studies Program (at the Hobart campus). Students are guaranteed entry to all faculties of the University of Tasmania (except Medicine) on successful completion of this course.

Admission & Prerequisites

Academic qualifications

Country Standard Entry
Singapore GCE 'O' levels (Forecast results will be accepted)
Hong Kong HKCEE
Malaysia SPM; GCE O Levels (Forecast results will be accepted); Senior Middle 2 (UEC)
Korea Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo/Upper Secondary School (Year 11)
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho/Upper Secondary School (Year 2)
Taiwan Senior High School
Thailand Mattayom 5
Indonesia SMA 2
Iran National High School Diploma (Year 11 Equivalent); Pre-University certificate
People's Republic of China Senior Middle 2
CBSE/CISCE 10+1; All India State Board 10 + 1 (provisional results will be accepted)
Vietnam Year 11
Other countries Assessed individually

English language proficiency
Applicants whose previous study has not been in English are required to demonstrate their ability by results of an approved test.
IELTS -- minimum overall band 5.5

TOEFL ((PBT) -- 527 with TWE of 4

TOEFL (iBT) - 68 with no score less than 17

A Level Results
GCE 'O' Level English - C6

India - CBSE/CISCE English - B

Malaysia - SPM1119B3, UEC SM 2 Level English B3

Successful completion of secondary studies in Singapore
Matriculation (TER) English as a Second Language -- good pass.

Students with an IELTS score of LESS THAN 5.5 (or equivalent) in one or more bands who do not currently meet the requirements for entry to the UTAS Foundation Program, are encouraged to enrol in a 10-week Foundation Access course at the UTAS English Language Centre (ELC).

English Language Centre course fee: $355 per week (Pathway English)

For more information about the English Language Centre and IELTS check and

Course Objectives

UTAS Foundation Studies is an innovative integrated program which equips students with knowledge and skills necessary for success at university. The program is a 'Standard Foundation' as approved by Australian government legislation. This is an excellent opportunity to commence a degree course after 28 weeks of study.

The program aims to provide students with an introduction to Australian academic culture. Students will learn about the attitudes, values and expectations that are shared by those who work and study at an Australian university.

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