University of South Australia

Foundation Studies

Interested in Foundation Studies?

Our Diplomas, Foundation Studies, Undergraduate Certificates and Aboriginal Pathway Program provide options if you’re looking for an alternate pathway to university. You might not meet the required qualifications to get directly into a bachelor’s degree and these programs are a supportive way to settle into the university environment.

You’ll be prepared to succeed at university by building academic skills and prerequisite knowledge. Plus, you get to experience life as a UniSA student, which means being taught by UniSA staff and accessing the full range of support services the university provides.

UniSA is a place for unstoppable people. As one of the world’s top young universities*, you’ll get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

*Ranked #52, 2023 THE Young University Rankings.

UniSA offers the following Foundation Studies degree

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This short video explains the pathway programs we offer and how they can help you gain entry into your preferred degree.

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    Associate Professor Sharron King

    "When you join UniSA College you will commence your journey as a student of the University of South Australia, and become a member of our supportive learning community." 

    All of our programs are designed to prepare you for success at university and equip you to achieve your ambitions. To ensure you engage in the program that best fits your background and needs, you can choose to study one of our 12-month diplomas, our 6-month Foundation Studies and a 6-month undergraduate certificate, or our Aboriginal Pathway Program. 

    Successfully completing the program you have chosen gives you the opportunity to gain competitive entry into a range of degrees, providing life-changing opportunities for people of different ages and backgrounds. You also have the opportunity to join the UniSA Alumni and to mentor and become a role model for other students. 

    I look forward to welcoming you to UniSA College, celebrating your success as a university student and witnessing your achievements of personal goals within and beyond the University of South Australia. 

    Professor Sharron King
    Dean of Programs (UniSA College) (Education Futures)

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    Hear from our students

    At UniSA College, we have a wonderfully diverse cohort. Each student brings with them different experiences and perspectives on life, however they all have a shared desire to succeed.

    Hear from current and former students about their time spent at the College. 

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    Program Enquiries 

    For further information about our programs please contact us: 

    Foundation Studies, Undergraduate Certificates & Diplomas


    Aboriginal Pathway Program


    UniSA College 

    Address: David Pank Building, Level 2
    160 Currie Street
    Adelaide, South Australia
    City West Campus

    Phone: (08) 8302 7407


    Postal address: 
    UniSA College
    University of South Australia 
    GPO Box 2471
    Adelaide, SA 5001


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