What is Foundation English Entry Course (FEEC)?    

Are you eager to start your journey to UNSW but need to improve your English skills? The Foundation English Entry Course is your key to a smoother pathway, granting entry into your chosen Foundation Studies program or Transition Program. Once you successfully complete FEEC, you can progress without sitting any other English tests. 

With a high pass rate, over 95% of students qualify for entry into a Foundation Studies program after studying FEEC.




10 weeks

Weekly class time

20 hours


Foundation Studies or Transition Program

Delivery mode

On-campus or online*



*You can study FEEC Online, our 10-week English Program taught fully online. For more information, see below. 

Who is this program for?

Our Foundation English Entry Course has been designed specifically for international students who need extra support with their English language skills, before starting a Foundation Studies pogram.  

The 10-week course provides the support you need to achieve your English goals so you can begin your journey to UNSW Sydney. You’ll improve your writing, speaking and digital skills, develop independent learning skills and receive individual feedback. When you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll progress straight into Foundation Studies or Transition Program. No further English tests required!

*You can study FEEC, our 10-week English Program taught fully online.

Why study with UNSW College? 

High pass rate

Taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers, over 95% of students who study FEEC pass and progress directly into a Foundation Studies or Transition Program. No additional English test required.

Specially designed for UNSW 

The FEEC is specially built to prepare you to succeed in the Foundation Studies program of your choice. You’ll develop your skills in presentation, group work, note taking, comprehension, reading academic texts, research, grammar and more.

Less paperwork

You can package your FEEC, Foundation Studies program and UNSW degree under one visa, which means one less thing to think about on your learning journey.

Your future at UNSW

Our Foundation English Entry Course provides a great foundation to launch your learning career at UNSW. UNSW Sydney is a top 20 university with the best resources available to help you build a great career and a bright future.

Once you successfully complete your FEEC, you will progress to Foundation Studies or Transition Program Online, and after that? First Year at UNSW Sydney to study the bachelor’s degree of your choice.

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    QS World University Rankings, 2024.

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    Employable Graduates

    AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

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The FEEC helps you build the English skills that will give you the confidence to succeed at UNSW College and UNSW Sydney. Upon successful completion of the Foundation English Entry Course, you’ll have the practical tools you need to get the most out of every lecture, assignment and assessment. 

Learn to: 

  • Present, discuss and contribute to group work 
  • Take notes in lectures 
  • Read academic texts and develop research skills 
  • Write in an academic tone 
  • Use the appropriate grammar and pronunciation 
  • Develop independent learning strategies 

With this basic knowledge, plus fundamental English language and academic skills, you’ll be ready to take the next step and succeed.

Entry requirements

The Foundation English Entry Course is designed for international students who need extra skills to start their pathway to UNSW Sydney, with UNSW College. 

You will be placed in an appropriate class based on a test score under the following conditions:

  1. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE tests must have been taken within 12 months of the enrolment date. 
  2. If you have variations in test subscores, you may be assessed individually for placement and may require additional weeks of study. 
  3. UNSW College reserves the right to require you to undertake our placement test to confirm appropriate course placement. 
  4. UNSW College reserves the right to make changes to this course placement guide without notice. 
  5. Progression into the next Academic English Program depends on your achievement in course assessments. You may progress more quickly or slowly than the indication in weeks provided in this table. 
  6. UNSW College also accepts Cambridge Advanced English (CAE). 

View entry requirements

Academic calendars

The academic calendar consists of important dates throughout your study period such as Orientation, census dates, study weeks, exam weeks and breaks for your program or course of study.

Items marked with ( * ) are required to be completed to continue

Depending on your level of English, you may need to study an Academic English Program. This may consist of up to 20 weeks of additional English language tuition in our Foundation English Entry Course and Essential Academic English Course.

Orientation dates for Academic English Programs are on the first day of classes. You will receive information about Orientation a few weeks prior to your start date. Census dates for Academic English Programs are 1 week after the first day of classes.

Foundation English Indicative Fees

2024 tuition fees

A$630 per week

Weeks 2024 tuition fees
10 weeks A$6,300

Note: The tuition fee that you will pay depends on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course. Fees are reviewed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed, so it’s important to remember that indicative tuition fees shown above are not guaranteed. Any update to fees is effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

Ready to apply?

At UNSW College, every application we receive is carefully considered. When you are ready to join us, click the button below – or visit how to apply for a step-by-step guide.

Why study with UNSW College?

  • More than 50 years experience

    As the first university language centre in Australia, we have more than 50 years experience in teaching English and preparing students for university.

  • Support as you learn

    Our English language programs are designed for international students like you, so you can develop the study skills to take the next step with confidence.

  • The foundations of your university journey

    Experience life on campus, engage in university style learning and make friends from around the world as you start to prepare for university.

Meiwie Chen - FEEC student from China
"The English language course teaches a lot of regular content during the undergraduate period. Such as the format of the paper, the way the tutorial is performed, and how to make notes on the lecture. These can help me make a good transition to undergraduate."

Meiwie Chen, China

Academic English student

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