Want to study an undergraduate degree at ACU? Foundation Studies will help you build the knowledge and confidence to get there.
The ACU Foundation Studies program provides a pathway to your first year of undergraduate study at ACU.
After you complete Foundation Studies, you will 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.
Success starts with building the right foundations. If you are an international student and do not have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 qualification, Foundation Studies may be the pathway for you.
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:
The Foundation Studies program is offered over 3 x 10-week terms. Each term is followed by an exam week and break week(s). You will have 22-25 hours of scheduled class per week, a total of 720 hours over 30 weeks.
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At ACU, every application we receive is carefully considered. Applicants receive offers to Foundation Studies based on their ability to meet the entry requirements for the program.
View Foundation Studies entry requirements
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Minimum age requirements
Applicants must be at least 17 years of age on commencement of the Foundation Studies Program.
View additional instructions for international students under 18 years of age
More information about Foundation Studies can be found in our flyer.
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*Students wishing to study Bachelor of Nursing will require additional evidence of English language proficiency.
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