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The University of Western Australia Foundation Program

CRICOS Code 081997A

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Quality assurance
The University of Western Australia Foundation Programs (UWAFP) meet the requirements for Foundation Programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to overseas students providing an academic preparation for seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent.

Quick facts
Mode of study: Full time, on campus
Compulsory online and/or work-based training, placements, other community-based learning, collaborative research training arrangements: Not applicable
Award: On completion, a Certificate of Completion is issued
Tuition fees: From AU$25,500. For more information, view our UWA Foundation Program course fees
Start: January or July (Standard and Extended), April or October (Advanced)
Assessment: A combination of coursework assessment and final examinations
Duration in weeks: 40 (Standard), 30 (Advanced) or 60 (Extended)

About this program
A supportive stepping-stone to undergraduate year one
The UWA Foundation Program provides international students with a supportive stepping stone to the first year of a Bachelor degree at the University of Western Australia. The program brings together the collective expertise, experience and passion for education held by UWA and Taylors College Perth.

•Expert teaching and effective preparation - Supportive and experienced teaching staff help you develop your skills and abilities. You will study independently, work in groups, learn to lead, carry out research and deliver presentations. These are all essential ingredients for success at UWA.

•Keeping you on track for success - Throughout the program, your academic achievement will be carefully monitored, and you’ll be given regular feedback on your progress. Every UWAFP unit is made up of coursework (50%) and a final examination (50%).

•Flexible study options - Depending on your life plans, academic level and preferred degree subject, the UWA Foundation Program offers advanced, standard and extended options to suit your individual needs.

Top Scholars program
This Program identifies six academically able students each year early in their Foundation Program and provides them with the opportunity to study an appropriate Level 1 UWA unit concurrently with the balance of their UWAFP studies.

This Program applies to all students entering the UWAFP. Students are eligible to enter if, during their first one or two terms of study, they:

•achieve an overall average of 80% or more;
•achieve an average of 55% or more in all English units;
•are formally recommended by a College Faculty;
•are subsequently selected by the Director of Academic Programs.
•One student from each of the three College Departments (English/Humanities, Maths/Science, Business/IT) will be selected.

The two UWA intakes per year will enable six students to access this opportunity annually.

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