Take the most effective pathway to the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney Foundation Program (USFP) is a rigorous, focused program. It provides you with the training you need to succeed at Australia's most prestigious university.
We offer a range of start dates and programs throughout the year to suit your timing, your academic level and your planned university degree. The combined educational expertise of both the University of Sydney and Taylors College has been employed to create this foundation program.
Number of semester:2
Number of subjects per semester: 5
Total hours in class per week: 25
Intake start dates: January, July
Number of semester: 3
Number of subjects per semester: 6
Total hours in class per week: 30
Intake start dates: April, October
Note: you need a higher level of English for this program. View our entry requirements.
University of Sydney Foundation Program - Standard Intensive. CRICOS Course Code: 036126M.
Number of semester: 3
Duration: 59 weeks
Intake start dates: February, August
The Extended Program consists of two parts:
University of Sydney Extended Foundation Program. CRICOS Course Code: 048302A.
In 2016, 93% of students graduated from our Foundation Program received an offer from the University of Sydney.
You will have the choice of five Streams to study, which will be dependent on the undergraduate degree that you wish to study:
As part of each stream you will study a number of subjects. To determine which subjects you should study in relation to your chosen undergraduate degree, see below for more details.
Compulsory Core Subjects
Group 1 Elective Subjects (choose 1 subject)
Group 2 Elective Subjects (choose 1, 2 or 3 subjects)
Subjects marked with a # can be taken as one semester long minors. Only 2 minors can be taken for each program.
Note: Subjects offered are conditional on student numbers/preferences.
Compulsory Subjects (all streams)
All compulsory subjects are available for each stream
Elective Subjects (choose 2 subjects)
All subjects are available for each stream
Then Semester 2 and 3 with English A and B and a choice from all Standard subjects
♦January Standard and Extended August intake only.
Note: These courses are delivered by Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Taylors College on behalf of the University of Sydney
We recognise that you are most likely to do well in the subjects that interest you, so after completing your compulsory subjects, you can choose different elective subjects to study towards your chosen stream, which can help build the foundation for your future undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.
Learn more about our subjects.
“USFP is a really good program designed not only to allow you to study at a prestigious uni, but also to be able to do well in it.”
Andrew, from Taiwan
Graduated from USFPNow studying a combined degree – Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney
Learn about the required level of English and academic grades you need to achieve to be accepted into our foundation program.
View entry requirements.
Orientation: 12 February 2018
Orientation: 13 August 2018
Whether you wish to understand how your English and academic progress are graded, or what GPA is required for you to get into the degree program of your choice at the University of Sydney, learn more about assessments today.