Academic English overview

Build your language skills to succeed at university.

Improve your English skills before you start university, with our Academic English Programs. They help you communicate effectively, get familiar with expectations at university, succeed in your studies and reach your goals. 

We have a range of programs to choose from, based on your individual needs and the study path you want to take. They can also be packaged with our Diploma and Foundation Studies programs, and UNSW degrees. 

Your journey with an English Program

University English Entry Course progresses to Diploma Program or UNSW Bachelor's degree or UNSW Master's degree University English Entry Course progresses to Diploma Program or UNSW Bachelor's degree or UNSW Master's degree
Your journey with a Foundation Studies program Your journey with a Foundation Studies program

Learn with UNSW College

Choose your level 

Our courses are suitable for various English levels and help develop your academic language skills quickly. Choose the option that suits your current ability level and future plans. 

Prepare for the next step 

If you need to meet the English entry requirements for one of our pathway programs or a UNSW degree, these flexible courses will help you get there. 

Supportive, practical and engaging 

Learn English at your level in small classes with lots of support, plus regular feedback and assessments. Industry‑leading teachers will help you develop critical thinking skills through engaging and interactive classes, both online and face-to-face. 

Academic English programs

University English Entry Course (UEEC)

Have you received a conditional offer from UNSW Sydney, but do not meet the UNSW English entry requirements? In 20 weeks or less, this advanced course can help. If you pass the UEEC, you do not need to sit any other English tests.

Foundation English Entry Course (FEEC)

This intermediate, 10-week course prepares you for our Foundation Studies program. If you pass the FEEC, you do not need to sit any other English tests.

Tertiary Orientation Program

This is an advanced course that runs over five weeks. It’s for students who have a full offer from UNSW but want to strengthen their English language skills before starting university.

Essential Academic English

This 10-week, intermediate course prepares you with the academic English skills you need to enter the University English and Foundation English courses.

Student Guide

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Pathway Finder

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Student Services

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Under 18 Care

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Student & Alumni Stories

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Scholarships

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Diploma & Foundation Studies
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Pre-Masters Program & Academic English
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