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Eynesbury Foundation Studies Program (International)

The Foundation Studies Program (FSP) is an 8 to 10 month academic program equivalent to Australian Year 12, which prepares students for entry into first year university, or an Eynesbury Diploma. The Eynesbury FSP can be packaged with virtually any undergraduate degree at The University of Adelaide or the University of South Australia. The FSP is also recognised by other Australian universities, including other members of the Group of Eight.
A wide range of subject pre-requisites allow students to meet university prerequisites, and multiple intakes throughout the year allow flexible start dates. Our April intake is particularly popular, as students who join us in April can articulate to University by the following February, saving valuable time.

Standard Foundation Studies Program

The Foundation Studies Program assessment is based on a final score expressed as a number out of 500. The three electives are each worth 100 points, the core course Language and Communication is worth 100 points, and the two other core courses are calculated with scores worth 50 points each. CRICOS code 074931M.

Core Courses

The three course courses complement each other, and are compulsory for all FSP students. The total grade for the core courses makes up 200 points in the final score out of 500.

  • Language and Communication (100 points)*
  • Clear Thinking and Logic (50 points)#
  • International Studies (50 points)#

*Students with English as a first language, or IELTS above 6.0, may be able to substitute English Media and Communication.

#These core courses are half load subjects, and each account for 50 points in the final score.

Elective courses

Students will choose three elective courses, each worth 100 points (300 points total). There are a wide range of electives available, and students will be counselled by Eynesbury academic staff to ensure the electives they choose will meet any university prerequisites.

Business

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

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
  • Design Studies#

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Students can expect to attend four hours per week of class time for each full load subject, and two hours per week for the half load core courses. Total study approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom, plus two, 2-hour supported study sessions each week, plus self-directed study as required.

Steams are indicative only and students may choose any combination of courses, subject to prerequisite requirements.

#A$50 materials fee applies to Design Studies.

*January intake only.

Entry to 1st year of Bachelor degree programs at University

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 should note that successful completion of the Eynesbury Foundation Studies Program is sufficient to meet the entry requirement for most Bachelor degree programs. There may be additional language requirements for undergraduate programs in Nursing and Teaching, and some programs will require students to complete prerequisite subjects and other entrance testing. Please contact us for further information. 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.

 

More information about the entry requirements for Eynesbury FSP students to The University of Adelaide can be found here.

More information about the entry requirements for Eynesbury FSP students to the University of South Australia can be found here.

Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS).

Students who wish to apply for Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) will be packaged with The University of Adelaide. In March of each year preceding the year in which students wish to be considered for a place in the Medicine program, students are asked to submit an application to the University’s International website. This application will service as the registration to sit the PQA (Personal Qualities Assessment) test. Application and payment must be made by 30 June. Results from the PQA test will determine whether or not an applicant receives an invitation to an interview. Students who pass the interview stage will then need to meet English language and academic entry requirements and ensure they have met prerequisites for the MBBS program. Eynesbury staff are very experienced at preparing and supporting students through the stages of the MBBS application process.

More information about the application process for Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) can be found here.

Extended Foundation Studies Program

The Extended Foundation Studies Program is suitable for students who need to develop their English language skills or undertake further study in key academic areas. The Extended FSP is a 14 month program, which includes additional core courses and electives. CRICOS code 074933J.

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

  • Extended FSP results are not used in the calculation of the Standard FSP score