UNSW Institute of Languages


Foundation English Entry Course (FEEC)

Foundation English Entry Course (FEEC) is the ideal preparation for a UNSW Foundation Studies course.

Foundation English Entry Course (FEEC) is offered as a 10, 15 or 20 week course and will help you to develop your English language proficiency and vital academic skills such as research and note-taking techniques and academic writing. Once you've successfully completed FEEC you'll be admitted directly into your Foundation Studies Program.


2017 CRICOS Code Type Duration Maximum Class Size Levels Fees
080691E Full-time 10 weeks 18 students 1 AUD $5,200
  080691E Full-time 15 weeks 18 students 1 AUD $7,800
  080691E Full-time 20 weeks 18 students 1 AUD $10,400

Key Benefits

  • Successful FEEC students do not need to retake an IELTS or similar test and on completion are admitted directly into their UFS program
  • You can package your FEEC, UNSW Foundation Studies and UNSW degree program under one visa covering the entire period of study for all courses
  • Approximately 85% of students are successful in FEEC
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers understand the special needs of Foundation Studies students and provide the support and advice that you need
  • Conducted at UNSW Kensington campus, you familiarise yourself with UNSW and all its facilities and support services while you build a network of fellow students before commencing your UNSW undergraduate degree
  • Classes of no more than 18 students allow for close levels of interaction between you and your teachers
  • Up to date classroom technology is used to engage and motivate you in your learning.

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2017 Entry Requirements

2017 IELTS Academic Module TOEFL Paper based Test PBT TOEFL Internet based Test iBT Cambridge Advanced English Pearson Test of English UNSW Institute of Languages
English Entry

10 weeks


Writing 5.0

(sub-scores 5)

TWE 4.0

Writing 14

Writing 154

(sub-scores 154)

Writing 38

Writing D
English Entry

15 weeks


Writing 5.0

(sub-scores 5)

TWE 4.0

Writing 14

Writing 154

Writing 38

Writing D

English Entry

20 weeks


Writing 4.5

(sub-scores 4.5)

TWE 3.5

Writing 12

Writing 147

Writing 32

Writing D-

Please read our other conditions.

The course develops English proficiency and academic study skills needed for success in UNSW Foundation Studies including:

  • presentation and discussion skills
  • listening and note-taking
  • reading and research skills and academic writing

FEEC Tuition Fees is $520/week for 2017.

Please read more information about non tuition fees.

FEEC Start Dates FEEC Finish Dates UNSW Foundation Studies Start Date
20 weeks 15 weeks 10 weeks
1 Aug 2016 5 Sep 2016 10 Oct 2016 16 Dec 2016 Standard Plus program 18 Jan 2017
Transition Program 8 Feb 2017
10 Oct 2016 14 Nov 2016 3 Jan 2017 10 Mar 2017 Standard Program 5 Apr 2017
6 Feb 2017 13 Mar 2017 18 Apr 2017 23 Jun 2017 Standard Plus Program 12 July 2017
Transition program 23 Aug 2017
18 Apr 2017 22 May 2017 26 Jun 2017 1 Sep 2017 Transition Program 25 Sep 2017
Standard Program 27 Sept 2017
Fees (2017)
AUD $10,400
Fees (2017)
AUD $7,800
Fees (2017)
AUD $5,200

Classes may be scheduled in the morning or the afternoon at our Kensington or Randwick Campus

Morning class times: 9.00 - 11.00am and 11.30am - 1.30pm
Afternoon class times: 1.30 - 3.30pm and 4.00 - 6.00pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Language and Grammar
  • sentence structure
  • using conjunctions to write compound sentences
Listening and Speaking
  • recognising the speakers’ attitude to an issue
Writing Practice
  • cohesion
  • writing a paragraph with one controlling idea
Writing Workshop
  • academic style
  • writing objectively
Group Discussion:
  • expressing your ideas and asking for the ideas of others
Reading and Vocabulary
  • transition signals
  • interpreting language that connects ideas within sections of text
Reading and Writing
  • identifying controlling ideas and supporting ideas in a paragraph
Film Studies
  • understanding the relationship between different scenes in a film
  • summarising the plot
Study Skills Workshop
  • being a reflective learner
  • developing personal learning goals
Consultation and Guided Independent Learning
  • guidance on independent study skills
  • individual consultations with teacher


Assessment takes place throughout the course, with regular feedback provided on student progress and includes

  • Weekly writing tasks
  • Mid course and final exams
  • Presentations

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  1. Please read our How to Apply section.
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