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.

Why study Foundation Studies

  • Gain guaranteed entry to your chosen ACU undergraduate degrees as long as you achieve the grade point average and English proficiency level required for your degree.
  • Benefit from being part of a university campus from the moment you enrol. You will be an ACU student from day one with a student ID card and access to all campus facilities including free Wi-Fi, library resources, student welfare and support services, and lots of fun activities and events as well.
  • The ACU Foundation program meets the requirements for Foundation Programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia and is specifically designed to provide overseas students with academic preparation for entry into first year of undergraduate study or its equivalent.
  • Develop skills and confidence and transfer your knowledge to new learning contexts both at undergraduate level and throughout your life.

About this program

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.

Minimum age requirements

You must be at least 17 years of age on commencement of the Foundation Studies Program.

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Entry Requirements

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Additional instructions for international students under 18 years of age

*Students wishing to study Bachelor of Nursing will require additional evidence of English language proficiency.

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