International Foundation in General

Overview

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

Key information

  • Taylors College Sydney is your pathway to the University of Sydney, offering the ideal stepping stone to a prestigious Australian university. You will be taught by expert teachers, and our Foundation program leads to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Sydney.
  • Taylors College commits to complying with the ESOS framework which is comprised of legislative requirements and standards for the quality assurance of education and training institutions offering courses to international students. More information can be found on the Australian Government Department of Education and Training website.
  • Learn from inspirational teachers with lots of experience in teaching international students. Their engaging lessons help you develop stronger independent learning and critical thinking skills. This helps you make a seamless transition to your chosen degree.
  • Taylors College Sydney is in the suburb of Waterloo. It's 20 minutes on the bus from the centre of Sydney and three kilometres from the University of Sydney. The University’s staff often visit the Taylors College campus. They come to talk about courses and university life.
  • Discover a range of facilities and services to support your success. You'll find telescopes for astronomy and studios for art and design. Services include the industry-leading learning system, Study Smart and a modern library. Personal counsellors are on hand to talk about anything that’s on your mind.
  • Live and learn in a world top city, where the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House aren’t too far away. Back on campus, you can explore the green parkland and heritage buildings at the University of Sydney.
  • The University of Sydney is home to Australia’s largest university library. It has more than 5.2 million items. The University also has the latest in technical, computing and research facilities. With the widest choice of research programs, it receives top funding from the Australian Government.
  • Academics come to the University from around the world. They’ll inspire your learning with their intensive teaching and business experience. But it’s not all about teaching at the University of Sydney. It’s also about taking real-life problems and looking at them from all angles. The University brings together expertise and insights from staff and students across many subjects.
  • Discover more than 200 clubs and societies on campus. You can get involved in student-run groups covering a range of interests, from academic subjects to food, sport and debating. Find something to suit you as you make friends who share your interests.
  • The University of Sydney has been developing curious minds and embracing challenge and change for more than 160 years. It’s a member of the prestigious Group of Eight network. This long tradition of excellence in education means the University’s influential alumni can be found working in many areas across the world.
  • The University of Sydney is number one in Australia – and 4th in the world – for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022). The wide choice of degrees on offer gives you freedom and flexibility to find the right program and excel in your career. You’ll become part of an international network of impressive alumni. You can also take advantage of exchange opportunities. The University has more than 330 partner agreements with top universities in 41 countries.

Entry requirements

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

Dates & Fees


July 2023 start
(4 Terms)
Tue 18 July 2023 - Sun 30 June 2024
AU$39,800

CRICOS Codes

022310D 036126M 048302A

Modules

Compulsory Modules
English A & B
Mathematics for Business A & B / Mathematics for Science A & B
Specialist Modules
Accounting A & B
Australian Studies A & B
Biology A & B
Chemistry A & B
Economics A & B
Foundations of Science A & B
Foundations of Visual Art and Design Core A & B
Foundations of Visual Art and Design Elective A & B
Further Mathematics A & B
Government and Law A & B
Information Technology A & B
International Studies A (Politics)
International Studies B (Economics)
Media Studies and Communication A & B
Music Core Performance A & B
Music Core Theory A & B
Music Elective A & B
Physics A & B

Progression

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

Bachelor of Advanced Computing
USFP GPA 7.5
USFP English C

Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Commerce
USFP GPA 8.0
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science
USFP GPA 7.5
USFP English C

Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science (Health)
USFP GPA 7.5
USFP English C

Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)
USFP GPA 7.5
USFP English C

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
USFP GPA 7.8
USFP English C

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)
USFP GPA 7.4
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
USFP GPA 7.8
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
USFP GPA 8.9
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)
USFP GPA 7.8
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science)
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Architecture and Environments
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Arts
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Languages)
USFP GPA 9.1
USFP English C

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies)
USFP GPA 7.4
USFP English C

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Languages)
USFP GPA 7.5
USFP English C

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and communications)
USFP GPA 7.5
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations)
USFP GPA 7.5
USFP English C

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
USFP GPA 8.5
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing
USFP GPA 6.9

Bachelor of Commerce
USFP GPA 8.0
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
USFP GPA 8.0
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)
USFP GPA 9.1
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
USFP GPA 8.5
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Design Computing
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Design Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Design in Architecture
USFP GPA 7.5
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Masters in Architecture
USFP GPA 7.7
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Economics
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws
USFP GPA 8.5
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
USFP GPA 6.8
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts
USFP GPA 6.8
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics)/ Bachelor of Science
USFP GPA 6.8
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science)/Bachelor of Science
USFP GPA 6.8
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering (Software) (Honours)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)/Bachelor of Design in Architecture
USFP GPA 8.0
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Dalyell Scholars)
USFP GPA 9.1
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours with Space Engineering major
USFP GPA 8.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Arts
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Commerce
USFP GPA 8.0
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Laws
USFP GPA 8.5
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Project Management
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Science
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Science (Health)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science
USFP GPA 6.2
USFP English C

Bachelor of Music
USFP GPA 6.2
USFP English C
Audition/Interview

Bachelor of Music (Composition)
USFP GPA 6.2
USFP English C
Audition/Interview

Bachelor of Music (Performance)
USFP GPA 6.2
USFP English C
Audition/Interview

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition)
USFP GPA 6.2
USFP English C
Audition/Interview

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Performance)
USFP GPA 6.2
USFP English C
Audition/Interview

Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)
USFP GPA 6.9

Bachelor of Oral Health
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C+
Interview

Bachelor of Pharmacy
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Project Management
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Psychology
USFP GPA 7.8
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science (Health)
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science (Health)/Master of Nursing
USFP GPA 6.9

Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/ Master of Nusing
USFP GPA 6.9

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Advanced)
USFP GPA 7.8
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture)
USFP GPA 6.7
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Mathematical Science)
USFP GPA 9.1
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Abgribusiness)
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Health)
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Medical Science)
USFP GPA 7.3
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
USFP GPA 8.5
USFP English B-

Bachelor of Science/Master of Mathematical Science
USFP GPA 8.0
USFP English C

Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
USFP GPA 8.0
USFP English C+

Bachelor of Social Work
USFP GPA 6.9
USFP English C

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
USFP GPA 7.8
USFP English C+
Commitment Statement

Bachelor of Visual Arts
USFP GPA 6.2
USFP English C
Portfolio

Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
USFP GPA 6.2
USFP English C
Portfolio