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Extended Foundation, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The Extended Foundation program will help you meet the academic and English language requirements for your undergraduate studies at QUT. It is similar to the Standard Foundation but includes an additional teaching period to help you maximise your academic success.

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


As an Extended Foundation student, you will learn the required knowledge and skills that you need to enter the first year of most undergraduate degree courses and be better prepared to achieve academic success at QUT.

You will develop:

  • knowledge based on your chosen discipline of study
  • written and oral academic English skills
  • digital literacy skills
  • and understanding of what it means to be a QUT student and the Australian learning style.
The QUT International College community will also offer you valuable co-curricular opportunities, such as the student mentor program and activities club, which will help you meet new friends and broaden your Australian learning experience. You will also be able to access a broad range of additional learning support.When you have completed the Extended Foundation program, and met the faculty progression requirements, you will be guaranteed a place in the first year of your bachelor degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Academic English 1 
  • Creative Practice 
  •  General Mathematics 1 
  • Advanced Mathematics 1 
  •  Science 1 
  •  Academic English 2 
  •  Creative Design 
  • General Mathematics 2 
  • Advanced Mathematics 2 
  • Science 2 
  • Literature Studies 
  • Digital Studies 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • For UK
GCE O level exam pass grades in 4 major subjects
  • For US
High School Diploma with pass grades

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21285 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21285 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    21285 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21285 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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