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Swinburne Foundation Year

Streams Business
Engineering/ Science
Duration Eight months
Intakes February, June, October
English proficiently requirements of students -
Sri Lankan GCE O level - C Grade in either English Language or Appreciation of English Literacy Texts
UK/Cambridge GCE O levels - Grade C in English subject

Swinburne Foundation Year is a pre-university program designed to help you transition smoothly into university by developing your study and learning skills. You will not only be prepared to meet the entry requirements for your subsequent course, but also be prepared for academic success in your subsequent study.

You can apply for this program with their O/Level results Upon successfully completing Swinburne Foundation Year, you will be eligible for entry into your preferred degree at Swinburne as long as you meet the degree entry requirements and prerequisites.

If you don’t wish to transfer directly into a bachelor program, you can keep studying in a supportive environment through one of Swinburne’s UniLink Diploma programs offered at NCHS, before entering the first or second year of a Swinburne bachelor degree


Students will have the option of pursuing Business or Science/Engineering streams with NCHS:

  • Foundation Year (Business)
  • Foundation Year (Science/Engineering)

Destination courses

Upon successful completion of the Swinburne Foundation Year program, students will gain access to the following programs:

  • The first year of a related bachelor degree in Melbourne, Australia or Sarawak, Malaysia, subject to minimum academic requirements
  • A related UniLink diploma at NCHS