The ACU Foundation program is specifically designed for International students and will provide you with an alternative pathway to your first year of undergraduate study at ACU. You will also gain guaranteed entry* into the ACU undergraduate degree of your choice provided you achieve the grade point average and English proficiency levels required for your chosen degree.
Foundation Studies will prepare you for undergraduate study at ACU by providing a course specifically designed for Australian Catholic University. As a Foundation Studies student you will study at our Melbourne campus and be immersed in the distinctive culture of the university throughout your preparation course. You will become familiar with ACU facilities, resources and systems and with the academic expectations and assessment models used in undergraduate degrees at ACU.
The Foundation Studies program is offered over 3 x 10-week terms, each term followed by an exam week and a break week or weeks. You will have 22-25 hours of scheduled class per week, a total of 720 hours over 30 weeks.
You must be at least 17 years of age on commencement of the Foundation Studies Program.
*Students wishing to study Bachelor of Nursing will require additional evidence of English language proficiency.