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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.

Program2020 Intake*DurationArticulates toAcademic Entry RequirementEnglish Entry RequirementAge Minimum
Foundation Studies Program - StandardSemester one
Semester two
Summer school (early) 
Two semestersMost undergraduate degreesAustralian Year 11 with 65% in relevant subjects or international equivalentIELTS 5.5
(No bands under 5.0) or agreed equivalent
17
Foundation Studies Program - ExtendedSemester two
Summer school (early)
Three semestersMost undergraduate degreesAustralian Year 11 with 60% in relevant subjects or international equivalent

IELTS 5.0
(No bands under 5.0) or agreed equivalent

17
Foundation Studies Program – Fast-trackSemester one
Semester two Summer school (early)
One semesterMost undergraduate degreesAustralian Year 11 with 70% in relevant subjects or international equivalentIELTS 6.0
(No bands under 5.0) or agreed equivalent
17
International First Year Diploma – BusinessSemester one
Semester two
Summer school (early)
Two semestersYear 2 of Bachelor of BusinessATAR 50 or international equivalentIELTS 5.5
(No bands under 5.5) or agreed equivalent
17
International First Year Diploma – ScienceSemester two
Summer school (early)
Two semestersYear 2 of Bachelor of ScienceATAR 50 or international equivalentIELTS 5.5
(No bands under 5.5) or agreed equivalent
17
International First Year Diploma – EngineeringSemester two
Summer school (early)
Two semestersYear 2 of Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with HonoursATAR 70 or international equivalentIELTS 5.5
No bands under 5.5) or agreed equivalent
17
Pre-Masters Program Semester two
Summer school (early)
Two semestersAll Masters programs at the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)Associate’s degree or higherIELTS 5.5
(No bands under 5.5) or agreed equivalent
n/a

*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.