Pre-University Foundation Program


The Foundation program provides an opportunity for students who do not meet our rigorous entry requirements to a Bachelor’s degree to upgrade their skills through a pre-university entry program.

The objective of the foundation program is to provide an alternative pathway to tertiary education for students who are disadvantaged by their geographical location, family situation, education history or other circumstances. It equips students with the skills and capabilities to enter tertiary study. The program focuses on entry to undergraduate degrees in Business, Business and Environmental Science, Psychology and Information Technology.




Online Application Guide and Checklist



Program Facts


Duration 8 Months
Course structure 2 trimesters consisting of 4 months each
Intake March, July & November
Total tuition fees
Domestic * International
S$11,032 S$11,353

* Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student’s Pass)
Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.


Study Program


Core Subjects Electives
(students to choose any 5 subjects)
• English Fundamentals 1
• Communication across cultures
• Statistics
• Critical Thinking
• Introduction to Learning & Development
• Introduction to Mathematics
• Economics
• Human Perspectives on World Geography
• Introduction to Information Technology
• English Fundamentals 2


For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.


Entry requirements
Singapore GCE O Levels with grade C average in five subjects and be 17 years of age at point of entry
Hong Kong HKCEE Form 5 with grade C in four subjects
Japan Kotogakko 2 with 4.0 average
South Korea Senior High School Year 2 with C average
China Senior Middle School 2 with 60% average
Myanmar Completion of BEHS with 70% average
Vietnam Year 11 with GPA 6.0
Indonesia SMU 2 with GPA 7.0
Philippines Certificate of graduation Year 11 with 75% average
Taiwan Senior high school year with C average
India Year 11 with 60% average
Malaysia SPM/UEC with passes in 5 academic subjects with C average
Thailand Matayom 5 with 60% average
English requirements
• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each of the 4 areas) or
• Satisfactory completion of JCU Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP) Level 2.
Progression Requirement
Students need to successfully complete ten (10) subjects with a minimum pass of 50% per subject and secure an overall 65% to progress to the JCU undergraduate program.


International Students – IELTS Requirement


Further requirements

Please direct enquiries to the

**Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit

JCU Singapore is required to be EduTrust-certified as it enrols international students. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Council for Private Education (CPE), a statutory board that was formed in 2009. EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme and in JCU Singapore, it is provided through an insurance protection scheme.

Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage for the students’ hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. JCU Singapore will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable. For more details please visit the CPE website:

Although JCU Singapore endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.

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