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 an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities*, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

UNSTOPPABLE® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence. Ranked #26, 2019 THE Young University Rankings. Ranked #30, 2020 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50.

Changes to UniSA College programs for 2024

Please note, changes will be made to UniSA College programs in 2024.

UniSA Foundation Studies is changing from 12 to 6 months and diplomas are shifting from 2 years to 12 months. Students will continue to start their university journey in a supported environment with many program options to suit all future career goals.

More information will be available online in August. In the meantime, you will find more information in the brochure below.

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