In 1998 the first students graduated from the University of Queensland’s Foundation Year (UQFY) program and began their undergraduate studies at The University of Queensland. Since then, more than 4,000 international students have successfully completed the foundation year program and passed onto UQ. The UQFY program annually enrols around 500 students from more than 40 different countries.
Over 85% of each graduating group are successful in gaining entrance to UQ across a wide range of programs and faculties. Entry requirements are prescribed in advance and all students who meet those stated requirements are offered a place at UQ.
UQFY graduates enjoy a high measure of academic success at UQ. Studies undertaken indicate that UQFY Alumni have an average GPA higher than that of other international students.
The UQ Foundation Year program is also accredited as 30954QLD Certificate IV in University Preparation. Students can apply for entry to all Australian universities using their results on 30954QLD Certificate IV in University Preparation as evidence of academic study. Students have been accepted in all major Australian universities including Melbourne University, Monash, University of NSW and Sydney University.