University Preparatory Program
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.
- What Degree Can I Do After the UPP?
Upon satisfactory completion of the UPP, students will be eligible for entry into a range of undergraduate degree programs at the University of Adelaide, including:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of Finance
- Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Bachelor of Social Science
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts
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.
- Eligibility and Entry Requirements
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.
You must not have studied for longer than one semester full-time equivalent at any Australian university, regardless of the results, unless that study was undertaken more than five years previously.
- Key Advantages
- Free with no course fees (although there may be costs for materials).
- Centrelink approved, as long as you study a full-time equivalent (75%) load, you should be eligible for Centrelink benefits.
- Full-time and part-time study options allow you to fit the UPP around your current lifestyle. It is a one year program however you can take up to two years to complete it.
- The perfect first step if you would like to study a university degree.
- Courses are integrated with University degree programs, allowing you to experience authentic undergraduate learning on the North Terrace campus.
- UPP students get a lot of individual attention. After you have applied, you will meet the Program Coordinator to identify your learning goals, needs and capacities. Staff are available throughout the program to discuss your progress.
- As a UPP student you will have a student card and access to all the support services and facilities available to undergraduate students.
- Individual assistance with numeracy and literacy if required.
- No long term obligation.
- Services Available to UPP Students
Please note that the above services are only available to students studying on the North Terrace campus.
- How to Apply
Semester 2 2017
Applications close: 5:00pm on Friday 7 July 2017
Admission interviews: Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2017
Orientation & enrolment: Wednesday 19 July 2017
Semester starts: Monday 24 July 2017
Phone: +61 8 8313 5245
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