Foundation Studies Program (International Students)

General

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Program Description

What?

The Foundation Studies Program (FSP) provides excellent preparation for tertiary study, maintains high academic standards and pays careful attention to the individual needs of international students. FSP students will develop English language proficiency, critical thinking and research skills though an integrated core program.

Why?

  • Provides entry into all available degrees at leading South Australian and select Go8 universities.
  • Flexible start dates and study options – Jan, April or Oct.
  • Guaranteed places in courses providing they achieve the entry requirements and meet any prerequisites.
How?
  • Contact us with any questions through the 'Ask a question' button above.
  • Click 'Enrol today' to send through your application, or
  • Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
Entry into 1st year of Bachelor

Students offered a place in the Eynesbury Foundation Studies Program (FSP) are given a conditional offer of admission to their preferred Bachelor degree at the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, subject to achieving a pre-determined entry score.

Your admission is confirmed when you complete the program and achieve the necessary entry score for your chosen degree, as set by the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. For details of entry scores for degrees, please consult the university's undergraduate prospectus.

Students who complete the FSP, but do not meet the entry requirements for their preferred undergraduate degree, may be granted admission to an alternate program at the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia or diploma pathway at Eynesbury.

Courses

Core Courses

There are core courses that are compulsory for all FSP students. These courses are designed to complement each other and together develop students' English proficiency and communication skills. Students who are native speakers of English or who have IELTS above 6.0 may be able to substitute English Media and Communication Studies for Language and Communication.

  • Language and Communication (four hours per week, 100)
  • International Studies (two hours per week- half course, 50)
  • Clear Thinking and Logic (two hours per week - half course, 50)

Assessment is based on work completed throughout the year and on a final examination held at the end of the course. Each full course is marked out of 100 and the marks of 2 half load courses are added together and counted as one full course. An aggregate score of 500 is calculated.

Electives to be chosen from the following streams:

Depending on the degree pathway, students must take at least three electives (3 x 100). Each elective course requires students to attend four hours of classes per week. In addition, students are timetabled for two, two-hour supported study periods each week.

Students will develop the discipline-specific skills required for their undergraduate study through their choice of elective courses. In most streams students can select from a wide range of electives. However, some University degrees have prerequisites. Eynesbury's academic staff will advise students at course selection during orientation.

Business

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
Science
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Engineering
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Health Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
Humanities
  • English - Media and Communication Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Modern History
  • Politics
  • Psychology
Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Streams are indicative only and students may choose any combination of courses, subject to prerequisite requirements.

Extended FSP

The Extended FSP is suitable for students who need to develop their English language skills or undertake further study in key academic areas. Students in the Extended FSP undertake an additional term (10/11 weeks) to the Standard FSP students. Upon successful completion of the Extended FSP, students move into the Standard FSP.

Extended Core Courses

  • Academic Writing
  • Research and Critical Enquiry
  • Mathematics
Extended Elective Courses

Students select 2 courses relevant to their chosen pathway stream

  • Accounting
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Assessment
  • Students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or above in the Extended FSP to proceed to the Standard FSP
  • Extended FSP results are not used in the calculation of the Standard FSP score

Course FAQ

Q: What does Standard and Extended FSP mean?

A: The Standard Foundation Studies Program takes 9 months to complete. The January and April intakes prepares students for entry to university in February of the following year, while the October intake prepares students for entry to courses in July.

Extended FSP is a 15 month program that begins in October and ends in December the following year. The Extended FSP is suitable for students who require some additional language development and/or revision in key academic areas.

Q: Which degrees cannot be packaged with FSP?

A: The University of Adelaide - Medicine, Dental Surgery, Oral Health, Psychology (Honours), Science (Pre-Veterinary) and Music programs.

University of South Australia - Education, Podiatry, and Occupational Therapy.

Students may still apply for entry into these bachelor degrees subject to meeting entry requirements. Admission is competitive and based on academic performance and possibly, other selection criteria (test/interview).

Q: What is a Go8 university?

A: The Group of Eight (Go8) is a group of leading Australian universities which are leaders in research and general and professional education.

The members of the Go8 include:

The University of Adelaide, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, The University of Western Australia, The University of New South Wales, and Monash University.

Q: How many courses do I need to study in the Foundation Studies Program?

A: Students are required to study 3 core courses and 3 elective courses from the streams above.

Q: How will my studies be assessed?

A: Assessment is based on work completed throughout the year and on a final examination held at the end of the course. Each full course is marked out of 100 and the marks of 2 half load courses are added together and counted as one full course. An aggregate score of 500 is calculated.

Last updated November 2017

About the School

Eynesbury is a specialist institution that offers a range of pre-university and English programs, providing pathways in to the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.

Eynesbury is a specialist institution that offers a range of pre-university and English programs, providing pathways in to the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. Read less
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