WA University Foundation Program (WAUFP)

Course Code 076552F


"WAUFP is an academic program designed for international students who do not have a strong English language background. Students are guaranteed entry into into one of the four Western Australian public universities upon the successful completion of the program and fulfilment of the university’s entry requirements.


Students must study at least 3 subjects as well as English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS). ELACS is the only compulsory subject. It increases the students’ knowledge and understanding of Australian society and culture and further develops their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.


Success in ELACS means that a student has met the English language requirement necessary for university entrance in WA. WAUFP graduates have gained entry to leading universities inAustralia and worldwide.


Ms Wilma Ong - ELACS Teacher, St George’s Anglican Grammar School


Advantages of WAUFP

Guaranteed entry into the top public universities in Western Australia: The University of Western Australia, Murdoch University,Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.*

More academic focus on English to help students gain the language skills necessary for success in university studies.

WAUFP examination papers are modified taking into account the fact that English is not the students’ native language.

University places are offered to WAUFP graduates before they are offered to applicants who took examinations for WACE.

Successfully offered since 1993 with graduates having been accepted into degrees with limited places, including Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Law, Engineering, Accounting, etc.)


*On successful completion of WAUFP and fulfilment of university entry requirements.


Course Content

Subjects offered for WAUFP are:

  • ELACS (double subject)
  • Psychology (ATAR)
  • Chemistry (ATAR)
  • Physics (ATAR)
  • Human Biology (ATAR)
  • Mathematics Methods (ATAR)
  • Mathematics Applications (ATAR)
  • Mathematics Specialist (ATAR)
  • Accounting and Finance (ATAR)
  • Business Management and Enterprise (ATAR)
  • Economics (ATAR)


Course Duration

The Standard Program is a two-semester course, commencing in February. An Accelerated Program,starting in April, is available to academically advanced students.


Recognition of WAUFP

The WAUFP is recognised by many leading Australian universities in other states. According to information provided by the WAUFP provider colleges, students have successfully enrolled at the following universities:


Western Australia

  • University of Western Australia
  • Curtin University
  • Murdoch University
  • Edith Cowan University


Australian Capital Territory

  • Australian National University


New South Wales

  • Macquarie University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Wollongong


Northern Territory

  • Charles Darwin University



  • Bond University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Central Queensland


South Australia

  • University of South Australia
  • University of Adelaide
  • Flinders University



  • University of Tasmania


  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • RMIT University


Students wishing to study at an interstate university should contact the university directly and check the admissions requirements.


Information quoted from the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) www.tisc.edu.au.


Entry To Overseas Universities

According to information provided by the WAUFP providers, students have enrolled in universities in the following countries

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Please visit the links below for further information on course content at specific School locations:


St George's Anglican Grammar School WAUF Program