Taylors College Perth, established in 1920, is a pathway to enter the prestigious University of Western Australia (UWA) which is one of the leading members of the Group of Eight Australian Universities and is ranked in the top 100 academically ranking universities in Australia. The institute offers foundation courses and diploma courses that improve the fundamental educational and language skills needed to excel in UWA.

The institute is located at the UWA Claremont campus and has quite an urban setting. Admission at Taylors College Perth does not follow any strict application deadlines and candidates can apply for a program of choice any time prior to the start of term by allowing sufficient time for processing of applications. This 100 years old institute exceeds its competitors in the categories of employment rate and average graduate salary and is thus, a coveted choice for international candidates to study

Why choose UWA?

UWA offers a world-class learning experience built on social responsibility, experience-rich learning and cutting-edge research. UWA helps students find their passion, discover broader ways of thinking, and master their chosen field. Students learn alongside world-class thought-leaders tackling globally relevant challenges.

UWA Foundation Program (UWAFP)

UWAFP provides effective degree preparation for international students who want to study at UWA. Depending on your previous achievements and our requirements, you can choose the right program length for you.

Diploma of Commerce & Diploma of Science Academic English Preparation Program (AEP)

Studying a Taylors College Diploma of Commerce or Diploma of Science will provide you with the extra English language and academic support you need to enter directly into the second year of a biomedical science, science, or commerce degree from the UWA, a world top 100 university.

Diploma of Commerce & Diploma of Science

Studying a Taylors College Diploma of Commerce or Diploma of Science will provide you with the extra English language and academic support you need to enter directly into the second year of a biomedical science, science, or commerce degree from the UWA, a world top 100 university.*

Academic English Preparation Program (AEP)

The Academic English Preparation (AEP) Program helps you make fast, effective progress in speaking, writing, reading and listening in English. Improving your level of English before you begin your pathway program could be the confidence boost you need to excel in your studies

Durations: •

  • The study period for each level is 10 weeks
  • 1-5 levels

Quality assurance

The University of Western Australia Foundation Programs (UWAFP) meet the requirements for Foundation Programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to overseas students providing an academic preparation for seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent.

Did you know…?

UWA offers professional pathways in architecture, dentistry, engineering, landscape architecture, law and medicine.

If you meet the academic performance requirements, you can gain assured entry to a professional postgraduate degree.

Some assured professional pathways have a limited number of places.

Most students still progress to their chosen professional postgraduate degree by competing for a place during their undergraduate studies.

Details of offer:

  • Mode of study: Full time, on campus
  • Award: On completion, a Certificate of Completion is issued
  • Tuition fees: From AU$25,500.
  • Start: January or July (Standard and Extended), April or October (Advanced)
  • Assessment: A combination of coursework assessment and final examinations
  • Duration in weeks: 52 (Standard), 40 (Advanced) or 78 (Extended)
  • Host institute: Taylors College Perth
  • Tuition Fee: $27,860-$31,930
  • University Type: public

About this program

A supportive stepping-stone to undergraduate year one

The UWA Foundation Program provides international students with a supportive stepping stone to the first year of a Bachelor degree at the University of Western Australia. The program brings together the collective expertise, experience and passion for education held by UWA and Taylors College Perth.

Expert teaching and effective preparation

Supportive and experienced teaching staff helps you develop your skills and abilities. You will study independently, work in groups, and learn to lead, carry out research and deliver presentations. These are all essential ingredients for success at UWA.

Keeping you on track for success

Throughout the program, your academic achievement will be carefully monitored, and you’ll be given regular feedback on your progress. Every UWAFP unit is made up of coursework (50%) and a final examination (50%).

Flexible study options

Depending on your life plans, academic level and preferred degree subject, the UWA Foundation Program offers advanced, standard and extended options to suit your individual needs.

Academic assessment

Taylors College courses have one over-riding Admissions Policy – we will only accept your application if your results indicate that you are able to pass the program.

As a guide, applicants for the Advanced program must have achieved superior grades in English and relevant academic subjects. Students applying for the Standard program must have achieved at least average grades in English and relevant subjects. The Extended program is designed for students who do not qualify for the Standard program, or who want to develop a more solid foundation in key subjects such as Mathematics or the Sciences. Forecast results are accepted where appropriate.

#Available to International Students only

Entry to UWAFP is for international students only. International students who are granted Australian permanent residency after accepting a place in the course may complete the their Foundation Program, but cannot be guaranteed entry to the University of Western Australia (UWA) under the conditions set down for international students

Undergraduate course  
Bachelor of Arts 
Anthropology and Sociology  
Asian Studies  
Classics and Ancient History  
Communication and Media Studies  
English and Cultural Studies  
French Studies  
German Studies  
History of Art  
Human Geography and Planning  
Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage  
Italian Studies  
Law and Society  
Medieval and Early Modern Studies  
Music – Music Studies  
Music – Specialist Music Studies  
Political Science and International Relations  
Psychology – Social and Applied Psychology  
Work and Employment Relations  
* Prerequisites must be satisfied by achieving a scaled score of 50% or higher, no more than five years before entry. ** Recommended subjects provide valuable background for courses but do not affect selection. *** All students must complete a unit of study (one of the 16 or 15) that is not in the main area of study (a Broadening Unit). # Music prerequisites: AMEB grade 7 (performance) and grade 5 (theory) or their equivalent from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. Applicants must also satisfy the requirement of an audition, in person.  
Bachelor of Commerce 
Business Law  
Economics (single or double major)  
Human Resource Management  
Bachelor of Design 
Integrated Design  
Landscape Architecture  
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honors) 
Any of the majors listed above may be studied within the BPhil (Hons)  
Bachelor of Science 
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing   
Agricultural Science   
Anatomy and Human Biology   
Applied Computing   
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   
Biomedical Science   
Computer Science   
Conservation Biology   
Engineering Science +   
Environmental Science   
Exercise and Health   
Marine Science   
Mathematics and Statistics   
Microbiology and Immunology   
Natural Resource Management   
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine   
Population Health   
Psychology – Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science   
Quantitative Methods   
Science Communication   
Sport Science   
Zoology   Notes   

* Prerequisites must be satisfied by achieving a scaled score of 50% or higher, no more than five years before entry.

** Recommended subjects provide valuable background for courses but do not affect selection.

*** Students must complete three Biology Units should they wish to enter the July intake of the relevant program at UWA.

#Students must complete three Chemistry units should they wish to enter the July intake of the relevant program at UWA.

+ Students not taking all recommended units may be limited to a single major in their bachelor degree course.

* Entry to the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honors) is subject to a separate competitive entry process. The minimum UWAFP score for entry to the BPhil (Hons) is 83%. February commencements only. Students must also complete an ISAT.

Credit transfers and exemptions

As a graduate of the Diploma of Science you may enter into the second year of a UWA Bachelor degree* with one year of advanced standing (academic credit) or eight units (48 credit points) toward the 24 units (144 credit points) course total. You need to achieve at least 50% in all eight units to successfully complete your diploma

* Selected majors only for the Diploma of Science

** Students who fail the same subject twice may not be eligible to progress to UWA.


Two trimester option:

Trimester 1Trimester 2
Effective Communication AEffective Communication B
Mathematics AMathematics B
Engineering Principles AEngineering Principles B
Physics AChemistry

Three trimester option:

Trimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
Effective Communication AEffective Communication BEngineering Principles B
Mathematics AMathematics BChemistry
Engineering Principles APhysics A


Other subjects that can be studies in the trimester options include: Computing, Molecular Biology, Human Biology A and Human Biology B. The biology units enable you to major in a Biomedical Science area in your Bachelor Degree when you successfully pass your Diploma of Science.

Each unit is worth 6 credit points, for a total of 48 credit points.

Your degree following the Diploma of Science

Once you successfully achieved a pass in all eight subjects you will be awarded the Diploma of Science, and you will be guaranteed a place in the second year of the UWA Bachelor of Science degree program.

Choose one subject major from:

  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Anatomy and Human Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

If you want to study a Bachelor of Science major that is not listed above, you might be required to study some additional units associated with your major. The length of your undergraduate degree could change.

      Required Documents

1. WAEC result (original certificate of O’level result)

2. Copy of international Passport

3. CV

4. A copy of your high school, college and / or university transcripts

5. 250 words of personal statement – stating why you want to study the course and how it will be of benefit to you; stating your pre-requisite experience of the course, career prospect and why you will return to Nigeria or your country

6. Completed student information form (request for it) 

The University of Western Australia admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Individuals who feel to apply to this citadel of learning should apply through our Study Abroad Agent in Nigeria

 How to Apply

 If you would like to apply to study at University of Western Australia, you will need to complete an application form and submit the relevant documentation; there is an Online Application form you request for it on

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Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria.

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