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International Pathway Programs

The University of Sydney preparation programs

Get ready to succeed in your undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. Read about our excellent academic preparation programs and why you should start your journey to studying abroad in Australia with us.

What is a pathway program?

Designed to provide international students with the ideal stepping stone to Australia’s top university, our pathway programs provide academic and linguistic tuition to ensure your progression to the undergraduate degree of your choice. On one of our pathway programs you will have the freedom to choose a number of subjects and modules as well as completing a set of core topics, meaning the curriculum will be catered to your specific wants and needs. With a range of program structures and study options for every academic level, we are dedicated to helping you get to the University of Sydney. 

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.

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The University of Sydney Foundation Program

Your pathway to success at Australia's most prestigious university. Choose a course length that best suits your needs and develop the skills you need to progress to undergraduate study at the University of Sydney.

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High Achievers Preparation Program

Designed specifically for high achieving students aiming for undergraduate study at the University of Sydney, this 14 week fast-track program will guide you to the first year of a bachelor degree.

Why study a pathway program?

Benefit from University-College relations

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.

Your needs will be met

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.

We'll help 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.

Gain personal support

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.

Stay 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 for you

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.

Build your 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.

A variety of study options

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.

More reasons to study with us

Admissions support

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By applying to study with us you will benefit from our completely free guidance and support throughout the entire application process, helping you all the way from application to arrival. We offer support in more than a dozen languages, ensuring you get the guidance you need from our team of expert Student Enrolment Advisors.

Quality assurance

The University of Sydney Foundation Programs meet the requirements set by the Foundation Standards 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.


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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.

Sonya from Singapore

"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

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.