Foundation Year

IES Foundation Year

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ACCREDITED AT

University of Queensland

AS THE FOUNDATION YEAR FOR
its undergraduate courses

IES Foundation Year

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The IES Foundation Year programs guarantee entry into most undergraduate programs at The University of Queensland to all international students who meet the specific standards for their chosen program (quotas may apply).

Our programs have been preparing international students for university since 1997 with more than 6,000 students having successfully transitioned into their chosen undergraduate degrees at UQ.


Based on a student's academic background, English proficiency, desired undergraduate program and any additional needs, three programs within the IES Foundation Year are available. Each program offers both first and second semester start dates with entry into university in the semester directly after graduation. Students should be aware some undergraduate programs have semester one starts only and should plan their foundation studies accordingly.

Students who are Australian citizens or who hold current Australian Permanent Residency status are not eligible for the IES Foundation Year programs.

PROGRAM SEMESTER ONE START HOLIDAY PERIOD SEMESTER TWO START GRADUATION START AT UQ
EXTENDED PROGRAM
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6 Jan 2020 4 - 19 Jul 2020 20 Jul 2020 11 Dec 2020 Feb 2021
22 Jun 2020 19 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 4 Jan 2021 28 May 2021 Jul 2021
STANDARD PROGRAM
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24 Feb 2020 4 - 19 Jul 2020 20 Jul 2020 11 Dec 2020 Feb 2021
6 Oct 2020 25 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 4 Jan 2021 18 Jun 2021 Jul 2021
PROGRAM TRIMESTER ONE START HOLIDAY PERIOD 1 TRIMESTER TWO START HOLIDAY PERIOD 2 TRIMESTER THREE START GRADUATION START AT UQ
EXPRESS PROGRAM
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9 Nov 2020 25 Dec - 3 Jan 2020 4 Jan 2020 n/a 6 Oct 2020 18 Jun 2020 July 2021

PROGRAM 20-WEEK START BREAK 10-WEEK START IES FOUNDATION YEAR (EXTENDED) PROGRAM COMMENCEMENT
ENGLISH PATHWAY PROGRAM FOR ENTRY INTO JUNE EXTENDED 2020
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20 Jan 2020 30 Mar - 3 Apr 2020 6 Apr 2020 23 Jun Extended 2020
ENGLISH PATHWAY PROGRAM FOR ENTRY INTO JANUARY EXTENDED 2020
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23 Jul 2019 1 - 5 Oct 2019 8 Oct 2019 3 Jan Extended 2020