The University Preparatory Program (UPP) is a FREE* one year program for anyone who wants to get ready to enter university. It has been designed for those who have never been to university or have not studied for a long period of time. Best of all, there are no prerequisites for entry into the UPP.
The program will help you to improve your skills in numeracy, literacy and research, while providing an introduction to university culture. The program aims to give you the tools to become a successful university student so you will come away from the program with the confidence to go on to further university study. When you enrol into the UPP you will study at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus, having access to all of the first class facilities the University has to offer.
*No course or amenity fees apply, however this does not consider other incidental costs and living expenses such as; travel, stationary etc. For more information visit our other financial considerations page for future students.
Upon satisfactory completion of the UPP, students will be assured entry into a range of undergraduate degree programs at the University of Adelaide, including the:
In addition to completion of the UPP, completion of specific courses will be required for entry into certain programs (see program structure).
Please note that when applying for the Bachelor of Nursing from the UPP, entry to this program is competitive and based on student Grade Point Average (GPA) across the whole UPP.
You must be 17 years or over by 1 January on the year you commence study. If you have not completed Year 12, you must have been out of school for at least one year.
You must be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen resident in Australia, permanent resident of Australia, or holder of a permanent Humanitarian Visa.
Please note that the above services are only available to students studying on the North Terrace campus.