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WA Universities’ Foundation Program


The Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program has been specially designed to meet the needs of international students.

The Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program (WAUFP) provides international students with a reliable pathway into leading universities. It’s provided on behalf of the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University.

On the successful completion of WAUFP, many students choose to continue their studies with Western Australian institutions, while a great number have also been accepted into overseas and other Australian universities.

CRICOS Course Code 076495K.


Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program Certificate is issued by the Tertiary Admissions Service Centre (TISC).


The WAUFP is offered in three intakes (scholarships based on academic merit are available):

  • January Entry: 10 months (January/February – November)
  • April Entry: 8 months (April – November)
  • Mid-Year Entry: 10 months (July – May/June)

The January and Mid-Year programs are suitable to all students who meet minimum entry requirements. The April Entry program is an accelerated program suitable for above-average students.


This program guarantees entry into government and private universities throughout Australia, provided you also meet the universities’ entry requirements. You’ll have a choice of universities and undergraduate courses.

WA public universities are Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia. Successful WAUFP students also have guaranteed entry into the University of Notre Dame (Australia).


Students receive 9 hours per week of tuition in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS) and 4.5 hours per week in other subjects.

Students in the April Entry intake receive an extra hour per week of tuition in each unit (other than ELACS). At the time of the final examinations in November, students in the April Entry intake will have had approximately the same total tuition hours as those who commenced in January.

Students select three or four of these subjects (subject availability may vary):

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management and Enterprise
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Human Biology
  • Mathematics Applications
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Physics
  • Psychology


Students are required to have an English standard approximately equal to IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0). Students must also have satisfactory completion of Year 11 studies or equivalent.


  • January Entry 2023: AUD$23,578 plus Overseas Student Health Cover*
  • April Entry 2023: AUD$23,578.00 plus OSHC*
  • Mid-Year Entry 2023: AUD$23,578.00 plus OSHC*

*OSHC — BUPA Overseas Student Health Cover. This is a compulsory medical cover for ALL international students, as required by the Department of Home Affairs. The price varies according to the length of the course.