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University of Sydney Foundation: Extended, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
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The University of Sydney Foundation: Extended delivered by Taylors College is a rigorous, focused program. It provides you with the training you need to succeed at Australia's most prestigious university.

This Pre-Bachelor Offers

About

The University of Sydney Foundation: Extended delivered by Taylors College takes 59 weeks to complete and consists of two parts.

  • In the first 19 weeks you will study Extended English, Australian Identity, and the Essential Computing Skills and Study life Skills Course, PLUS two subjects from the standard 40 week course;
  • At the end of the first 19 weeks you must pass Extended English, d +, and meet the academic requirements of the Elective Subjects to continue with the remaining 40 weeks of the program.

Programme Structure

Recommended units of study

The Extended Program gives you the choice of five Streams, which will be dependent on the undergraduate degree that you wish to study:

  • Science / Engineering and IT / Health Science
  • Economics / Commerce
  • Arts / Media
  • Music
  • Visual Art and Design

Each stream consists of a number of subjects that are relevant to the degree that you wish to study. In the Extended Program, there are two parts - the Pre-Foundation and Standard Program.

  • First 19 weeks (Pre-Foundation)

In the first 19 weeks of the Extended Program, you will study Extended English, Australian Identity, and the Essential Computing Skills and Study Life Skills Course, PLUS two subjects from the standard 40 week course.

  • Remaining 40 weeks (Standard Program)

Once you have completed the first 19 weeks of the Extended Program, you will join the Standard Program, where you will continue with the next 40 weeks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    483

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

As a guide, applicants for the Intensive Foundation Program must have achieved superior grades in English and relevant academic subjects. Students applying for the Standard Foundation Program must have achieved at least average grades in English and relevant subjects. The Extended Foundation Program is designed for students who do not qualify for the Standard program, or who want to develop a more solid foundation in key subjects such as Mathematics or the Sciences. Forecast results are accepted where appropriate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43220 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43220 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    43220 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43220 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.