Monash University Foundation Year


Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level


Awarded by
Awarded by

Monash College, Australia

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

3 Aug 2022 to 4 Nov 2022

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*


* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: Monash College, Australia

The Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is designed to prepare students for undergraduate study at Monash University. Students who pass the programme will be guaranteed entry into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Monash University, subject to meeting entry requirements and pre-requisites.

The MUFY qualification is also recognised by other Australian universities and universities in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Age requirement: 16 years old in the year of admission.

Note:  Applicants who hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency are not eligible to apply. Applicants who are granted Australian Permanent Residency after enrolment in the Foundation Year program will not be guaranteed entry into Monash University.  


Learning Outcomes

The programme is specifically designed for students to bridge the gap between a student’s home country qualifications and first-year university studies. 

Further Studies

Graduates are guaranteed a place in Monash University and are eligible for considerations for admission to other Australian universities and universities in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. 

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Why study at SIM x Monash College


SIM is a leading private education institution in Singapore. 


Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM. 


Monash College ranked 64th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. 


The Foundation Year programme provides a guaranteed pathway to Monash University for eligible graduates. 

Learn more about Monash College

Intake Dates

Jan 2023 intake 


Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 (12 months) 


3 Aug 2022 to 4 Nov 2022

The maximum candidature period is 1.5 years, subject to approval by Monash College. There will not be any refund should the student fail to complete within the maximum allowed period.



  • Delivery is in blended mode with a mix of on-campus classes and online learning activities.
  • This programme is taught by local academics and practitioners in the industry. All classes are delivered by local lecturers, based on the unit materials and online learning resources via the Monash Learning Management System.
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 199 KB)
  • Average teacher-student ratio is 1:7.
  • The on-campus classes are scheduled on weekday mornings or afternoons at SIM HQ, over 14 weeks each semester. Each class is a 5-hour session including break time.
  • Minimum class size to commence: 50 students.
  • In the event that the minimum number is not met, the intake may not commence. The student shall be informed within one month before programme commencement.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Assessment comprises a mix of coursework (such as research projects, assignments, presentations, reports and class tests) and final examinations. 
  • Final examinations are conducted at the end of each semester. 
  • All assessment is set by Monash College. 
  • Attendance requirement: 
    • Full-time local students: 75% 
    • International students: 90% 

Requirements to Graduate

  • Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Monash University Foundation Year Certificate by Monash College, Australia.


The programme can be completed over two 6-month semesters full-time.  

Students are required to complete 8 Units to be awarded the qualification. They can choose to complete an additional Unit if they want to.

The unit combination for completion of the programme is: 

  • English Unit 1 and Unit 2 (compulsory) 
  • Unit 1 and Unit 2 of two other subjects 
  • Two additional units (standalone units or paired units) 

View unit selection guide (PDF 208 KB)
View list of units and descriptions (PDF 193 KB)

The units were chosen to be offered at SIM as they would satisfy pre-requisite requirements for most undergraduate degrees in Art, Design and Architecture, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Information Technology at Monash University.

Details on the Monash Destination Degrees are available via:
For alternative progression options at SIM, click here


Admission Criteria

Applicants need to satisfy academic entry requirements, English language requirement and age requirement.  

View details on the Monash College website

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted: 

  • A minimum of 15 points in 5 GCE ‘O’ academic subjects  
    • Grading Scale: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, F=0 
  • A minimum of 3 points for 3 H2 subject in GCE ‘A’ level  
    • Two H1 level subjects can be counted in place of one H2 level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at H2 level, and there is at least one H2 level subject included in the calculation 
    • Grade Scale for H2 Level: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 and H1 Level A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5 
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by Monash University 

English Language Requirements

English Language qualification 

Minimum score

GCE ‘O’ level

A minimum of Grade D in English Language

GCE ‘A’ level

A minimum of Grade E in English Language


Overall 5.5
Writing 5.5, with no band less than 5.0 

TOEFL (Paper based)

Score 471, Test of Written English 4.5

TOEFL (Internet based)

Total score of 52 with 19 in Writing , 5 in Listening, 5 in Reading and 14 in Speaking 

Pearson Test of English

Overall score of 42 with 42 in Writing Communicative Skills with no other communicative skills score below 36 

Other equivalent International English qualifications as approved by Monash University


Age & Other Requirements

  • Applicants need to be 16 years old in the year of admission.  
  • Applicants who hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency are not eligible to apply. 
  • Applicants who are granted Australian Permanent Residency after enrolment in the Foundation Year programme, would not be guaranteed entry into Monash University.

Fees & Financial Aid 

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees 

Full Programme Fee (1 year): S$12,840 for 8 units 

  • Fees are valid for Jan 2023 intake only 
  • Payable over 2 semesters 
  • Per unit fee: S$1,605 

The fees above are inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbooks.

All fees inclusive of current 7% GST (exclude textbooks / course materials). Fees will be subject to revised GST of 8% effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 9% on 1 Jan 2024.

Refer to GST Notes under Fees Tab for more information.

GST Notes

  • Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 7%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2022 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 1 Jan 2024 respectively. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 for services to be rendered in 2023, if payment is collected by 2022, 7% GST will apply.
  • For invoice generated in 2022, if the payment is received in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, 8% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 8% GST will be issued.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 and service is rendered in 2022, if payment is collected in 2023 (i.e. late payment), 7% still applies.

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. 

International Student Induction Fee 

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience. 


Application Fee 

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed. 

Local applicants: S$96.30

International applicants: S$481.50 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)