Want to study an undergraduate degree at ACU? Foundation Studies will help you build the knowledge and confidence to step into your desired course.

Foundation Studies is offered to domestic and international students, and to school leavers and non-school leavers. The course has been tailored to support you in your goal of university study and runs over 3x10-week terms. Each term is followed by an exam week and a break week.

Why study Foundation Studies?

  • Entry into undergraduate study: Gain guaranteed entry to your chosen ACU undergraduate degrees as long as you achieve the grade point average and (for international students, English proficiency level) required for your degree.
  • Adapt to university academic environment: Set yourself up for success at ACU and beyond by developing your academic foundations, study skills and confidence in the English language.
  • Be part of the community: Benefit from being part of the ACU community 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.
  • Meet new people: You'll have plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with your peers and can build connections and study networks for your time at university.
  • A supportive learning environment:Benefit from small classes and receive structured, personalised support from dedicated teachers experienced in working with students with a range of previous study experience and with students from an international background.
  • High quality program: 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.

Are you a domestic student?

Foundation Studies is currently offered, fee-free, on our Melbourne and Blacktown campuses.

Applications are through UAC (Blacktown campus) and VTAC (Melbourne Campus).

See the Foundation Studies course page

Are you an international student?

Foundation Studies is currently offered on our Melbourne and North Sydney campuses.

You can find information specific to international students such as entry requirements, cost, start dates etc on the Foundation Studies course page.

You can apply to Foundation Studies directly through the course page.

See the Foundation Studies course page

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