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|
|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|
|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|
|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
|21 Jan 2019||1 - 5 Apr 2019||8 Apr 2019||26 Jun Extended 2019|
|ENGLISH PATHWAY PROGRAM FOR ENTRY INTO JANUARY EXTENDED 2020
|23 Jul 2019||1 - 5 Oct 2019||8 Oct 2019||3 Jan Extended 2020|