Taylors College empowers its students to succeed. They believe that with a comprehensive introduction to academic excellence, everyone has a place at the top. The peak they reach is the University of Sydney — a world top 40 institution with a long, illustrious history of producing community-bettering leaders.
The College offers the University of Sydney Foundation Program (USFP) to guarantee a smooth climb to Australia’s most prestigious higher education provider. It was designed to assist students keen on pursuing an undergraduate degree there but do not meet the entry requirements just yet.
The USFP is just as accessible as it is versatile. The programme offers a range of start dates throughout the year to suit every timeline. Rigour can be discussed as well. The Standard Programme, Intensive Programme, and Extended Programme take 52, 40 and 75 weeks to complete respectively.
Aspirations play a key role when customising a curriculum. Alongside a professional, every learner’s University of Sydney bachelor’s degree requirements are evaluated to determine how little or how much time should be spent on the compulsory subjects of English and Mathematics. Experts merely recommend the rest — students have final say on how they will make their academic dream a reality.
The Foundation Programme offers comprehensive courses in Accounting, Australian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, the Foundations of Social Science, Foundations of Visual Art and Design and Further Mathematics, Government and Law, Information Technology, International Studies (Politics), International Studies (Economics), Mathematics for Business, Mathematics for Science, Media Studies and Communication, Music, and Physics.
It’s easy to pinpoint a calling in a dynamic, global city filled with inspiration. Anyone who chooses to kick off an academic adventure at Taylors College can proudly boast Sydney as a backdrop. Set around a natural harbour, it is just as scenic as it is epic.
“Sydney has to be one of the best destinations for international students,” confirms College Director, Alison Baines. “It is a diverse, vibrant and multicultural city. While it is a serious place of learning, there are so many attractions, and cultural or sporting activities for you to enjoy. The college is in easy reach of both the city and the University of Sydney and while studying with Taylors College, you will be one of the lucky ones able to call this fantastic city home.”
Many students form enduring connections while being surrounded by excitement. Students at Taylors College often develop friendships that balance out the rigours of a comprehensive curriculum.
Gwen, a graduate, confirms this. “Taylors College provides strong foundational knowledge, communication skills and also friends,” she enthuses. “I’m so happy to have had the chance to meet friends from different cultures. They’re like family to me.”
The best part? Now that borders are officially open to fully-vaccinated travellers, the family and friends of international students will always be able to visit as and when they please, bask in the scenic surroundings and bring tiny pieces of home to learners in Australia who need them. Lifted restrictions are especially welcome news for those planning to stay in the country for as long as they can.
In 2020, the adventure continued for 96% of USFP students who were eligible to progress and received offers to the University of Sydney — where everything from practical or applied knowledge, support and employability rates, to friendships and student experience are nothing short of excellent.
The university tops the charts in many areas, both at the institution level as well as individual subject rankings. In fact, 30 University of Sydney subjects were rated in the top 50 globally by the QS 2021 Subject Rankings.
Upon picking one, students are expected to immerse themselves in a highly competitive academic environment. Thankfully, those who successfully complete a USFP at Taylors College will already have the competencies and knowledge needed to survive and thrive in various subject areas — the university is home to over 100.
Across the lineup, real-world experience is guaranteed. Every student at the University of Sydney is encouraged to gain hands-on experience through internships and work placements with leading businesses, as well as community or government organisations. Anything is possible at a university with over 60 local and international corporate partnerships, including Adobe, IBM, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Subaru and Telstra.
Little wonder why its graduates are consistently ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability, according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. To become one of them, sample the programme today or speak to a thriving student who has. Ready to apply instead? Click here.