IES College

IES Foundation Year

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ACCREDITED AT

University of Queensland

AS THE FOUNDATION YEAR FOR
its undergraduate courses

IES Foundation Year

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The IES Foundation Year programs guarantee entry into most undergraduate programs at The University of Queensland to all international students who meet the specific standards for their chosen program (quotas may apply).

Our programs have been preparing international students for university since 1997 with more than 6,000 students having successfully transitioned into their chosen undergraduate degrees at UQ.


Based on a student’s academic background, English proficiency, desired undergraduate program and any additional needs, three programs within the IES Foundation Year are available. Each program offers both first and second semester start dates with entry into university in the semester directly after graduation. Students should be aware some undergraduate programs have semester one starts only and should plan their foundation studies accordingly.

Students who are Australian citizens or who hold current Australian Permanent Residency status are not eligible for the IES Foundation Year programs.

PROGRAM SEMESTER ONE START HOLIDAY PERIOD SEMESTER TWO START GRADUATION START AT UQ
EXTENDED PROGRAM
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3 Jan 2019 1 - 12 Jul 2019 15 Jul 2019 6 Dec 2019 Feb 2020
25 Jun 2019 23 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 6 Jan 2020 29 May 2020 Jul 2020
STANDARD PROGRAM
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18 Feb 2019 30 - 12 Jul 2019 15 Jul 2019 6 Dec 2019 Feb 2020
12 August 2019 22 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 6 Jan 2020 29 May 2020 Jul 2020
PROGRAM TRIMESTER ONE START HOLIDAY PERIOD 1 TRIMESTER TWO START HOLIDAY PERIOD 2 TRIMESTER THREE START GRADUATION START AT UQ
EXPRESS PROGRAM
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21 May 2019 22 - 26 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 30 Sep - 4 Oct 2019 8 Oct 2018 7 Dec 2018 Feb 2019
22 Oct 2019 23 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 30 Dec 2019 2 - 6 Mar 2020 11 Mar 2020 31 May 2020 Jul 2020

PROGRAM 20-WEEK START BREAK 10-WEEK START IES FOUNDATION YEAR (EXTENDED) PROGRAM COMMENCEMENT
ENGLISH PATHWAY PROGRAM FOR ENTRY INTO JUNE EXTENDED 2019
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21 Jan 2019 1 - 5 Apr 2019 8 Apr 2019 26 Jun Extended 2019
ENGLISH PATHWAY PROGRAM FOR ENTRY INTO JANUARY EXTENDED 2020
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23 Jul 2019 1 - 5 Oct 2019 8 Oct 2019 3 Jan Extended 2020

PROGRAM START HOLIDAY PERIOD PFYE ENDS EPP 20 WEEK COMMENCEMENT
PRE FOUNDATION YEAR ENGLISH APRIL 2019
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1 Apr 2019 19 - 26 Apr 2019 19 Jul 2019 23 Jul 2019
PRE FOUNDATION YEAR ENGLISH SEPTEMBER 2019
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23 Sep 2019 21 Dec - 7 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020 20 Jan 2020