To successfully complete the program, students must achieve a 50% pass in all units, including English.
Successful completion means graduates can enter one of the University of Tasmania’s undergraduate degree courses.
* Fast-track: 4 units over one semester (2 core + 2 elective)
* Standard: 8 units over two semesters (4 core + 4 elective)
Entry to the Foundation Studies program requires the completion of the equivalent of Year 11 of Australian secondary school. A full list of equivalent qualifications is available at partnerships.up.education/utas. The minimum age for entry into the program is 17.
Semester 2, 2020
13th July 2020
31st December 2020
Summer School Early, 2020
9th November 2020
21st February 2021
Semester 1, 2021
22nd February 2021
30th May 2021
Structure over one semester
Four units, being the two core units plus a choice of two elective units depending on the stream the student wishes to enter in first year.
All units are worth 12.5 credit points.
- XPD003 – English Three
- XDP010 – Foundation Mathematics
- XPD007 – Calculus
- XPD008 – Design & Society
- XPD009 – Chemistry
- XPD011 – Macroeconomics
- XPD012 – Marketing Design & Strategy
- XPD013 – Media Studies
- XPD014 – Microeconomics
- XDP016 – Physics
- XPD018 – Psychology
- XPD019 – Statistics
Completion of the equivalent of Year 11 of Australian secondary school, plus IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
Academic Entry Requirements By Country*
|Australia||Year 11 - 65% in relevant subjects ATAR 45|
|Bangladesh||HSC 60% average|
|Bhutan||Bhutan Year 11 with 60% in relevant academic subjects Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (Year 12) – 46% average in relevant subjects|
|Brazil||Certificate de Ensino Medio - 7.0 in four relevant subjects|
|Cambodia||Diploma of Uppper Secondary Education with C grade in four relevant academic subjects|
|Canada||Completion of Year 11 with 70% in four relevant subjects|
|Chile||Successful completion of the Chilean Higher Secondary Schooling (Licencia de Educacion Media) with a GPA of 5.0|
|China||Senior year 2 or Senior 3 - 65% or above in relevant subjects|
|Colombia||Bachillerator with 7.0 in four relevant subjects|
|Ecuador||Bachillerato with 15 in four relevant subjects|
|GAC||Level 2 GPA 2.6|
|Hong Kong||HKDSE: Three relevant subjects at Level 2 or successful completion of Secondary 5|
|India||Year 11 55% in relevant subjects|
|IB||Completion of first year of IB Diploma with Grade 4 in four relevant subjects|
|Indonesia||SMA2 - GPA 7.0 in four academic subjects (private schools) SMA2 - GPA 7.5 in four academic subjects (government schools)|
|Iran||Completion of Year 11 with 16/20 in academic subjects|
|Japan||Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Certificate year 2 - Grade 4–5 in academic subjects|
|Kenya||KCSE C grades in four relevant subjects|
|Kuwait||Shahadat Al-Thanawaya AlAama/General Secondary School Certificate - 75% in four relevant subjects|
|Laos||Completion of Baccalaureate with 65% in four relevant academic subjects|
|Macau||Form 5/Senior Middle 2 65% in academic subjects (good schools) Form 5/Senior Middle 2 70% in academic subjects (other schools)|
|Malaysia||SPM (forecast/prelim/actual) - aggregate of 20 or less across five academic subjects Senior Middle 2 - 75% in four relevant subjects Senior Middle 3 - 65% in four relevant subjects|
|Mexico||Completion of Bachillerato with 7.0/70% in four relevant subjects|
|Mongolia||Completion of Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with two C grades and two D grades in four relevant subjects|
|Myanmar||BEHS/Matriculation Exam - 65% average in four relevant academic subjects|
|Nepal||Year 11 (10+1) - 55% average in relevant academic subjects|
|New Zealand||Completion of 40 credits at NCEA Level 2 with no fewer than 12 credits in each of three subjects (including Maths)|
|Pakistan||Successful completion of the 12th year of schooling|
|Peru||Successful completion of the Certificate of Completed General Secondary Education with an average grade of 14|
|Philippines||High School Diploma - 85% in relevant subjects|
|Russia||Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - Grade 3 in five subjects|
|Saudi Arabia||Tawjihiyah/General Secondary Education certificate - 75% in academic subjects|
|Singapore||Singapore O levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 25 or less across five academic subjects|
|South Africa||Completion of Year 11 with 70% in four relevant subjects|
|South Korea||High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with Grade D|
|Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka O level two C grades and two B grades in four academic subjects|
|Taiwan||Senior Year 2 - 65% or above in four relevant subjects|
|Thailand||Matayom GPA 2.5 in academic subjects|
|Turkey||Devlet Lise Diplomasi/State high school diploma - Grade 2 in three subjects and Grade 3 in two subjects|
|Venezuela||Bachiller with 14 in four relevant subjects|
|Vietnam||Year 11 - GPA 7.5|
|UAE||Secondary school certificate Year 12 - 75% in relevant subjects|
|UK O Level/IGSCE/GCSE||Two B grades and two C grades in four relevant subjects|
|USA||Completion of Year 11 with B/80- 89/3.0 in four relevant academic subjects OR pass General Equivalency Diploma (GED)|
*Please note these entry requirements are pending approval at Academic Senate and may be subject to change.
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 6.0 with no score below 5.0
- TOEFL (iBT) – 72, with a minimum Writing score no band less than 10.
- PTE Academic 50, with no score lower than 36
- Matriculation (TCE) English as a Second Language – high pass
- UTASAccess Level 6: 60% (no individual score less than 50%)
- A level results
- GCE ‘O’ level English – C6
- India – CBSE/CISCE English - B
- SPM/STPM English – B
- SPM/STPM English C
- Successful completion of secondary studies in Singapore
Fees & scholarships
Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $18,000 AUD*.
Course cost based on a rate of $36,000 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).
* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.
International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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