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International Pathway College

University of Tasmania International Pathway College delivers a range of bridging programs to enable international students to pathway from their home country into an undergraduate degree. The International Pathway College is based at the Sandy Bay campus in Hobart.

Programs are available in three categories:

  • Foundation Studies programs enable international students to gain direct entry to a University of Tasmania undergraduate degree
  • First Year Diplomas enable international students to directly enter the second year of their chosen undergraduate degree
  • The Pre-Masters program enables international students to enter a postgraduate degree program at the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics.

Successful completion of each program is subject to students meeting necessary progression requirements. Further details about each program are available on their course listing page, or in the prospectus, downloadable below.

Program 2020 Intake*Duration Articulates to Academic Entry Requirement English Entry Requirement Age Minimum
Foundation Studies Program - Standard Semester one
Semester two
Summer school (early) 
Two semesters Most undergraduate degrees Australian Year 11 with 65% in relevant subjects or international equivalent IELTS 5.5
(No bands under 5.0) or agreed equivalent
17
Foundation Studies Program – Fast-track Semester one
Semester two Summer school (early)
One semester Most undergraduate degrees Australian Year 11 with 70% in relevant subjects or international equivalent IELTS 6.0
(No bands under 5.0) or agreed equivalent
17
International First Year Diploma – Business Semester one
Semester two
Summer school (early)
Two semesters Year 2 of Bachelor of Business ATAR 50 or international equivalent IELTS 5.5
(No bands under 5.5) or agreed equivalent
17
International First Year Diploma – Science Semester two
Summer school (early)
Two semesters Year 2 of Bachelor of Science ATAR 50 or international equivalent IELTS 5.5
(No bands under 5.5) or agreed equivalent
17
International First Year Diploma – Engineering Semester one
Semester two
Two semesters Year 2 of Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours ATAR 70 or international equivalent IELTS 5.5
(No bands under 5.5) or agreed equivalent
17
Graduate Certificate in Business Studies Semester one
Semester two
Summer school (early) 
One semester   Three year post high school study or relevant management work experience. IELTS 6.0 
(No bands under 6.0) or equivalent 
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*Semester one = February; Semester two = July; Summer school (early) = November
Key dates

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Programs at the International Pathway College are delivered by UP Education, an education provider that partners with leading universities in Australia and New Zealand to provide learning pathways for international students, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel at English-language universities.