Monash University Foundation Year - Intensive - 3622

Monash University Foundation Year - Intensive

The Monash University Foundation Year program is a pre-university year that prepares international students for higher education. Once the program is completed and the qualifying results obtained, students are guaranteed a place with one of the world's leading, and Australia's largest, tertiary education providers - Monash University.

The program is specifically designed for international students to bridge the gap between a student's home country qualifications and first-year university studies. The generalist nature of the program enables students to take a wide range of subjects and tailor the program to their future university and career ambitions.

The Foundation Year Intensive program spans approximately 8 months over two semesters and students are required to complete a minimum of four subjects (eight units). To further support the varying needs of international students, Monash University Foundation Year Australia also offers the program in standard and extended formats. Please Monash University Foundation Year Australia for more information.

The Monash University Foundation Year program is also offered in Indonesia (Jakarta), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru), China (Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai) and Sri Lanka (Colombo).

At a glance


Course offered to international students only

Course Details

  • On-campus at Sunway College, Johor Bahru, Malaysia: Full time
  • On-campus at Sunway College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Full time
9 months
Start date
Commencing In Dates (intakes) - Domestic Monash University Foundation Year is unavailable to domestic students. View alternative pathways to Monash University
Monash University Foundation Year
Course Handbook

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Study in the centre of Melbourne at our City campus

We have a dedicated support team here to help you succeed.

Study what you enjoy with a choice of 13 different subjects.

Choose an intake to suit you

Start in January, March, July or September

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Entry to the Monash University Foundation Year program is open to international students only.

Age entry requirement

Students must be at least 16 years of age when they first enrol for the Foundation Year program.

If applicants do not meet the above criteria, but would otherwise have been offered a place, they will be offered a deferred place to be taken up when the age criterion is met.

Please note that students must be at least 17 years of age when commencing at Monash University.

Academic entry requirement

Applicants must have an Australian Year 11 or equivalent qualification to enter the Foundation Year program.

Students must achieve at least an average grade in English and other subjects as specified in subject prerequisites.

More information regarding entrance requirements can be found on the Foundation Year website. For further information visit Monash College Foundation Year Program.

English requirements

Diploma Part 1
IELTS: 5.5 overall (no band lower than 5.0) TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 52 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 15, Listening: 5, Reading: 5 and Speaking: 14 Equivalent approved English test

Diploma Part 2
IELTS: 6.0 overall (Writing not less than 6.0) TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 69 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Foundation Year includes a range of subjects to suit your interests and goals.

When choosing your subjects, you should:

  • carefully read the course structure and subject information on this page
  • check the prerequisite subjects for your chosen degree
  • make an appointment with your Head of Studies when you arrive if you have questions or need advice.

To successfully complete the Standard, Intensive or Extended programs you need to pass eight units or more.

Your unit combination must include:

  • Unit 1 and 2 of English
  • Unit 1 and 2 of two other subjects
  • and at least two additional units.

Please note that units specific to the Extended program are additional subjects and are not included in your final Foundation Year score.

Making the application

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.