Foundation Year

IES Foundation Year

Students learning


For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has been internationally renowned as one of Australia's most highly ranked and awarded universities, delivering unparalleled teaching, learning and research excellence that create positive change globally. UQ consistently ranks in the world's top 50 universities, as measured by several key independent rankings.

The university attracts the majority of Queensland's most able and highly qualified students from overseas, and has a tradition of fostering teaching excellence.

UQ offers its students the advantages of comprehensive teaching facilities of a long established university, plus the vitality of studying in an environment of leading cutting-edge research.

The magnificent St. Lucia campus in UQ has been regarded by many as one of the best campuses in Australia, and continues to enrich both students and communities.


Associations with UQ

IES Foundation Year program and the STEM High Achievers program subjects are developed in collaboration with senior academic UQ staff drawn from a range of faculties. The content of these subjects are therefore directly relevant to the requirements of tertiary study.

UQ lecturers and tutors visit IES at various times throughout the year to present information about their course offerings and to give a clear idea of what can be expected as your academic career develops.

In addition, IES Foundation Year students have opportunities to visit UQ's St Lucia campus. Students have access to the university's library, which is one of the finest in the country, use of fully equipped scientific laboratories and computer networks, access to sporting and recreational facilities, as well as access to student social clubs and social facilities.

Guaranteed Pathway to UQ

Students who achieve the specific standards in their Foundation Year program or the STEM High Achievers program, and who meet the entry requirements of their chosen UQ undergraduate program, are guaranteed a place in the first year of their course at The University of Queensland.

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UQ Undergraduate Programs