IES Foundation Year programs guarantee entry into undergraduate programs at The University of Queensland to those international students who meet the specific standards for their chosen program (quotas apply in some programs).
Three programs are available: Standard, Express and Extended. Program placement is determined after consideration of a student’s academic background, English proficiency and desired undergraduate program as well as any other additional needs a student may have.
Each program offers both first and second semester start dates with entry into university the semester directly after graduation. Students should be aware some undergraduate programs offer semester one starts only and should plan their foundation studies accordingly.
Students receive the same high level of tuition across all three programs. Subjects comprise of regular formal class time as well as more casual tutorial sessions, replicating the teaching style at university. Students who are Australian citizens or who hold current Australian Permanent Residency status are not able to be admitted to the program.
Chrysalis Young Leaders develop the valuable leadership skills useful at both school and university and in realising future career goals and opportunities. Currently IES offers two leadership programs: Chrysalis Conference and Chrysalis Conversations.
The Chrysalis International Young Leaders Conference is held annually and is available to Year 9 to 12 students from around the world. It offers you the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills useful at school and university and to realise future goals and opportunities. Themed workshops will help you think about your undergraduate aim and explore options available for higher studies – all of this while experiencing the Australian lifestyle in sunny Brisbane.
Chrysalis Conversations are a series of Q&A panel discussions held in collaboration with The University of Queensland faculties and industry. They are available to Australian high school students and IES students to explore current global issues and career options upon graduation.