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FOUNDATION, DIPLOMA, INTERNATIONAL YEAR 1 ABROAD

Fast-track your studies from SPM, IB, IGCSE to Bachelor Degree in just a year.

If you have completed SPM, IGCSE, IB Certificate or an equivalent qualification, what are your options for furthering your studies overseas? How about A level, IB Diploma or students with an equivalent qualification who do not meet the entry requirement of their dream University? Is there an alternative pathway to get into the University of your choice?
  • Typical standard foundation:  2 semesters long, about 1 year.
  • Intensive foundation: Shorter duration. Mostly for students with exceptional good grades.
  • Extended foundation: Slightly longer than standard foundation course. For students who require additional time and support to cope and adjust to the Australian curriculum.

Students who have completed SPM, O level or an equivalent qualification would usually complete a 1-year standard foundation program. If requirement met, they will be guaranteed a progression to their desired bachelor’s degree at the affiliated University.

For those who do not meet the entry requirements, they have the option of doing the fast-track foundation course as an alternative entry into the university of their choice. It is a shorter version of the normal standard foundation (about 6 to 8 months of studies).

Students who have not received their actual results may use their preliminary or predicated results to apply.

Diploma programmes (Australia and New Zealand) and International Year 1 (UK) are often referred to the equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree.

 

  • Class sizes are usually smaller (between 20 to 45 students),
  • The schools tend to accept students with slightly lower academic results.

Both programmes are for:

  • Year 12 students (STPM, UEC, A-level, IB Diploma or equivalent) who do not meet the entry requirement of their choice University
  • They progress directly into the second year of their undergraduate degree upon completion of either programmes and meeting the required passing grades.
  • Save 1 year of studies as compared to a foundation program.

PS: Not all universities have such an affiliated pathway. Check with AECC Global Counsellors on those schools that provides such a pathway.

FAST-TRACK PROGRAMME DIAGRAM

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BENEFITS OF STUDYING FOUNDATION,
DIPLOMA OR INTERNATIONAL YEAR 1 PROGRAMME

Graduate to university year one in just a year

For students who have completed SPM, IGCSE or equivalent, it is a fast-track pathway towards university instead of the usual high school (eg. A Levels/IB) or polytechnic diploma pathway.

Guaranteed admission to the university of your choice

Many pathway programmes offer guaranteed progression to degree programmes or will support with university applications.

Prepares you for university life


Helps you to adapt to the academic environment and life in the country you are studying in, ensuring you are prepared for university studies.

Small classes and individual attention


This means you have more time to develop the understanding of your subject than you would get in a traditional University setting.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Different schools offers different scholarships, please contact us for more information.

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