International pathway programs

The University of Sydney preparation programs

Get ready to succeed in your undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. Read about our excellent academic preparation programs and why you should start your journey to studying abroad in Australia with us.

What is a pathway program?

Designed to provide international students with the ideal stepping stone to Australia’s top university, our pathway programs provide academic and linguistic tuition to ensure your progression to the undergraduate degree of your choice. On one of our pathway programs you will have the freedom to choose a number of subjects and modules as well as completing a set of core topics, meaning the curriculum will be catered to your specific wants and needs. With a range of program structures and study options for every academic level, we are dedicated to helping you get to the University of Sydney. 

Programs to suit you

Choose from the University of Sydney Foundation Program (USFP) and the High Achievers Preparation Program (HAPP). We will help you choose the right program for you and follow your application through to arrival.

The University of Sydney Foundation Program

Your pathway to success at Australia's most prestigious university. Choose a course length that best suits your needs and develop the skills you need to progress to undergraduate study at the University of Sydney.

High Achievers Preparation Program

Designed specifically for high achieving students aiming for undergraduate study at the University of Sydney, this 14 week fast-track program will guide you to the first year of a bachelor degree.

Why study a pathway program?

Comprehensive Support and Preparation

  • Benefit from University-College collaboration.

  • Receive help with academic and personal needs, course/career guidance.

  • Develop valuable skills for academic and career success. 

Inclusive Support and Cultural Diversity

  • Settle into life at Taylors College and Sydney with ongoing support.

  • Personalised assistance that respects and embraces diverse cultural backgrounds and individual needs.

Quality Assurance and Course Insights 

  • Our academic programs and assessments are reviewed by the University of Sydney, Faculty Liaison Officers. 

  • Gain insights from visiting University lecturers about your course options.

More reasons to study with us

Admissions support

By applying to study with us you will benefit from our completely free guidance and support throughout the entire application process, helping you all the way from application to arrival. We offer support in more than a dozen languages, ensuring you get the guidance you need from our team of expert Student Enrolment Advisors.

Quality assurance

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


Every year our high performing students are awarded scholarships to support their further study at the University of Sydney.

You can discuss the academic and eligibility requirements with your Study Group Representative or with your agent.



"The academic rigour that Taylors College puts you through, combined with the ability to pick subjects that you’re really passionate about, really was a fantastic combination for university preparation. I think if I’d come here straight for university, it would have been really difficult to assimilate to culture changes, to learning a new way, but I think it was a really good buffer period for me."

Sonya from Singapore
Taylors College alumni
Now studying Law at the University of Sydney

The future is yours to define