The WA Universities’ Foundation Program at Canning College takes international students into Australian universities in just 8 or 10 months.
Our international students, who come from more than 20 countries, enjoy a safe and supportive learning environment and an exciting student experience in Perth, Western Australia.
With a 96% success rate in 2021, our international students are better prepared to succeed at university because of their Canning College experience.
Malaysian students who have completed SPM, IGCSE or GCE O Level with C grades in relevant academic subjects, or Senior Middle 2 with a C-grade average, can start the Foundation Program in February, April or July and be ready to start university in 2024.
High-performing students may be eligible for Canning College scholarships, including up to 40% off tuition fees.
We make it easier to study with us by allowing students to use their latest academic results, including preliminary or forecast results, to apply for a place in the WA Universities’ Foundation Program.
“Canning College's support made my life so much easier as an international student who knew nothing about living in Australia.” – Carine Siew, from Malaysia.
Our goal is to give students a great education by providing care and support at every stage of their journey. Our approach makes it easier for students to focus on their studies and achieve their academic and career goals.
Thousands of students have completed the WA Universities’ Foundation Program on their way to top universities, including education institutions in Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight.
The Foundation Program gives students excellent academic preparation for university studies, while our staff make sure students feel positive about the transition into universities.
When international students successfully complete a Canning College program, it opens up a world of university opportunities. While some students choose to continue their studies elsewhere in Australia or even overseas, many stay in Western Australia.
We have long-standing partnerships with Western Australia’s five universities – The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame. Many of our students also choose to enrol in other Australian universities such as the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.
Canning College has been educating international students for 40 years and our staff understand the unique needs of students from many different backgrounds.
After students enrol in Canning College programs, our staff help them prepare for life on campus and in our great city.
Before students leave home to start their international education adventure, they are provided with all the information they need to make life easy in Perth.
They learn about the subjects in each program, and our support services, which include additional English language assistance and wellbeing services. They also receive advice regarding accommodation.
Students under the age of 18 stay with a registered member of the Australian Homestay Network, where they receive additional care and support.
On arrival in Perth, students are offered a free airport pick-up service that takes them to their accommodation. Our spacious campus, set in a natural setting next to Curtin University, has modern classrooms and fully equipped science laboratories where subjects are taught by teachers who understand the needs of international students.
A team of Student Advisors are available throughout the year to provide advice and assistance with queries regarding studies, personal wellbeing and university destinations.
Our priority is to give every student a happy and supported experience, not just in the classroom but in every aspect of their life in Perth.
Our experienced staff help students understand if the WA Universities’ Foundation Program is the best fit for their academic level.
We may recommend the Certificate IV in University Access Program, which can be completed in just six months and leads into Canning’s Diploma of Commerce or a range of degree courses at Curtin University and Murdoch University.
Canning College also offers Senior Secondary Studies in Year 10 and Year 11, Bridging Programs that help students improve their academic ability and transition into other programs.
Our admissions team can process applications quickly so that students do not have an anxious wait to know if they have been successful.
Contact us here and start on your pathway to university in Australia.
You can also visit our international education agent page to find a representative in your local area to help you with your application.