Foundation Year

CRICOS: 071178G (Standard), 071180C (Intensive), 072824G (Extended)


Foundation Year is a pre-university program for international students who want to study at the University. You will develop your skills and prepare for success in a supportive environment.

Monash University Foundation Year offers guaranteed entry to first year of Monash University undergraduate degrees.*

Five reasons to choose Monash University Foundation Year:

  • Guaranteed entry into first year of Monash University degrees.*
  • Choose from 12 subjects to suit your skills, interests and the degree you wish to apply for.
  • Student support to help you achieve your study goals.
  • Targeted university preparation. You will develop the skills and confidence to succeed.
  • Live and study in the centre of Melbourne, the world's most liveable city.#

Which format is best for you?

Foundation Year offers three study formats – Standard, Intensive and Extended. The entry requirements are different for each format. You can work out which format is best for you based on your current skills and study needs. This allows you to complete the program according to your needs and study with students at similar academic and English language levels.


Our Standard program offers you a range of subjects to study that are relevant to your future degree.

You will develop English, academic and learning skills in a supportive environment. We encourage you to choose subjects that suit your university and career goals.

Start dates: January and July

Course length: 12 months

CRICOS 071178G


The Intensive program is for advanced students planning to study English, Mathematics, and either Chemistry or Accounting. This program begins with one intensive semester before joining the Standard program for semester two.

Start dates: March and September

Course length: 9 months

CRICOS 071180C


The Extended program is for students who need extra support to complete their studies. The program includes an extra semester and additional extended subjects that allow you to improve your English, mathematics and communication skills before starting the Standard program. You must successfully complete the extended program to start the standard program.

Start dates: March and September

Course length: Extended (14 weeks) + standard program (12 months): 18 months total

CRICOS 072824G

English for Foundation Year

Our Monash English course will prepare you for Foundation Year if you need extra English support before you start.

How do I complete Foundation Year?

Each Foundation Year subject is divided into multiple units. To successfully complete the program, you must pass eight units or more.

Your unit combination must include:

  • Unit 1 and 2 of English
  • Unit 1 and 2 of two other subjects
  • and at least two additional units.

Please note that units specific to the Extended program are additional subjects and are not included in your final Foundation Year score.

*Entry requirements into Monash College and Monash University apply.

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