International student programs

The University of Sydney preparation programs

Get ready to succeed in your undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. Our excellent academic preparation programs provide the ideal stepping stone to Australia’s first university.

Programs to suit you

Choose from the University of Sydney Foundation Program (USFP) and the High Achievers Preparation Program (HAPP). We will help you choose the right program for you and follow your application through to arrival.

Taylors College works with the University

The University of Sydney oversees the setting and moderating of final examinations. So you can be assured of the highest quality assessment. Lecturers from the University of Sydney visit Taylors College Sydney. This gives you the chance to find out more about your course options.

Supporting your needs

Get help with everything from organising your studies to selecting your university course. We're also happy to help with any personal issues you’re facing. Our expert staff have lots of experience in catering to the needs of international students.

Helping you settle in

Get the support you need to settle in to life at Taylors College Sydney – and life in Australia. Our experienced staff are always available to reassure you so that you can succeed in your studies.

Individual support for every student

Taylors College Sydney students come from many different countries and cultures. That’s why it’s important to us that we provide an environment that respects everyone. Yet you can be sure we’ll never forget your individual needs.

Keeping you on track

Your Student Adviser can help with any issues you face in your academic as well as your personal life. The Associate Dean, Careers Advisers, Dean of Students and your Student Adviser will check your attendance and academic progress to keep you on track.

Course and career guidance

Your academic preparation program at Taylors College Sydney is about more than good grades. It’s about preparing you for a successful future. That’s why we have on-campus Careers Advisers to offer valuable course and careers advice.

Skills for success

You’ll develop independent learning and critical thinking skills by studying one of our academic programs. These will prove to be very useful in your undergraduate degree as well as your career.

Mode of study

Our face-to-face taught academic programs help you to develop independent learning and critical thinking skills. These will prove to be very useful in your undergraduate degree as well as your career.

Why study with us?

Quality assurance

A student walking down steps

The University of Sydney Foundation Programs meet the requirements for Foundation Programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to overseas students providing an academic preparation for students seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent.


The Campus Director of Taylors College Sydney Chris Norton with a student.

Every year our high performing students are awarded scholarships to support their further study at the University of Sydney.

You can discuss the academic and eligibility requirements with your Study Group Representative or with your agent.

Taylors College student Sonya on campus at the University

"The academic rigour that Taylors College puts you through, combined with the ability to pick subjects that you’re really passionate about, really was a fantastic combination for university preparation. I think if I’d come here straight for university, it would have been really difficult to assimilate to culture changes, to learning a new way, but I think it was a really good buffer period for me."

Sonya from Singapore
Taylors College alumni
Now studying Law at the University of Sydney

We are open for your studies – Read our latest guidance for current students or find out more about starting your course.