International Foundation in General

Overview

Preparing students for entry to Year 1 of a range of undergraduate degrees at The University of Adelaide.

Key information

  • Guaranteed entry to the University of Adelaide (when you successfully complete your program).
  • Curriculum designed in conjunction with the University of Adelaide specifically for international students.
  • Successful preparation for entry into first year of your packaged bachelor’s degree at the University.
  • You will develop your academic and English skills and study the prerequisite subjects that prepare you for your future undergraduate degree.
  • Highly qualified teachers, experienced in teaching international students.
  • Highly supportive environment to enable you to succeed academically and personally.
  • The University of Adelaide is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, which include some of the largest and oldest institutions in the country.
  • With more than 4,500 research staff and students working together, supported by modern infrastructure and innovative culture, the University of Adelaide has all the ingredients to tackle global research challenges and deliver positive impacts for our partners.
  • The University of Adelaide is strongly committed to international education. Since the University began enrolling international students more than 90 years ago, the University’s international student population accounts for approximately 24% of all students.
  • The education experience is designed to prepare graduates for deep discipline knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork and communication skills, career and leadership readiness, intercultural and ethical competency, and self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
17
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 4.0 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
2 Semesters: IELTS 5.5

Dates & Fees


August 2023 start
(2 Semesters)
Wed 2 August 2023 - Fri 12 July 2024
AU$32,300

October 2023 start
(2 Semesters)
Wed 11 October 2023 - Fri 12 July 2024
AU$32,300

CRICOS Codes

041530A 041531M

Modules

Compulsory Modules
Critical Thinking
English for Academic Purposes
Specialist Modules
Accounting
Australian Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Computing and Information Systems
Design Studies
Economics
General Mathematics
Mathematical Methods
Nutrition
Physics
Specialist Mathematics

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
70%

Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics
70%

Bachelor of Architectural Design (additional 2 years when combined with the Masters)
74%

Bachelor of Arts
70%

Bachelor of Biotechnology
74%

Bachelor of Business
73%

Bachelor of Commerce
74%

Bachelor of Computer Science
70%

Bachelor of Construction Management
70%

Bachelor of Creative Arts
70%

Bachelor of Criminology
74%

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
83%

Bachelor of Economics
70%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) ((Environmental and Climate Solutions)
77%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Architectural and Structural)
77%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)
77%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
77%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
77%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
77%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining)
77%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum)
77%

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible Entry
77%

Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
70%

Bachelor of Finance
74%

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science (Honours)
77%

Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
77%

Bachelor of Information Technology
65%

Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
70%

Bachelor of International Development
70%

Bachelor of International Relations
70%

Bachelor of Languages
70%

Bachelor of Laws
80%

Bachelor of Marine and Wildlife Conservation
74%

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
77%

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Sciences
70%

Bachelor of Media
70%

Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
83%

Bachelor of Nursing
70%

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
83%

Bachelor of Oral Health
70%

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
70%

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
83%

Bachelor of Project Management
70%

Bachelor of Psychological Science
74%

Bachelor of Psychology (Advanced) (Honours)
88%

Bachelor of Science
70%

Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour)
74%

Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)
77%

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
74%

Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience)
74%

Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics)
74%

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)
83%

Bachelor of Sociology
74%

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
83%

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts
77%

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
77%

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Science
77%

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
77%

Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology
74%