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Pre-University Foundation Program Extended

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Course overview

The objective of the JCU Foundation program, Extended is to provide an alternative pathway into tertiary education programs for those students including international students who are disadvantaged by their geographical location, family situation, educational history or other circumstances whereby they are unable to participate in other entry mechanisms.

It equips students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enter tertiary study.

Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
12 months full time
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Course Structure

3 trimesters consisting of 4 months each

Study Program

Students are required to complete 3 trimesters/ terms namely:

Term 1

  • English Language Preparatory Program Level 3
  • Maths

Term 2 and 3

Students are required to complete 10 of the following subjects:

  • English Fundamentals 1
  • Communication Across Cultures
  • Statistics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Learning & Development
  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Human Perspective on World Geography
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • English Fundamentals 2
  • Chemistry #

# Only studied if Bachelor Of Education (Early Childhood Education) is chosen as an undergraduate program. Commencement of classes is subject to minimum student number.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

To gain entry to the JCU Pre University Foundation Program, Extended prospective students must have:

  • GCE ‘O’ level or IGCSE qualification with a minimum FOUR O level passes with a minimum 11 points aggregate score or
  • NITEC + Interview

English Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each of the 4 areas) or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP) Level 2.

International Students - IELTS Requirement

Progression Requirement

Students must pass Term 1 subjects in order to progress to Term 2 and Term 3. Students need to successfully complete ten (10) subjects from Term 2 and 3 with a minimum pass of 50% per subject and secure an overall 65% to progress to the JCU undergraduate program.

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student's Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

It’s a pathway program giving students the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate program. There is no exit certificate.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$17,762 S$19,046

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Download the Pathway Program brochure here.

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg

Disclaimer
Although James Cook University 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.