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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4 Jan 2021 5 - 9 Jul 2021 12 Jul 2021 17 Dec 2021 Feb 2022
21 Jun 2021 20 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022 4 Jan 2022 27 May 2022 Jul 2022
STANDARD PROGRAM
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15 Feb 2021 5 - 9 Jul 2021 12 Jul 2021 17 Dec 2021 Feb 2022
2 Aug 2021 20 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022 4 Jan 2022 27 May 2022 Jul 2022
EXPRESS PROGRAM
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17 May 2021 23 - 27 Jul 2021 30 Aug 2021 17 Dec 2021 Feb 2022
8 Nov 2021 27 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022 4 Jan 2022 27 May 2022 Jul 2022

PROGRAM START BREAK IES FOUNDATION YEAR (EXTENDED) PROGRAM COMMENCEMENT
Jan EPP 2021
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18 Jan to 11 June 2021 29 Mar to 5 April 2021
14 to 20 June 2021
June Extended 2021
April EPP 2021
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6 April to 11 June 20211 14 to 20 June 2021 June Extended 2021
July EPP 2021
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19 July to 10 Dec 2021 27 Sept to 4 October 2021
13 Dec 2021 to 3 January 2022
Jan Extended 2022
October EPP 2021
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5 Oct to 10 Dec 20211 13 Dec 2021 to 3 January 2022 Jan Extended 2022