Foundation Year – standard
The standard foundation year program is the most popular among our students. It offers you the widest range of subject choices (choose from 13), helping you to enter all 10 Monash faculties. After successfully completing the standard program, you’ll have guaranteed entry into first year at Monash University.
Foundation Year is taught over two semesters. Each semester you’ll complete a minimum of four units, including English which is compulsory. You'll also have the option to complete a bonus unit each semester which could help you increase your final score.
Standard program at a glance
|Destination||1st year Monash University|
|Intakes||January and July|
|What you will study||Choose from 13 subjects, English is compulsory|
|Contact hours||5 hours per unit, per week|
|What it costs||See dates and fees page|
To apply for foundation year, you must be at least 16 years old and meet the academic and English language requirements. If you do not meet the age requirement, you may be offered a deferred place.
Each semester you will study four subjects. You can choose from 12 subjects – English is compulsory.
Here is an example of what you might study.
|Semester 1: 18 weeks||Semester 2: 18 weeks|
|4 or 5 subjects|
Unit 1 English
Unit 1 Mathematics
Unit 1 Chemistry
Unit 1 Globalisation
+ optional bonus unit, eg Unit 1 Accounting
|4 or 5 subjects |
Unit 2 English
Unit 2 Mathematics
Unit 2 Chemistry
Unit 1 Physics
+ optional bonus unit, eg Unit 1 Economics